Introducing Jennifer Taylor, MS, LMFT

Jennifer specializes in helping emotional and sexual affairs, couples coping with complex behavioral health care needs, military families, families with children, natural disasters and financial setbacks. 

Jennifer provides online marriage counseling for the following US states:


Washington State

Offering couples therapy retreat in Blaine, Washington

 Also offering an intensive marriage retreat online.



M.S., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas,  (Family and Child Development and Marriage and Family Therapy) 1981.

B.S., Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO (Psychology)

PhD,  ABD (3 years) Marriage and Family Therapy 

Certification in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts University School of Medicine


  • Marriage and Family Therapist
     -Washington State, #LF60642442
     -Idaho, #LMFT-6229
     -Utah, #513365-3902
     -Colorado, #0000770

Client Reviews

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"I wanted a divorce. I was the one that asked for a divorce. It is something that I have thought about for years. 

For years our relationship has become distant. Certainly communication has been a huge issue. Listening to interrupt, and not listening...Intimacy has been an issue, or lack thereof.

I did not want to put any more effort into it, but for some reason, I thought that maybe I had not done enough to try to make this relationship work. Maybe one last try...


Results? My desire to leave her has changed. I heard my wife say things that I did not know, or I had simply made assumptions on. It was good to hear some of the positives. My listening skills have changed. My appreciation for her has changed.

Now we walk away, or take a break rather than continue the argument. We have once a week meetings to figure out where we succeeded and where we failed.

Jennifer Sue Taylor knows the roadmap to get both of you driving down. She was an avid listener, knew when to jump in and intervene. No negatives with her at all. I felt her expertise the moment that I met her.

I would recommend JST for sure and CTI. I think that if you are simply going to CTI for the motions to appease your potential ex spouse, it would be a waste of everyone's time. A participant needs to come with an open mind, and understand that for a relationship to succeed it takes two people. For a relationship to fail it takes two people."

What would you say to couples that are considering working with Couples Therapy Inc.?

"Falling in love is easy. Staying in love can be a bit more challenging. CTI allows you to take out some of the "garbage" that has accumulated in your relationship over the years. Once this happens, you can focus on you as a unit.

This is a marathon, not a sprint. Your first session will give you some tools, and like anything if you do not put it into practice, you are going to fall into your old ways and fail. It is imperative that you look at what has been given to you and what has been asked of you.

Be open minded."

"There are factors that make our relationship vulnerable. A therapist's job is to help us understand the destructive relationship patterns that developed over the years and to strengthen these vulnerabilities. We all want to have a soft place to fall when we need it and a partner who we can turn to for comfort and support..."
- Jennifer Taylor

Evidence-Based Models

Advanced Training in the Gottman Method
In Supervision toward Certification

4-day Externship; 8-day Core Skills, in Supervision toward certification

Gottman certified in treating affairs and trauma

Gottman Seven Principles leader

Practice Values

I work almost exclusively with couples. I have been told I have a calming, easy going personality and can calm a volatile situation and build a trusting relationship.

I like working with couples who are trying to establish trust and security after a relationship injury. I have particular skills in working with couples experiencing the aftermath of an affair.

I lean into these types of problems as a clinician, not move away from them. I believe couples can heal from an affair and I am optimistic that they can make progress and heal their broken hearts. I offer them hope.

Establishing a trusting relationship with a client is essential. Both parties in a couple must feel that their feelings and experiences are understood and valued by the therapist. I embark on an intimate journey with a couple as they open up and recognize the underlying emotions that drive their problematic patterns.

My interventions allow you to experience a different level of closeness, that is more valuable and meaningful. They allow couples to experience a feeling of deep intimacy once again. Emotionally-focused couples therapy is particularly useful for doing this. 

We all need and want the security and warmth experienced from being in a satisfying relationship. We all want to have a soft place to fall when we need it and a partner who we can turn to for comfort and support. I understand how relationships can endure and I understand the importance of acceptance and commitment.

