Director & Principal Consultant
Tammy Dee, MSW, LICSW (She/Her)
Tammy Dee is the owner of Cascadia Youth Mental Health PLLC (DBA Transform Discipline) and the developer of the School Discipline System Check-Up and Substance Use Best Practice Audit consulting programs. Tammy provides strategic consulting and training services to professionals in schools and youth-serving organizations. She brings more than 15 years of clinical, school-based, and research expertise to her work helping schools transform their discipline systems in ways that actively address inequity in student discipline, promote youth mental health outcomes, and respond to youth substance use using best practices.
More information about Tammy (Consultant)
Tammy brings over 15 years of experience in the fields of youth mental health promotion, prevention, education, and restorative practices. She spent a year in Australia studying the implementation of Restorative Practices in schools in 2012. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in WA state. She also holds an ESA School Social Work Certificate with OSPI (Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction). She worked as a School Social Worker for six years in WA state and provided psychotherapy services to tweens and teens in private practice specializing in the treatment of Anxiety. She has run a consulting practice focused on evidence-informed and equitable school discipline reform in northwestern Washington since 2018. Prior to working in schools, Tammy served across leadership and research-consulting positions, including roles as a Youth Substance Use Research-Practice Development Consultant and Social-Emotional Learning Research Specialist. She was first trained in Restorative Justice in 2008, and completed her first 40 hour circle-keeper training in 2009. She has worked as a Family Violence Prevention Program Manager, Program Director, Violence Prevention Coordinator, and Restorative Circles facilitator. She has also taught undergraduate Social Work courses at a university, and co-authored peer reviewed research articles and a book chapter on youth violence and child abuse and neglect, respectively.
When not working, Tammy can be found wandering the trails around Bellingham with her family, kayaking in the bay, SUPing in a lake, or making a total mess in her kitchen cooking and baking.