Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

5 Love Languages You Should Know About

Mom and sonParents and families of children (young or older) with a mental health or behavioral problem often struggle through multiple stages in their life. It can be difficult for the sufferer and the caregiver to remain emotionally connected overtime. A client of mine has struggled for years with pediatric bipolar disorder and his mother confided that she has felt detached from him because of his behaviors. Not only does mom feel “unloved” by her son (mainly due to his impulsive and explosive symptoms), but the son feels alone and disowned by a mother who is exhausted and discouraged. A challenge for this family was to find ways to re-connect in a loving fashion. We discussed the book The 5  Love Languages of Children and concluded that her son benefited most from physical touch (hugs, pats on the back) and that his mother benefited from acts of service from him. By learning how to cater to each other in their mother-son relationship, they were able to re-connect and appreciate each other.


Find out what the 5 love languages are at my sister-site: PsychCentral/Caregivers


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*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

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Thank you


Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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