Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC
(Therapist. Advocate. Relationship Builder)
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe
Tamara is a family therapy-trained Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) offering general counseling for teens, young adults, parents and families. She also specializes in helping those managing food allergy or health conditions navigate the emotional/social aspects. She is currently part of Gonski Counseling, a private practice in the Northern IL suburbs.
Tamara created the Food Allergy Counselor website, the Food Allergy Counselor Directory, and the food allergy mental health resource page to fill an unmet need within the food allergy community. A relationship builder at heart, Tamara is always looking for opportunities to help build and enhance alliances that lead to positive impacts for patients, communities, and organizations.
"Our food allergy group had a truly amazing consultation with Tamara last night. She is a great speaker and all our minds and hearts were full of new empowered information and tools. She’s the real deal. A true helping professional."
-Food Allergy Support Group Leader
"Tamara is such a gift to the food allergy world. 99 percent of living with food allergies is about quality of life but few in the medical field are able to offer this resource. I can’t wait to follow her journey as she continues to influence the world.." -Therapist and Food Allergy Parent
"Tamara’s professional background as a therapist and personal experience as a food allergy parent is the perfect combo for understanding how to address mental wellness around food allergies. My preschool aged kiddo with severe food allergies opened up about his fears and anxiety over the possibility of having a severe allergic reaction. Tamara strategized and worked with me on a game plan on how to address and calm those fears. Her multifaceted approach was spot on. The worry and fear my kiddo felt has dissipated. Tamara also has a history of driving positive change for the children in our community. Our food allergy affected family is very excited that she is channeling her talent and energy into this cause. We appreciate Tamara and all that she has done to help us is more than she’ll ever know." -A.E.