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About Wendy G. Tayer, PhD
Wendy Tayer, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who helps people cope more effectively with mental health problems, including life stressors and adaptational challenges. As a trained health and geriatric psychologist, Dr. Tayer's expertise involves helping people make behavioral choices that promote better health and prevent illness. She specializes in treating chronic illness and pain, anxiety, depression, as well as aging-related disorders.
Dr. Tayer cares mainly for seniors and adult patients with chronic diseases. She also serves as an on-call psychologist with the UC San Diego Health consultation-liaison service. Dr. Tayer has special interests in women's health and disaster psychology.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Tayer supervises graduate psychology students. She speaks on numerous topics, including health psychology, emotional first aid, coping with stress, geropsychology and healthy aging.
Dr. Tayer earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant International University). She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the San Diego Psychological Association and the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science.
Outside of work, Dr. Tayer enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, running her book club, ushering at local theaters, cooking and traveling. She regularly engages in water exercise, gyrotonics and hiking.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Behavioral and Mental Health.
- Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
- California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Chronic Health Problems
- Geriatric Psychiatry