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

Holiday Time: What Toxic Family Role Are You In?

Holiday time and familyHoliday time can be stressful for a lot of people.

You may not know what to expect in your family or may feel tons of stress.

That’s normal. You’re not alone.

In this video, I discuss some of the roles you may be accustomed to playing in your family.

Holiday time can be one of the most stressful times of the year for you because of family and family roles your family has grown accustomed to playing.

Could I be impacted by family roles?

All families have family roles as it is something that keeps order and structure within a family system. However, if the family roles are unhealthy and unrealistic, you can find yourself feeling very depressed, isolated, and misunderstood. It’s important to understand the role you play so that you can “safely” get out of it and move on with your life.

What are family roles?

Common family roles that you may play includes the family hero, mascot/clown, scapegoat, and lost child. These roles may be fluid throughout the years and only apply to you at certain times within your family. In the following video, I offer a more detailed view of each role.


Can you relate to any of these roles?

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.

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Thank you


Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

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

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