Taylor Schmickle, MSW
My Therapeutic Approach
It is difficult to feel anxiety and discomfort and understandable that people want to figure out how to stop these feelings from happening. However, fighting against anxiety and OCD actually makes these experiences stronger. Therefore, the principles that form the core of my therapeutic approaches are acceptance-based principles, which are designed to help individuals let go of the “fight” and learn how to relate to anxiety and OCD from a place of empowerment. More specifically, my work centers around the following therapeutic approaches: exposure therapy (also referred to as exposure and response prevention or ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
In addition to the specific therapeutic techniques, I believe providing an open and nonjudgmental space is of great importance. I respect and value my clients and their experiences, and encourage open collaboration within the therapy process.
To schedule an appointment please contact Kimberly Glazier Leonte, the Director of Clearview Horizons, at the following:
Taylor’s Session Rate: $200
*Please note that all sessions with Taylor are via tele-therapy
My Education and Training
I received my masters in social work from Florida State University and my undergraduate degree from Florida State University, where I majored in psychology and minored in child development. One of my clinical internships was at Capital Regional Medical Center’s adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP). My role within the program, was to provide intensive support (12 hours/week) to the IOP participants. For example, I developed and led psychoeducation groups covering a range of topics, such as: coping skills, healthy communication, and self-esteem.
In addition, I completed an internship at Florida State University Behavioral Health at Apalachee. During this clinical work experience, I provided individual and group therapy for clients (12 years and older) who were struggling with a range of challenge areas, including OCD, specific phobias, anxiety, depression, PTSD and bipolar. I also conducted intake assessment appointments and monitored clients’ progress through the use of specific research measures. My prior experience also includes working as a crisis hotline counselor; I have completed the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training certification. For a more in-depth look at my clinical experiences please refer to my curriculum vitae.
My Areas of Specialty
My passion area is helping clients learn and believe in themselves and their abilities. In regards to OCD and anxiety, my drive is to help clients work through the powerful process of changing their relationship with OCD/anxiety from one of fear to one of empowerment. My professional experiences have also highlighted the intersection and importance of the mind-body connection, and how integrating physical health interventions can benefit mental health wellness.