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

Trauma Language: Understanding & Identifying It

Trauma language Trauma language could be anything that keeps you stuck in a negative cycle.

It could be anything that you have “learned” to say to yourself and about yourself on a daily basis.

It could also be anything negative that others close to you have always said about or to you.

Being able to identify your “trauma language” and the impact it can have on you over time is extremely important.

In this article (and video) I discuss trauma language.

Trauma language often tends to be ingrained in the heart and mind as a result of the language being repetitive.

The language has a way of breaking down your sense of self, your identity, and your confidence. Without the ability to correctly identify, understand, and then “fight against” the obsessive language you are likely to feel depressed, anxious, and defeated.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy focuses on “negative self-talk” and “negative attributions” which have a major impact on how we perceive our lives and our reality. With an awareness of how our language impacts us emotionally and psychologically, we can strive to change what we say to ourselves so that we can then design a fair and accurate picture of our lives.


In this video, I discuss this concept further:


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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