Psychology Resident, Clinical Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland – College Park
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland – College Park
B.S., Psychology, University of Maryland – College Park

Professional Interests

Taylor’s research interests relate to supporting the academic well-being and career development of students holding marginalized identities. His clinical areas of interest include counseling LGBTQ+ people (especially transgender/gender diverse individuals), career development, academic well-being, mind-body integration, and social justice/advocacy. 

Approach to Therapy

Taylor’s approach to therapy focuses on helping clients foster self-awareness, insight, and self-compassion, as well as the ability to make meaningful change. This process may involve interventions such as psychoeducation, exploring how past relationships/experiences influence present concerns, and reflecting on one’s values. Additionally, Taylor seeks to help clients build a “toolbox” of emotional coping skills, such as mindfulness, mind-body integration practices, and cognitive reframing. 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 case conceptualizations, practice interventions, and explore how their own identities and experiences inform their clinical work. 

Approach to Wellness

Taylor’s approach to wellness includes practicing daily self-reflection, spending meaningful time with friends, and doing adventurous activities! Additionally, he finds great peace and well-being within nature and loves to hike, swim, and explore various places.