Dr. Nicole Taylor, Licensed Psychologist

Cultivating health and wellness through life's transitions

About Dr. Taylor

Education and Experience

Dr. Taylor is the Director of the Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence (COPE) at the University of Denver (www.du.edu/gspp/cope).  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology.  She was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate classes in psychology and counseling.  She enjoys providing clinical supervision to students studying health psychology.

Dr. Nicole Taylor completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Towson University Counseling Center in Towson, Maryland and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado where she worked with individuals going through bone marrow transplants and their families.  She completed her B.A. at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Dr. Nicole Taylor is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado.

Dr. Taylor wrote her doctoral dissertation on the psychosocial impact of autoimmune diseases on the individual.  Her Masters thesis was on the psychosocial impact on daughters of a mother’s breast cancer.  In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Taylor has presented at numerous national conventions and has published peer-reviewed chapters and articles.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and is a board-member-at-large for the Colorado Psychological Association.



Dr. Taylor has specialized in working with individuals who have been dealing with the psychosocial and emotional consequences of physical limitations and chronic illnesses.  She has a particular interest in working with individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer.  She also helps family members through the consequences of a loved one’s diagnosis and disease progression with cancer or other chronic or life-threatening illnesses.  She has a particular interest in helping individuals and families address end-of-life and grief and loss issues.

When she is not working, Nicole enjoys yoga, kickboxing, cooking vegetarian and French cuisine, and taking her dog for long walks.

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