Therapeutic Educational Consultant
Jennifer Eve Taylor, JD
Founder and Managing Consultant
Jennifer Eve Taylor, JD, is the Founder of JET ED Consulting, a therapeutic and academic consultation and coaching service based in San Francisco. JET ED Consulting specializes in advising and supporting students and families affected by mental health, emotional challenges and learning differences, most of whom need residential treatment or boarding school. She works with ages 8-23.
Navigating the variety of therapeutic options can be a logistical 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 has worked with children and young adults for over 30 years as an integral part of her family’s summer camp in Maine: www.kingsleypines.com. Jennifer attends specialty conferences and has also been a speaker and panelist.
To be sure she is providing the best source of referrals, Jennifer travels to between 50 and 100 residential and day programs each year.
Jennifer is the past Board Chair of the Therapeutic Consulting Association and Professional Member of IECA and Founder of the Marin Chapter of Willows in the Wind. Jennifer is also on the advisory committee of Marin Healthy Youth Partnership and is a Board Member of the nonprofit, Sky’s the Limit Fund, which provides scholarships for outdoor therapeutic progams.
When not working, Jennifer sings at venues in Marin County, is an avid runner, skier and yogi! She volunteers at Jasper Ridge Farm which provides services for intellectually disabled, teens with emotional challenges and medically ill kids.
Ms. Taylor is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of San Francisco School of Law. A lifelong learner, she is now pursuing a Certificate in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University.
Missy Neubert Steffens
Missy is the mother of 4 young adults, several of whom are neurodivergent learners and have faced mental health challenges. From Missy’s personal experience and as a CRAFT-based coach, she has an extensive knowledge working with families in the contexts of therapeutic complexities, substance abuse and learning differences. Missy is an excellent resource in all levels of mental health and academic supports including navigating inpatient and outpatient therapy, medication management, public, private, boarding and non-traditional educational environments.
Missy began her career as a management consultant in the financial industry, eventually transitioning to executive coaching and consulting, working primarily with business owners. She has served on the Boards of several schools, specifically supporting Heads of Schools implement strategic plans and during reaccreditation processes.
Missy is certified in the Invitation to Change/CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) approach to working with families of individuals who struggle with substance use and mental health challenges. She is also trained in Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead curriculum.
Missy earned her B.A. in History and Education from Dartmouth College where she continues to stay involved via alumni interviewing and having served on the Alumni Council. She currently lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Drew. When not helping families, Missy loves creating community, learning, being outside, traveling and playing with art supplies.
After 360 days, progress is found to be more sustained when a family uses an educational consultant.
(Youth Outcome Data-NATSAP)