Dr. Taylor Dunlap is originally from Yorktown, Virginia. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and later earned her MA in Professional Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College in Newton, MA. Dr. Dunlap has also taken part in research examining both major mental illness as well as infectious disease. Most recently she co-authored a study examining the effects of HIV on cognition.
Her predoctoral training included school-based counseling, neuropsychological testing with children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population, working within a medical setting with individuals suffering from chronic pain and severe medical issues, end of life counseling with hospice patients and bereavement counseling with their families, supportive therapy within the department of corrections. She completed her predoctoral internship at Tufts Medical Center providing outpatient counseling to a multi-cultural and diverse population of all ages.
Dr. Dunlap completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Lynn Community Health Center. During her fellowship year, she received training in working with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, trauma, general life issues, as well as extensive training in substance abuse/dependence and addiction disorders as a member of the complex addiction treatment team.
In addition to her work at Life Changes Group, Dr. Dunlap holds a position as a Staff Psychologist at IPC Healthcare where she serves as a behavioral health consultant to multiple post-acute rehabilitation facilities in the Boston area.
Dr. Dunlap believes that therapy is a collaborative experience in which both client and therapist work together equally in order to achieve the desired outcome. She strongly believes in a relational treatment approach and primarily utilizes a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment modality, but also incorporates interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing to help individuals identify areas of their life in need of change.
Dr. Taylor Dunlap (ext. 103)