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

Understanding Complex Emotional Symptoms

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Some time ago I had a brief discussion with an acquaintance involving the most perplexing, yet mysteriously interesting behavior. What had been a mystery for this family was revealed a month ago. Their loved one had exhibited inappropriate laughter, crying, and emotional outbursts that weren’t connected to a psychotic disorder.

Pseudo-bulbar affect (PBA) was a condition that had this family emotionally drained for years. It is currently defined as a neurological condition characterized by unpredictable and uncontrollable emotional outbursts involving laughter and crying during inappropriate times.

PBA is often the result of strokes, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, or dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease. This neurological condition can masquerade as a mental disturbance. The reason this topic is so important for us on this particular blog is because holistic healthcare is vital. Many medical conditions have been diagnosed as mental illnesses.

Read more at my site PsychCentral- Caregivers, Family, & Friends page

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As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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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 www.anchoredinknowledge.com (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredchild.

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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