Tammy Dobbs

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Tammy started her academic career and profession simultaneously in 1997. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University, she went to work first in early intervention for children who were medically fragile, had special needs, or delays in development. She also began working on her master’s degree from Walden University, while working in a classroom for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

After completing her master’s, she began doing in-home parent training and behavior intervention with children and teens with ASD. In 2005, sh began working for a large corporation across California, opening new offices, hiring staff, and supervising staff who provided applied behavior analysis. At this time, she completed a second master’s in forensic psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in Chicago and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Walden University.

After retiring from her corporate position in 2013, she began her professional experiences to become a licensed clinical psychologist and gained 3000 hours of supervision in the areas noted below.

After completing all the requirements to be a licensed clinical psychologist, Tammy opened her office in the Village of Arroyo Grande California. She serves patients across the central coast as well as patients who live out-of-county through her telemedicine practice.

Tammy is based in Arroyo Grande, where she lives with her lovely husband. They have five wonderful kids between them, and from their oldest (proudly serving in the US Navy), to their youngest (a promising golfer and a future Eagle Scout) they are a family on the move. They love the beautiful central coast, and stay active in the outdoors - their family practices martial arts, and she and her husband are currently planning a trek on the John Muir Trail.