Everyone experiences challenges in their lives. At times, these challenges may dominate your psyche to the point where it feels unbearable. Whether it’s a relationship in your life that is leaving you emotionally drained, you’re struggling to find your own voice, or you’re having a difficult time through life changes, I am here to help get you back on your feet. “When trauma has shaped you, try not to confuse who you had to become with who you can be.” –Thema Bryant Davis
As a therapist, I draw from a multitude of counseling orientations: Trauma-Informed Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory and Somatic work.
My goal as a therapist is to help you emerge from therapy feeling empowered and being able to express your needs and set boundaries. I am passionate about the counseling process as I know that it has changed countless lives, and it can change yours. I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. I have an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy and specialize in those who suffer trauma from intimate partner violence.
Taylor Mize, MA LLPC, LLMFT is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who is also licensed as a Marriage and Family Counselor. She is particularly interested in helping relationships blossom and providing trauma-informed care for clients who struggle from the effects of Intimate Partner Violence. Taylor also helps those who suffer from anxiety disorders, stress, emotional distress, trauma, and PTSD. Taylor has obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is dedicated to advocating for all she works with.
Taylor employs a variety of different therapeutic approaches, depending on her client’s needs. Some of the modalities that she is well versed in are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic and Somatic Work. Each of these approaches have different uses in one’s healing journey. Taylor works to help her clients with coping mechanisms as well as finding the root causes and processing through those in order to achieve healing.
Taylor offers a welcoming environment for her clients and the opportunity to build a relationship that will best suit the needs of her clientele. She has a non-judgemental approach and is an ally for the LGBTQ+ community. Taylor wants her clients to be able to find their own voice and work through what they are going through. Taylor has experience working with clients who are suffering from Domestic Violence as well as conducting therapy in a group setting for teens and adults alike.
Taylor wants to make sure her clients feel heard and safe, and so she offers both in-person and telehealth sessions. Taylor is located at Health For Life Counseling in Grand Rapids, MI and is also available for people across the state of Michigan through teletherapy.