Michelle P. Taylor, MS, CAGS, LMHC
As a child, I was very curious about the world and also inspired by its beauty. Spending time in nature - the woods, the ocean, and everything outdoors is the way that I refresh my own spirit. Doing creative things is another opportunity to create a sense of inner peace. Bringing these experiences to others is what drives me. Depending upon a person's experience, the path taken may vary. Counseling is a way of talking to another objective, nonjudgmental person to learn new ways of thinking about and doing things. Engaging in art and creative activity has an equally powerful effect. These explorations can lead us to finding healing, finding meaning, or just having fun. It can also bring us together. I see myself as a facilitator of these experiences for all individuals, not only for those coping with behavioral health challenges. Since each person is unique, there are many ways of engaging with these opportunities.
I am a wife an mother of two adult children. These roles shape and enrich me. For nine years, I taught high school biological science. While teaching and working with youth was a joy, my personal journey led me unexpectedly to behavioral health, where I have worked for the last 24 years. Supporting individuals to navigate their own challenges is my mission. My sense of spirituality is another important influence. I believe that whatever resources and talents given to us are meant to be shared with others.
The Art of You is FOR you. Come visit us. Share with us what you like, what you need. Together, we will embark on a journey of creative exploration. Who knows where that will take us?