Dr. Lori Taylor
Registered Psychologist, College of Psychologists of BC (#1079)
I decided I wanted to become a psychologist when I was
14 years old. I received my Ph.D. in
clinical psychology and became registered with the College of Psychologists of
BC in 1992. I was fortunate to find a
job I loved and worked for 30 years as a psychologist at a hospital in
Vancouver. In my role there as coordinator
of a day hospital program for individuals with eating disorders, I provided
individual and group psychotherapy, as well as supervision for psychology
residents and other health care professionals.
In this setting, the clients I worked with sought help not only with
their eating disorders, but also with the full range of related difficult life
experiences and other diagnoses. I
enjoyed all my roles at the hospital but providing individual psychotherapy has
always been the most fulfilling part of being a psychologist for me. In retirement now from public health care, I am
focusing on providing this meaningful service to my private practice clients.
Another passion since my teens has been equal rights or social justice. I am happy to see these important issues entering the mainstream now more fully than they did in the past. I welcome and respect diversity in my practice.
While my education, training, and work experience are crucial determinants of my practice, I am also a psychologist who “practices what she preaches” or “walks the walk.” I am not a therapist who shares a lot of personal details during your therapy sessions, but I do think it fair for you to know that I am a human being like you who has had difficult life experiences. I apply what I have learned from psychology in my own life and am deeply grateful for the positive impact it has had on my well-being and on what I am able to offer in my work.