Anastasia "Stas" Taylor, LCSW-S


Master of Business Administration - In Process

Texas Christian University (anticipated 2025)

Master of Science in Social Work

Direct Concentration in Practice with Children & Families

The University of Texas at Arlington (2008)

​Bachelor of Social Work, with a Minor in Spanish

Magna Cum Laude & Member of Phi Alpha, Social Work Honor Society

University of North Texas (2006)​

Professional Experience
  • 2013 - Present: EmpathyHQ, CEO & Founder
  • 2011 - 2012: Texas Health Resources, Discharge Planner
  • 2009 - 2011: Parkland Health & Hospital System, COPC Social Worker II
  • 2009 - 2010: Dallas ISD, Youth & Family Counselor
  • 2007 - 2009: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Development Coordinator
  • 2006 - 2007: Department of Family & Protective Services, CPS Conservatorship Specialist II
  • 2004 - 2005: Denton County Friends of the Family, Community Educator
Teaching Experience

University of North Texas, Spring 2014 – Spring 2015

  • SOWK 3800.302, .303, .304, .305 (Social Work Practice I Lab) – 1 hour course (Spring 2014)
  • SOWK 3800.301, .302, .304, .306 (Social Work Practice I Lab) – 1 hour course (Fall 2014)
  • SOWK 3800.001 (Social Work Practice I) – 3 hour course (Fall 2014)
  • SOWK 3800.301, .302, .303 (Social Work Practice I Lab) – 1 hour course (Spring 2015)
​Personal Background

Anastasia lives in the Fort Worth area and enjoys spending time with her kiddos and two dogs. She is very passionate about foster/adoption causes and is a foster/adoptive parent herself.  Two of Anastasia's children are also on the Autism Spectrum so she is both personally and professionally aware of the many challenges families face with their unique struggles and strengths.  In her free time, she enjoys a wide variety of interests, including traveling, puzzles, the arts, crafting, gardening, volunteering, sports activities for her children, and frequenting various coffee shops.  She is also a proud member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. and upholds the mission, vision, and motto today.

Areas of Therapeutic Treatment

Anastasia is bilingual in Spanish/English and is passionate about providing services that meet clients where they are at in their journey. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Supervisor (LCSW-S) and is extensively trained in a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).  Anastasia works with ages 3 - 103 and specializes in working with foster care and adoption, blended families, life transitions in late adulthood, social-emotional learning, and trauma for individuals of all ages.  Though her role at ACFS is to focus on the daily operations of the agency, she still works in the field providing therapy at various sites on a case by case basis.

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