Menninger Staff

Taylor Neff, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine

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Taylor Neff, PhD, is a staff psychologist at The Menninger Clinic. She is also an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.


Her clinical interests include collaborative/therapeutic assessment, personality assessment with the use of projective/performance-based measures and psychodynamic and integrative approaches to the treatment of personality disorders, grief, trauma and attachment trauma. In addition to these issues, she has a special interest in problems related to motherhood, identity, and loneliness.


Dr. Neff has presented on maternal objectification, opioid use and attachment style and secure attachment.


She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Houston Psychoanalytic Society and Postpartum Support International.


She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at The Menninger Clinic.


In her free time, Dr. Neff enjoys watching horror movies and stand-up comedy. She says that not unlike clinical work, both horror movies and stand-up have the potential to illuminate unseen and unspoken human experiences, from the mundane to the tragic, in a way that invites and validates an audience’s feelings.