Tamara is a licensed social worker/psychotherapist with over 10 years experience working with children and families affected by autism, Asperger's, neurodiversity, sensory processing disorders, anxiety, depression, problems focusing, difficulty regulating emotions, aggression, social anxiety, school avoidance, meltdowns, or shutting down. Tamara understands the complexities and challenges your kids are facing related to extreme social anxiety, low self-esteem, sensory overload, and often feeling like they do not fit in with their peers. Tamara here to help your child ages 18 months and up identify and tap into their strengths and talents to improve their self-esteem and every-day functioning.
You may be asking yourself tough questions:
1. Can my child overcome what seems like impossible obstacles?
2. Why does my child struggle with leaving the home and transiting to new situations?
3. Why is my child sensitive to bright lights, loud noises, and hugs?
4. How can we stop the meltdowns?
5. How can I help my child connect with others and develop lasting relationships?
6. Will my child be able to live a happy and fulfilling life?
7. How can I help my child be their best self?
Tamara is a psychotherapist with a unique perspective about autism, because she is also a parent who has raised a child affected by autism and . She found herself asking those same questions, and here to help you find the answers for your child.
Call 480-430-1459 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. If you need immediate assistance, please call crisis at 602-222-9444.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, adherence to strict schedules/patterns, speech and language delays, and struggles with reading nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today.
Poor sense of self
Verbal and physical aggression
Meltdowns at home and school
Attachment & bonding struggles
Difficulty connecting with peers
Interventions & Modalities
Circle of Security
Infant Toddler Mental Health
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)
Art Therapy Techniques
Sand Tray Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT)
This group was designed for parents who are raising kids with unique needs. Perhaps you are realizing that traditional parenting approaches are not a good fit for your child who does not respond the same as your older children. You will come away understanding your child's behaviors and how best to nurture your child's emotional development. Group topics include:
The name, “E² (E squared) Twice Exceptional” is derived from the term “twice exceptional” which is often abbreviated as 2e, and refers to gifted and talented individuals who are neurodiverse, struggling with ADHD, or on the autism spectrum.
Groups teach kills for:
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Sliding Fee Scale Available.
Can you diagnose my child with autism?
I am not able to make autism diagnoses, but I can assist with resources to help you find a developmental pediatrician or psychologist for a comprehensive autism assessment.
Do you offer online sessions?
I offer video sessions via a secure platform.
Do you offer evening and weekend hours?
I offer sessions on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.
Do you accept insurance?
I am an out of network for all insurances.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, or credit cards or you can utilize your Health Savings Account.
Do you accept child custody, DCS or Social Security Disability cases?
I do not accept cases with child custody, DCS, SSD or any legal issues. This is not my area of expertise.
Payment in full is required for missed sessions or without 24-hour notification of a need to cancel.
I'll be happy to reschedule you once the outstanding balance for the late cancellation is paid. Missed or late canceled appointment fees must be paid in full before scheduling your next appointment.
This is a supervised private practice. It is owned and/or managed by a master's level, non-independently licensee under Board-approved clinical supervision pursuant to A.A.C R4-6-211. The Board approved clinical supervisor of this practice is:
Lindsey Jensen, LCSW, MSW, CCTP, BSP
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