Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford

Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford

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PhD, LMFT

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About Me

I have a PhD in Forensic Psychology and a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy to which I am licensed.

I specialize anxiety, depression, panic attack, stress, anger management, insomnia, relationship, family issues, procrastination, self esteem, trauma and more. I work with individuals and families to achieve stabilization and prevent symptom re-emergence. My goal is to help individuals and families navigate the challenges of life while identifying their life's purpose.

Mental health and well-being is just as important as physical health. Declines in mental health can lead to obesity, ineffective work performance, missed work days, alcohol/substance abuse issues, irritable/depressed mood, etc. Moods fall along a scale between mania and depression which we all shift between. However, for some people our moods tend to stay along the low end, depression, or the remain at the high end, mania. Healthy moods lie somewhere along the middle of the scale. 2020 has been challenging year for many different reasons, the pandemic, racial unrest, etc. It's time to take control of our mental health and well-being!

My Contact Information
4801 Glenwood Ave Ste. 19
Raleigh, North Carolina  27612
United States


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19842690750

familymatterscounselinggroup.org

My Credentials
Credential type: License
Type: Marriage and Family Therapist
License State: New York
License Number: 001735
License Expiration: 11/2023
Status: Verified
My Therapy Approach
Specialities:
ADHD & Attention Issues
Anger Management
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Domestic Violence
Family Issues
Grief
Intimacy
Marriage Issues
OCD
Parenting
Relationship Issues
Sex & Sexuality
Social Anxiety
Stress
Trauma and Abuse
Orientation:
Behavioral Therapy
CBT
Coaching
Cognitive Therapy
Couples Counseling
Couples Therapy
DBT
Emotionally Focused
Family Therapy
Group Therapy
Individual Therapy
Mindfulness
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Trauma Focused
Therapy I offer:
Chat
Email
Group
Individual
Online
Phone
Video
My Languages:
English
Reviews

Tarra Bates-Duford has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars (24 reviews).

Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"quick and simple"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Good"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I cherish my meetings with my therapist! I feel like I can breathe easier knowing that I have a constructive space to work through my personal struggles. I can't believe how much it's helped me with how affordable it is."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I will proceed by reviewing various aspects that comprise my overall rating:

Therapist (5 stars)
The therapist selection is pretty diverse and there are many great licensed people to choose from. I really get along with mine and they are very understanding. It feels great to talk to someone free of judgment or self-censorship. She also seems dedicated to her work and helping others reach their healthiest, most ideal self. She creates an atmosphere that allows me to open up more than anyone I've encountered in my life, besides a couple people.

Pricing (4 stars)
The pricing isn't too bad, really. Around $200/month for one weekly 30-minute live session is a good deal. As a college student, I do wish they offered some sort of discount because as necessary as this is, I don't know how much longer I can afford it.

Model (3 stars)
The weekly sessions should really be the standard one hour to get the most for your money because that's where this program shines. The worksheets and whatnot are helpful for self-awareness and figuring out where you need the most work, but without someone with a professional degree who can help steer and direct you, it sort of falls flat. The chat session offered with the cheapest option doesn't really do much. The video/voice calls that mimic in-person therapy are far more effective. It is often difficult to schedule appointments weekly at a good time, even if you do it a week in advance.

Value (4 stars)
I think overall this program is definitely worth it if you know you are ready to invest a lot of time, money, and effort into improving yourself, not just wanting to complain about your issues endlessly and hoping to find sympathy or being closed off to talking about deep issues with a therapist. I was both of these things but soon realized what it would take to actually improve my mental health.

Overall: I benefitted from this program, especially during the pandemic when many mental health clinics were closed. The top reasons I would join/stay would be if one is financially able to sacrifice a few hundred a month and if one is okay with video calls as a therapy session model. The worksheets also come in handy for exploring your feelings and understanding why you are having problems and how to change how you think about your life.
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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I've been in the program for just under three weeks and love the method! The videos help me understand my thought patterns and I love my therapist! The homework assignments really help to engrave the methods that are taught and help me to be more proactive about overcoming my trauma!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"My therapist is working hard to help me"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"The therapist is very prompt. She gives succinct feedback. I have worked my way through the programme and am feeling more in control. I would recommend this programme."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I appreciate the time flexibility and the feedback so far. Looking forward to seeing whats next."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"My Counsellor is awesome she is highly knowledgeable, and she gives homework that is directly suited towards my healing journey. She knows her stuff!!!!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I think this is a good program for helping me get to where I want to me or at least start that journey."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"platform is very easy to use. My therapist gave me eye-opening advice within the first 5 minutes of meeting and the worksheets are helpful."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Originally, I came here because I was just looking for an online therapist to talk to, but when I found this site, I realized it's a whole platform with research-based information you can learn about in your own time. I'm actually more excited about learning from the worksheets and exercises. But having someone to talk to is just a bonus. And I also love that it also comes with yoga videos. I may be experiencing a placebo effect, but I'm feeling happier already just after 3 weeks of finding this service! Haha"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Excellent service, my therapist is really helpful."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Excellent"

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I really like the videos and online therapist interaction features. I do think that some of the worksheets are bit generic and may not address specific needs of a person."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"This is a different kind of program that requires one to really think hard and be honest about their feelings and emotions and behaviors that is a bit eye opening. The worksheets are very good."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Very Helpful"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Learning to control my anger and my other feelings. I have a very good therapist who is helping me find my way Home. I am very happy with this program I realize I need to take it slow in order to gain the most out of the course and in order to only need to take the course once I need to work the program not just read the stuff and move on but work the program everyday. And that’s the hard part nobody said change was easy."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I like the concept of online therapy. Initially it was hard to understand the flow with my therapist but we are getting there. I don’t love that everything is online. I really wish there was an app and ways to print worksheet because I like to write and not type. Having to sign on and only receive notifications by email is annoying. I like my therapist a lot though. She legit!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"A wonderful resource!"

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