Tara Hazzard-Patterson, LPC

  • MA Counseling Psychology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Certified DBT

Areas of Focus

  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Parenting
  • Establishing Boundaries
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Crisis Interventions


  • Residential Life
  • In Home Services
  • Counseling Center at University
  • Detention Center
  • Prison
  • OutpatientTherapy
  • Adjunct Professor at Community College
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Therapeutic Day Treatment and Virtual residential

Personal Life

I have been counseling for approximately 14 years. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselorfor 7 years. For the past 3 years, I have been working at the Hampton Newport News Community Services Board working with Child and Adolescents. Since June 2014 been working at Betty Eastern and Associates. I feel as thought I am so fortunate to have a career that I so enjoy. I am honored to have an opportunity to work with individuals and families during times when life is challenging and does not go as planned.


I enjoy singing, ZUMBA and aqua zumba. I also enjoy reading and going to the beach. I would have to say....time with my family makes my heart smile.