Taylor was born and raised in a small farming community in Illinois. She moved to Central Oregon after completing her bachelor’s degree to pursue a job at a local wilderness therapy program. Taylor quickly fell in love with all Oregon had to offer and put down roots in Bend almost eight years ago.
Since moving to Oregon, Taylor has worked in a wide array of therapeutic settings including residential and public schools, and both outpatient and inpatient behavioral healthcare settings. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and has proficiency with the evaluation and treatment of a variety of emotional health concerns. Taylor is passionate about working with stress, anxiety, and depression with focus on addressing the connection between the mind- body. She received her B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and completed her Masters in Social Work from Portland State University. Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Oregon Board of Clinical Social Workers.
Taylor believes that all people are resilient and have the internal capacity to reach their goals when provided with the right support and resources. She utilizes a holistic, curious and collaborative approach when providing care. Taylor views her role as being a guide and ally in empowering patients to foster deeper personal insight, identify areas of discontent, and learn and apply new skills to be able to engage in their lives in a more meaningful and fulfilling way.
Taylor is passionate about decreasing barriers to care and providing services that address an individual’s whole health needs. She enjoys the collaboration and efficiency that integrated healthcare is able to provide and thus is thrilled to be a part of the High Lakes behavioral health team.
Outside of her passion for people, Taylor is an avid outdoor enthusiast and you can often find her hiking in the backcountry with her partner and their dog, Bones.