Tara Kong, Therapist

Supervised by Melissa Barton, MA, LPC-S

Hey there! Everyone experiences difficulties in life. As your counselor, I will walk beside you and help empower you to find solutions that work best for you and allow you to live your best life. I understand that reaching out for help can be scary and overwhelming. I hope to make the process easier for you by offering a non-judgmental space and a caring and safe environment. I am interested in helping couples, individuals, adolescents, and children meet their goals and find healing, satisfaction, and fulfillment in their everyday lives.

As a counselor, I strive to make counseling space for my clients to feel they can be their true selves. Each client is unique and brings their strengths and experiences to the table. I work from an integrative approach, primarily using:  Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-focused techniques. 

I have a passion for working with individuals going through difficult and trying times in their lives. I have helped my clients work through a variety of issues, including but not limited to Crisis and Trauma, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, Trauma from Sexual Assault, Troubled Childhood, Problem Thoughts, Grief/Loss, Questions about Gender and Identity, Self-Harm, Anger Management, Relationship Issues, Problems at School, Betrayal Trauma, Infidelity, Depression, Spiritual Issues, Boundary Issues, Adoption, Blended Families, and Sex Therapy.  

Currently, I am offering both in-person and online services. I am married with two kids, two miniature schnauzers, and a cat outside of being a counselor. I enjoy traveling, reading, baking, cooking, being active, and enjoying time with my family and friends.  
My clients are extremely important to me, and I will give my best to help them reach their goals and be successful. I consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of a client’s journey. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out! I look forward to meeting you!  

Ready to get started?

The first appointment is just a “get to know you” session, easy and light.

While we do attempt to check requests daily, please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If a request is made after 5 pm on Friday, please note that it may be Monday before you receive a response.