Ph.D. Candidate, Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland – College Park
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland – College Park
Taylor’s research interests relate to designing/implementing interventions to support the academic and vocational well-being of students holding marginalized identities. His clinical areas of interest include sexual minority (LGBQ+) issues, gender minority (transgender) issues, multi-person interventions (group therapy, workshops, outreach, etc.), integrated (mind, body, spirit) well-being, social justice/advocacy, and academic/vocational well-being.
Approach to Therapy
Taylor’s approach to therapy focuses on helping clients foster self-awareness, self-understanding, and self-compassion as well as build a “toolbox” of emotional coping skills. His work is primarily influenced by psychodynamic, interpersonal, and behavioral perspectives (cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, etc.).
Approach to Supervision
Taylor’s approach to supervision is to be encouraging, concrete, and consistent! He builds the supervision space as a supportive “workshop” for his supervisees to bring questions, review their sessions, formulate future conceptualizations/interventions, and explore how their own identities and experiences inform their clinical work and professional goals.
Approach to Wellness
Taylor’s approach to wellness includes setting reasonable boundaries between different parts of his life, practicing daily self-reflection and self-compassion, and doing fun activities! In practice, this involves a lot of exploring nature, long distance running, and getting good food with friends. To decompress and unwind, he enjoys a mix of listening to audiobooks, practicing mindfulness, and playing video games.