Meet Tara


Tara Belt, MA, LCMHC, NCC

As a counselor, I count it a gift and a privilege to journey alongside people through the different seasons and hardships of life. I seek to create a warm and safe environment where patients feel free to share and honestly explore the struggles that they face. By providing a listening ear and a non-judgmental approach, I desire that each person who enters in will leave feeling heard, encouraged, and valued.

My heart is for people of all ages and circumstances to experience healing and walk in the fullness of freedom. My aim is to help those who are battling depression to find hope; those battling anxiety to find peace; those experiencing life transitions to find guidance; and those in broken relationships to find restoration. I enjoy working with teens, college students/young adults, adults, and couples, and I have a special focus and passion for working with missionaries and expatriates who are serving overseas.

As a Christian, my identity as a believer is the core of who I am. My faith shapes and informs my values, and it guides my life and my practice. In my therapeutic approach, I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) (which explores the interaction and impact between one’s thoughts/feelings/and behaviors) and attachment theory (which explores our patterns of relating to ourselves, one another, and the world).

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Malone College in Ohio and my Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Prior to pursuing my graduate work, I lived in Ukraine for four years, where I served in a ministry to children in orphanages and to young adults who graduated from the government-run boarding schools.

When I am not counseling, I cherish my time with family and friends. I find great enjoyment in being active outdoors, cozying up with a book- whether at home or a coffee shop, and getting together for board games. Fall and football are my very favorite seasons (Go Buckeyes! Go Browns!), and as you may have gathered, I love to travel. I have had a deep love for Wilmington since the first time I crossed the city limits in 2014, and my home state of Ohio will always hold a big piece of my heart.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little more about me. I know that the first step in pursuing counseling is a big one and a brave one. My mission is to be an instrument of hope, compassion, and truth, and I welcome the opportunity to meet with you.  

Email: [email protected]

Call: 910-636-5100

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Email: [email protected]
Phone: 910-636-5100