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

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.

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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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