Personally Speaking

I grew up in a rural area near Castle Rock, CO—Happy Canyon where we had horses and wildlife like bears, deer, bobcats, rattlesnakes and mountain lions. It was a great place to grow up and we explored the whole canyon on horseback. Since then, it has developed very quickly and has almost merged into Denver.

My parents were married for 65 years and they both passed away in the last several years, within 90 days of each other. I am so thankful that I had them as parents for so many years; they truly loved each other and were devoted to our family.

I was first inspired to become a therapist by a high school psychology teacher; I then had several professors in graduate school who opened up a whole new way of looking at relationships and individuals. 

When our son was in grammar school, my own marriage began to have troubles. Despite my urging, my first husband refused to consider working on the marriage, stating that it was beyond repair, and all my fault.

I have spent a lot of time analyzing that relationship as the years have worn on. In hindsight, it would have been extremely helpful to me to have the assistance of a couples therapist. There are factors in every relationship that make it vulnerable to crisis. A good therapist doesn't assign blame. They help a couple understand the destructive relationship patterns that develop over the years and aim to strengthen these vulnerabilities. 

I had trouble eating and sleeping and I had my first and only panic attack. I thought I was dying. My wise doctor assured me that my heart was fine but asked me: "What's going on in your life?"

When you realize it's stress and anxiety, not something physical, it's a wake-up call. You have to recognize what you can change, and what you can't. I wasn't able to bring my husband into therapy. I hope you are more fortunate with your spouse.

I enjoy fly fishing. I've fished for Kamloops trout in Lake Pend Orielle in Idaho over a year. These are large trout found only in a couple of lakes. I was able to catch and release one which was thrilling.  I spend a lot of time taking care of wild birds, I do whatever I can to take care of the birds and attract a new species in the area I am living.

Helping couples to re-find love and build a fulfilling, nurturing marriage is an honored. I'm proud to have the opportunity to bring healing and intimacy to couples through my science-based practices.

I would like to invite you to come and work on your marriage after you've been impacted by betrayal, managing a chronic medical condition, or suffering from other chronic stressors. 

I look forward to meeting you and helping you both to heal.

A couch in a warmly lit office with pillows on either side

Blaine, Washington Clinical Office

Work Summary

I've worked as a hospital emergency department crisis worker, police department victim advocate, substance use disorder therapist, Employee Assistance Program workplace crisis intervention counselor and a telephonic case manager for families of active duty service members and retirees with complex behavioral health care needs.

I have always liked to stay busy which has created a very diverse set of job experiences and skill sets that I can bring to my practice.

  • I was a victim advocate for Salt Lake City Police, responding to domestic violence incidents as they occurred, and intervening with resources.
  • I've also worked as a crisis worker in a busy Emergency Department; evaluating patients and assisting with admissions to an inpatient behavioral health program.
  • At a community mental health center I served the entire county as the only counselor and interacted with each and every client coming through the door.
  • In private practice I completed parental evaluations and Family and Child Investigations, this included testifying and giving recommendations to the court.
  • I have worked as a therapist with a group of pediatricians.
  • I have worked as a telephonic behavioral health case manager for active duty military families and retirees.
  • For many years I have been an on call therapist for a company that provides crisis intervention and Employee Assistance Program (AEP) education when a company has a critical incident such as an employee death, natural disaster or company downsizing layoffs.

Professional Memberships

Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Member, Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Office in Blaine, Washington

I have an office in my home in Blaine, WA. Blaine is a small coastal community very close to the Canadian border, as well as the San Juan Islands and the Northern Cascade mountains. I am a couple of miles away from Birch Bay in one direction and Drayton Bay in the other direction and Semiahmoo spit a few miles below. You can ski in the morning and take a ferry to the San Juan Islands for dinner.  There is also boating, golfing, and fishing easily accessible.

My office reflects my Western heritage with western bronzes and western pictures and images of pine trees and pine cones; every attempt is made to surround my clients with homey comforts. 

I look forward to welcoming you into my  offices.