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

Traumatic Bonding With An Abuser: 6 Ways To Begin To Heal (VIDEO)

Traumatic Bonding Traumatic bonding. Neglect. Psychological abuse. What comes to mind when you hear these terms?

In this article, I discuss ways to cope with traumatic bonding. I also post the last 2 videos in this series. I encourage your comments and questions.

Do you find yourself picturing a loved one in your mind when reading articles on trauma? Are you thinking about an experience that still hasn’t left you?

If so, perhaps you are bonded to the person who wronged you. You may be asking yourself “how?” Or you may just deny it…completely. But the reality is that becoming emotionally and psychologically bonded to someone who has abused you is real. It is more real than a lot of people would like to admit.

You may also be wondering what the term “traumatic bonding” actually means. A complex emotional and psychological process of“bonding”,  “traumatic bonding,” can happen when a child experiences periods of positive experience alternating with episodes of abuse. By experiencing both positive and extreme negative from a parent, ta child can become almost co-dependent.

Sadly, this same experience can happen to adults. I discuss this phenomenon further in the following videos.
For the book review on Traumatic Bonding by Amy J.L. Baker and Mel Schneiderman click here:

For more information on my perspective on trauma, visit my blog here:

To read my most recent article on this topic click here:

To see part 1 of this series, click here:

To see part 2 of this series, click here:




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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