Skip Main Navigation | Skip to Content

Nicki W Taylor Ph.D.

Nicki W Taylor Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Licensed Psychologist
(850) 645-3479
Main Campus

Job Description

Dr. Taylor is an assistant professor and licensed psychologist within the Office of Student Counseling Services, Division of Student Affairs, in the College of Medicine. She provides individual therapy services for students enrolled in the College of Medicine, primarily with graduate students enrolled within the Physician Assistant program. Services include educational and academic services (study skills, exam performance, time management, etc.) and psychological services (anxiety, stress, adjustment, depression, family and relationship issues, grief, anger management, etc.). She conducts psychological evaluations of students enrolled in the College of Medicine and facilitates academic accommodations for students with disabilities, as appropriate. Dr. Taylor provides non-evaluative lectures, specifically in regards to mental health, to students enrolled in courses in the College of Medicine.


Dr. Taylor was raised in a rural area of the panhandle of Florida. Upon graduation from high school, she moved to Tallahassee, Florida to attend Florida State University, and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. After working for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice for several years, she returned to FSU to pursue graduate school. Pre-doctoral internship training was obtained at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Centers. Dr. Taylor graduated with her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology in 2013. Post-doctoral residency was completed at the Psychological Center for Growth and Development in Thomasville, Georgia, including the subsidiary South Georgia Autism Center. Before accepting a faculty position in the FSU College of Medicine, Dr. Taylor worked as the Clinical Director for FSU’s Adult Learning Evaluation Center.

Dr. Taylor is a licensed psychologist in Florida and Georgia.


Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, Florida State University

Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Florida State University


American Psychological Association (APA)

Florida Psychological Association (FPA)

Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Research Focus

Mental Health and Wellness among students enrolled in Physician Assistant and M.D. programs