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Services Offered

Adult, Couples, and Family Therapy

Individual Counseling:

  • Couples Counseling
  • Pre-marital / Marital Counseling
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Abuse/Trauma Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Anger Management
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Life Coaching
  • Work Related Issues or Challenges
  • Parenting Training
  • Sexual Dysfunctions and Impotency
  • Abandonment and Bereavement

Child and Adolescent Therapy:


  • Behavioral Modification
  • Anger Management
  • Resisting Peer Pressure
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Dealing With Loss & Grief
  • Depression
  • Pet Therapy
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Sand and Lego Therapy

Relationship and Family Therapy:

  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Compatibility Assessments
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Mental Illness
  • Partner Violence
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Divorce Counseling
  • Blended Families
  • Challenges Related to Conception and Miscarriage

School Consultation Services

School Consultation:


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities Adjustment Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Issues
Diagnosis, Assessment, and Evaluation:


  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Psychoeducational, Clinical, and Behavioral Evaluation
​Services Offered:


  • Behavior and Support Plan Development and Implementation
  • Educational and Behavioral Program Design
  • Staff Training
  • Collaborative Team-Building
  • Parent Training

Professional Expertise

Family Matters Counseling Group, PLLC consists of nursing and clinical staff with more than 10 years of experience servicing adults, families, couples, and children suffering from mental health issues, trauma and abuse, cognitive issues, addictions and dependency, behavioral deviancies, and personality disorders. We provide expert training to schools, nonprofit organizations, and police departments surrounding issues of mental health, addictions, and vulnerable populations. Our work with schools include proper identification and assessment to identify possible cognitive delays, source of conduct issues, and techniques to improve student behavior, academic fuctioning, and ways to better support student learning.

16 Signs You are Married to or in a Relationship with a Narcissist

by Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford | Part 1

16 Signs You are Married to or in a Relationship with a Narcissist

by Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford | Part 2

16 Signs You’re Married to a Narcissist - Article

As a psychologist and marriage & family therapist, I have worked with many people diagnosed and undiagnosed that exhibited significant narcissistic characteristics. Narcissism falls under the category of personality disorder. The clinical name for those with pronounced symptoms of grandiosity is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and other areas of their life.