Dr. Lor​i Taylo​​r

Registered Psychologist, College of Psychologists of BC (#1079)

In-Depth Psychotherapy


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.