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

Rising Above The Year 2020 Challenges

year 2020 photoThe year 2020 met us with a vengeance.

We, as a nation, probably saw none of what has happened to us this year coming.

In this article, I discuss a few concepts that may help you understand what is going on.


There are a ton of theories we can use to explain the racial events of today. But there are a few that stand out to me:

  • Social containment theory
  • Social bond theory
  • Social change theory

Sykes and Matza (1957) discussed the concept of neutralization and how those who are discriminatory minimize and normalize certain concepts to make their behavior acceptable. Unfortunately, this is often the behavior of those displaying racist behavior in today’s society.

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  • Fear mongering
  • Political control

To learn more about these concepts and hear a live discussion, check out this video:

Photo by aagay

As always, I wish you well

*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

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.

To keep everyone at Anchored Child & Family Counseling safe, I will only be opening the office for in-person sessions 1 day of the week. The other days of the week will consist of teletherapy sessions until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated and corona virus cases have gone down.

My office assistant and I will be monitoring insurance policies for any changes to corona-related cost share, copayment, and coinsurance policies. I will be checking and rechecking insurance policies to ensure you will be covered for teletherapy. At this time, all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy into September 2020.

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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