Tara DeJohn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arkansas

Tara DeJohn, PhD, LCSW

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I am an experienced licensed social worker who believes that trust and safety are two critical components to create in the counseling setting so that everyone, regardless of her/his/their life experiences, learn to embrace her/his/their resilience and decrease the influences of shame and other self-destructive thoughts and emotions. I work with anyone 13 years old and above.

I am an outpatient psychotherapist at Cardinal Counseling Center. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master’s in Social Work, and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Arkansas.
I have worked across a broad range of settings, including medical & psychiatric hospitals, outpatient community-based programs for persons with chronic mental illnesses, residential programs for youth in foster care, private practice, and university settings. I believe that trust and safety are two critical components to create in the counseling setting so that everyone, regardless of her/his/their life experiences, learn to embrace her/his/their resilience and decrease the influences of shame and other self-destructive thoughts and emotions. I know personally & professionally how important it is to address the realities of intersectionality and “othering” that are part of our society and how they can hinder experiencing a fully satisfying and fulfilling life. I believe it is important to work with people and their support systems to learn how to be responsive (rather than reactive), especially for people with traumatic life experiences (known as a trauma-systems approach).
Commonly utilized therapeutic approaches include CBT, ACT, brief solutions-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy. I believe in the importance of working with (not for or fixing) individuals, couples, and families towards defining and achieving their goals. This same mindset of working with is the foundation I use for clinical supervision with social workers working towards obtaining their LCSW.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Walk And Talk Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$220.00 - $220.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Ambetter
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Municipal Health
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Optum
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Umr
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United Healthcare
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
32
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
6610-C
Arkansas
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Louisiana State University
PhD
2011
Louisiana State University
MSW
1990
Louisiana State University
BS-Psychology
1986