Abuse / Survivors of Abuse, Anxiety Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Mood Swings, Personality Disorders, Relationships, Trust Issues



Additional Expertise

Consultant, Counselor/Therapist, Family Coach, Life Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Coach, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist, Speaker/Presenter

About Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford

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 children's 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 is a Forensic Psychologist (specializing in familial dysfunction and traumatic experience), a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and a university professor teaching courses on understanding psychopathy, treating couples, family violence, and trauma. 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).

You can learn more about my practice, Family Matters Counseling Group by clicking the link below.

Family Matters Counseling Group, PLLC 


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