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 a psychoanalytic understanding 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 and psychotherapy 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