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

Avoiding ethical violations in mental health treatment

Have you ever been to a mental health agency where everything appeared to be disorganized, unethical, and perhaps even illegal? Did a loved one receive mediocre mental health services, inadequate services, or no help at all? If so, you are not alone.I recently spoke with a former colleague who has worked in the position of residential advisor for 15 years. She has always been leery about the practices she has seen in previous positions in which she worked. She shared a story about a mother whose son was killed through asphyxiation during a physical restraint in a group home. He was only 17-years-old when three, medium build young guys, pinned him to the floor face down and held his arms down. Despite multiple cries for help and complaints of not being able to breathe, this young man died. It wasn’t until the restraint was over that staff could clearly see that this young man wasn’t breathing.

Believe it or not, hospital medical errors and incompetent procedures have become the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. It’s a public health concern that many families face each year. As a result, it is important that you understand how to protect your loved one.


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

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.

To keep everyone at Anchored Child & Family Counseling safe, I will only be opening the office for in-person sessions 1 day of the week. The other days of the week will consist of teletherapy sessions until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated and corona virus cases have gone down.

My office assistant and I will be monitoring insurance policies for any changes to corona-related cost share, copayment, and coinsurance policies. I will be checking and rechecking insurance policies to ensure you will be covered for teletherapy. At this time, all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy into September 2020.

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Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

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

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