Anchored Child & Family Counseling
Thanks for your interest in my practice.
My practice is Anchored Child and Family Counseling. I see children (3-12), teens (13-19), young adults (college age – 28), parents, and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, a traumatic experience, bullying, school-avoidance, ADHD, poor grades, and parenting skills. I also see some adults struggling with trauma and life transitions.
You can find my office locations on the front page, at the bottom of this website.
I currently accept the following:
- Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Medical Assistance)
- Optum/United Behavioral Health (including Medical Assistance)
- UPMC Commercial Healthcare
- UPMC for You
- United Healthcare (including Medical Assistance)
- Self-pay clients
Sliding Scale fee/payment arrangements:
*I offer a sliding scale fee arrangement. Please ask about this service if you are interested. At the end of the month/billing period, you will get a receipt sent to your email on file. I will have you sign a notice during your first session stating the pay agreement with dates on when each payment is due. Proof of income will be requested to put on file.
Counseling Services for Pennsylvania Residents
Individual Therapy and Family Therapy:
Individual therapy is often a great place to learn new skills with a trusted therapist. Sessions are often 45 minutes to 60 minutes ( i.e., 1 hour). If you are using your insurance, sessions will be billed to your insurance company if I accept that insurance payer.
I will ask that you sign up through my electronic billing program which I will discuss with you before we meet. Please have your insurance card and email address ready. I will use these two things to get you started as soon as possible. Once you sign up with my billing program, you will be able to track your sessions, your co-pays, and your insurance payments all online. You will also be able to put your credit card on-file so that each system will be billed without you having to input that information each session.
I offer individual therapy that is a collaborative journey between client and therapist.
Family therapy focuses on the relationships within a family system and strives to provide a platform for open communication and problem-solving. Education on mental health conditions and how to cope is also provided.
I am also a certified clinical trauma therapist specializing in child and adolescent mental health. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy from a trauma perspective including a bio-psycho-social lense to assess and work with clients.
I do offer teletherapy or online sessions to residents of Pennsylvania. All teletherapy or online clients in PA must visit the office at least 1 time a month. *No exceptions as a result of state guidelines.
Online Psycho-education meetings (coming May 2018):
Támara offers online 2x per month psycho-education meetings for 15min to answer your mental health questions. Meetings are to be scheduled at the beginning of the month using the form below or by email through email@example.com. Psycho-education meetings provide individuals with the opportunity to have their mental health-related questions answered.