Tess Taylor, LCDC, LPC Intern
Supervised by M. Michelle Hawn, MA, LPC-S
Therapy begins with our relationship.
I pursued counseling because I believe in the power of healthy, supportive relationships.
Trust is essential for transformation and growth.
It is important to me to create a safe space where you are able to be yourself without fear of judgement.
Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and affect us holistically.
I believe that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors all interact and affect us holistically.
For example, your anxious thoughts may lead to physical symptoms that inhibit you from enjoying life; or, your drinking may be used to avoid experiencing uncomfortable emotions, and ultimately keep you from feeling altogether.
By becoming more aware of your inner thoughts and the feelings that are initiated by them, we will work together to help you live a more authentic life; feeling known and better able to communicate your experience with those around you.
Through our sessions we will work together to identify goals you want to achieve, and develop a plan that best fits you. My job is to help equip you with the tools you need to deal with problems on your own, and release you to embrace the great, big, wonderful mess that is life.
Growing up, I played soccer and watched movies in Houston, Texas (go Astros!).
I moved to the big city of Abilene where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then to Denton, Texas where I completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas.
While I was in school, I pursued my passion to work with the addiction and recovery field and interned at a residential rehabilitation facility, as well as the University’s on-campus clinic. I gained experience working with individuals who experienced addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and issues related to emotional and interpersonal conflict.
Fee: $120 for 50-minute session
Areas of focus: Adult individuals – Addiction, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Eating Disorders, Life adjustments, Trauma
Special Skills: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Therapy
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
– Brene Brown