TAMARA A. HULL, MS, LGMFT
COUPLE & FAMILY THERAPIST
Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I both experienced and witnessed the challenges and frustration that can come with being a part of a loving but flawed family. Although I was known among my family, friends and acquaintances as a good listener, bridge-builder and problem-solver from an early age; it took several years for me to fully embrace my gifts in these areas. My first career as a problem-solver began with the completion of a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Although successful in my field during a career with a Fortune 50 company, I found that I was left uninspired by the work. After much introspection and self-exploration, I discovered that it was a focus on helping people individually that was missing in the application of my problem-solving skills. With time, I uncovered and accepted my true gifts and passion for working with people to help them solve the relationship and family challenges they face, and I found new freedom and inspiration in my life as a result.
Making the investment in myself to pursue my emerging life’s calling and purpose, I earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland’s Couple and Family Therapy Program where my training and clinical work with the Center for Healthy Families specifically prepared me for my work with individuals, couples and families.
Now, as a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist (LGMFT), I enjoy using a collaborative, person-centered approach as I apply classic systemic therapy models in my work with clients. I feel a tremendous sense of inspiration and gratitude for the opportunity to help make a difference with my clients, and I have a deep respect and appreciation for the courage it can take for my clients to seek help to find new pathways in important areas of their lives. Consequently, I now consider it one of my greatest accomplishments to be known by my clients for being a compassionate, accepting safe haven of powerful listening and intervention and a catalyst to help them excavate their authentic Selves while they build bridges of healthy and loving connection in their most treasured relationships.
Professionally, I enjoy being a member of both my national, (the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), and local (MetroMFT) professional organizations. Out of my commitment to ensure all families have access to mental health care services, I am also grateful for the opportunity to devote volunteer hours to the Pro Bono Counseling Project.
In my spare time, I enjoy pursuing amateur photography, choir singing, beach-going both locally and around the globe, planning social events for family and friends, domestic and international travel, and volunteering with organizations that support women, youth and children.