Theresa Tammy Gaser is the owner of Trinity Family Counseling. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Case, she interned at Education Alternatives; a day treatment school for children ages 5 to 19 years old.
Tammy’s professional experience consists of over fifteen years of experience in public and alternative schools and private practice. Tammy has served both as a certified teacher and a counselor. While working with the school systems, she developed lesson plans, 504 plans and IEP’s, collaborated with education staff, families, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental healthcare professionals. She developed therapy groups and treatment plans for students with a wide range of disabilities and mental health diagnoses. Tammy continues to use this experience attending IEP meetings as needed for her clients.
In addition, Tammy’s work in private practice includes services to individuals, groups, and family counseling. Tammy enjoys equipping patients with effective behavioral strategies to deal with various behavior management concerns and anxiety/stress management. She also provides individual therapy for children, teens, and families with delays in executive functioning and emotional and/or developmental delays, such as various attachment disorders.
Tammy is a certified Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist by The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC). Throughout her career, she has provided training seminars on child abuse and neglect, as well as developed treatment plans and provided consultation services for survivors of various types of trauma, including physical and sexual abuse, environmental and community trauma, and grief or loss. Tammy also works with children and adults who have medical trauma.
Tammy is also the author of Ice Cream Cone Feelings. This book is designed to give children and parents a process that enables them to express feelings in a fun and healthy manner. Her second book There’s A Squirrel in my Tummy was released September, 2016.
Tammy proudly served as a member of the United States Air Force, serving both stateside and internationally. While serving, she was the recipient of the John L. Levitow Award for leadership. She also served during Operation Desert Storm.