Taylor Linda Do

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  • 4131 Spicewood Springs Rd Ste K3 Bldg K Ste 3

    Austin, TX 78759

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Dr. Taylor has been my psychiatrist for over a year now. She is very knowledgeable and definitely NOT a pill pusher, so if all you want is a controlled substance (and you don't absolutely need it) she probably won't give it to you. She is very thorough and had me run blood tests when I first came in, which was very comforting to know that she cared so much about finding the right treatment for me. (I have suffered from severe anxiety and social phobias.) Now I am a different person after finding the right medication and I give her the credit for that. No other doctor has ever cared so much about my treatment than Dr. Taylor.

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Dr. Taylor has been my psychiatrist for over a year now. She is very knowledgeable and definitely NOT a pill pusher, so if all you want is a controlled substance (and you don't absolutely need it) she probably won't give it to you. She is very thorough and had me run blood tests when I first came in, which was very comforting to know that she cared so much about finding the right treatment for me. (I have suffered from severe anxiety and social phobias.) Now I am a different person after finding the right medication and I give her the credit for that. No other doctor has ever cared so much about my treatment than Dr. Taylor.

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I am shocked by the negative words about Dr. Taylor. She has been my psychiatrist for over a year and has helped me immensely. She took the time to run tests before prescribing yet another pill that wouldn't work for me. She is NOT a

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I am shocked by the negative words about Dr. Taylor. She has been my psychiatrist for over a year and has helped me immensely. She took the time to run tests before prescribing yet another pill that wouldn't work for me. She is NOT a

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I'm extremely surprised to see the reviews about Dr. Taylor that are less than positive. One negative aspect is that she has no office staff, but she always returns my calls within a day or so. She has evening appointments and works on Saturday. Lots of times I've called and she's been able to get me in that day!

I've been seeing Dr. Taylor since 2010 for depression related issues. She ran tests and was very patient and kind to me while we were trying to find out what worked best. I will always appreciate her for helping me out of my funk!

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I'm extremely surprised to see the reviews about Dr. Taylor that are less than positive. One negative aspect is that she has no office staff, but she always returns my calls within a day or so. She has evening appointments and works on Saturday. Lots of times I've called and she's been able to get me in that day!

I've been seeing Dr. Taylor since 2010 for depression related issues. She ran tests and was very patient and kind to me while we were trying to find out what worked best. I will always appreciate her for helping me out of my funk!

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OH MY...I dont even know what to say about this DR?? Cant find my records...talks more about other meaningless issues than what you are there for..a lotta loopy behaviour, she doesnt comprehend what you are telling her...is she really this flighty r is she drinkin some special WATER omg!!! Time to GO BACK TO OZ..please please go to a MD if u need help first and then wait to get in with another dr who is actually all there..WOW...is all i can say WOW

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OH MY...I dont even know what to say about this DR?? Cant find my records...talks more about other meaningless issues than what you are there for..a lotta loopy behaviour, she doesnt comprehend what you are telling her...is she really this flighty r is she drinkin some special WATER omg!!! Time to GO BACK TO OZ..please please go to a MD if u need help first and then wait to get in with another dr who is actually all there..WOW...is all i can say WOW

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I don't know how I could possibly make this review more negative without actually pouring gasoline over it and setting it on fire. But I would if I could.

I came to see Taylor after my physician and therapist recommended I have a

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I don't know how I could possibly make this review more negative without actually pouring gasoline over it and setting it on fire. But I would if I could.

I came to see Taylor after my physician and therapist recommended I have a

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Dr. Taylor is very professional and understanding. She really helped me understand how my depression is related to my pain in my neck and back and my sleep problems. She even gave me an antidepressant and has always been available to talk when I thought I was experiencing side effects. I will definitely continue to see her for as long as I need to.

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Dr. Taylor is very professional and understanding. She really helped me understand how my depression is related to my pain in my neck and back and my sleep problems. She even gave me an antidepressant and has always been available to talk when I thought I was experiencing side effects. I will definitely continue to see her for as long as I need to.

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I am so upset to read all the nasty comments about Dr. Taylor online. I have seen her for years and she has been incredibly helpful to me through some very rough times. YES, she will make you pay for your appointment. And YES, she will make you pay for your appointment if you lack the courtesy to give notice. These are reasonable things that every doctor does and they are written in her policies.

Dr. Taylor is quirky, but she is incredibly smart and knows her stuff. If you treat her with kindness and are assertive with your needs, she will really help you. Just because she's different doesn't mean she deserves cruelty and criticism. She's a great doctor.

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I am so upset to read all the nasty comments about Dr. Taylor online. I have seen her for years and she has been incredibly helpful to me through some very rough times. YES, she will make you pay for your appointment. And YES, she will make you pay for your appointment if you lack the courtesy to give notice. These are reasonable things that every doctor does and they are written in her policies.

Dr. Taylor is quirky, but she is incredibly smart and knows her stuff. If you treat her with kindness and are assertive with your needs, she will really help you. Just because she's different doesn't mean she deserves cruelty and criticism. She's a great doctor.

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Ok, so I know it's kinda weird to review your psychiatrist, but I'm doing it! I saw Dr. T last week and she told me how sad she is that so many people have talked badly about her on the internet and I just had to put in my two cents.

So,

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Ok, so I know it's kinda weird to review your psychiatrist, but I'm doing it! I saw Dr. T last week and she told me how sad she is that so many people have talked badly about her on the internet and I just had to put in my two cents.

