Taylor is a graduate of the Human Services program at Holland College, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, and is completing a Master of Counselling Psychology degree.
Taylor has direct front-line experience working with children and adults with complex needs. Her recent front line experience with people with differing abilities and neurodiversity, and their families has happened in one-on-one work, respite support services, work in residential settings, as well as in non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Taylor has experience working directly with children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as individuals with sensory issues or neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as mental illnesses.
Taylor holds a position at Health PEI in the area of addictions services. She worked the provincial government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) with the PEI AccessAbility Support Program prior to this, supporting clients and their families. She works privately as a respite provider, in addition to being an intern counselling therapist supporting people with complex needs, as well as professional trainer with Your Life Design, Inc.
By adopting a person-centered approach and emphasizing the value of respect and dignity focused relationships, Taylor empowers individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their own well-being.
Through both personal and professional experience, Taylor has seen the power of listening to those who feel unheard and have a desire to conceptualize change. She has seen the impact delving into concepts including self-awareness, boundary creation and methods of coping can have on an individual.
Continued education and certifications in Motivational Interviewing and Collaborative Case Management contribute to Taylor’s ability to prioritize individuals remaining at the forefront of decision making.