Taylor is a licensed graduate professional counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland who provides in-person and telehealth services to individuals and families. Taylor is passionate about providing clients evidence-based care with particular interests in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and mindfulness practices.
She specializes in eating disorders, disordered relationships with food and movement, body image, substance use, relationship issues, and other co-occurring disorders—including depression, anxiety, and trauma/PTSD. She is equally passionate about cultural competence in psychotherapy—especially for members of marginalized communities—as well as LGBTQIA+ issues. She uses a Non-Diet, Health at Every Size (HAES) approach to recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating.
Taylor comes to the Counseling Center of Maryland (CCM) with clinical experience across diverse client populations and treatment settings; most recently as a primary therapist at The Renfrew Center treating women and adolescents with eating disorders in partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. She also has extensive experience working with adult and adolescent substance use patients with a wide range of co-occurring diagnoses, and at all levels of care.
Taylor works from a humanistic, feminist perspective, and recognizes the importance of examining social, political, and intergenerational contexts and how these factors impact individuals in the present moment. She views her clients as the experts on their own experience and therapy as a space to guide individuals towards a deeper connection to their own innate strength, power, and wisdom.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from North Park University in Chicago, and her Masters degree in Addiction Counseling (Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders) from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.