Spiritual Wellness & Multicultural Focus
Passionate about cultural competence and sensitivity, including religious tolerance, I am committed to spreading healing via a corrective relationship with the Creator by facilitating relationship with all creation.
Now more than ever, this world needs a lot more peace, compassion, understanding and acceptance of others.
Humans are mental, physical, emotional, social, behavioral/moral, sexual and SPIRITUAL beings that are subject to developmental milestones in all these categories of human life. If we do not grow and mature in ALL areas of our humanity, we become stunted in our growth failing to reach our full potentiality as human beings. Spirituality and culture are two topics that are often considered taboo in clinical or educational settings today, because so few people possess true ecumenical competence to address spiritual and cultural issues without interjecting their own bias. This is never an issue in the working relationship with me. Now more than ever, this world needs a lot more peace, compassion, understanding and acceptance of others and if we do not talk about Spirit and culture we will not grow to build bridges where bridges are needed in our own lives and the lives of others. The concepts of “Universality” and “Oneism” means to hold in high regard and value all the major religions of the world leading to greater acceptance of ourselves and each other. These concepts are actually ancient even in traditional Christian theology but yet were foreign and strange to many until a few years ago. This concept of respect and inclusion of all world religions/cultures is moving into our religious mainstream today through the teaching of a more compassionate religious leaders such as Pope Francis, The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry (The Episcopal Church of the US) and Father Richard Rhor of the Center for Action and Contemplation to name a few.
In practice, I am passionate about cultural competence and sensitivity including religious tolerance. In working with me, you should know that I am on Ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Georgia which is an ordained minister of the Gospel but instead of a church with walls, I am ‘pastor’ over a ministry in the world. The work we do together is part of my ministry in the world; to spread healing via corrective relationship with the Creator by facilitating relationship with all creation.
Why We Should Work Together
Working from a holistic model of treatment, integrating mental and spiritual health/wellness with medical care, art, yoga, animals and the natural world is my specialty of practice. The client that is tired of being tired and unfulfilled or tired of being sick and tired and wants a real relationship that goes beyond "tell me how you feel today" is the person who will enjoy working with me. I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies but combine them in dynamic and engaging ways that make it possible for clients to heal body, mind and spirit while learning critical relationship skills with humans and the natural world. As a licensed clinician, clinical supervisor, counselor educator, author, presenter and innovator in the field of experiential therapy, I have the seasoning and expertise to guide you down the path to wholeness and wellness which is very different than just treating illnesses. Please join me on the journey.
CONTACT DR. TAYLOR – (912) 348-5070
If we do not attend to what matters to us, it will become the matter with us.