Tamara Hillard, LICSW, is a psychotherapist and trainer/consultant with over 20 years of experience in working with trauma impacted children and adults. Tamara provides regional and national trainings/presentations through her private practice, TRUE NORTH Counseling and Consulting, based on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Tamara presents on therapy and treatment issues regarding recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse, especially with regard to trauma-focused work with children and teens. Tamara served as the Clinical Treatment Specialist/Clinical Director of Children’s Cove, the Child Advocacy Center for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, for 13 years, from June 2000 until June 2013.
Ms. Hillard has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont. Prior to moving to Cape Cod, Ms. Hillard lived in Vermont and was in private practice, while also serving as the Clinical Supervisor and therapist for OUR House, The CAC for Central Vermont, from 1996 to 2000. Her background includes office and school based therapy, consultation, supervision, and training/teaching with a focus on working with victims of abuse.
Ms. Hillard takes an active and creative approach to evidenced based, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral treatment and actively challenges the Gestalt of thinking patterns that can negatively affect emotions and outcomes. She currently works with adults, children, and families, on Cape Cod, providing treatment, EMDR, consultation/supervision, parenting education, and National/Regional presentations/trainings, with a specific focus on recovering from childhood sexual abuse and the building of resilience and “active prevention skills”.
Tamara is currently writing a book for providers.