Family Matters Counseling Group LLC
Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford
I am a Forensic Psychologist & Marriage, Couples, & Family Therapist
Dr. Bates-Duford has engaged in extensive work and research on familial relationships, family trauma, and dysfunctions. She is known for her work with traumatic experience and symptom re-emergence.  With nearly 20 years in the field of behavioral sciences she has been instrumental in her work with stabilizing families, helping individuals and families navigate the challenges of mental illness, as well as victims of abuse/ trauma reprocess the memory of the trauma in a manners that no longer paralyzes nor interferes with daily functioning.  She is an accomplished author of childrens books covering topics such as, conduct disorder, ADHD, parenting a child with special needs, and trauma.

Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford has extensive experience as a separation and divorce mediator. She also has had many years of experience as a therapist working with couples and families. Dr. Bates-Duford has  earned the distinct designation as a Certified Relationship Specialist with Diplomate Status (advanced standing). Her experience and extensive research on relationships has earned her the distinct recognition as a relationship expert with American Psychotherapy Association (very few mediators have achieved this status).

In addition to providing mental health treatment , staff trainings, and consultation, Family Matters Counseling Group LLC also provides mental health and relationship advice via our blog site Love, Lust, & Fantasies. You can access our blog  by clicking the button on the bottom right side of the page. You can follow Dr. Bates-Duford for weekly mental health information and advice as it pertains to both familial and romantic relationships on (Relationship Corner),,, &

Pricing page
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    Individual Psychotherapy
    Individual psychotherapy to combat feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive behaviors, drug and alcohol addictions, sexual dysfunctions, domestic violence, rape, trauma, and mood disorders.
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    Children & Adolescent therapy
    Children and adolescent therapy is to address behavioral problems and conduct disorders, anger management, self-esteem building, behavioral modification, and resisting peer pressure.
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    Couples & Relationship Therapy
    Family Matters Counseling Group LLC recognize families are fragile, but relationships are resilient if couples learn how to manage conflict and fight "fairly". We provide Marriage Counseling, Same-sex Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, compatibility testing, blended family counseling, and divorce counseling.
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    Group Counseling
    We provide weekly group counseling and support to address issues related to trauma, rape, incest, violence (domestic and stranger), anger management, drug and alcohol addiction.
    $25 per group member
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    Family Counseling
    Family counseling is used to address issues or challenges in the immediate family or all pertinent members to resolve conflict, improve communication, supporting an addicted or traumatized member, domestic violence, managing a divorce, a remarriage, or the death of a family member.
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    School Consultation Services
    School consultation Services include staff and parent training, diagnosis, assessment, & evaluation. We provide behavior and support plan development and implementation District- and school-wide behavioral support strategies Educational and behavioral program design, staff training, collaborative team-building, parent training, and transition support
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    Live w/Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford
    Now offering live therapy sessions in the comfort of your home via SKYPE & Facebook livecast. "Live" allows you to meet your therapy needs w/o the hassle of traveling. "Live" is ideal for parents w/ small children, teens, college students, & elders.You do not have to miss out on counseling services. Do something that will allow you to better manage the stressors of life.
    $90 "Live"
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    Non-Profit Consultation
    Family Matters Counseling Group LLC provides staff training to mental health and nursing staff working with clients struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, drug or alcohol addicted, anger management issues, vulnerable/combative clients, and chronically homeless.
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