So,

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It makes me so sad to read all the nasty things about Dr. Taylor online. I have been seeing her for a long time now and she has helped me a great deal through my depression and anxiety. Dr. Taylor may be different, but she is

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It makes me so sad to read all the nasty things about Dr. Taylor online. I have been seeing her for a long time now and she has helped me a great deal through my depression and anxiety. Dr. Taylor may be different, but she is

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Absolutely horrible. It's true, extremely money hungry and uncaring. My initial visit was only 45 minutes, and she spent the first 10 "setting up"; then another 15 trying to figure out my insurance. She got up and left the room mid

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Absolutely horrible. It's true, extremely money hungry and uncaring. My initial visit was only 45 minutes, and she spent the first 10 "setting up"; then another 15 trying to figure out my insurance. She got up and left the room mid

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This woman is batsh*t crazy at the very least, dangerously incompetent at the worst. She provides zero psychotherapy and is most interested in being sure she gets paid. I am new to the area and so made an appointment with the first person

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This woman is batsh*t crazy at the very least, dangerously incompetent at the worst. She provides zero psychotherapy and is most interested in being sure she gets paid. I am new to the area and so made an appointment with the first person

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Oh, why didn't I listen to all the bad reviews? I chose to ignore them and give Linda a try. I got the same results as every one of the negative posts had! She demonstrates OCD in her, adjusting the temperature, locking and unlocking

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Oh, why didn't I listen to all the bad reviews? I chose to ignore them and give Linda a try. I got the same results as every one of the negative posts had! She demonstrates OCD in her, adjusting the temperature, locking and unlocking

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If only I could give a -5 rating. This woman definitely should not be allowed to continue to harm people as she seems to do consistently. I had a difficult time finding a psychiatrist who was taking new patients and accepted my

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If only I could give a -5 rating. This woman definitely should not be allowed to continue to harm people as she seems to do consistently. I had a difficult time finding a psychiatrist who was taking new patients and accepted my

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Until I read the reviews online, I felt so alone and traumatized. My experience with this horrible heartless greedy bully was parallel to everything you're about to read from the others. They are not exaggerating. I can't believe she's

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Until I read the reviews online, I felt so alone and traumatized. My experience with this horrible heartless greedy bully was parallel to everything you're about to read from the others. They are not exaggerating. I can't believe she's

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Dr Taylor does not have the mental capacity to follow the simplest of story lines. I actually had to draw out a family tree for her because I spent most of my time telling her again and again who the people in my small family were. She refused to prescribe me anything even though I pleaded with her because I was going through extreme post partum and her reasoning was that she was afraid I was going to abuse alcohol even though it had been months since I'd even had a single drink and months before that since I'd had any others. She called me at 10pm to reschedule an appointment I had cancelled earlier that day and when I explained I'd be out of town for a week, she said she wanted to close my case because she couldn't be responsible for me while I was on vacation. She is really odd to say the least and I would never, ever recommend her to anyone. I felt worse than when I began seeing her and I too felt it was more about filling her appointment book than helping me. Do not go see this doctor!!!!

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Dr Taylor does not have the mental capacity to follow the simplest of story lines. I actually had to draw out a family tree for her because I spent most of my time telling her again and again who the people in my small family were. She refused to prescribe me anything even though I pleaded with her because I was going through extreme post partum and her reasoning was that she was afraid I was going to abuse alcohol even though it had been months since I'd even had a single drink and months before that since I'd had any others. She called me at 10pm to reschedule an appointment I had cancelled earlier that day and when I explained I'd be out of town for a week, she said she wanted to close my case because she couldn't be responsible for me while I was on vacation. She is really odd to say the least and I would never, ever recommend her to anyone. I felt worse than when I began seeing her and I too felt it was more about filling her appointment book than helping me. Do not go see this doctor!!!!

Pros: Nice office

Cons: Rude and unreliable

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Dr. Taylor is completely uncaring and unsympathetic. She charged me $200 for missing an appointment and not providing advance notice. I explained to her that I did not know in advance my daughter would be sick. She did not care. I explained that I called as soon as possible to let her know I would not make it. She only called me to follow up after charging my card. She didn't even call me first to find out more details. I explained that she had left me completely broke and that I had no money to buy groceries now. I told her that I am a single mother so when my kids are sick I am the one that takes care of them and I dont always know in advance when they will be sick (any parent should understand this). She put me deeper into depression. Very unhelpful and uncaring. Don't do it. Her response to me telling her she had taken my last dime was: "well do you want to continue seeing me or not". I was dumbfounded. Lesson learned. Never new a mental health professional could be so uncaring.

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Dr. Taylor is completely uncaring and unsympathetic. She charged me $200 for missing an appointment and not providing advance notice. I explained to her that I did not know in advance my daughter would be sick. She did not care. I explained that I called as soon as possible to let her know I would not make it. She only called me to follow up after charging my card. She didn't even call me first to find out more details. I explained that she had left me completely broke and that I had no money to buy groceries now. I told her that I am a single mother so when my kids are sick I am the one that takes care of them and I dont always know in advance when they will be sick (any parent should understand this). She put me deeper into depression. Very unhelpful and uncaring. Don't do it. Her response to me telling her she had taken my last dime was: "well do you want to continue seeing me or not". I was dumbfounded. Lesson learned. Never new a mental health professional could be so uncaring.

Pros: extended hours

Cons: uncaring, unprofessional, not helpful

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Ill just copy and paste my letter to the BBB below. But seriously, if your are in need of psychiatric help DO NOT go through this individual. You will regret it!!!!!!!!

I sincerely believe that D.O. Linda Taylor is unqualified to practice any independent practice, let alone that related to health care. I called Linda on 4/30/2010 to see if she had availability in the near future. Left a voice message and was contacted back at 10:30pm that day while in bed. I confirmed an appointment for 5/4/2010 at 3:30pm. On my way to said appointment I listened to numerous voice mails from Linda asking to confirm the appointment which was already confirmed. When I was able to respond to her request she stated that she canceled my appointment because I did not call back to confirm, and rescheduled me for a later time that day. Upon arrival her main office door was locked. I waited 15 minutes outside until she finally came to the door citing she was on the phone. I came to Linda for refills of medication I have been on for 9+ years. Linda went through the usual 1st client procedures and became agitated when I proclaimed that I sometimes have a beer after a stressful day at work. She immediately turned the subject toward nothing short of alcoholism and instead of prescribing my normal medication she prescribed me medication geared to curb extreme alcoholism (the above issue has already been reported to the EEOC). The visit cost me $300 and the medication $70. I have since seen another doctor and have been prescribed the correct medication. Upon payment time Linda ran my credit through her machine numerous times without any success. I sat in her office an entire EXTRA hour missing work while she was on the phone with technical support for her credit card machine. My boss was quite upset when I arrived an hour later then planned. Linda also told me to submit my own claim even though she is In-Network. I have since contacted her regarding this issue, and have been promptly denied any sort of correspondence. I honestly do not believe this individual is qualified of the title she holds and I am VERY suspect she is a D.O. at all. My boss was quite upset when I arrived an hour then planned. Linda also told me to submit my own claim even though she is In-Network. I have since contacted her regarding this issue, and have been been promptly denied any sort of correspondence. I honestly do not believe this individual is not qualified of the title she holds and I am VERY suspect she is a D.O. at all.

