Hi, I'm Taylor.
I am a Registered Social Worker and Yoga Teacher, living and working in the province of Ontario. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. I bring experience working in community mental health, community child & youth mental health and within the violence against women sector.
I believe in approaching life with an essence of curiosity, compassion and creativity. I value relationships based on authenticity, safety and collaboration and aim to bring these qualities into our work together. I believe that we are all hardwired for healing, harmony and connection, even when this feels out of reach - and it's an honour to work alongside others to help facilitate this process.
The backbone of my work is drawn from the modalities Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as mind-body, somatic and creativity focused approaches. I regularly draw on other modalities (such as mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, EFFT, DBT, and CBT) into my work depending on the needs, interests and goals for those who I work with. Click here to find out more about the approaches that I use. No matter the approach, all of my work is client centered, trauma informed, strength based and holistic in nature.
I work with individuals who may be experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges, seeking emotional wellness, struggling with feeling stuck, exploring their sense of self or needing some clarity as they navigate life transitions. I have a special focus and passion for working with youth and young adults finding their way in this crazy world. I have experience working with a wide variety of diagnoses and challenges including trauma, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship challenges, ADHD, and depression. For children and youth, I also offer parent/caregiver coaching and consultation sessions.
In addition to my professional and therapist parts, I am an aspiring sourdough bread baker, a wannabe world traveller and an astrology lover. I love to learn and experience new hobbies. I am continuously seeking joy, in moments big and small. I love snuggling up or chasing after from my sweet pup and self-proclaimed therapy dog, Stark, adventuring and making delicious food with my husband, drinking amazing coffee and tea, and laughing with friends.
Above all, I'm a human first. I know that being a human is not always easy.
You are worthy of support and for space for you to land while on this journey. Together, let's co-create a space where all parts, emotions and experiences are compassionately welcomed.
Training & Education
Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies (Linda Thai, December 2021)
Internal Family Systems: The Further Reaches (IFSCA, Derek Scott, October 2021)
Internal Family Systems Skills and Competencies Training (IFSCA, Derek Scott, May 2021)
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Beth Rutty Yoga, October 2020)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children + Adolescents (Wilfrid Laurier University, October 2020)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills (Elisha Van Harte, August 2020)
Emotion Focused Family Therapy (Mission Empowerment!, Dr. Adele LaFrance, June 2020)
Internal Family Systems: Clinical Applications (Leading Edge Seminars, Dr. Frank Anderson, April 2020)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Beginners (PsychWire, Dr. Russ Harris, August 2019)
Master of Social Work (Wilfrid Laurier University, class of 2019)
Yoga Teacher Training, 200 Hour (Heal Evolve Thrive, December 2018)
Bachelor of Applied Science in Adult Development + Sociology (University of Guelph, class of 2016)