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

Misconceptions People May Hold About Trauma

Misconceptions of traumaMisconceptions of trauma are common to my practice.

I see tons of families and individuals who come from all walks of life and have different belief systems.

Sadly, some of these beliefs systems entail a host of misconceptions about trauma that can make healing difficult.

In this article (and video), I will be discussion common misconceptions we tend to hold.

Understanding the truth is significant

\\Misconceptions of trauma can keep you stuck in the same place for years. Most misconceptions grow out of gross misunderstanding. Other misconceptions grow out of fear of change. Developing an accurate understanding of trauma is significant in recovery of trauma and healing.

Common misconceptions that lead others to say…

Common misconceptions often lead people around us to say things that include but are not limited to:

  1. You can get over it
  2. Just get some help/therapy
  3. Just get over it
  4. Move on
  5. Grow up
  6. Why can’t you just move on?
  7. Get over it already!
  8. You have so much ahead of you
  9. Why are you stuck?
  10. Just make the decision to heal and move on
  11. What are you recovering from?
  12. Therapy will never work
  13. Who believes in therapy in today’s society?
  14. Just learn to roll with the punches
  15. Start making better decisions and things will change
  16. Get a hobby
  17. Do more fun things
  18. Find someone to love
  19. Get a pet
  20. Have children
  21. Get married

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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