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

A mother walks on the margins with her son’s bipolar disorder

goldAre you a mother of a son with a mental health or behavioral problem? How did you cope with the reality that your son would probably need your help and support for the rest of his life? For many parents, accepting an illness can feel like one of the worst things you’ll ever have to do. Many mothers have spoken to me about their struggle to not only accept but also to live with their child’s illness. It isn’t easy. It’s almost unimaginable. 

That happy child you birthed is now a sad, overlooked young man who has become the victim of a failed mental health system, years of unhelpful medications, and mediocre therapy sessions. The stress and pressure of being the mother or father of a child who isn’t being helped, is insurmountable. For many families, an illness requires so many levels of adjustment such as emotional, psychological, physical, financial, and even social. Fear of stigma, of not being taken seriously, of being judged or blamed, of not being able to afford care, of being turned away by insurance companies, of your child getting into legal troubles, of being misunderstood, etc. lives in the hearts and minds of families experiencing the sting of severe mental illness.

To read more about Kathy Brandt’s story,  visit my sister-site here: blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers.

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As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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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.

Please check www.anchoredinknowledge.com (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredchild.

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

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

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