Tamara graduated from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) with a Masters of Science (MS) in Communication Disorders, with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology, in 2000. Prior to pursing her MS degree, Tamara received her Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Science with an emphasis in Health Education from CSUN.
Tamara earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2001. Following completion of graduate school, Tamara helped develop and lead the Speech Pathology department at the Centre for Neuro Skills-Los Angeles, located in Encino, California. It was there that she gained her expertise in cognitive rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury. Since that time she has worked concurrently as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Ventura Unified School District and other rehabilitative practices throughout Ventura County. In 2011, Tamara was certified in LSVT LOUD, the first speech treatment with level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders in individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.
She is also a member of Corspan (The Corporate Speech Pathology Network). Due to Tamara’s background in both the clinical and educational settings, she has a unique and varied perspective when treating both children and adults in all areas of speech-language pathology.
She is able to think outside the box and pull therapeutic principals from every discipline of her profession.