I request a partial refund for services rendered to myself by Linda in the sum of $150 for unacceptable business practices, as well as 1 hrs pay for time spent while she was trying to unsuccessfully get her credit card machine to work, as well as a full refund for money spent on medication that did not address my condition.

Total cost: $250

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Ill just copy and paste my letter to the BBB below. But seriously, if your are in need of psychiatric help DO NOT go through this individual. You will regret it!!!!!!!!

I sincerely believe that D.O. Linda Taylor is unqualified to practice any independent practice, let alone that related to health care. I called Linda on 4/30/2010 to see if she had availability in the near future. Left a voice message and was contacted back at 10:30pm that day while in bed. I confirmed an appointment for 5/4/2010 at 3:30pm. On my way to said appointment I listened to numerous voice mails from Linda asking to confirm the appointment which was already confirmed. When I was able to respond to her request she stated that she canceled my appointment because I did not call back to confirm, and rescheduled me for a later time that day. Upon arrival her main office door was locked. I waited 15 minutes outside until she finally came to the door citing she was on the phone. I came to Linda for refills of medication I have been on for 9+ years. Linda went through the usual 1st client procedures and became agitated when I proclaimed that I sometimes have a beer after a stressful day at work. She immediately turned the subject toward nothing short of alcoholism and instead of prescribing my normal medication she prescribed me medication geared to curb extreme alcoholism (the above issue has already been reported to the EEOC). The visit cost me $300 and the medication $70. I have since seen another doctor and have been prescribed the correct medication. Upon payment time Linda ran my credit through her machine numerous times without any success. I sat in her office an entire EXTRA hour missing work while she was on the phone with technical support for her credit card machine. My boss was quite upset when I arrived an hour later then planned. Linda also told me to submit my own claim even though she is In-Network. I have since contacted her regarding this issue, and have been promptly denied any sort of correspondence. I honestly do not believe this individual is qualified of the title she holds and I am VERY suspect she is a D.O. at all. My boss was quite upset when I arrived an hour then planned. Linda also told me to submit my own claim even though she is In-Network. I have since contacted her regarding this issue, and have been been promptly denied any sort of correspondence. I honestly do not believe this individual is not qualified of the title she holds and I am VERY suspect she is a D.O. at all.

I request a partial refund for services rendered to myself by Linda in the sum of $150 for unacceptable business practices, as well as 1 hrs pay for time spent while she was trying to unsuccessfully get her credit card machine to work, as well as a full refund for money spent on medication that did not address my condition.

Total cost: $250

Pros: Not 1 Thing

Cons: Infinite

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I read all these reviews on my way to her office. She was on time! She listened to my history and gave me her opinions. I do however feel that she is real quick to right a prescription. Which i don't mind if i feel at ease but the script she wrong me was for an off label reason and i didn't feel comfortable due to the fact that she only told me the good and not the bad about the medicine. If i didn't do my own research then I would have been in the dark about this med. She may be a little hippyish but we are in Austin so it is what it is. But i give her respect because she is in the field of helping people and not just solely on collecting a check unlike the other 45 Dr's who were cash only. I just realized her services arnt for me and that if i want the best i need to pay for the best.

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I read all these reviews on my way to her office. She was on time! She listened to my history and gave me her opinions. I do however feel that she is real quick to right a prescription. Which i don't mind if i feel at ease but the script she wrong me was for an off label reason and i didn't feel comfortable due to the fact that she only told me the good and not the bad about the medicine. If i didn't do my own research then I would have been in the dark about this med. She may be a little hippyish but we are in Austin so it is what it is. But i give her respect because she is in the field of helping people and not just solely on collecting a check unlike the other 45 Dr's who were cash only. I just realized her services arnt for me and that if i want the best i need to pay for the best.

Pros: Availible,

Cons: Real breif, Quick to right script

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I came to see her in a really bad state of mind and don't even remember filling our her paperwork. I should have had my husband look at them... She spent session unlocking doors with her keys (all rooms are keyed) and ooohing at me while doing other chores. She refused to review my medical history. She was totally unresponsive and very strange. Later she called me and threatened to run my debit card when I refused to have anymore appointments with her...ugh.

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I came to see her in a really bad state of mind and don't even remember filling our her paperwork. I should have had my husband look at them... She spent session unlocking doors with her keys (all rooms are keyed) and ooohing at me while doing other chores. She refused to review my medical history. She was totally unresponsive and very strange. Later she called me and threatened to run my debit card when I refused to have anymore appointments with her...ugh.

Pros: Will prescribe anything you ask for

Cons: Late, Nonresponsive, Abusive

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I have been to Linda about 5 times. Yes, she is different. Yes, she is eccentric. If you go to her and know what you want, there will be no issues. If you let yourself meander and have no idea why you are there, then you should see someone who is more structured.
I have on-and-off depression that manifests itself as fatigue. She was very astute to recommend that I see an endocrinologist. I did not, but I had never heard that recommendation before.....and it makes good sense. Fatigue can be a symptom of a number of other illnesses, and hormones are tricky.
She listened to what I had to say, wrote the scripts that I needed (I know what meds already work for me), and I was out of there in 30 - 45 minutes.
It bothered me that she wanted a credit card imprint signed and left in her files. I have LifeLock and so it wasn't as much an issue for me. I wish she could find another way to deal with non-payment issues.
She is perfectly fine if you know what you need, treat her with respect, and can deal with eccentricity. She is likely the only psyc who will see someone without a 4 - 12 week wait...if you know what you need, go to a general practitioner if the meds are not controlled substances. A GP will not write a script for meds for ADD that are controlled substances, for instance. Thus, Dr. Taylor is definitely providing a service...she saw me on short notice, and that's worth something.

