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Centeno House 301
(802) 443-5141

My name is Tammy and I use she/her pronouns. I grew up in upstate New York, in the Adirondacks. I moved to Vermont after graduate school to work in community mental health, and be closer to family. I am a first generation college student, who has supported family members with disabilities.

I have worked as Clinician, Team Lead, and Director of Child and Family Services in a rural community mental health center in Central Vermont for over 19 years. I received my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. Since earning my degree, I have continued my education through courses in Trauma Informed Practices, and trainings in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and many multicultural and social justice competency trainings. I received my licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2006. My passion for supporting the growth of clinicians, and the desire to protect the populations we serve led me to join the VT Board of Allied Mental Health Professional in 2009, becoming Board Chair in 2016, a position I continue to hold. My interests grew in the area of regulation, and soon after joining the board, I joined the Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board so that I could affect positive change at a national level. I was elected to the board position of Secretary and served two terms in that position. I remain active in AMFTRB as a State Delegate. I also participate in the American Association of State Counseling Board through my work on the Vermont State Board. Through my regulation work, I aim to not only assure that professionals are qualified to provide counseling services to our communities, but also reduce the barriers for all individuals to be able to pursue careers in the field of Mental Health.

I joined Middlebury in November of 2022 and I am excited to have joined this amazing community.

I am committed to serving the needs of the Middlebury College community and assuring that the “right size” supports are offered and available to all students. In order to do that, I will focus on supporting Counseling in staff development in the areas of equity and diversity, as well as continuing to hone our skills in providing a robust variety of therapeutic modalities and interventions to the needs of the community.


Things that currently bring me joy are spending time with family, cheering my children on in their many sporting events, photography, baking and exercise.