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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

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 ( 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.

Parenting issues and concerns are a common topic of discussion of all types of counseling described above.

Click here to download parenting services brochure.


Our mental health-psychiatric nurse practitioner offers medication evaluation and management services for youth and adults.

Click here to view an introductory message from our nurse practitioner, Alex Henry.


To schedule a medication evaluation or management appointment or for any medication-related question, please call the Nurse Line at (740) 779-3386.


The recommended (least expensive) manner of entering counseling, parenting, medicating and/or testing 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, 628 Commanche Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601. A special Release of Information for Expert Witness is required, along with a retainer of $750.00 per provider being subpoenaed (payable to Mares Cares Counseling, LLC). Both the release of information form AND retainer 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 testimony.

For more information on testifying, please email Alvin Mares at

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