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Taiany has worked for over five years providing community-based mental health services for youth and their families and overseeing program functions. After graduate school, Taiany began her career in mental health, working with the Department of Youth Services in Massachusetts, where she provided clinical care to adolescent girls. She felt encouraged to focus more closely on long-term clinical services and furthered her career with Wayside, providing in-home therapy. Her community-based work allowed her to reconnect with her Brazilian background in a therapeutic manner, and she was drawn to further interrogate and challenge oppressive systems.

Taiany currently oversees the ongoing functions of Medford Community Services, takes part in the agency’s Senior Team, and supports Wayside’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative. She speaks fluent Portuguese and provides bi-lingual clinical services to English and Portuguese-speaking families. A lover of the “big-small-town” feel of Boston, Taiany enjoys watching the sunrise every day, searching for the city’s best nachos with her husband, and sipping on her favorite hot chai latte in her beloved fuzzy papasan chair.

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