During the last 26 years I have worked with a wide variety of disorders, and have gained experience in tailoring the treatment model and plan to each clients individual needs.
Stephen Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington.
Stephen graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1994, earning a Master of Science, Clinical Psychology degree. For 3 years thereafter, Stephen worked for a wilderness program in Albany, OR. This program treated teens with drug/alcohol problems and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder.
After living in the woods for over 200 days a year, Stephen began working in community mental health in Forks, WA. In addition to treating many different disorders, Stephen also functioned as a County Designated Mental Health Professional while maintaining a full-time caseload. A DMHP must respond to crises involving chronic mental illness and suicide. They also are authorized to evaluate dangerous (harm to self, others, or gravely disabled) individuals for an Involuntary Treatment Action, at which point the DMHP has the authority to detain the person for 72 hours at a mental hospital. Stephen began a private practice in 2008 in Port Angeles, WA.
Overall, during the past 26 years, Stephen has treated a wide variety of disorders, including Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and chronic disorders. During the past 7 years, he has specialized in working with individuals who have experienced severe trauma, including domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
Types of therapy utilized by Stephen include Developmental psychotherapy, CBT, TF-CBT, directive, and non-directive (Rogerian) counseling. Stephen has recently been integrating older therapy techniques with newer ones, including Lifespan Integration (LI) and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
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