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

FAQ’s: Psychological Trauma and My Approach To Treatment

Thank you for visiting my website. I’m glad you are here.

I am a licensed therapist, train in trauma-based techniques and theory, treating children, teens, parents, families, caregivers, and young adults struggling with life transitions, psychological trauma, grief, and loss. 

What is your approach?

I have 11 years experience working in the mental health field. I have 5 years of experience being certified through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. When I work with individuals struggling with psychological trauma, I seek to build an authentic relationship with the patient/client.

What’s the most important part of trauma-therapy?

Without a safe relationship, counseling is a waste of time. I believe good therapeutic work stems from a positive relationship between patient/client and therapist.

Once the relationship is built we can begin to explore what the needs are, how to move forward, and how to build skills for the future.

Who do you treat?

I treat children, teens, parents, families, caregivers, and young adults struggling with the reality of a traumatic situation or series of events.

What do you focus on treating?

My counseling approach is focused on providing education and identifying the physiological, psychological, neurological, and emotional aspects of psychological trauma. Trauma is a full-body experience. It affects every function of your body. Until patients/clients are able to feel safe, heard, and understood, the negative consequences of a traumatic experience are likely to lead to further challenges.

The goal is to reduce defensiveness, fear, and anxiety so real work can begin.

What are common challenges you treat that kids and teens experience after a traumatic event?

  • Problems with school attendance and academic performance
  • Poor parent-child relationship
  • Oppositional behaviors and emotional outbursts
  • Poor attention-span and under-performance in school
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviors

The list goes on and on.


Learn more about my approach to counseling under my biography.

If you are interested in meeting me for an intake assessment, click on “start counseling services” on the homepage.

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

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