Támara holds fast to one life principle: authenticity. She loves spending time with her family, connecting with and observing nature, connecting with God and inspiring others, and being inspired by the lives of other people. While being interviewed by a #1 ranked national mobile website, she explained that “I’ve always had a somewhat difficult time referring to myself as an “expert” (even as a credentialed therapist) because I strive to remain modest in all that I do. I have found that modesty connects me more authentically with families who are suffering.” She strives to not only understand the purpose of her own life, but the needs within the lives of parents, families, & caregivers. “Having a rather strong woman as a mother has inspired me to reach out to other parents and inspire them,” Hill says.
While working to help troubled kids utilize their strengths in the home, school, and community, she became well known for her interest in seeing the change in their lives. She explains that her journey hasn’t been challenge-free but that she aims to teach others how to become self-sufficient and learn how to find the tools needed to succeed. “It is possible. You just need the right knowledge, perseverance, and faith to follow through.”
Támara Hill, M.S, NCC, LPC is a licensed therapist and certified trauma professional specializing in child and adolescent behavioral and mood disorders including trauma-informed care. She works with families to help them understand their options within the mental health system and helps kids utilize their strengths in the home, school, and community. As an internationally quoted therapist and media contributor, Támara aims to empower families from various walks of life to gain further knowledge and rediscover authentic living.
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Tamara understands the pressures that accompany parents, families and caregivers in the mental health and educational system. While training in counseling psychology, Tamara learned both practical and professional lessons involving the healthcare system and the various legal, financial, and insurance-related difficulties that challenge the core of one’s patience. She sees just how social services, state laws, and agency policies contribute to the pressure experienced by families and caregivers within the mental health system. Tamara is passionate about empowering families and caregivers through self-knowledge. After starting her international blog Caregivers, Family, & Friends with Dr. John Grohol’s Psychcentral platform in 2013, she began (and continues) to market her services to parents, families and caregivers who not only feel alone in the system but also quite lost.
What is your counseling approach?
My counseling approach is primarily educative and supportive. But it is also based on loose existential and cognitive behavioral (CBT) principles. Therapy is a reciprocal journey based on the relationship and authentic connection between patient and therapist. My view is based on the concept that humans will experience pain and suffering, anxiety, and depression as well as a desire to live a meaningful and purposeful life. But there is always a way to cope and derive greatness from these things.
International Media Contributor (i.e., international appearances)
She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is the author of the book Mental Health In a Failed American System: What Every Parent, Family, & Caregiver Should Know and founder of Anchored in Knowledge.com.
Tamara contributes to a variety of media outlets such as Sheknows.com, Prevention Magazine, Psychcentral, PsychAlive, Answers, Mental Health Matters NAMI station, NAMI Family-to-Family meetings, and the Treatment Advocacy Center.