About Me

I am a Marriage & Family Therapist practicing in both Hawaii, and in California. I have over 25 years of professional experience working in different settings including: group homes, elementary schools, domestic violence shelters, churches, 12 step groups, homeless shelters, assisted living homes, and outpatient programs. I work with individuals, couples, families and young adults who are suffering with depression, relational problems, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD.

I recognize each person has unique strengths, talents, and challenges, that make certain therapies more effective than traditional talk therapy. This is why I use a variety of approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Experiential Therapies (art, Mindfulness and Gestalt techniques) in my practice.

Additionally, for clients wanting evidence based therapy, integrated with their faith, I am a Christian therapist as well. As such I will follow client's desires on how much if any of their faith they would like to include in counseling.

Therapy does not have to involve the time consuming practices of deep analysis or delving into the past. It does not have to be figuring out what is wrong or tear filled sessions. I see therapy as a place for healing that is not confined to diagnostic labels or dwelling in the past. Instead, healing happens through exploring solutions, experiencing the present, experimenting with new approaches to fully experience who you are so that you can relate to yourself and others in more satisfying and genuine ways.

I am excited to help clients discover their strengths. My favorite experience is being with clients as they discover for themselves that even the smallest changes can make significant positive differences in their lives. AND it doesn't stop there...the effect radiates into all areas of life and relationships.

Most of all, my desire is that every session is meaningful. Clients are often surprised to experience noticeable changes during their first sessions in therapy.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

CA LMFT 97652

HI LMFT 547


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ramona Taylor. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by F.L. on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ramona listens to my concerns and finally feeling like someone understands me. She makes the 45 mins go by very fast. She makes it easy to have fluent conversation through chat. I highly recommend Ramona.

Written by T.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

Romana communicates very well, in a way that indicates experience and empathy. She asks very direct questions that help the process of understanding. She is very responsive and provides relevant and clear feedback that is supportive.

Written by M.O. on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Ramona is a gentle, kind, and caring soul. She leaves you feeling supported, never judged. She utilizes a variety of creative techniques to help you nurture and begin to heal your inner wounds. Investing in your mental health alongside her is absolutely worth your time.

Written by A.A. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression

Ramona Taylor is great at what she does, and I could not have picked a better therapist for my first mental health experience. She made me feel comfortable right away and adapted her approach well to my quirky personality with ease. She challenged me when I needed to be challenged, and listened when I needed to be heard.

Written by M.A. on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am more than happy with the help I have recieved from my therapist, everytime I've reached out I noticed how professional and well experienced she is by the way she takes time to answer with not only just support but also sharing information and educating me through worksheets and articles even recommended support groups that helped to understand better my issues , she has pointed me in all the right directions and most importantly unlike other therapist I've tried she was willing to show patience even when I wasn't following all the way her suggestions in therapy.
All I can say it's that I am very pleased with her help

Written by C.R. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, anger management, intimacy-related issues, addictions, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Ramona is a very wonderful therapist. I feel like she is my friend and we have a great connection with each other. She is very helpful and understanding with my emotional and mental needs. She has been great in helping me with my personal healing. I'm grateful I got paired with her. My life is changing and becoming better.

Written by J.E. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have not only recommended betterhelp but after my experience with Ramona I have paid for others to join better help as well.

Written by M.I. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve been meeting with Ramona for a few weeks now and she has been able to put into words what I feel and name what I am experiencing. She is super knowledgeable and gives my some amazing insight/perspective.

Written by J.A. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I recommend a lot of friends to find a therapist at BetterHelp. A good friend of mine joined. She was hesitant at first.
But is truly happy now.
Romona is real. Most of all she is so profesional And really knows her stuff.
Sooooooooo happy. Ans i see much improvement in my self.
I wish I could get all my friends to join Ramona.

Written by C.H. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ramona is the greatest! She helps me learn to ask myself the hard questions that I never would have though of. And she asks me the difficult questions others normally wouldn’t. She helps me not second guess myself and reaffirms my thoughts to help me understand what I’m feeling. And she really makes me feel like I’m in a safe place. Thank you Ramona!