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I have been to Linda about 5 times. Yes, she is different. Yes, she is eccentric. If you go to her and know what you want, there will be no issues. If you let yourself meander and have no idea why you are there, then you should see someone who is more structured.
I have on-and-off depression that manifests itself as fatigue. She was very astute to recommend that I see an endocrinologist. I did not, but I had never heard that recommendation before.....and it makes good sense. Fatigue can be a symptom of a number of other illnesses, and hormones are tricky.
She listened to what I had to say, wrote the scripts that I needed (I know what meds already work for me), and I was out of there in 30 - 45 minutes.
It bothered me that she wanted a credit card imprint signed and left in her files. I have LifeLock and so it wasn't as much an issue for me. I wish she could find another way to deal with non-payment issues.
She is perfectly fine if you know what you need, treat her with respect, and can deal with eccentricity. She is likely the only psyc who will see someone without a 4 - 12 week wait...if you know what you need, go to a general practitioner if the meds are not controlled substances. A GP will not write a script for meds for ADD that are controlled substances, for instance. Thus, Dr. Taylor is definitely providing a service...she saw me on short notice, and that's worth something.

Pros: Available in less than 3 months for 1st visit

Cons: Eccentric, a little absent-minded

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I'm somewhat amazed at all the negative reviews. Yes, Dr. Taylor is rather "flighty" and is certainly unique, and she sometimes gets distracted for a while. But when I've really needed help she has helped. In fact, she has helped me more than any other doctor has helped with my depression. There may have been a few appointments where i felt somewhat unsatisfied with what I got out of them, but the majority have been very good--and some have been downright amazing. She has shown a keen sense of what I need to be happy, both pharmacologically and in the larger life. She has offered me good advice when I've asked for it, and has worked with me to optimize my medications. She's also generally nice to talk to and has been good for my morale, and at times has even inspired me..

Maybe it's her osteopathic and holistic approach that throws a lot of people off. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone. If you want a standard, by-the-book psychiatrist, then Dr. Taylor is probably not for you. And that's perfectly fine. I guess each person just needs to find the type of doctor that works best for them. But for me at least--and I'm sure for many others--Dr. Taylor's treatment has worked quite well.

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I'm somewhat amazed at all the negative reviews. Yes, Dr. Taylor is rather "flighty" and is certainly unique, and she sometimes gets distracted for a while. But when I've really needed help she has helped. In fact, she has helped me more than any other doctor has helped with my depression. There may have been a few appointments where i felt somewhat unsatisfied with what I got out of them, but the majority have been very good--and some have been downright amazing. She has shown a keen sense of what I need to be happy, both pharmacologically and in the larger life. She has offered me good advice when I've asked for it, and has worked with me to optimize my medications. She's also generally nice to talk to and has been good for my morale, and at times has even inspired me..

Maybe it's her osteopathic and holistic approach that throws a lot of people off. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone. If you want a standard, by-the-book psychiatrist, then Dr. Taylor is probably not for you. And that's perfectly fine. I guess each person just needs to find the type of doctor that works best for them. But for me at least--and I'm sure for many others--Dr. Taylor's treatment has worked quite well.

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This woman was completely unprofessional and flighty. She spent much of the appointment talking about herself. Every time I got in touch with her I had to leave two messages to get her to call me back. She made up a reason to have another appointment (something with the insurance that turned out not to be relevant), which I can only understand as her wanted another payment.

Do not see this psychiatrist.

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This woman was completely unprofessional and flighty. She spent much of the appointment talking about herself. Every time I got in touch with her I had to leave two messages to get her to call me back. She made up a reason to have another appointment (something with the insurance that turned out not to be relevant), which I can only understand as her wanted another payment.

Do not see this psychiatrist.

Pros: Weekend appointments

Cons: Unprofessional, flighty, unresponsive to voicemail

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My first appt., she was late because she had to workout. I did the entire talking and the next appointment she was late. She kept leaving the room and coming back in, and then stated that she might get an emergency phone call and might have to leave in the middle of our session. I have a psychology background and could even tell myself what I was going through. She offered no "textbook" information about how the mind works and suggestions on what she thought I was going through, and of course she didn't diagnose me with a "serious mental illness" because then she wouldn't get paid as much through insurance (eventhough I am perfectly normal). I felt like I was talking to myself the entire time. I even asked her questions about my emotional state and she offered NO advice or any means of helping. I agree with everyone else, she is a very sweet lady, but I don't feel she is educated enough to practice. I also don't like the fact that she stops fifteen prior to our session to go and talk to the next person that has their appointment. I felt like I was talking to my grandma instead of a qualified psychiatrist. Oh granny, please diagnose me, just kidding ! You're wasting your time and money if you go to her, trust me!

If you have a legitimate complaint about: non-therapeutic prescribing medication or treatment, professional incompetence, unprofessional conduct which may endanger the public, and inability to practice medicine by reason of mental or physical impairment, you can REPORT this to: The Medical Board of Texas.

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My first appt., she was late because she had to workout. I did the entire talking and the next appointment she was late. She kept leaving the room and coming back in, and then stated that she might get an emergency phone call and might have to leave in the middle of our session. I have a psychology background and could even tell myself what I was going through. She offered no "textbook" information about how the mind works and suggestions on what she thought I was going through, and of course she didn't diagnose me with a "serious mental illness" because then she wouldn't get paid as much through insurance (eventhough I am perfectly normal). I felt like I was talking to myself the entire time. I even asked her questions about my emotional state and she offered NO advice or any means of helping. I agree with everyone else, she is a very sweet lady, but I don't feel she is educated enough to practice. I also don't like the fact that she stops fifteen prior to our session to go and talk to the next person that has their appointment. I felt like I was talking to my grandma instead of a qualified psychiatrist. Oh granny, please diagnose me, just kidding ! You're wasting your time and money if you go to her, trust me!

