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Media exploitation over CT shootings

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I have witnessed a “storm” of various reports on narcissism, Asperger’s Syndrome, arrogance, poor parenting, school security, gun control, opportunists, introversion, and quietness in youth  following the Connecticut school shootings. It’s as if this tragedy has hit a nerve across the nation and has spun us all into a panic to consider various reasons for senseless acts.


As much as we want to make sense out of this horrible event, we must be mindful of the messages we are putting out into the world, into the media. We want to eradicate erroneous assumptions and perpetuate a more concrete, intelligent, and well thought out explanation. How can we execute this if we are sensationalizing our own ideas? We don’t want to be a vehicle of greater confusion.


Media contributors, bloggers, and writers should strive to lend comfort through truth and a balanced perspective. What matters is helping society garner direction for tomorrow.


As always, I wish you well

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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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