Tara Haddon, LSCSW

Tara Haddon, LSCSW, LCAC

Therapist (she/her) | Lawrence, Kansas

Tara is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor with the State of Kansas. Tara is also licensed in the State of Missouri as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Tara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kansas State University. During this time, Tara specialized and participated in behavioral neuroscience research, examining the effects of amphetamine in the brain’s reward pathway as well as the effects of enrichment during childhood and adulthood in regard to addiction. Tara went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washburn University and worked in community mental health, specializing in personality disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders, and crisis intervention.

Tara also has experience in the corrections setting, working with adult and juvenile sex offenders. Tara also has extensive experience in the residential substance abuse treatment setting, specializing in dual diagnosis disorders. She has experience in independent private practice and has worked with adults, adolescents, couples, and clients with severe and persistent mental illness.

Tara utilizes a therapeutic approach that best fits the client and is an experienced practitioner of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, Family-Systems Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Tara also specializes in working with trauma related mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders through the use of Brainspotting.

Tara is also a trained Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist (KAP) that provides this service as well as Ketamine Integration Therapy. Tara enjoys working alongside the Ketamine treatment team to help clients who want this specialized modality. Tara has a special interest working with integrative & alternative forms of therapy, including harm reduction. Tara has extensive experience volunteering for harm reduction organizations at festivals since 2017, providing services to educate others about harm reduction and to help those struggling with psychedelic experiences and integration. Tara received her certificate in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy from the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute in 2021.