Meet the Team
Mariah Tailleur, M.Ed, PLC-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist, Certified NMT, ETT
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.
Meet Amy Massie
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.
I feel lucky to have a job I love so much. Though I studied fashion design during my undergraduate education, I have always been able to utilize creativity and love for kids. After working as a childrenswear designer in New York, I moved to Colorado where I pursued my master’s degree in counseling and trained in play therapy at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. I am a military spouse, so I have been fortunate to live in places all across the US and find ways to serve children and families in many different roles. Currently, I am in the last year of my doctorate in counseling at the University of North Texas. As a professional counselor, I have worked with children and individuals who have experienced adversity due to community and domestic violence, substance use, loss and separation, and chronic mental health concerns. Regardless of what people are experiencing, my hope is to help children, individuals, and families use their strengths to navigate their challenges and grow in the ways they find meaningful.
I live in Keller with my husband, and sweet dog and cat, Henry and Pam. In my spare time, I love to spend time outside, travel, and enjoy time with my friends and family. It’s important to me to stay active and work towards wellness in every part of my life.
I am looking forward to supporting you and your family!
Hi, my name is Grace and I went to Texas A&M University (whoop!) for my undergraduate degree where I majored in psychology. I loved being a part of such a large and diverse community during my time at College Station. I decided to pursue my Masters in Counseling at the University of North Texas and during my time there, I focused on Play Therapy. After graduating UNT I took my State Exam with the Texas Professional State Board Examiners and passed my first try!
“We are much more than the sum of our parts”. As multifaceted people, I believe there is no one way to “do therapy”. In my 10 plus years’ experience working in the social work/case management field, my approach to counseling is uniquely tailored to each person. Whether you are working through anxiety, depression, self-limiting beliefs, self-esteem issues, dual diagnosis, and behavioral or marital issues I am here to walk alongside you as we do the work! I will foster a safe and therapeutic space through empathetic listening, tough conversations, self-exploration, humor, and candor that will empower you to learn and grow. I am a LPC Associate # from the State of Texas completing my hours at Keller Child and Family Therapy and am supervised by Mariah J. Tailleur, LPC-Supervisor.
The therapeutic relationship offers a unique space for individuals and families to connect with their own growth process. I am honored to join my clients in exploring how to create space for the life they want to live. Together we aim to expand the natural change process of life toward one defined by growth and wellness. I am LPC Associate #85040 in the state of Texas and supervised by Mariah J. Tailleur, LPC Supervisor #66631. At Keller Child and Family Therapy, my hope is to work as a team with my clients to collaboratively explore, learn about, and implement strategies that access natural strengths and wisdom enriched by the vast array of knowledge and research the field has to offer.
My love for working with children and adolescents began at the age of 14. As a gymnastics instructor, I enjoyed helping children facilitate both their physical and psychological growth.My passion for mental health developed not long after, during a time that I experienced my own mental health issues and did not have someone I thought I could disclose my struggles to.I graduated from the University of North Texas with my B.A. in Psychology. I pursued my Master’s in Professional Counseling at Sam Houston State University, focusing in Play Therapy.I am a LPC-Associate # 86380 in the state of Texas. I am supervised by Mariah J. Tailleur, LPC-Supervisor #66631.
Hi! I’m Amanda, and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas in 2013. After my oldest daughter went to preschool, I decided it was time to return to school to pursue my dream of being a counselor. I loved the creative energy in Denton and decided I would return to the area to pursue my graduate degree as a Pioneer at Texas Woman’s University. During my time at Texas Woman’s University, I was part of the TWU Play Project.
I am originally from Chicago and received my bachelor’s from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. After graduation, I moved to the DFW area and pursued my master’s in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. While at TWU, I worked with children and adults from all different backgrounds who experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, as well as anger and behavioral concerns. Currently, I am a LPC Associate # 86564 and am under supervision by Mariah J. Tailleur, LPC-S #66631.
Each person possesses a unique healing power and intelligence that resides within, that guides their distinctive, mysterious, and evolving growth path. My approach to therapy honors an individual’s ability to connect with their inner wisdom that leads to their unique healing power. Knowing that mind, body, and spirit are intimately interconnected and are essential aspects of each of us, I honor the whole person and consider mind, body, and spirit in context and relationship rather than work with these elements in isolation. We are often faced with uncertainty in life, and individuals strive for a sense of meaning. The patterning of life events may heighten feelings of helplessness and confusion. Biologically, our nervous systems are designed in such a way that the brain and body automatically configure and store incoming stimuli into meaning-making patterns. These meaning-making patterns may contribute to heightened states of stress.
What Makes Us Different?
- Grounded and honest therapy
- Find your inner peace
- Express yourself in a safe environment
- Thrive in a collaborative environment