Our psychotherapists are masters level licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists. But they are more than that: they bring warm personalities, a “realness” and an appreciation for the enormous honor and responsibility it is that you have chosen to work with us.
Hello, my name is Ethan Taylor and I am a licensed professional counselor associate at Jill Smith & Associates. I’m excited to meet you and learn about how your mind works.
I typically provide longer-term treatment aimed at more extensive personality change, and I am able to see teens to older adults. My therapeutic approach is fundamentally psychodynamic and emotionally focused.
If you have experience with psychotherapy, you might notice that the JSA approach is a little different than what you’re used to. It is my belief, however, that this difference will be refreshing, exciting and the right amount of challenging. In emotionally focused and psychodynamic therapies, the instrument of healing is the psychotherapy relationship itself, and the insight you gather from the shared experience with your therapist will reverberate throughout all facets of your life.
I cannot give you a complete roadmap for the therapy process, because it will evolve and change in many unexpected and interesting ways as our relationship expands and deepens. What myself and my colleagues at JSA can guarantee you is a thoughtful, open, and transformative experience of becoming deeply intimate with yourself—an experience of working through life’s big questions in a space that is uniquely yours.
- Personality problems
- Anxiety & depression
- Dissociative disorders
- Trauma-related disorders
- Gender identity issues
- Intellectual & developmental disabilities
- Traumatic brain injury
Post-Graduate Clinical Training:
- Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy – Atlanta Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (2023)
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Lenoir-Rhyne University (2022)
- Bachelor of Science in Political Science – Appalachian State University (2015)