Staff Directory

Taffy Bowes, MA, MAR, LPC


Taffy Bowes is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working with adolescents for over 35 years.  They are her favorite population on the planet providing constant opportunities for growth, stretching, humor, and enlightenment.   Taffy holds a BSFS from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, an MA in Education from the Goddard College Graduate Program, and an MA in Religion from Yale University Divinity School.

Taffy came to Grove as a therapist after 27 years at Madison Youth and Family Services where she facilitated the Peer Advocate Program, a Gender and Sexualities Program, a girl’s discussion and support group, and Perspectives, an interracial/interfaith discussion and performance group.  She also taught a violence prevention/reduction curriculum in Daniel Hand High School health classes, and provided therapy to adolescents and their families.  She is in her eighth year at Grove School returning after a year off campus dealing with structural issues.  She is grateful for the opportunity to work with the students and the staff of Grove, each of whom brings a gift of their own to the process here.

Taffy lives in Madison with her husband Jay, a spiritual director, and the founder of St Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven.   They have three adult children whom they love, like, and admire, and whose spouses are the best in-laws on the planet.  There are also six interesting and nifty grandchildren ages twenty-six to seven. Taffy and Jay delight in the whole crew individually and collectively.

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