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

Adult Children of Mentally Ill Parents

mentally ill parentAdults struggling with mental illness need our compassion and our support.

It isn’t an easy life and without having others to understand you life can seem very hard.

But when you add children to the equation things may change.

We all know kids are demanding and having a family can take its toll.

Trying to balance a mental health condition and parenting can seem impossible.

If not treated correctly, it can damage the child forever.

In this video, I discuss the impact mentally ill parents can have on their children, especially if they are not getting help.Adult children of mentally ill parents may have experienced a host of behaviors and attitudes that might be hard for others to understand. When a parent isn’t doing well it is easy for them to displace emotions and sometimes neglect appropriate treatment.

If this is the case and the parent refuses to take responsibility for getting help, the children can suffer for years. This often results in either the child experiencing problematic behaviors or their own mental health challenges. Adult children may look back and feel their childhood was characterized by trauma.

Sadly, some adult children grew up never fully understanding why their parent never sought help or treated them as they did. It’s important for children to understand that there is a reason for the behaviors of an unhealthy parent.

As always, I wish you well

*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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Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you


Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

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

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