Taylor DeFrees is one of the Youth Outreach Care Specialist Lead’s at Carelon Behavioral Health. As a long-term SW Washington community member, she is aware of the barriers that stand in the way of youth individuals, and their families receiving services that are detrimental to their well-being. Through various platforms over the last 10 years, including clinical healthcare, education, and most recently mental health services, Taylor has helped others navigate through systemic challenges in order to acquire care.
Taylor understands that navigating through life’s challenges can be complicated, and at times overwhelming, but that there is a journey to honor and acknowledge throughout it all. Prioritizing mental health, and creating a safe and supportive space for individuals to seek the care they need through growth and self-care is something that Taylor is deeply passionate about.
Taylor has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and is currently working on her Master’s in Social Work with University of Montana.
Taylor is looking forward to continuing to support her community, making a difference, and helping cultivate strong mental health support options for youth and their families, through Carelon.