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  • UC San Diego Health Psychiatry – La Jolla
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
    Suite C101
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    US
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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 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 and depression.

Dr. Tayer cares mainly for seniors, graduate and undergraduate students at UC San Diego, and adult patients with chronic diseases. She also serves as on-call psychologist in the Emergency Department. Dr. Tayer has a special interest in aging, women's health and behavioral medicine.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Tayer supervises graduate psychology students. She speaks on numerous topics, including health psychology, coping with stress, working with seniors, and healthy aging.

Dr. Tayer earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant International University), where she also obtained a master's degree. 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 also enjoys staying lives an active lifestyle, through regularly participating in water exercise, Gyrokinesis® and hiking.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Doctoral Degree

  • California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 1997-07-01

Conditions and Treatments

  • Chronic Health Problems
  • Geropsychology
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted