Taylor Matthews is a clinical extern at the Boston Child Study Center where she provides supervised direct client care in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) services.
Taylor earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. She went on to work closely with a developmental-behavioral pediatrician in private practice for 18 months before entering the Clinical Psychology program at William James College in Newton, MA where she is currently a third-year doctoral student. Taylor’s research interests focus on risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders in school-aged children and how their developmental trajectory differs compared to neurotypical peers.
Taylor has previously completed a clinical externship in the Millis Public School system where she worked within a tiered system of support that focused on implementing social, emotional, and behavioral curricula for elementary aged children. She provided individual and group counseling services to students with varying degrees of emotional and behavioral challenges that caused moderate to severe levels of impairment to their daily functioning. More recently, Taylor completed a clinical externship at Assumption University’s Counseling Center. While at Assumption, she provided individual outpatient counseling services to college students presenting with affective disorders, academic-related stress and anxiety, experiences of past trauma, and victims of intimate partner violence.