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

Mental Health in A Failed American System

Recent tragic events like Sandy Hook, Seattle Pacific University, and the DC Navy Yard shooting have propelled issues in the mental health system to the forefront of our minds. Many of us continue to struggle with the reality that crimes, violent acts, and even murders are occurring almost weekly, perhaps even daily. We struggle with understanding why and how such evil can continue to elude us. Aren’t our schools protected and prepared for tragedies like that of Sandy Hook Elementary School? Aren’t our police trained and ready for catastrophes involving mental illness? Can’t our mental health professionals cure the sick? All of these questions swarm through the minds and hearts of people everywhere, including those, such as myself, who work in the field of psychology.

The answers are hidden beneath a facade of control in our hospitals, clinics, and schools. The truth is that we live in a failed system that lacks the necessary tools to protect society from evil, from illness that controls the mind and consciousness of some of our fellow citizens. Because of this, it is important that families understand severe and untreated mental illness, while maintaining a balanced perspective. While the majority of individuals with mental illness do not intend to harm anyone, there is a great number of cases in which homicide or violence and aggression is likely.


For those who have questions about our failed system, this presentation is for you.



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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