Taylor Dean is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the state of North Carolina. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Taylor is passionate about providing a safe space for people to feel heard and supported so that they can learn more about themselves and their relationships. She believes that once people gain this understanding, they can find acceptance and make needed changes in order to live the peaceful and full life that she believes everyone deserves.
Taylor’s approach to therapy is building a strong therapeutic relationship that guides the therapeutic process. She utilizes a collaborative, person-centered, and holistic approach combining various aspects of different modalities and treatment approaches, including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). When working with couples and families, Taylor’s treatment methods are Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Filial Therapy.
Taylor specializes in working with couples wanting to enhance their relationship, recover from affairs, increase their emotional intimacy, or other goals that might pertain to a couple. This can include married, non-married, and pre-marital couples. Taylor is SYMBIS certified and Level-1 Gottman trained, and is pursuing more training in Gottman and EFT. She also has experience with play therapy, where children and adolescents can utilize toys and sand trays to process current or past experiences, including traumatic events, as well as increase their self-awareness and self-esteem. Finally, Taylor has experience working with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-esteem/identity issues, spiritual issues, relational issues, family issues, and stressful life transitions. She provides faith-based or spiritually integrated therapy if requested by the client. When not working, Taylor enjoys going to the beach, reading, running, playing pickleball, and spending time with her friends and family.
To inquire about or schedule with Taylor, contact our Wilmington office.