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

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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