Get to Know Taylor
My name is Taylor Dautaj, M.A., LPC, RPT. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Owner of Oasis Springs Children's Counseling, and Registered Play Therapist. Since 2016, I have been working extensively with caregivers and children to work through the challenges that keep them from living their happiest life. In 2023, I completed two and a half years of training in play therapy to earn the title of Registered Play Therapist.
I utilize play-based interventions to help children change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in a fun and evidence-based package. I understand how upsetting and confusing it can be to see the child you love struggle with their emotions, make poor choices, and not connect well with others. I am here to support you and your child in their journey to wellness.
I have experience treating children and adolescents with a variety of challenges:
Anger and Aggressive Behavior
Chronic Health Concerns & Medical Trauma
Caregiver substance use and other caregiver mental health concerns
Master of Arts
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
I received my graduate degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. My focus was on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents. While in school, I interned with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children providing In-Home therapy to high-needs children and their families.
Bachelor of Arts
I received my Bachelor's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. I studied education and business briefly before finding my passion and interest in Psychology. During my time at Trinity I also participated in a scientific research project studying narcissistic behaviors.
"Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet."