Meet Taylor (She/Her)

Taylor Wells @ Laura Gatien & Associates Counselling Services Inc.
Clinical Therapist

Taylor Wells is passionate about helping people in managing and overcoming stress, fear, shame, guilt, self-doubt and feelings of hopelessness.

 

She works with individuals, couples and families who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns, such as low self-confidence, anxiety/panic, phobias, relationship issues, infertility & pregnancy loss, addictions, and trauma, including sexual pregnancy.

Taylor has experience working with ​First Nations & Inuit Peoples / Indigenous Perspectives, people of diverse abilities, and those struggling with poverty and homelessness. She also enjoys working with University/College students and young professionals.

She has worked in a variety of fields including employment & educational services, crisis intervention, disability services, addiction & community outreach, as well as in restorative justice mediation. She has a heart for Saint John and its people.

 

Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts (BA Honours in Psychology) from Mount Allison University and a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Taylor is a member in good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers.

My Approach

I provide a relaxing, empathetic environment that is approachable and optimistic. I want you to feel seen and heard. I provide evidence-based services such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.

 

I understand the psychology of the mind and how mental health and trauma affects our lives. As a social worker, I have a deep understanding of how one’s upbringing, society, race, gender, disability and other factors influence our health.

 

I take a solution-focused approach that is goal-oriented and collaborative. This often includes motivational interviewing and narrative therapy where I help you realize you can make changes, heal and grow.

 

I want to partner with you in working towards your biological, psychological, social and spiritual health. Appointments are confidential and non-judgemental.

 

You don’t have to struggle alone, I can help you with solutions. Using mindfulness techniques, I can help you realize your existing strengths and provide you with tangible tools for mental well-being. I use anti-oppressive frameworks and am an advocate for you in accessing additional supports.

Services

I can assist with many different challenges you face, some examples include:​

  • Anxiety and panic, including social anxiety

  • Self-esteem and poor self-confidence

  • PTSD and Trauma; including sexual assault and spiritual abuse

  • Addiction & substance abuse

  • Marital/couples/relationship counselling; including family conflict

  • Grief and loss 

  • Shame and guilt

  • Systems of oppression

  • Life Transitions

  • Phobias

  • Infertility & Pregnancy Loss

 

Individual Therapy Session

1 hr  |  $130