Meet Dr. Taylor Larsen, PsyD, LPC, NCC, CTP
CEO and Clinical Director
Dr. Taylor Larsen founded Awakening Mental Health after noticing the financial issues related to access to care for those seeking counseling services. Awakening Mental Health was also created to assist in providing education to the public to assist in combating the stigma related to mental health.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Taylor provides individual psychotherapy to adults (ages 18+) experiencing various mental health difficulties. She also provides couples counseling to meet the needs of couple’s experience distress or wanting to better the quality of their relationships. Dr. Larsen specializes in trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, adjustment disorders, first responder mental health, and developmental trauma. Dr. Larsen is proficient in delivering psychological services with tele-therapy to best meet the needs of her clients.
Dr. Larsen earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Arizona Global Campus. Her degree focuses on Sport and Performance Psychology. She received her Masters in Counseling (MSC) from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelors from Arizona State University. This unique combination of studies ignited her passion for promoting mental health wellbeing.
Dr. Larsen is involved in several organizations. She is a part of Inclusive Therapists’ community providers and provides inclusive services for the LGBTQIA and BIPOC population. She works to eliminate bias and mistreatment through her involvement in the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE). She is an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and provides sport and performance consultation and other services to assist athletes, organizations, and companies perform to the best of their abilities. She is involved in the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and holds diplomate status for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. This involvement assists her in practicing the highest quality and best practices for those struggling with trauma related symptoms. Taylor is an active member of Collectively Rooted, which allows her to collaborate with and represent like-minded people who are passionate about making a meaningful impact in the community. Dr. Larsen was born in Texas and raised in Arizona. She continues to give back to her community by providing services in both states.
Dr. Taylor Larsen provides tailored treatment to fit the needs of each of her clients. She strives to create a safe and empowering environment for her clients, and she believes a good fit between therapist and client is an integral component to healing. She utilizes a warm, compassionate, and sensitive approach to collaboratively help clients, from many backgrounds, achieve their goals.
Dr. Larsen has extensive training in providing multiple modalities, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Compassionate Inquiry (CI), Internal Family Systems/Parts work (IFS), Trauma Informed Therapy, and mindfulness.