Taedra Tobias

Taedra Tobias is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor. Her current position at The Salvation Army is SIMS Pathway of Hope Lead Divisional Coordinator. She has 20 years’ experience working in residential, behavioral health and higher education settings. She served as a director of an adolescent and young adult emergency shelter as well as a transitional and independent living program. Taedra worked with youth and adults struggling with homelessness and mental health issues such as substance abuse, trauma, and other mental health diagnoses. In private therapy practice, Taedra primarily worked to reunite families who were separated due to child abuse and neglect, helping them to identify their personal traumas and start the healing process for successful reunification. She has experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns. Taedra is trained specifically in trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.

At The Salvation Army, Taedra helps to develop trauma informed teams and programs. She leads the Pathway of Hope initiative which provides individualized services to families who desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability. She focuses on quality enhancement, focusing on bridging the gap between Social Service programming, data collection and building a culture of care. She strives to use data to develop quality programs that will have a greater impact on the communities served.

Taedra is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC), with a Master of Arts (MA) in Professional and School Counseling, a Nationally Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and a Trauma Informed Care Trainer through Alive and Well, Inc in the state of Missouri.