President: Jennifer Eve Taylor
Parent Coach: Sarah MacKay Lynch, M.A.
Leslie is a graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies.
She brings her experience for children in need of residential services for behavioral health and outpatient treatment as a Care Coordinator forTrillium Family Services, Oregon's largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families. She is passionate about mental health and supporting families during this major life transitions.
Jennifer is an independent therapeutic educational consultant and residential specialist. Her practice is for kids as young as 6 and as old as 24. She works with issues such as: school refusal, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, adoption, learning differences including autism and adhd. I have a family-systems orientation - healing one part of a family rarely yields long-term results.
JET ED Consulting offers resources for out of home placements when local outpatient care has not yielded healthy recovery. Jennifer's specialty is to work with complicated mental health, usually dual diagnoses. To keep current on Best Practices, she travels and personally visits over 70 programs a year from acute psychiatric hospitals, to wilderness to therapeutic and learning differences boarding schools.
Jennifer has worked in healthcare, child development and special needs kids and young adults for over 17 years. She am Chair of the Board of the Therapeutic Consultants Association and Member of IECA. Her own family needed residential treatment for her two children - you are getting parent-to-parent support and expertise.
Jennifer is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Jennifer offers a free 30 minute phone consultation. If you have a teenager or young adult who is suffering and you have tried everything else, please contact us. She has been in your shoes and will provide you with warm and strategic support.
Parent Services Coordinator: Leslie Rund
Sarah is a certified Parent Coach, former high school teacher and the mother of a launching 18 year old. Sarah 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. Sarah’s 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. Sarah 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 her BA at UC Berkeley, her teaching credential at Holy Names College, and her MA in TESOL at the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, VT. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.