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Taylor Damiani, PhD
To me, therapy is as much about promoting human strengths and meaning as it is about alleviating suffering.

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Taylor Damiani, PhD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I approach people with the belief that they are more than their pain, and want more than just an end to the suffering in their life. People want to lead meaningful lives congruent with their values. To me, therapy is as much about promoting human strengths and meaning as it is about alleviating suffering. I view the relationship as the primary vehicle for helping clients feel accepted, cared for, and ultimately, open to change. My approach is genuine, compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I aim to provide culturally sensitive, trauma informed therapy, honoring your strengths, experiences, and intersecting identities. My goal is to empower you to live a life that feels rich and meaningful to you.

Education

BA - Psychology, Duke University

MA - Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

PhD - Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

License Number and State

CA 32313

Pronouns

she/her/they/them

What are your interests outside of work?

Biking, beach volleyball, spending time with family

What book have you read more than once?

On Being a Therapist - I learn something new each time I read it. It’s a real, honest, raw look at the joys and challenges of this work.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) because they are the nation’s leading organization for empowering commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women.

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