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Nicole Taylor  (she/her)
Founder & Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #102582
Somatic Psychotherapist

My vision for the Connection Clinic started with the hope to collaborate with therapists and healing practitioners in my personal community to form an ecosystem of wellness supports for folx and groups that are often overlooked or historically ignored, and thus underserved. My work is centered on facilitating therapy in ways that won't always look like: sitting and talking. It involves feeling, moving, and doing. Noticing, and questioning. It involves self-study and silence. And... some talking. 

I've excitingly curated a team of diverse healing professionals who are also passionate about using creative, embodied approaches, helping the people and groups that we work with feel more connected to themselves, their values, and other people.

About Me

Educational background and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree- Human Services, Nonprofit management

  • Master's Degree - Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy specialization

  • Doctorate Degree (in progress) - Marriage and Family Therapy, Program Administration and Design

I am currently working to complete my doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, where my focus is on decolonizing psychotherapy and increasing access to culturally affirming and indigenous practices in mental health care. I am committed to social justice in my work and my community.

I have advanced training in somatic practices, yoga, mindfulness, anxiety, and trauma/traumatic processing work; all of my practices are trauma-informed. I am also a 200hr certified yoga teacher and have focused training in therapeutic yin & restorative yoga practices.

I have been providing therapeutic mental health and community support services to individuals, families, and youth since 2008. I have worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, shelters, non-profit organizations, schools, and mental health agencies. Through this work, I help people better understand themselves and create action plans to live the type of life that is desired. 

I am generally informal & laidback,  which I’ve been told increases comfort and makes me approachable or perhaps, a bit aloof.  I will let you decide.

I very much enjoy assisting others on their journeys of self-discovery and healing and hope for the opportunity to do so with you. I'm here to grow. You are here to grow. Let's do it in community.

Areas of Focus

Anxiety Approaches

Trauma Processing- EMDR

Somatic + Yoga Psychotherapy

Premarital  + Relationship Counseling

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Attachment Theory

 Brief Therapy

Mindfulness

Adolescents 

Queer + Trans

BIPOC

I provide clinical supervision, and train yoga psychotherapists, somatic practitioners, and those interested in starting a private practice.

I am also a program design consultant.

**Not currently accepting new clients**
Referrals and waitlist available. 

I am looking forward to connecting with potential clients and other health and wellness service providers. 

650-394-6322