Taylor is the wisest of guides. I started working with her about three years ago when I greatly needed support around parenting and step-parenting during a highly stressful time in our family. She helped me to navigate that time of crisis, and I have continued to work with her on a regular basis in less trying times to learn more tools, strategies, and approaches to more skillfully meet the inevitable challenges -- and joys -- of family life. Taylor possesses a depth of training and a wealth of knowledge in a variety of fields, including trauma, child development, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, non-violent communication, and motivational interviewing, among others. She brings all of this knowledge -- along with her kind and open heart, her compassion, creativity, warmth, sense of humor, presence, and dynamic intelligence -- into our sessions. The work she and I have done together has reverberated throughout my family system and has benefited each one of us deeply. Working with Taylor has been one of the greatest gifts I, as an individual, and we, as a family, have ever received. This gift will no doubt keep giving to the generations to come. I cannot thank you enough Taylor.
A.P., Mother, Psychologist, and Mindfulness Instructor, Los Angeles, CA
This work touched something deep within the adult's in the room, around contemplating childhood and acknowledging the challenges and desires around emotional health within our families.
Nancy Wasserman, Elementary School Principal
Taylor Ross offered a workshop for about 20 people at my private practice office in Los Angeles this past January and it was a truly transformational experience for many of the participants, including myself. Taylor's talent as an instructor is in the fact that she not only relays very useful information (research studies, statistics, practical techniques to use) but also provides such a safe emotional space for participants to explore their own reactions to parenting when necessary.
Taylor's approach is deeply important — with it she offers us the tools to raise a new generation of strong, thoughtful, and compassionate adults. Her voice is such a clear one in this field. I strongly encourage anyone interested in being a mindful parent to sign up for this workshop.
Justin Shubert, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
When I contacted Taylor I was feeling disconnected from my daughter and unable to shift. I knew I needed help. Taylor supported me in such a big way. Through my work with her I gained a better practice of self compassion and was gifted harmony and closeness with my teen. Taylor is both extremely knowledge and intuitive in the way she serves her clients. Our little family circle has changed as a result. Do we still have challenges? Yes, but I have gained practical tools to repair as well as prevent hurt feelings. Taylor has helped me really understand the teenage brain and I am now able to stand beside her when she is spinning and support her instead of jumping in the blender with her. I am better able to be the adult in the room. Taylor has enhanced our lives and we will be forever grateful.
Bay Area Mother of Teen S.H.
Taylor's ability to teach parents, teachers, and counselors how to listen and connect with children to build their self-esteem is extraordinary. If we could have one Taylor Ross sharing her wisdom in each Marin County school, our kids would flourish more fully and the world would be a better place.
Dr Jean Hayes, MFT, Children and Family Services, Novato, CA
Taylor Ross is an exceptional presenter, so personable and the information & actionable techniques were IMMEDIATELY useful. I swear.... in the last 48 hours I have been a better parent than I have been in the weeeeeeeks preceding.
UHHHG I have read so many useless books... this class was more useful than countless hours of expert-seeking I've done in the last 4 years (and 9 months!)
Fairfax CA, Mom's Club Mother
Parent Educator Taylor Ross recently gave a workshop on The Practice of Parenting at my psychotherapy clinic in Los Angeles (www.jadetree.la). Taylor’s presentation was lucid and inspiring, and the material was nothing short of revolutionary. Participants in the workshop were asked to examine the feelings and needs that lie behind behavior—in their children, in their current selves, and in themselves as children. Though these topics are inherently stimulating, Taylor’s style was so warm, relaxed, non-confrontational and inclusive that I witnessed true transformation in the group, within a 6-hour day.
Armed with the latest in developmental brain research, intimate personal parenting anecdotes and comprehensible theories on nonviolent parenting, Taylor imparted a new paradigm that goes beyond the dominant polarization of permissive vs. disciplinarian parenting. Taylor teaches that beyond the behavioral boundaries we choose to uphold as parents, the most pivotal element in fostering psychological health in our children is to honor their rich and valid internal psychological worlds.
Samantha Rader Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
Taylor is absolutely the most intuitive and knowledgeable person I could have found to help move my family from crisis to health. Her unique, vast body of information, paired with her wisdom and caring manner have been invaluable. I feel more confident knowing that she is there for my family when we need support. She is a treasure and her work a powerful gift.
Dr. Kaia Stern