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 support for women/moms, young adults and those navigating life transitions. She also specializes in helping those managing food allergies navigate the emotional/social aspects, especially parents/caregivers.
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. She is the Vice President of Behavioral Health for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT).
I want to thank you again for the absolute treasure trove you have compiled at your website, Food Allergy Counselor. In my work with participants in clinical trials at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University, I find these materials invaluable for parents and teens. Recently in private practice I had less than 30 minutes to get ready for a new intake all about FA Anxiety and OIT dosing, and I was able to print out a pile of resources for this family before their appointment time thanks to your website.
I don’t know that I could find all these resources online if you hadn’t compiled them at Food Allergy Counselor, but one thing I do know is that I am a better FA therapist because of you & your work! Thank you again!
-Marté J. Matthews, MA, MFT 45249
Clinical Director, Child & Family Counseling Group, San Jose CA
Consulting Family Therapist at Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research, Stanford University, Stanford CA
"I used some of your wonderful tools today while helping a patient come to terms with anxieties related to her food allergies and several anaphylactic reactions. My patient found them so helpful, especially the Thinking Traps worksheet. The whole medical team read all your worksheets, and we all agreed they are applicable to everyone - we all took something from them! So, thank you for the time you take to create these pieces - know that they are helping so many!
-Allergy/Immunology Allied Healthcare Professional
"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., food allergy parent