Sara Elizabeth Taylor, PHD
On staff since June 2023
Children's Title: Clinical Psychologist
"I have always believed in the importance of healthcare that treats the whole child, which includes caring for a child’s mental and behavioral health. "
Sara Taylor, Ph.D. is a Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychologist in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. She specializes in providing evidence-based outpatient psychological assessment and intervention services to pediatric patients and their families who are adjusting to changes in function related to an acute or chronic illness or injury.
Sara Taylor obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 2016. She completed her psychology residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at the University of Michigan, Mott Children's Hospital specializing in pediatric chronic illness. After fellowship, Dr. Taylor worked as a pediatric psychologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where she primarily served patents with acquired brain injury through the BRAIN Health and Wellness Center. In 2023, Dr. Taylor joined the Rehabilitation Psychology team at Seattle Children's Hospital. She provides behavioral health services to children and adolescents recieving medical care through Rehabilitation Medicine, which includes patients with acquired brain injury (e.g., traumatic or anoxic brain injury, encephalitis), neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury/disease, cerebral palsy, and other acute or chronic medical conditions.
- Medical/Professional School
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Clinical Interests
Clinically, Dr. Taylor uses evidence-based health and behavioral interventions to address psychological/behavioral factors that can be influencing a child's medical condition. She primarily uses cognitve-behavioral and behavioral interventions. She tends to draw from parent management training, exposure-based and dialectical behavioral therapies. In addition to cogntive-behavioral and behavioral approaches to therapy, she also relies on a family-system perspective and a background in developmental psychology.