If you have a legitimate complaint about: non-therapeutic prescribing medication or treatment, professional incompetence, unprofessional conduct which may endanger the public, and inability to practice medicine by reason of mental or physical impairment, you can REPORT this to: The Medical Board of Texas.

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Updating my review after 3 years.

How vindicating to read some of the reviews here. Here is my opinion of Linda Taylor. I saw Linda years ago when (I think) she first started practicing in Texas. It remains to this date the worst, most disrespectful, unhelpful, even downright greedy experience with any health worker.

I had been diagnosed with ADHD in my childhood, and have taken meds for nearly 2 decades. I have grown to hate medication, and am always looking for new ideas or perspectives. I visited Linda for a "2nd opinion" - explaining on the phone everything I've mentioned here. She sounded so compassionate and interested - and was delighted to discuss alternative ADHD treatments (even non-medication).

When I got there, I found an angry, hostile woman who told me ADHD "does not exist", and clearly I must have obsessive compulsive disorder for wanting to see a psychiatrist. She proceeded to demean and ridicule me... and seemed paranoid I had brought in literature for "Lexapro" on my clipboard. Say what? I had never heard of Lexapro - (I did have a BLANK clipboard with me to take notes during my appointment!) I was getting a little uneasy. She also seemed preoccupied by noises outside her office. I didn't hear any of them.

She then started drawing diagrams on her dry-erase board about the fallacy of ADHD. When I finally got a word in, I asked her why the NIMH considered ADHD a valid diagnosis. She became hostile at this point - almost a rage... and I tried to politely wind down our session... Before I finished writing a check, she tried to write me a prescription for Lexapro. (she had Lexapro literature peppered all over her office). Just to get out of there, I took her prescription and threw it in the trash on the way to my car.

This woman really gave me the creeps like I've never felt before from a health provider in my entire life. I don't think I spoke more than 50 words during our brief meeting. She basically asked what I did for a living, and a few cursory questions about my family. She was fascinated by the fact I ran a company. She kept saying "oh... you've done so well with your life!" and then began joking that she too probably has ADHD. Chuckle Chuckle. I'm no psychologist, but is this not classic passive-aggressive?

I'm going to assume the system works, and this woman has a valid license to practice... but in my opinion she should not be licensed as any type of health provider. Bad reports on her have poured in on the various "rating" boards like this one for years. Apparently nobody at the Texas Medical Board has bothered to check up on this person practicing psychiatry in Austin, TX.

Years later, I still feel great unease remembering that horrible appointment with Linda Taylor. I will remember it the rest of my life.

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Updating my review after 3 years.

How vindicating to read some of the reviews here. Here is my opinion of Linda Taylor. I saw Linda years ago when (I think) she first started practicing in Texas. It remains to this date the worst, most disrespectful, unhelpful, even downright greedy experience with any health worker.

I had been diagnosed with ADHD in my childhood, and have taken meds for nearly 2 decades. I have grown to hate medication, and am always looking for new ideas or perspectives. I visited Linda for a "2nd opinion" - explaining on the phone everything I've mentioned here. She sounded so compassionate and interested - and was delighted to discuss alternative ADHD treatments (even non-medication).

When I got there, I found an angry, hostile woman who told me ADHD "does not exist", and clearly I must have obsessive compulsive disorder for wanting to see a psychiatrist. She proceeded to demean and ridicule me... and seemed paranoid I had brought in literature for "Lexapro" on my clipboard. Say what? I had never heard of Lexapro - (I did have a BLANK clipboard with me to take notes during my appointment!) I was getting a little uneasy. She also seemed preoccupied by noises outside her office. I didn't hear any of them.

She then started drawing diagrams on her dry-erase board about the fallacy of ADHD. When I finally got a word in, I asked her why the NIMH considered ADHD a valid diagnosis. She became hostile at this point - almost a rage... and I tried to politely wind down our session... Before I finished writing a check, she tried to write me a prescription for Lexapro. (she had Lexapro literature peppered all over her office). Just to get out of there, I took her prescription and threw it in the trash on the way to my car.

This woman really gave me the creeps like I've never felt before from a health provider in my entire life. I don't think I spoke more than 50 words during our brief meeting. She basically asked what I did for a living, and a few cursory questions about my family. She was fascinated by the fact I ran a company. She kept saying "oh... you've done so well with your life!" and then began joking that she too probably has ADHD. Chuckle Chuckle. I'm no psychologist, but is this not classic passive-aggressive?

I'm going to assume the system works, and this woman has a valid license to practice... but in my opinion she should not be licensed as any type of health provider. Bad reports on her have poured in on the various "rating" boards like this one for years. Apparently nobody at the Texas Medical Board has bothered to check up on this person practicing psychiatry in Austin, TX.

Years later, I still feel great unease remembering that horrible appointment with Linda Taylor. I will remember it the rest of my life.

Pros: she can probably see you "right away"

Cons: absolutely everything else

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OK, here goes...called around to about 30 Drs. not one had an open slot for not less than three months. Low and behold Linda Taylor had a slot that day! Hey, I'm going to get help. I took a leave of absence from work and had all the forms she needed to fill out. First visit 1.5 hours of her filling out those papers and making phone calls because she did not understand certain questions! $$$. No perscriptions this visit. $$$ Second visit, 1 hour trying to finish filling out paperwork and making phone calls! $$$ No perscriptions. Third, finally started talking, if you want to call head nodding talking. She made me get all script records from pharmacys so she could see all my perscription history. $$$ Dumb me, went again giving her the benefit, reviewed my perscriptions, then finally put me on two meds $$$. Fourth visit the accusations started to fly if you know what I mean. (I didn't know that Dr.s could perscribe alcohol) and wrote in very large letters on a perscription pad "GO DIRECTLY TO SHOAL CREEK DO NOT GO HOME" she then proceeded to call a two Drs that I see to tell them this!!!!!! I was sitting in the room! I tried to talk over her saying that she does not know what she is talking about. The meds she gave were part of that accusation. $$$ Relationship terminated. By the way, she was 10 to 15 minutes late for every apt (and charged for it!) because she works out! so while she's working out and taking her time for herself, I'm standing outside in the heat waiting for her to pull up in her BMW that we all paid for. And never once addressed why I was there. I'm cured.

