Tara Smith, MA, LPC, CAADC

Counselor Summary

Hello! I’m Tara!


Tara feels that the bravest thing anyone can do is begin to understand their own story. She believes as your therapist, the primary goal is to help her clients take that first step in sorting out and make sense of their thoughts and feelings to cultivate personal growth. Tara’s engaging and genuine personality provides a relaxed and nonjudgmental safe space, for each client to feel empowered enough to cope with whatever life throws at them.

Tara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Cedar Crest College where she majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Psychology, and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College.

Throughout her career, she has worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from 5 years old to senior citizens in both individual and group settings. Since shifting career goals 10 years ago Tara started her helping career in juvenile detention, then moving on to truancy case management, progressing to Family Based therapy, shifting into outpatient Co-Occurring treatment working with those struggling with opiate addiction, and most recently providing individual mental health therapy in an outpatient setting. While Tara’s therapeutic approach comes from an Existential and Cognitive Behavioral approach, she is quite mindful of every person’s individual needs, meeting them where they are at using an Integrative approach which allows for various therapeutic modalities to be used to best meet her client’s needs.



Clinical Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Client-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Mindfulness
  • Existential


My Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Phase of Life Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Anger
  • Self-Esteem
  • Co-Dependency/Relationship

My Education

  • Cedar Crest College, B.S.
  • Rosemont College, M.A.


Jessica & Ron – Couple: Age 34 & 38

"BCA is the BEST!"

Brad: Age 27

"Awesome staff and amazing counselors."

Jane – Mother: Age 36

Contact Us

For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(610) 865-8177

(610) 865-2764

2005 City Line Rd | Suite 300 | Bethlehem, PA 18017


Office Hours

Mon. 8am-8pm

Tues. 8am -8pm

Wed. 8am-8pm

Thur. 8am-8pm

Fri. 8am-3:30pm