About Me

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Stephen M Taylor, MD, PLLC
I was born in Kansas City, raised in Mississippi, and moved to Louisville in 1986 to pursue a Master’s degree in music and piano performance at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After ten years as a piano teacher at the Louisville Academy of Music, I decided to attend medical school and graduated from the University of Louisville medical school in 2002. I have been serving as gratis faculty at the University of Louisville since 2008. I received a certificate of excellence in teaching medical students and residents in 2013, and the school of medicine teaching award in 2012 from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. I was medical director of Peace Psychiatric Counseling Service from 2008 to 2017.

My goal with my patients is to integrate the biological model of psychiatry with psychoanalysis to help patients find deeper meaning in life and experience their lives more fully.

I have been Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for the past twelve years. My office is located at River City Psychiatry, and I offer a combination of medication management, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis for both adolescents and adults. I offer one-hour intake appointments, with fifteen-minute medication management follow ups. Also available are one-hour therapy sessions with medication management. I am currently studying at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute to become a psychoanalyst. I serve as the Chief Medical Officer at UofL Peace Psychiatric Hospital.

I am a member of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. This is an organization devoted to the study of the human unconscious in groups. I am the president of the affiliate organization the Midwest Center for Group Relations. I am also a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APSAA).

I recently retired my electroconvulsive therapy practice, having made a major mark in that field. During my residency in psychiatry at UofL, I was twice honored by research awards for this work in electroconvulsive therapy. I have been involved in student and resident teaching for the past ten years in the proper application and use of electroconvulsive therapy.

You can also find me at: Psychology Today

You can reach me through my office at: River City Psychiatry