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

Understanding Inter-Generational Trauma or Family “Curses”

Intergenerational trauma Do you know what intergenerational trauma is?

Did you know it can be thought of as another way to describe a “family curse?”

In this video, I discuss a few signs of intergenerational trauma and the challenges years and generations of trauma can have on a family.

When I see clients with family trauma I often hear the words “family curse” or “generational curse.” In fact, many of my own family members have used these terms to describe a series of similar (and often traumatic or damaging) events that have occurred throughout the family history.

A family curse or inter-generational trauma often has its roots in generations of false beliefs, damaging self-esteem, destructive behavioral patterns, untreated or poorly treated mental health challenges, or incorrect assumptions.

Other resources on this topic

If you’d like to read more about my previous 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:

For my new book (Kindle/Paperback) on Understanding and Helping Suicidal Adolescents, click here:….


Understanding Inter-generational trauma


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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