Written by C.A. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Ramona was able thru Eye Movement Desensitization training, to cure me of panic attacks that were preventing me from succeeding in an important goal. I highly recommend this therapist for anyone with anxiety that is interfering with their daily life.

Written by A.L. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Ramona is PHENOMENAL. I am so grateful to have gotten to connect with her. I’ve already seen massive improvement in just a couple weeks. Thank you!!!!

Written by W.E. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

I was a huge skeptic of therapy, have fought it for decades. I was struggling through a lot at work and decided to take a plunge and I can say that Ramona Taylor has changed my life. I'd like to think I'm pretty self-aware, but she asks some VERY difficult questions of me. Very thought-provoking questions that has allowed me to learn so much about myself. Because of Ramona, I have started self-care (something I had fought for years because I didn't think it was necessary) and it has been transformative. I've discovered (and still discovering) what brings me joy and I'm doing more of it. What' s equally important is that Ramona doesn't make me ashamed for the negative feelings and emotions that I have, she normalizes it and it makes me beat myself up less. I am FAR from being done with this process of self-discovery and growth, but I have come so FAR from where I started, just a few months ago. Thank you, Ramona. I hope you know how truly grateful I am for you.

Written by A.N. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Ramona is well spoken, kind, and knows how to get me thinking. She provides me with worksheets , and little homework assignments that allow me to get the most out of my sessions. I am a few sessions in and so glad to have her as my partner. 10/10

Written by T.O. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Ramona has helped me really break the perspective that kept pushing me down and keeping me in a depressive state. She helped me empower myself.

Written by A.R. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I have been meeting with Ramona for a few weeks and I have never felt judged. I am being given tangible ways to change and I am looking forward to continuing to work with her

Written by N.A. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Ramona is exceptional, in every way. I’m deeply grateful for her support. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone. From working through repressed trauma, to dealing with loss and grief, all the way to “simply” wishing to level up and be more successful and empowered in and through the varied situations and circumstances of life, Ramona is equipped and competent, empathic and empowering.

Written by A.L. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

It has only been a few sessions with Ramona and I feel like she really understands me and gives me solid feedback. When we end our sessions I have practical tools to work with. I appreciate Ramona’s holistic approach with the emphasis on mindfulness.

Written by K.E. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

She was amazing and helped me with my problems relating to confidence, dealing with adversity and overcoming anxiety. I recommend her for anyone who has issues with those 3 things.

Written by K.E. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ramona makes me feel comfortable talking with her about any aspect of my life. She's doesn't tiptoe around me and tells me exactly what I need to hear--not what I want to hear. That is the kind of counseling I need! I've had therapist in the past who didn't listen and didn't take what I had to say seriously because of my age. Because those therapists didn't listen, I was able to get away with a lot and ended up not making any progress with my mental health. Ramona checks in with me regularly to see how I'm doing, whether it's to see about my progress with goals I have set for myself or problems/bad habits I may be falling back into. She works with me and always reminds me of the progress I've made. We try new approaches, do different mental exercises, and always look for ways I can better achieve my personal goals in a way that fits well for me. It has only been a few months, but she has really helped me with so much!

Written by S.T. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Ramona is very professional and helpful. It is a new therapeutic relationship but look forward to continuing.

Written by A.N. on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Ramona is a great listener and she offers perspectives and solutions I never would have thought of myself

Written by A.R. on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Although we have only started our sessions, Ramona has great intuition and seemed to understand me very quickly. Her suggestions and consistent attention is appreciated. I look forward to this journey and feel that she is going to help me achieve my personal goals towards mental, physical and spiritual growth.

Written by J.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Ramona has helped me rebuild my confidence in recent weeks and helped me to focus on what really matters. Without her guidance and direction, I probably would be way behind in my feelings of optimism.

Written by A.L. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Ramona seems very smart. And cares like she's known me a long time. She is always there for me and even touches base with me without me asking. I feel very lucky to have been assigned to her

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