My name is Taylor Garff (he/him), and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have had the honor of working as a mental health professional for eight years. My approach to counseling is person-centered, which means that you will be treated with warmth, empathy, positive regard, and non-judgment. In my collaborative approach, I enjoy incorporating other modalities such as solution-focused brief therapy in finding what works best for you in my collaborative approach. My goals with BetterHelp are to provide ethical, empathetic, and personalized care.
Throughout our time together, I will emphasize wellness and strengths to assist in building your foundation for change. I believe that all people have the power to change for the better and that sometimes that power needs a safe space to flourish. Together we will explore what’s bothering you, empower yourself to make changes in your life, and learn what works best for you as coping skills. I don't have all of the answers, and we can work together to find them!
I am passionate about helping others through various concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, career difficulties, stress, gender dysphoria, relationship issues, grief and loss, people who have lost loved ones to suicide, self-esteem, and life transitions. I offer strategies from HeartMath, a program focused on finding balance and inner peace. I also provide written exposure therapy, an effective but gentler version of more intense trauma therapies.
Psychotherapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be mindful of the services you select. For psychotherapy to be most successful, you will be encouraged to actively work on things talked about, both during sessions and at home. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to address them as they arise.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Level 1
HeartMath Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0018672
ID LCPC LCPC-7150
UT LCMHC 12797238-6004
Taylor is fantastic and offers a wide variety of ways to help me. He listens and validates, but also pushes back and challenges me when needed. I have learned a lot of positive coping strategies from him that I use daily to enhance my life.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Taylor has helped me accomplish things and helped me through severe breakups, helped me realize my personal growth and achievements, and how much the little things in our lives matter to us. I couldn't have gotten where I am today without his help, but I'm grateful to him and to the support he's given me.
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
It has been very easy to feel comfortable with him. And I can feel the improvements in my life from my sessions with him!
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Taylor us attentive and has a good memory.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and anger management
Taylor has been an amazing help through the very hard goals I have worked through this last year. I can admit my mental health has significantly improved.
Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 1 year and 3 months
Taylor works hard to understand my struggles and asks good questions, listens well, provides good feedback and homework, and is above all respectful and helpful on a variety of mental health topics.
Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue