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

Do your sleep aids impair your ability to function?

Do you take Ambien, Sonata, or Lunesta? What about a loved one?  These medications are often the only saving grace for people suffering from insomnia. But multiple reports have stirred concerned from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regarding the behavioral and central nervous system affects sedatives or tranquilizer’s can have on human beings. One of the most pressing issues is driving ability. A driving simulator used in clinical trials have shown a reduced ability to drive safely and with alertness while under the influence of “sleep-aids.” Many people have experienced the negative consequences of these sedatives and the FDA is evaluating how best to deal with this situation, despite widespread opposition.

For more on this topic, visit my sister-site at PsychCentral/Caregivers.

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.

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

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