About Taylor Ashley, RP (#11063)
Taylor Ashley is a Registered Psychotherapist and member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Guelph. Taylor enjoys helping adults and youth 8yrs and older in addition to supporting couples through relationship challenges.
As an intern therapist with the Happy Valley Family Health Team in St. Marys Ontario, she worked along side physicians and other health professionals supporting patients though a range of challenging issues. This included working extensively with adults and youth struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues.
Prior to her internship, Taylor gained valuable experience working with people struggling with serious mental health issues at Dunara Homes for Recovery. There she provided crisis support, respite, and one-on-one support to residents. Her work supporting vulnerable adults continued at Threshold Homes and Supports where she worked as a community mental health and addictions counsellor and coordinated subsidized housing for those in need.
Taylor enjoys working with youth and young adults thanks to her experience with Big Brothers Big Sisters as an In-school mentor and student facilitator at the University of Guelph. She’s able to help individuals of all ages through body-image issues, self-esteem, grief, trauma, and depression.
One of Taylor’s current passions is helping people better understand and manage their anxiety. Her interest stems in part from her own journey of getting help for her own Generalized Anxiety and ADHD early in life. Taylor appreciates that although it can be difficult to reach out, she’s also personally experienced the relief and confidence that can be gained through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Taylor helps her clients not only feel heard and accepted, she also ensures they walk away with practical skills and strategies to help reduce their anxiety in their day-to-day lives.
Taylor also loves working with couples who are facing such challenges as frequent conflict, betrayal, and loss of connection. As a trained Gottman Method couples therapist, Taylor helps create a safe and supportive space where couples can begin to learn how to communicate more effectively and rebuild their friendship and connection.
Outside the office, you’ll find Taylor devoting her extra time helping dogs as a volunteer for the local dog rescue in Guelph. She enjoys taking care of her own two dogs in addition to camping and hiking with her long-term partner.