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★☆☆☆☆

OK, here goes...called around to about 30 Drs. not one had an open slot for not less than three months. Low and behold Linda Taylor had a slot that day! Hey, I'm going to get help. I took a leave of absence from work and had all the forms she needed to fill out. First visit 1.5 hours of her filling out those papers and making phone calls because she did not understand certain questions! $$$. No perscriptions this visit. $$$ Second visit, 1 hour trying to finish filling out paperwork and making phone calls! $$$ No perscriptions. Third, finally started talking, if you want to call head nodding talking. She made me get all script records from pharmacys so she could see all my perscription history. $$$ Dumb me, went again giving her the benefit, reviewed my perscriptions, then finally put me on two meds $$$. Fourth visit the accusations started to fly if you know what I mean. (I didn't know that Dr.s could perscribe alcohol) and wrote in very large letters on a perscription pad "GO DIRECTLY TO SHOAL CREEK DO NOT GO HOME" she then proceeded to call a two Drs that I see to tell them this!!!!!! I was sitting in the room! I tried to talk over her saying that she does not know what she is talking about. The meds she gave were part of that accusation. $$$ Relationship terminated. By the way, she was 10 to 15 minutes late for every apt (and charged for it!) because she works out! so while she's working out and taking her time for herself, I'm standing outside in the heat waiting for her to pull up in her BMW that we all paid for. And never once addressed why I was there. I'm cured.

Pros: Kleenex in office

Cons: way to many to list

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after reading other reviews of her, all i have to say it DITTO! This doctor is truly in need of help.

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★☆☆☆☆

after reading other reviews of her, all i have to say it DITTO! This doctor is truly in need of help.

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This is a psychiatrist? She is the strangest doctor I have ever seen, run as fast as you can. I would be highly skeptical of any diagnosis made by her. I was forced to leave her office after she tried to charge me after she started completing insurance forms during session time, needless to say I walked out. All other previous reviewers are correct. Completely unprofessional, doctor is in need of help herself.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is a psychiatrist? She is the strangest doctor I have ever seen, run as fast as you can. I would be highly skeptical of any diagnosis made by her. I was forced to leave her office after she tried to charge me after she started completing insurance forms during session time, needless to say I walked out. All other previous reviewers are correct. Completely unprofessional, doctor is in need of help herself.

Pros: None.

Cons: Doctor only cares about getting money.

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I have been in therapy for over ten years (on and off), and Linda Taylor has to be the worst therapist I have ever seen. She was extremely unprofessional, my session lasted over an hour and a half and I had to finally end the appointment myself around 10:45 pm! She had absolutely no knowledge of any medications and refused to prescribe my antidepessant that I've been on for almost two years!

*Linda if you are reading this you need to read the book "The Small Book, A Guide to Rational Recovery."

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been in therapy for over ten years (on and off), and Linda Taylor has to be the worst therapist I have ever seen. She was extremely unprofessional, my session lasted over an hour and a half and I had to finally end the appointment myself around 10:45 pm! She had absolutely no knowledge of any medications and refused to prescribe my antidepessant that I've been on for almost two years!

*Linda if you are reading this you need to read the book "The Small Book, A Guide to Rational Recovery."

Pros: none

Cons: EVERYTHING!!!!!!

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This woman is complete and total BATS! Not only is she clearly nuts (and makes you leave a credit card number with her like the other people have already said), she also does not have an M.D., she has a D.O. Like the others have said, all good psychs have at least a 2 month waiting list. "Dr." Taylor can see you in one to three days! She seriously does not portray any knowledge of medicine - when I told her I was on thyroid medication for an UNDERactive thyroid, she said she could not prescribe meds to anyone with an OVERactive thyroid. She kept repeating this over and over and over. When I finally told her I would get a lab test to SHOW her that I do not have an OVERactive thyroid, she said 'okay' and then wanted to schedule another hour ($350) appointment TWO DAYS LATER so that I could come pick up my prescription! Seriously? Another HOUR consultation to pick up a prescription after JUST meeting with her for an entire HOUR two days prior? When I asked her if I could just swing by and get the prescription without making an appointment - seeing as though I was there Saturday and she wanted to write my prescription on Tuesday, she said that she "does not stand in her waiting room and write prescriptions for free." She is seriously bats. I could go on and on. Don't go see her.

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★☆☆☆☆

This woman is complete and total BATS! Not only is she clearly nuts (and makes you leave a credit card number with her like the other people have already said), she also does not have an M.D., she has a D.O. Like the others have said, all good psychs have at least a 2 month waiting list. "Dr." Taylor can see you in one to three days! She seriously does not portray any knowledge of medicine - when I told her I was on thyroid medication for an UNDERactive thyroid, she said she could not prescribe meds to anyone with an OVERactive thyroid. She kept repeating this over and over and over. When I finally told her I would get a lab test to SHOW her that I do not have an OVERactive thyroid, she said 'okay' and then wanted to schedule another hour ($350) appointment TWO DAYS LATER so that I could come pick up my prescription! Seriously? Another HOUR consultation to pick up a prescription after JUST meeting with her for an entire HOUR two days prior? When I asked her if I could just swing by and get the prescription without making an appointment - seeing as though I was there Saturday and she wanted to write my prescription on Tuesday, she said that she "does not stand in her waiting room and write prescriptions for free." She is seriously bats. I could go on and on. Don't go see her.

Pros: NONE!

Cons: Everything!

