Therapy with Tayler Durrett, LPC

Tayler Durrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and licensed to provide therapy in the states of both Florida and Colorado. Specializing in anxiety, life transitions, grief, and self-esteem, Tayler empowers clients to cultivate resilience and improve their self-esteem via cognitive behavioral and life coaching practices. Tayler embodies an authentic and approachable demeanor with which clients can freely express themselves and take steps toward improving the quality of their lives.

We asked Tayler more about her work with clients and her guiding philosophies on therapy.

Tayler’s background and personal life

How did you decide to become a therapist?

My mother was a play therapist. Since I can remember, I admired her work because I believed she was making a positive mark on the world. Beyond that, I thought it was awesome that she was able to make her own schedule and be an involved mother throughout my childhood. I guess you could say I always wanted to be a therapist at some level. The desire grew as I moved through my undergraduate degree. My path was clear and I never looked back.

What was your previous work before going into private practice?

I started my career in emergency services and court-ordered substance abuse treatment. This work laid the foundation for my private practice. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to serve these populations.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I find so much joy in many things. First and foremost, I cherish my time with family, friends, and my precious dog. My favorite self-care technique is physical activity. I love pushing my body and reminding myself how incredible it is. Whether I am training for a marathon, summiting a 14,000 ft. mountain, lifting weights, or enjoying yoga, I am constantly amazed at what the body can be conditioned to do.

Tayler’s specialties and therapy philosophies

What guiding principles inform your work?

Together, we will embark on a transformative journey. Through a collaborative approach, I will help you develop practical strategies to manage stress, find relief from anxiety, and navigate significant life transitions with confidence and grace.

Through therapy, you will discover the power of self-care, self-compassion, and personal growth. We will explore techniques that cultivate resilience, boost confidence, and foster a success mindset aligned with your authentic self.

What clientele do you work with most frequently?

I understand the unique struggles that high achievers face. My mission is to empower individuals like you to overcome stress, anxiety, and gracefully navigate life's transitions while maintaining your emotional well-being.

Can you tell us more about your specialty in working with high-achieving women?

High-achieving women often face unique challenges that come with the pursuit of excellence. From navigating demanding careers to managing personal relationships, the pressure to excel can lead to heightened stress, burnout, and feelings of inadequacy. In my experience as a therapist specializing in high-achieving women,

I've observed struggles including setting boundaries, experiencing imposter syndrome, and finding a balance between career and personal life. In my practice, I use a client-centered approach, offering a supportive space for self-exploration and validation.

Can you tell us more about your work with clients navigating major life transitions?

Life transitions can be both exciting and overwhelming, and often bring on feelings of uncertainty and stress during these periods. Whether it's a career change, move, or a major life event, the challenges that arise can be hard. In my work with clients navigating life transitions, I often observe a range of emotions, from joy to anxiety.

Common struggles include a feeling lost, fear of the unknown, and difficulty navigating change. My approach is to meet you with empathy and a focus on resilience. We will explore emotions, identify strengths, and develop coping strategies to deal with the uncertainties that transitions bring.

Can you tell us about your specialty in anxiety?

Living with anxiety can feel like a constant battle. Clients struggling with anxiety often face a range of symptoms, from excessive worry to spinning thoughts to difficulty concentrating. My approach involves creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore the root of anxiety and, most importantly, how to deal with it when it presents itself. Through cognitive-behavioral techniques and personalized coping strategies, I work collaboratively with you to manage anxiety. My aim is to empower you to regain control, calm, and build a strong foundation.

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

If you're reading this, chances are you're on a journey – a journey toward a happier, healthier you. I'm here to tell you that change is not only possible but within your reach. My greatest joy is having the opportunity to bear witness to the transformative journey that each of my clients go through. It is a privilege to hold space while you discover your confidence and power to thrive.

Therapy sessions with Tayler

What will our first session together be like? What happens in ongoing sessions?

Our virtual sessions will be a warm and supportive environment where you can freely express your fears, frustrations, and dreams. I have a friendly and conversational approach to therapy. It will feel like having a heartfelt conversation with a trusted ally. I have a deep understanding of the pressures you encounter, and I provide guidance tailored specifically to you.

How long do clients typically see you for?

I typically see clients for anywhere from 12-52 sessions. This is dependent on your individual goals.

Do you assign “homework” between sessions?

I like to assign practice more than homework. Amazing things happen in session. But, the real power is being able to translate this to everyday life. Go out in between sessions, try what is discussed, and come back to report what is working and what feels hard!

How do you help ensure I'm making progress in therapy?

I am here to be your biggest cheerleader and an accountability partner. I want to know what goals are coming easy, which ones are difficult, and I want to know about the ones you are avoiding. We will dive into this together and make adjustments as necessary. This way, you will be constantly be aware of your progress and see the strides you are making week over week!

How can I prepare for our first session?

You don't need to bring anything. I do encourage you to think about how you would want life to look at the end of our time together. What would be different? How will you feel? Will you be able to do something that you are not currently doing?

How will I know it’s time to end my time in therapy with you or reduce session frequency?

You will know. You will be consistently seeing the change and progress you were hoping for. You will have the confidence that you can tackle and manage the things that once seemed hard or impossible. Trust the process!

Visit Tayler’s profile to watch her introductory video, read more about her, and book an initial call!