Most stars from The Bachelor franchise get a boost in their careers after appearing on the reality TV dating show but that’s not the case for Taylor Nolan, who had to put her mental-health practice on hold due to the backlash she’s still facing from her drama with season 21 villain Corinne Olympios.
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“Right now, I’m dealing with a lot emotionally and logistically, with balancing a lot of opportunities coming up,” Nolan admitted to Us Weekly.
“So for me the timing isn’t really great right now to be seeing clients, but it also is very tricky to navigate having a private practice and being someone who was just publicly out on television,” Nolan added. “You know, I’ve gotten a lot of requests for clients who want to start seeing me, but unfortunately I’m not able to do that currently.”
Taylor called out Corinne on The Bachelor, saying she doesn’t believe Corinne has the emotional intelligence to be in a committed relationship with Nick. Bachelor Nation eventually called out Taylor for being condescending.
“She was very much doing her own thing and only focusing on herself, which is a good thing to do in that experience, but you also can’t ignore the fact that there are a bunch of other girls who you’re living with and who you’re sharing the experience with,” Nolan said of her issue with Corinne. “In the level of awareness and being able to be able to pick up on other people’s emotional states and perspectives, I think [her actions] showed her maturity and emotional intelligence.”
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The mental health counselor is looking forward to resuming her career eventually though it’s difficult knowing that there are “close-minded” people who refuse to seek counseling from someone who was on The Bachelor.
“Going on reality TV is just another experience of life, and it’s an opportunity to have a peek into a different world and to explore that and be curious about it, and I think that’s a positive thing,” said Nolan, who graduated from Johns Hopkins University.
“I think also taking every opportunity and experience as an opportunity to learn is really important, and that’s kind of what I did here,” she continued. “It was definitely an experience of pushing myself [to be vulnerable], and that’s a problem that we all struggle with at some point or another in our lives, so if anything, I think this experience going forward would make me a stronger counselor.”
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