For Taylor, her biggest recommendation is to seek therapy. The 27-year-old said she met with Mykenna Dorn before she appeared on Peter Weber’s season of "The Bachelor" and "one of the first things I told her was, 'Whether you get a great edit or a bad edit, I highly encourage you to start therapy right now. Before this season starts airing, I highly encourage you to get a therapist and get on it.'"
The "Bachelor" alumna says she tells that to "everyone."
She added, "I’m totally here for you if you want to talk, because it can be a lot to take in. Your identity changes overnight, and whether you go into it wanting that or expecting that, it’s still a lot."
Becca chimed in, saying, "No one is prepared for that."
Taylor spoke on that phenomenon and recalled that people often told her before she went on the show, "If anyone’s prepared for this, it’s you!"
She continued, "I was not prepared! Don’t put that pressure on me just because I’m a therapist! I’m a real person and will struggle too! For so many of the girls on our season, I think this was a tough experience because you think it’s just going to be this fun party on a reality show, but you talk about your feelings a lot."
Taylor emphasized that seeking therapy does not have to equate to struggling with depression. Rather, it’s a way to "get that extra support to help you process your feelings."
She named some Bachelor Nation friends she’s spoken to about mental health, including Blake Horstmann and Diggy Moreland, both big advocates of therapy.
"You can want therapy," she expressed on the podcast. "You can say, 'I want to better learn how to cope with life. I want support in talking through these things.'"
To hear the rest of Taylor's interview with Becca and Rachel, be sure to listen to the full "Bachelor Happy Hour" episode now!
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