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Kylea Taylor, MFT October 7, 2018

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Kylea Taylor MFT

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in California (MFC # 34901), a Consultant specializing in Ethics, and an author based in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Welcome to my site.

Decades of professional work with clients having many kinds of life-changing experiences and my own personal journey have shaped my essential core beliefs and approach to therapy. I trust that we all have an Inner Healer and, given the right circumstances, our Inner Healer can guide us to become everything we are meant to be.

A special focus of my practice is helping clients revitalize everyday life by integrating the meaning and extra-ordinary gifts of spiritual emergence, transpersonal experiences and personal paradigm shift phenomena. These extra-ordinary experiences can arise in many ways, for example meditation, yoga, spiritual practices, breathwork, depression, child birth, trauma regression, entheogen medicines, addiction recovery, hypnosis, and energy release therapies may serve as a catalyst for these experiences.

My therapeutic training includes gestalt, expressive arts and writing, cognitive, family systems, transpersonal, existential, addiction recovery, and other options to effectively meet each client’s unique individual needs.

Radical changes can be confusing and overwhelming at times. Yet they often reveal a path to a new vista, one that opens up to an enriched, more authentic life. Learning how to listen and collaborate creatively with our Inner Healer can make all the difference, and an experienced therapist can help you shed a light on the way forward.

You can learn more and arrange a 15-minute phone or video conference here.


The Ethics of Caring Model
InnerEthics™ & Right Relationship

The Ethics of Caring model clarifies the unique ethical territory of understanding and working skillfully with clients who are experiencing profound and extra-ordinary states of consciousness. Two terms that describe this model are Inner Ethics and Right Relationship. This model also covers the basics of ethics, transference, and countertransference fundamental to ethical professional practice with an emphasis on relational ethics to prevent client harm and increase client benefit. These two approaches to ethics, internal and external, are complementary and represent a holistic approach to ethical discernment and behavior.

Ethics and the Web of Life

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.

Only our courageous soul-searching can bring awareness to our fears, desires, and spiritual longings. Our willingness to face our vulnerabilities and hidden motivations will allow us to apply self-compassion and make choices truly in the best interests of ourselves, our clients and our communities.

You can read more about The Ethics of Caring model and InnerEthics™ here.


Ethics Consultations

If you are a mental health or medical professional, leader, mentor, employer, educator or wellness therapist facing an ethical challenge in relationship with colleagues or clients, I’d like to help you review your goals, values, and intentions. My special area of ethics expertise is the conscious impulses and unconscious motivations that can draw us into unethical behavior. As a consultant and your ally, I would help you gain insight and clarify what is “right relationship” in your particular ethical situation.

We will use the Ethics of Caring model to guide a process of compassionate self-inquiry and decision-making. To help you create or renew a personal ethical code, we may explore the Professional Vulnerabilities to Ethical Misconduct and the four Keys to Professional Ethical Behavior as examples of additional resources available to tailor a consultation specifically to your unique situation.

Anyone seeking self-awareness related to right relationship in the web of life or facing a current ethical challenge in professional life can buy The Ethics of Caring book to learn how to use this model. Self-Reflective questions listed there may be sufficient to address your situation. For further reflection and a guided, more in-depth process focused on your specific goals, a consultation may serve your purpose.

You can learn more and arrange a 15-minute phone or video conference here.



The Ethics of Caring by Kylea Taylor MFT

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. Written for practicing therapy and medical professionals, bodyworkers, clergy, students, teachers, supervisors, and mentors, The Ethics of Caring 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..

Published November 1, 2017, it received the Silver Medal book award from Nautilus Book Awards in the category “Relationships and Communication.

“The Ethics of Caring is an extraordinarily helpful and groundbreaking new book for healers, clergy, therapists, and bodyworkers that illuminates what is necessary to offer wise and trustworthy relations to their clients. Kylea has grounded her work in the spiritual principle of reverence for life that underlies all the world’s great religions and healing systems. She elaborates upon the basic principles of non-harming as they are needed for the vast terrain of healing realms, including crisis of trauma, loss and grief work, spiritual counseling, expanded consciousness, and energetic and shamanic openings. The Ethics of Caring alerts healers not to underestimate the power of energies that arise in extraordinary states through transference and countertransference.”

~ Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of A Wise Heart, A Lamp in the Darkness, The Art of Forgiveness and Lovingkindness, A Path with Heart, and After the Ecstasy the Laundry

Download the Table of Contents, Excerpts and a Book Sheet with reviews

Purchase at Hanford Mead  |  Amazon Kindle

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