Taharka Sankara



Taharka Sankara, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, has a broad array of experience that intersect with multiple service delivery systems targeting various needs of youth and families. He holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is licensed in the State of New Jersey in the fields of Clinical Social Work and Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counseling. In addition, he is certified as an anger management treatment provider, and a trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist (TF-CBT).

As a clinical consultant and facilitator, he has a way of fusing lived experience, education, and professional expertise to empower others. Using first-hand experience, he demonstrates how it is possible to turn stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. As the founder and current Managing Member of Counseling Support Services, LLC he consults with other professionals in providing a wide array of services and resources to parents and other responsible adults, to develop effective strategies that best support children and families.


Taharka Sankara provides collaborative opportunities that empower consumers to transform their lives by making healthy choices and developing skills to make adaptive social-emotional-behavioral changes that strengthen families and support positive community living.


Behavior/Mental Health & Awareness
Child & Adolescent Development
Parenting Strategies
Managing Relationships
Race-Based Traumatic Stress
Culture & Worldview
Mental Health
Health & Wellness


Increased Self-Awareness
Improved Parenting Skill & Strategies
Improved Relationships
Solution Focused Thinking
Family Empowerment
Increased Knowledge & Education

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