Taylor is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida. She focuses on creating trust and building a warm, collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients, which she believes to be a key facet in healing. Her approach to counseling hinges on the idea that interpersonal experiencing between counselor and client prepare a foundation for creating meaningful intrapersonal and interpersonal connections outside of therapy. Her humanistic and feminist approach to therapy allows the establishment of mutual empathy and a multicultural sensitivity with clients. Her mission is to ensure that each client feels understood, cared for, and safe, in a way that signifies a return to a healthy vulnerability she believes is inherent in each of us. She relies on somatic and present moment emotional experiencing in therapy, thereby building both emotional intelligence and awareness for the client. She leads with compassion by meeting the client where they are in their healing process; remembering that getting to know ourselves -- once we strip away the harmful environments, maladaptive coping, and/or negative forces in our life -- can often be a journey in itself.
Taylor provides counseling services to adults, adolescents, families, and couples. Her specialties include, but are not limited to: treatment of college-aged adults, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, familial trauma, and is an LGBTQ+ friendly therapist.
Taylor has facilitated individual therapy for college students, as well as group therapy on healthy relationships, intimacy, and communication. Taylor has facilitated community presentations on the importance of suicide treatment intervention and prevention, as well as taught at the graduate level.
Certifications include: College and University Counseling, Psychological First Aid, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper, Sexual Assault Education and Prevention, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Functional Assessment Rating Scale (FARS)
Taylor has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College – a CACREP accredited program. Taylor received an additional certification in College and University Counseling, and is a member of the American Counseling Association and American College Counseling Association. Taylor has presented at a national multicultural conference on the importance of anti-sexist and gender-inclusive language in mental health counseling graduate programs.