Who We Are
We strive to assist those who are experiencing challenges related to mental illness, co-occurring disorders, sexual abuse/trauma, domestic violence, addictions, and low self-esteem live a productive and happier life.
Dr. Bates-Duford’s work with couples includes pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce mediation, re-marriage, blended families, compatibility assessments, helping couples develop the tools to communicate effectively, ‘fighting fair’, how to get past the affair, sexual challenges, rebuilding/enhancing intimacy, and dealing with the loss of a child. Parent training and support groups are also available to divorcing parents and those struggling in their roles as parents.
Work with children includes behavior modification, play therapy (Lego and sand), pet therapy, socialization skills training, counseling surrounding parental divorce, loss of parent or sibling, aggressive behavior, self-esteem building, and managing peer pressure.
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Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford
CEO and Founder of Family Matters Counseling Group, PLLC
Director of Nursing Services
Teen Activities Coordinator
At Family Matters Counseling Group, PLLC we believe in the power of families and excellent mental health services. Our goal is to help families stay connected by teaching families healthy ways of improving communication, break familial dysfunctions, overcome trauma, and develop the skills and strategies needed.Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford
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