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Sweet lady, I can only guess that all the years of helping with others mental health issues has drove her passed the brink of sanity. I hope she gets well soon and then returns my co-pay.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sweet lady, I can only guess that all the years of helping with others mental health issues has drove her passed the brink of sanity. I hope she gets well soon and then returns my co-pay.

Pros: Made my issue seem petty in comparison

Cons: Pretty much everything, she seemed so tortured.

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i had never seen a psychiatrist before and didnt know what to expect, but dr taylor was very kind and welcoming and made me feel comfortable about it. she helped me with my problems and suggested alternative treatments besides medication that i was very pleased with. overall she was very knowledgeable and obviously keeps up with all the latest information. go see her, she changed my life.

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★★★★★

i had never seen a psychiatrist before and didnt know what to expect, but dr taylor was very kind and welcoming and made me feel comfortable about it. she helped me with my problems and suggested alternative treatments besides medication that i was very pleased with. overall she was very knowledgeable and obviously keeps up with all the latest information. go see her, she changed my life.

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I called on a Tuesday, and she "happened" to have a cancellation later that afternoon. This should have been the first clue, but I was in need of help. She asked me to verify my insurance first before confirming the appointment, which I was quite happy to do. However, when I got there, she wasn't even there. Ten minutes after our scheduled appointment time, she arrived, had me fill out paperwork, and then spent 30 minutes trying to understand how my insurance co-payment worked. She wanted me to give her an additional credit card "just in case there were uncovered charges." I refused, flat out. She was more worried about money then about taking care of the patient right in front of her.

She was very thorough in determining what medications she deemed important, was able to prescribe meds that were available generically. However, the next appointment, she again showed up late and spent the entire time discussing medications. She wrote out a prescription that my insurance refused to fill because it made no sense what-so-ever.

Third appointment, she ran late on the appt before mine by 15 minutes, then, even after I spoke with her previously about my desire for talk therapy too, she spent the ENTIRE time mumbling about meds again. When I told her that I was more than likely going to have to get a new psychiatrist due to her unwillingness to discuss my underlying issues and inability to be punctual, she became extremely defensive. She was charging my insurance for a 45 minute appoinment that was lasting for 20. She even stated that my case was an extremely difficult one which required a lot of "extra" work. She did NO extra work, was never prepared for our appointments, asked the same questions again and again, and repeated the same advise over and over.

Do not go see this psychiatrist if you are looking for someone who cares about her patients' time or will help in talk therapy as opposed to just medication therapy.

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★☆☆☆☆

I called on a Tuesday, and she "happened" to have a cancellation later that afternoon. This should have been the first clue, but I was in need of help. She asked me to verify my insurance first before confirming the appointment, which I was quite happy to do. However, when I got there, she wasn't even there. Ten minutes after our scheduled appointment time, she arrived, had me fill out paperwork, and then spent 30 minutes trying to understand how my insurance co-payment worked. She wanted me to give her an additional credit card "just in case there were uncovered charges." I refused, flat out. She was more worried about money then about taking care of the patient right in front of her.

She was very thorough in determining what medications she deemed important, was able to prescribe meds that were available generically. However, the next appointment, she again showed up late and spent the entire time discussing medications. She wrote out a prescription that my insurance refused to fill because it made no sense what-so-ever.

Third appointment, she ran late on the appt before mine by 15 minutes, then, even after I spoke with her previously about my desire for talk therapy too, she spent the ENTIRE time mumbling about meds again. When I told her that I was more than likely going to have to get a new psychiatrist due to her unwillingness to discuss my underlying issues and inability to be punctual, she became extremely defensive. She was charging my insurance for a 45 minute appoinment that was lasting for 20. She even stated that my case was an extremely difficult one which required a lot of "extra" work. She did NO extra work, was never prepared for our appointments, asked the same questions again and again, and repeated the same advise over and over.

Do not go see this psychiatrist if you are looking for someone who cares about her patients' time or will help in talk therapy as opposed to just medication therapy.

Pros: couldn't find any

Cons: punctuality, unable to provide therapy

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I agree with all of the below, seriously. I saw this woman for about 6 months, and she NEVER once offered me any advice about anything. She only nodded her head, laughed like a dingbat, and said "oh" all the time.

Literally this woman is only good for writing a prescription, and she can't even get that right. She changed my dosages on me, and when I told her she messed up, she said that she could no longer prescribe me my current meds due to that I didn't follow her instructions. Then she tried to put me on medication I said worked horribly in the past. I had to re-explain the same things I had always talked about. Not once did she display the competency of someone who has a medical degree.

Like someone else said, she refuses to write more than a one-month prescription because she wants you to come back for money. She doesn't return phone calls either, unless you are a new patient. I had to leave her two voice mails, which she didn't return...until finally I faxed her twice just so she would confirm a cancellation. You can bet your rear she called me back quick when I left a message to reschedule the appt.

On the plus side, her office always smells pretty nice. She's a nice person too, just not good at her job.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with all of the below, seriously. I saw this woman for about 6 months, and she NEVER once offered me any advice about anything. She only nodded her head, laughed like a dingbat, and said "oh" all the time.

Literally this woman is only good for writing a prescription, and she can't even get that right. She changed my dosages on me, and when I told her she messed up, she said that she could no longer prescribe me my current meds due to that I didn't follow her instructions. Then she tried to put me on medication I said worked horribly in the past. I had to re-explain the same things I had always talked about. Not once did she display the competency of someone who has a medical degree.

Like someone else said, she refuses to write more than a one-month prescription because she wants you to come back for money. She doesn't return phone calls either, unless you are a new patient. I had to leave her two voice mails, which she didn't return...until finally I faxed her twice just so she would confirm a cancellation. You can bet your rear she called me back quick when I left a message to reschedule the appt.

On the plus side, her office always smells pretty nice. She's a nice person too, just not good at her job.

Pros: Her office is nice

Cons: She is not even a decent psychiatrist

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It's evident that Dr. Taylor is new to a solo practice. She is very smart and has a good bedside manner. She is not very considerate of her patient's schedules and restraints. She has a lot to learn about running a solo practice. She also needs a little bit more compassion and understanding.

