Tammie works with children aged 5-12, teenagers and adults. Her areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and helping children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Her 20 years of experience as a school social worker gives her an in-depth understanding of how to help children who are struggling, academically and socially at school. It also gives her a unique perspective to help the parents of special needs children to not just navigate difficult school experiences but also supporting them in daily work and relationships.
Tammie starts with creating a safe, open and comfortable environment for her clients to explore feelings and resolve conflicts. At the foundation of her approach, she is strength based, recognizing each person’s unique gifts and potential. She uses a variety of strategies, but she is always focused on helping the child or adult to feel better through improved relationships at home, school and work. Tammie is trained in trauma informed practice, utilizing art and play therapy to help the children she works with to engage and explore their emotional world. She is also an EMDR trained therapist.
Tammie received her Masters of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University. Prior to working in private practice, she worked in a local school system where she was highly sought out by both students and parents for help. She looks forward to starting this journey with you.