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
Tàmara 
 
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*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 www.anchoredinknowledge.com (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredchild.

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

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

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