Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC
(Therapist. Content Developer. 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 therapy services through her private practice, focusing on women, motherhood, life changes/transitions, life balance and goal clarification, and anxiety/stress management.
Additionally, Tamara helps those managing allergic diseases, specifically parents/caregivers, develop a workable mindset and balance between the overwhelm and quality of life. She primarily utilizes a mindfulness-based behavioral approach known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but also incorporates other modalities to teach her clients skills that support their own well-being and the well-being of their families.
To fill an unmet need within the allergy community, Tamara developed the Food Allergy Counselor website in 2018 as a resource to respond the demand for allergy-specific psychosocial support. The FAC website is now a highly-respected and internationally-known resource, housing the Food Allergy Counselor Directory, Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast, therapeutic worksheets, and information on the Food Allergy Behavioral Health Network (FABHN) for clinical behavioral healthcare providers.
A relationship builder at heart, Tamara is always looking for opportunities to help build connections and enhance alliances, or take part in projects that lead to positive impacts for patients, communities, and medical practices.
"This is the most helpful resource when it comes to finding a food allergy informed mental health expert for children, parents and families managing food allergies! It’s also an excellent resource for clear and practical guidance and techniques, as well as worksheets, to help manage the everyday stressors that often occur with this chronic health condition. I highly recommend!" -Registered nurse, public health graduate student, and allergy mom
"Tamara has brought those with food allergies and mental health professionals together. I am so grateful that we can get these individuals and families the support that they need! Tamara is always full of invaluable information and has filled a void in mental health care." -Behavioral healthcare provider and allergy mom
"Your page has truly been an inspiration to me and has helped me to deal with some of my fears and not allowing them to stop my child from experiencing life. I’m a work in progress, but you should know your work is wonderful and is really impacting lives!" -Food allergy mom and behavioral 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." -Food allergy parent
"Tamara has created an invaluable resource for the food allergy community…. The videos provide helpful support as parents navigate the different stages and issues associated with food allergy. And the directory is the best place to start when looking for a local professional with whom to work and address specific issues that arise."
-Allergy parent and advocate
"This directory of food allergy aware mental health professionals has been a tremendous resource to food allergic families and those of us working to serve them. Tamara is an amazing leader who facilitates conversation, learning, mutual support and networking. So here is a big shout out! Thank you!" -Allergy mom and behavioral healthcare professional