Jennifer TaylorJennifer Eve Taylor, JD
Founder and Managing Consultant

Jennifer Eve Taylor, JD, is the Founder of JET ED Consulting, an academic consultation and coaching service based in San Francisco. JET ED Consulting specializes in advising and supporting students and families affected by learning differences and emotional challenges. Jennifer has extensive experience helping to place students with mental health diagnoses into appropriate therapeutic programs —which vary from acute psychiatric hospitals to wilderness camps and specialized boarding schools.

Navigating the wealth of therapeutic options available can be a logistic and financial nightmare, but Jennifer knows her way through, because she’s been there with her own child. She’s personally experienced the endless worry, confusion and lack of understanding that often comes hand in hand with being the parent of a child with a complicated diagnosis. She gets it. Over her career, she’s helped families make difficult decisions, always emphasizing the whole student with a focus on personal growth, emotional regulation and life-skill development.

Ms. Taylor’s expertise is highly sought after as a speaker for parents, educators, conferences and learning institutions including Sonoma State University, Marin Department of Public Health, Marin County Schools and STAR Academy. Some of her more notable engagements include her podcast with Karin Gornick (executive producer for the films Angst, Screenagers and Like), contributing articles for the Marin Independent Journal and commentaries for NPR’s All Things Considered.

Jennifer is a member of The Right Door, a collaborative organization that includes psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, behavioral consultants, tutors/educational therapists, academic coaches and high school/college/career counselors. We each have independent practices, but by working within this professional community to share resources, ideas and office space, we improve our clinical/educational work and our practices.

Additionally she is the Board Chair of the Therapeutic Consulting Association and Professional Member of IECA and Founder of the Marin Chapter of Willows in the Wind. She volunteers with Horse Buddies, Bread & Roses and does pro bono work for Saving Teens. Ms. Taylor is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of San Francisco School of Law.

After 360 days, progress is found to be more sustained when a family uses an educational consultant.
(Youth Outcome Data-NATSAP)

Sara LynchSarah MacKay Lynch, M.A.
Parent Coach

Sarah is a certified Parent Coach, former high school teacher and the mother of a launching 18 year old. She has been through the residential treatment journey with her own family. She combines this background with current research and her work with hundreds of parents in the Bay Area and beyond to assist struggling families.
Sarah works collaboratively with parents to create the structures and support necessary to begin the process of healing their relationship with their teen, promoting a healthy, balanced, and loving connection within families. Her parenting credo is “Connection before Correction.”

In addition to parent coaching, Sarah is a regular leader of the San Rafael Willows in the Wind support group as well as Oakland-based Family Sanity’s support groups for parents. She also co-leads Transition Support Workshops with Willows in the Wind and Coyote Coast Youth and Family Counseling. She runs online support groups for parents and teaches the nationally recognized Family Connections Course, a DBT-based class offered through NEABPD.

Sarah received a BA at UC Berkeley, her teaching credential at Holy Names College, plus a MA in TESOL at the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, VT. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

My daughter felt like you really listened and understood her, and that you had her best interests in mind – not mine (in other words, she feels like an adult and I should not be in the drivers seat of her life). Theresa, her therapist, also was very impressed with you—and I’m sure Theresa has met or spoken with a wide swath of ed consultants.

– Jane’s mom

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