Fletcher Taylor, MD, MFA
Cofounder of Open Dialogue Pacific
Assistant Clinical Professor University of Washington
19410 Hwy 99 Ste A 263
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Websites: opendialoguepacific.com, fletchtaylor.com
The elements informing our identity and well-being include one’s family, community, and culture. Modern medicine relies heavily on evaluation, categorization/diagnosis, often followed by a prescription. But in the words of William Bruce Cameron, “Not everything that can be counted counts. Not everything that counts can be counted,” a reminder that we are much more than a checklist of symptoms. It is the stories we tell that enable us to really know each other.
His medical training was at the University of Oklahoma, and psychiatric training at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western University, Ohio. He received his MFA in creative writing at Pacific University.
He has formal training in the Open Dialogue approach, cognitive therapies, behavioral therapies, analytic theory, transactional analysis, and family systems theory. He divides his time between clinical practice, teaching, research, and creative writing.
He has worked with individuals, couples, families, groups, and often sees people together with Alita Taylor, his wife, a skilled marriage and family therapist.
Dr. Taylor has discovered new non-psychotropic drug treatments for PTSD and learning disabilities that have changed the lives of people all over the world. His published, peer-reviewed research includes his new treatments for anxiety/depression, learning disabilities, trauma-related issues, and the understanding of sleep physiology.
His lectures, presentations, podcasts, and media appearances have included a broad range of subjects: death/dying, dialogical approaches to therapy, new treatments for certain conditions, and the limitations of the medical model when relating to those asking for our help.