Meet the Team
Mariah Tailleur, M.Ed, Play Therapist, PLLC
Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) has been such a wonderful & rewarding journey. I started working with children and families in Ottawa, Canada almost 15 years ago. After graduating from the University of North Texas, I moved to Ottawa, Canada where I worked with children and families in group homes, schools and large agencies.
I fell in love with counseling when I was sixteen years old. I was in a class called Peer Assistant Leadership Skills (PALS). I felt so honored to be allowed into these children’s lives, and I knew I was going to do anything and everything possible to be a part of this world. I have always been drawn to working with adolescents and children because I want to give a voice to those that are not sure how to express what is going on.
In high school I began pursuing my dream of becoming a counselor by volunteering with children and working at an overnight camp during the summers. Child development became a serious hobby of mine and by the time I finished my psychology degree at Texas A&M I had worked with children from birth to seventeen in a variety of contexts including low income, school setting, and adolescent mothers.
During my senior year at Texas Tech University, while volunteering in a special education classroom, I found a love for children affected by autism and related behavioral disorders. The moment I met this group of spirited children, I knew I had found my calling. After graduating in 2000 with a degree in Psychology, Biology and Exercise & Sports Sciences, I returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and continued my work with special needs children as an ABA/Registered Behavior Therapist and parent trainer in various settings, including in-home, public schools, private schools and most recently at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Dallas, Texas.
What Makes Us Different?
- Grounded and honest therapy
- Find your inner peace
- Express yourself in a safe environment
- Thrive in a collaborative environment