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

Toxic Family Dynamics: What Some Only Children Go Through

Family therapyToxic family dynamics and result in a lot of stress in families.

Do you think the dynamics in your family have contributed to challenges in your adult life?

In this video, I discuss the challenges an only child faces in a family with dysfunctional dynamics.

I like studying families. When I first began my career almost 11 years ago, I found myself running away from any counseling work involving family dynamics. You may be asking yourself why. Well, because I didn’t want to be the therapist that sat between arguing family members every single week.

I studied people like Virginia Satire and Murray Bowen. I really tried to understand how to get in between toxic family members. With the help of Salvador Minuchin’s structural family therapy, I could better understand the complicated puzzle pieces that go into the development and maintenance of healthy relationships.

In this video, I discuss the only child and some of the dynamics that play into an only child.

I welcome your thoughts, comments and experience.

*Apologies for lighting.

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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