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Shelley C. Taylor, Ph.D., RP






Ph.D. in Psychology

Northcentral University, School of Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Honours: Golden Key International Honour Society

Dissertation Title: How to Win My Ex Back: A Qualitative Exploration of Online Forums of

Persistent Unwanted Pursuers of Former Romantic Partners

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nicole Avena

Brief Synopsis:

       Stalking is an epidemic that affects all those involved—in particular, those impacted by ex-intimate stalkers.  Ex-intimate stalkers have been found to be more persistent pursuers and more likely escalate to severe stalking behaviors than other categories of stalkers.  A relationship breakup is often the trigger of the unwanted pursuit of an ex-partner, however little is known about what factors fuel the pursuit in the post-breakup phase.  Using the relational goal pursuit as a theoretical foundation, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the lived experience of unwanted reconciliation pursuer during a stalking campaign to ascertain what factors impacted persistence in the unwanted reconciliation pursuit campaign. 



Masters of Arts in Psychology

Carleton University, Department of Psychology, Ottawa, ON.

Thesis Title: Exploring God Concepts of Christians, Muslims, and New Age Participants

Advisor: Dr. Christopher Davis



Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Honours (with Distinction)

Nipissing University, North Bay, ON.

Thesis Title:  Relationship of Personal Cognitive Schemas to the Labelling of a

Profound Emotional Experience as Religious-Mystical or Aesthetic

Advisor: Ken Stange






Graduate Gemologist

Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA


Graduate Jeweler

Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA



Psychotherapy Experienceo:p>

·         Canadian Mental Health Association

       Mental Health Crisis Support Worker, serving adults with moderate to severe mental illness. Duties included suicide intervention and crisis management, and risk assessment, individual counselling, and group therapy.

2010 - 2016

·         Burk’s Falls Family Health Team

       Therapist/Counsellor serving individuals, couples, and families referred by their family physician for a wide range of issues including (but not limited to) relationship issues, improving communication, conflict resolution, and mild to moderate mental illnesses. Support consisted of individual counselling and group therapy.

2012 - 2014

·         A Taylor’d Life (Private Practice)

      I offer individual counselling to adults, as well as group therapy, and psychoeducational lectures to individuals with mild to moderate mental illnesses. I specialize in adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), grief counselling, mood disorders, as well as offer crisis management and risk assessment.   As a registered psychotherapist, I provide outpatient therapy serving adult, geriatric, and adolescent clients.  I develop and implemented treatment plans, which focus on individual-centred, strength-based, culturally sensitive approaches.  My role also requires me to make individualized intakes and assessments. 

2008 - Current


Volunteer Experience

Huntsville Hospice, Huntsville, Ontario.  As a Visiting Volunteer, I have been trained to provide emotional support and companionship to clients experiencing end-of-life illnesses as well as to provide respite to caregivers of clients.




Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) – Registered Psychotherapist

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)




Addiction Studies, TAPE Educational Services, Toronto, On


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIST), Living Works, Parry Sound, On


Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Barrie, On


Hospice Association of Ontario (HAO), Huntsville, On


Strengths-Based CBT by Dr. Christine Padesky, Toronto, On


Professional Practice and Jurisprudence by CRPO


Effective Single Session Counselling by Dr. Heather J. Hair, Orillia On


The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff, Kitchener, ON


Psychotherapy Curriculum Vitae