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★★★☆☆

It's evident that Dr. Taylor is new to a solo practice. She is very smart and has a good bedside manner. She is not very considerate of her patient's schedules and restraints. She has a lot to learn about running a solo practice. She also needs a little bit more compassion and understanding.

Pros: Good beside manner

Cons: Lacks business professionalism

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OH MY GOSH!!!
This woman is awful! I called on a Friday and she returned my call later that night. She told me I could come in the next day--Saturday (first reason why I should not have agreed to it--good therpists are booked for months)! I got to her office at 2pm. She was not even there. I waited until close to 10 minutes later. When she got out of her BMW, she looked like a cooke from that second! She mumbles things and talks very slowly. Once I got into her office, I started to fill out paperwork. When I saw that she wanted to keep my debit card on file so she could "charge" me if I needed to get another prescription or for any other unlisted costs! She had NO clue about any kind of insurances. She did not even have anyone that helped her with the billing. Once I paid, I kept asking questions and I did not like her demeanor. It was obvious it was all about the money. Within 10-15 minutes, I told her I was uncomfortable and she thought it had to do with the money... not the fact that she is "off her wagon". I had her give me my money back and I left as fast as I could. She looks like a crazy serial killer anyway. This was AWFUL! I would never, ever, ever EVER recomend her!

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★☆☆☆☆

OH MY GOSH!!!
This woman is awful! I called on a Friday and she returned my call later that night. She told me I could come in the next day--Saturday (first reason why I should not have agreed to it--good therpists are booked for months)! I got to her office at 2pm. She was not even there. I waited until close to 10 minutes later. When she got out of her BMW, she looked like a cooke from that second! She mumbles things and talks very slowly. Once I got into her office, I started to fill out paperwork. When I saw that she wanted to keep my debit card on file so she could "charge" me if I needed to get another prescription or for any other unlisted costs! She had NO clue about any kind of insurances. She did not even have anyone that helped her with the billing. Once I paid, I kept asking questions and I did not like her demeanor. It was obvious it was all about the money. Within 10-15 minutes, I told her I was uncomfortable and she thought it had to do with the money... not the fact that she is "off her wagon". I had her give me my money back and I left as fast as I could. She looks like a crazy serial killer anyway. This was AWFUL! I would never, ever, ever EVER recomend her!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Completely agree with the other review of Linda Taylor. Her sessions are not helpful. She's no good at diagnosing you with anything. She gives no helpful advice --just listens to what you've decided to do and writes you out prescriptions and then suggests some more pharmaceuticals (which she probably has been paid to push) and then writes you out some more prescriptions. Pretty much how each of my sessions has gone is that I research pharmaceuticals for hours and hours and then meet with her and she writes me a prescription for each one I've researched and then sends me home to do some more research on my own before deciding what to get filled because she has shed absolutely no light on the subject. When I finally did choose one to stick with, she only wrote me a one month supply. She refuses to refill prescriptions by phone or write them for more than one month at a time (and this is not for a controlled substance). I had to go back in to see her to get a refill, and during this visit she tried to get me on some other prescriptions when all I wanted was a refill. So she sent me home with another 5 prescriptions. She also never returns phone calls unless you're making an appointment. If you have an emergency, forget about it. If you need to cancel, you're just gonna have to hope she got the message and isn't gonna charge you because she won't return the call to confirm(even if you call a week in advance) .

Seriously, if you're looking for a pill dispenser, Linda Taylor is your woman. If you're looking for a credible psychiatrist who will work with you to give an accurate diagnosis and the best one medicine for you (rather than leaving you to fend for yourself) -- she's not it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Completely agree with the other review of Linda Taylor. Her sessions are not helpful. She's no good at diagnosing you with anything. She gives no helpful advice --just listens to what you've decided to do and writes you out prescriptions and then suggests some more pharmaceuticals (which she probably has been paid to push) and then writes you out some more prescriptions. Pretty much how each of my sessions has gone is that I research pharmaceuticals for hours and hours and then meet with her and she writes me a prescription for each one I've researched and then sends me home to do some more research on my own before deciding what to get filled because she has shed absolutely no light on the subject. When I finally did choose one to stick with, she only wrote me a one month supply. She refuses to refill prescriptions by phone or write them for more than one month at a time (and this is not for a controlled substance). I had to go back in to see her to get a refill, and during this visit she tried to get me on some other prescriptions when all I wanted was a refill. So she sent me home with another 5 prescriptions. She also never returns phone calls unless you're making an appointment. If you have an emergency, forget about it. If you need to cancel, you're just gonna have to hope she got the message and isn't gonna charge you because she won't return the call to confirm(even if you call a week in advance) .

Seriously, if you're looking for a pill dispenser, Linda Taylor is your woman. If you're looking for a credible psychiatrist who will work with you to give an accurate diagnosis and the best one medicine for you (rather than leaving you to fend for yourself) -- she's not it.

Pros: nice waiting room, resonably nice lady

Cons: pill pusher, never near on time, not helpful, doesn't return phone calls

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The only positive thing about Linda Taylor's practice is that she is available for evening appointments. If you are hoping to find someone who will ask you about your problems, listen to them, and give you any sort of suggestions, you should quick search someone else's name. She is extremely slow in all her mannerisms, so sessions are not at all productive, she is always late in calling you into the office by 15-20 minutes, and she mostly talks about her own life experiences and likes/dislikes. But the most shocking thing is that she was unable to communicate to me any knowledge that she might have about psychology.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only positive thing about Linda Taylor's practice is that she is available for evening appointments. If you are hoping to find someone who will ask you about your problems, listen to them, and give you any sort of suggestions, you should quick search someone else's name. She is extremely slow in all her mannerisms, so sessions are not at all productive, she is always late in calling you into the office by 15-20 minutes, and she mostly talks about her own life experiences and likes/dislikes. But the most shocking thing is that she was unable to communicate to me any knowledge that she might have about psychology.

Pros: Evening appointments

Cons: Everything else

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