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

Do you understand diagnostic language? NOS

The mental health system is guilty of using unnecessary jargon and diagnostic language to communicate with parents, families, individuals, and caregivers. For example, NOS is often connected to a so-called diagnosis when an individual does not fully fit the diagnostic category. NOS means None Otherwise Specified and often means that a clinician cannot fit the individual under the criteria of that mental health conditions. An individual who appears to be depressed may not show severe or even moderate signs of depression and so would immediately be diagnosed as Mood Disorder, NOS. This would mean that the individual may only show some symptoms but not enough to be diagnosed with the full disorder.


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All the best

As always, I wish you well

*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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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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