Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University Of Oregon; master’s and doctoral degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; and completed residency training in clinical psychology in Virginia under the supervision of Clinical Psychologist John Corazzinni, PhD.
He has worked in the mental health field since 1981. Prior to joining Samaritan, he worked at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, treating service members for combat-related post-traumatic stress reactions and other concerns. At the Army medical center, he also completed research on intensive outpatient care, and received a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for his professional contributions.
He provides a wide range of general mental and behavioral health care, and has particular experience and expertise in treating anxiety, depression and reactions to trauma.
Dr. Taylor knew from a young age he wanted to have a career in caring for others.
“My family and community modeled how people should help and care about each other,” he said. “I chose psychology and behavioral health because the field is so interesting to me. I am committed to the concept of maximizing health and resiliency.”
Dr. Taylor and his wife have many family members, including four children, living in the Pacific Northwest.
“Both sides of my family came to Oregon by covered wagon, unhitched, and never left,” he said. “I was born and have lived and worked most my life in Oregon."
In his free time, Dr. Taylor enjoys gardening and carpentry. He also enjoys hiking and exploring with his wife and their German shepherd.
Dr. Taylor will provide mental and behavioral health care to patients of Samaritan Pacific Internal Medicine. For more information, call 541-265-8816.