Dave Taylor, M.S. is the President of the Ranch of Hope Counseling, as well as, one of the Primary counselors.
Dave holds a Masters in Psychology and has over 20 years of counseling experience. Dave is proud to say that he received the Institute of Pastoral Counseling, 3 year certificate of Completion through Emerge Ministries, Akron, Ohio where he studied under Dr. Richard Dobbins and Don Lichi, PhD for over 8 years. Dave has continued his counseling education under John Regier, Caring for the Heart Ministries, Colorado Springs, CO. Dave specializes in the week long intensives and helped pioneer this field. Dave is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Dave is an Ordained Minister, serving as a U.S. Home Missionary, Chaplaincy Department, Pastoral Care in the Mental Health Division.
Dave served for 13 years in a Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Hospital as Chaplain and Volunteer and Pastoral Coordinator. Dave was the Founding Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Committee and served in this capacity for 10 years. Dave set regional records of participation as Volunteer Coordinator at two Rehabilitation Hospitals in PA., where, under his leadership, the program grew from 5 Volunteers and 600 hrs per year to sustained growth of 150 volunteers and over 12,000 volunteer hours. Dave is a sought after speaker from as diversified an audience as Churches, Prisons, Universities, High Schools, Rotary’s, Case Management, Hospitals & Marriage Retreats. Dave has served on and coordinated many Mission Trips including; Russia, Operation Serve 1992, 8 days after the fall of Communism, to state side, Commission trips, assisting thirteen New Church Plantings and Church Growth Projects in PA, NY & CO. Dave brings to the Ranch of Hope over 25 years of ministerial experience in the community he served.
Dave is a lover of his wife and family, 3 adult children and 9 grand kids. Dave is an avid horseman. He loves to hunt, fish, climb, or will try any sport . . . twice. Dave thrives with honest, candid, open conversation. “The Joy of the Lord is my Strength” “Expect the best, hope the best and believe for the best in others’. Dave’s contagious enthusiasm for the Lord is exhilarating and dynamically encouraging.
Dave is kind, caring and encouraging. His method of counseling is based on empowering the client to self-discovery of the concerns or issues of the clients life, identifying and caring for each area of concern and bring the client to a healthy resolve, for a more joyful and harmonious life. Often couples that call back state that romance, intimacy and healthy communication have been restored in their marriages. Men and women alike find Dave easy and comfortable to connect with. When a man makes a commitment to come to counseling, the women’s respect for this decision sets the couple up for success. Men “get” Dave.
Give Dave a call and see if The Ranch of Hope could be for you.