Olivia Taylor

MSW, LCSW

(she/her)

It hasn't taken long for me to see that finally making the leap to seek teletherapy has been the best decision for me. I was so hesitant to try it [therapy] but now look forward to this very important self-care time for me each week. Feeling safe to vocalize troubles and concerns and having the accountability to push toward new goals in bettering myself have been so beneficial to me. It's truly been a game-changer.

It is completely natural to both want change and simultaneously be terrified by it. As a psychotherapist, I strive to cultivate a space in which you feel empowered and supported throughout the entire process. I take a strengths-based, client-centered approach in which, together, we can work through experiences and emotions that have previously been avoided or unexpressed, with both compassion and intention. We can bring deeper awareness to the coping mechanisms that are no longer serving you and explore alternatives that are growth-fostering and value-driven.

My therapeutic style can be described as relational, warm, and direct. I utilize humor, when appropriate, and authenticity to humanize the vulnerable (and sometimes messy!) experience of therapy. I feel incredibly privileged to walk alongside my clients in this journey and be trusted with their life stories.

My clinical areas of specialty include eating disorders and body image concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and perinatal and reproductive mental health. I am extensively trained in and draw upon a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My work is also informed by relational-cultural, psychodynamic, and attachment theories. I have received specialized training through and am a member of Postpartum Support International. I welcome clients experiencing challenges in their journeys to and through parenthood, including infertility and pregnancy loss, traumatic birth experiences, and navigating life and relationships after baby.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree at DePaul University and my master’s in social work from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to joining Wildflower, I was a therapist in the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) levels of care, working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma.

  • IL LCSW License Number: 149026546
  • Type 1 NPI Number: 1041C0700X
  • Accepts: Accepts: BCBS PPO and BlueChoice plans, UnitedHealthcare/Optum PPO, self-pay and out of network clients.

Selected Training & Affiliation

  • Maternal Mental Health Certificate through PSI
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders
  • Health at Every Size (HAES)
  • Member of Postpartum Support International
  • Member of National Association of Social Workers

Key Beliefs

  • All of our emotions (even the ones that feel really icky) have a function in our lives.
  • The ways in which we speak to ourselves matter deeply.
  • We all have the capacity for growth and healing

More About Me

  • I have a French Bulldog, Frankie, who is more pig than dog.
  • I feel most grounded when by any body of water.
  • I love to cook, and feel most creative when in the kitchen.