Therapy-Kylea Taylor, M.S., MFT
Kylea Taylor, M.S., MFT (MFC #34901) is a California licensed marriage and family counselor in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. She is particularly interested in helping clients integrate the effects of rapid spiritual development catalyzed by non-ordinary states of consciousness, including the transformational effects of meditation and spiritual practice, breathwork, spontaneous openings, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, substance use and addiction, and energy release phenomena.
Kylea earned her Master of Science degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. She started working as a counselor in the addictions recovery field in 1970 and served as the executive director of a New Jersey community counseling center for sixteen years. Her study of kundalini yoga in the 70′s began her enduring interest in the interface between psychological, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. She has extensive personal and professional experience with addiction, post-traumatic stress, and dissociation (including multiplicity or DID), women’s issues, and spiritual emergence(y) and kundalini phenomena.
Kylea Taylor began ongoing study in 1984 with Stanislav Grof, M.D., in transpersonal psychology and non-ordinary states of consciousness. She is a certified Holotropic Breathwork™ Practitioner (now retired from HB facilitating) and was active as a senior trainer in the Grof Transpersonal Training from 1993-2000. Kylea has assisted Stanislav Grof at many large workshops and has facilitated workshops and presented her own work at conferences in the United States and abroad.
Kylea is the author of the following books from Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc.: The Ethics of Caring, The Breathwork Experience, Considering Holotropic Breathwork and The Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator’s Manual (*Available only to those in training or certified as HB practitioners), and is the editor of Exploring Holotropic Breathwork. She has also written numerous articles for print and online magazines and journals. Kylea served for 17 years on the Board of the Association for Holotropic Breathwork International and for two years as the Ethics Chair on the Board of the Santa Cruz California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Board.