Tamara Laskowski, MSW, LCSW
Tamara’s interest in mental health began through her experiences parenting her own special needs children as well as through experience as a treatment foster parent. Because of her developing passion in this area, she pursued a degree in social work and ultimately obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at UW-Madison. She has worked extensively in several local counties through the Comprehensive Community Services Program (CCS), which provides wraparound mental health services to individuals in their own environments within the community. She also worked for several years focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders, which is of special interest.
Tamara has experience working with a wide variety of adults and children with mental health and developmental disorders as well as their families. She is familiar with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, Autism, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, ADHD, gender related dysphoria and more. She works with both adults and children, ages 4 and up. She has a special affinity for supporting children and their families. She uses an eclectic blend of several types of therapy including mindfulness-based practices, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT-informed), and brainspotting.
In her personal life, Tamara enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, many children, and grandchildren. She is an avid long-distance bicyclist and is passionate about physical fitness and wellness. She also spends time crafting, reading, and caring for her standard poodles.