Margie Taylor

Professor of Practice and Interim Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Office: 2066 Haley Center

Units: Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling

Campus Mail: 2084 Haley Center


Phone: (334) 844-7622

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Academic Areas

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counselor Education

Short Bio

Margie Taylor, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC is the clinical coordinator and visiting assistant professor in Counselor Education at Auburn University.

Her research interests include mitigating vicarious trauma in practicing counselors, preventing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in first responders, and preparing counselors for court testimony. As an educator, Taylor focuses primarily on developing clinical skills in both Master’s and doctoral students.

Dr. Taylor is originally from Bardstown, Kentucky, but has lived in Alabama for more than sixteen years. She is married to her best friend, has two fur babies as children, and two five-year-old nephews she enjoys spoiling every chance she gets. She loves most outdoor activities, good food, and time with family.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education, 2018, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

M.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling, 2006, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

B.S. in Psychology, 2004, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY

Professional Experience

2022 - Present

Professor of Practice, Auburn University

2018 - 2022

Visiting Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordniator, Auburn University

2018 - 2023

Assistant Professor, Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Psychiatry

2016 - Present

Clinical Director and Counselor, The Well Counseling Center, Alexander City, AL

2015 - Present

Professional Counselor, Tallapoosa County Department of Human Resources, Alexander City, AL

2012 - 2016

Professional Counselor, Lake Martin Family Therapy, Alexander City, AL

2012 - 2015

Executive Director, Tri-County Children's Advocacy Center, Dadeville, AL

2007 - 2012

Professional Counselor and Forensic Interview, Tri-County Children's Advocacy Center, Dadeville, AL

2006 - 2007

Professional Counselor, Twin Cedars Youth Development Services, Columbus, GA

Research Interests

  • Preventing Vicarious Trauma in counselors
  • Treatment of PTSD in first responders
  • Promoting professional advocacy in counselors
  • Preparing counselors to testify in court