Kylea Taylor

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in California (MFC #34901), a Consultant specializing in InnerEthics®, and author of The Ethics of Caring: Finding Right Relationship with Clients based in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. Welcome to my site.

The InnerEthics® approach clarifies the unique ethical territory of understanding and working skillfully with clients who are experiencing profound and extra-ordinary states of consciousness. This model also covers the basics of ethics, transference, and countertransference, with an emphasis on relational ethics to prevent client harm and increase client benefit.

These two approaches to ethics, external (learning ethical codes, laws and guidelines) and internal (learning about ourselves in relationship through InnerEthics®) are complementary and complete a holistic approach to ethical discernment and behavior.

Ethics is the study of relationship. Transcending the limited viewpoint that we are unrelated, wholly separate is essential for ethical development. We are interconnected in the web of life. We are all in this together.

When we begin to widen our view to see and honor a web-like context of relationships, we speak and act more ethically. Relationship itself is at the heart of healing. And ethics and integrity are at the heart of any healing relationship.  Learn more >

Most of us want to do the right thing at the right time. The more we know ourselves, the more conscious choice we have, and the less harm we will do.  ~ Kylea Taylor

The Ethics of Caring Book

The Ethics of Caring is a unique and widely recommended text that complements standard ethics texts by helping the student or professional find right relationship with a client. The book is a Nautilus Silver Medal Book Award winner in the category “Relationships and Communication.” Published November 1, 2017.

Written for practicing therapy and medical professionals, bodyworkers, clergy, students, teachers, supervisors, and mentors, the InnerEthics® model first promotes self-compassion, then gently guides self-reflection about unconscious countertransference that often occurs in the main areas of human life. The book illuminates many extraordinary types of human experiences to help professionals become aware in case clients bring these profound states in some way to the professional for support. See more reviews. Download the Table of Contents, Excerpts and a Book Sheet with reviews

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“The Ethics of Caring
is an extraordinarily helpful and groundbreaking book for healers, clergy, therapists, and bodyworkers that illuminates what is necessary to offer wise and trustworthy relations to their clients.
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., A Wise Heart, A Lamp in the Darkness, and After the Ecstasy the Laundry

The work with non-ordinary states of consciousness brings specific new challenges and problems that go beyond those encountered in traditional verbal and experiential approaches. Kylea Taylor’s book is a pioneering venture into these new territories, providing important guidelines for practitioners and students.
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Author of Psychology of the Future, Realms of the Human Unconscious


Helping clients revitalize everyday life by integrating the meaning and extra-ordinary gifts of spiritual emergence, transpersonal experiences and “personal paradigm shift” phenomena is my focus as a therapist. These extra-ordinary experiences can arise in many ways. ­Meditation, yoga, spiritual practices, breathwork, depression, childbirth, trauma regression, entheogenic and psychedelic medicines, addiction recovery, hypnosis, and energy release therapies all might serve as catalysts.  Learn more >

Note: My small therapy practice is currently full. I am not taking new therapy clients right now because of my teaching schedule. 

Kyle Buller, “Psychedelics Today”, interviews Kylea Taylor, LMFT. Topics include InnerEthics®, spiritual emergency, integration of extraordinary states, value of peer supervision, evolution of the psychedelic-assisted therapy movement, informed consent, and more.