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

Disruptive Behaviors In Kids In School: What TO Do & NOT Do

Oppositional BehaviorDisruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.

Oppositional defiant disorder.

ADHD.  Sensory integration disorder.

Rebellious. Defiant.

I’m sure you have heard all of these words used by a teacher or school struggling with a child’s behavior.

In this video, I discuss some common problems and challenges for parents and teachers including ways you should (and should NOT) talk to your child’s school.

Managing behavioral problems

Disruptive behaviors are difficult. Managing a child with behavior problems is difficult. But things become more difficult as the child matures and begins to show behaviors in the school system. Once behaviors start coming out in the school, things can go from mediocre to worse.

Managing a child’s behavior problems in school requires team-work, a lot of patience, compassion for the child, and a focused, fair view of the child’s needs. Having too many opinions, having too many people involved, and feeling confused or drained by it all will only backfire.

I discuss more of this concept in the following video.


Tips for parents and teachers

For a list of things your child may benefit from in school, click here:….

For my new book (Kindle/Paperback) on Understanding and Helping Suicidal Adolescents, click here:….



International Blog


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.

Please check (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at:

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

x Logo: Shield
This Site Is Protected By