Our services include counseling, parenting, medicating and testifying. Each is summarized below:
Counseling includes individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy for youth and adults.
Our counseling staff utilize various techniques, including the following:
Developed by Patricia (Trish) Mares, M.Ed., LPCC-S
Developed by Alvin Mares, Ph.D., LISW-S
Sharing-Caring Communication (Couples)
Developed by Others
Parenting services include classes, coordination and counseling. Our parenting classes are based on the Cooperative Parenting and Divorce curriculum published by Active Parenting Publishers (activeparenting.com). Both 4-hour and 16-hour classes are offered.
Parenting coordination is a child-focused dispute resolution process ordered by a court of common pleas or division of the court to assist parties in implementing a shared parenting or companionship time order using assessment, education, case management, conflict management, coaching and/or decision-making.
The recommended (least expensive) manner of entering counseling, parenting and/or medicating information into evidence for use in a court proceeding is by a party with legal right to medical records requesting such information to be shared with the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). The GAL may then share copies of records, in addition to providing his/her expert testimony.
When the testimony of one of our service providers is needed, a subpoena should be sent via certified mail to the provider's name, c/o Mares Cares Counseling, LLC, 382 Arch St, Chillicothe, OH 45601. A special Release of Information for Fact or Expert Witness is required. In addition, a retainer of $750.00 per provider being subpoenaed as an expert witness is required (payable to Mares Cares Counseling, LLC). The release of information form AND expert witness retainer (if applicable) must be received at least five (5) business days prior to the deposition or hearing date to allow adequate time for the provider to block his/her schedule, review records and to prepare to testify. Payment in full for provider's time preparing and attending court as a fact witness at the provider's cash rate is required prior to resumption of counseling following the deposition or hearing date.
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For more information on testifying, please email Alvin Mares at firstname.lastname@example.org.