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

The “black dog” disorder

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A really great video on the “black dog” expresses the depths of what millions of Americans suffer with today. The “black dog” disorder leads not only to feelings of isolation, poor appetite, poor sleeping patterns, and physical ailments but also thoughts of suicide. The “black dog” is not a simple rainy day, but days of rainy days for many people.

I have come to the conclusion that we are a “broken” people with problems in an imperfect world and no one escapes. We may have joy, we may have success, we may have material wealth. But nothing protects us from depression or other ailments.  The most talented, intelligent, special, artistic people in our lives have struggles with depression.

To watch a great line-up of videos on this topic, visit my site at: PsychCentral/Caregivers and pass on to someone who may benefit.

Take good care of yourself, self-care will take you far.

All the best

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.

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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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