Tamara Hill MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15236

Tamara Hill

MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Tamara Hill

MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UPMC Commercial Insurance
Fees: *Clinical supervision for LPC's in Pennsylvania: $50 for individual andor group supervision meetings.

-Clients receiving therapy will be charged the fee arranged by the insurance company and any copays due.
-If you are a private pay (cash pay) client, I will discuss my fee and the options for payment.
-I also work with Open Path Collective, a cost effective (sliding scale) service for clients needing reduced fees. I would be happy to discuss this option with you. *Proof of income will be needed as an Open Path Client.
Evening Availability

Offices

Anchored Child & Family Counseling
67 Old Clairton Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236

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My Approach to Helping

Hi. Thank you for visiting my profile.
I am a licensed and nationally recognized mental health therapist certified in trauma therapy. I specialize in working with angry, oppositional, depressed, anxious, or suicidal youths. My goal is to build rapport with the child and parent to help foster open communication, exploration of challenges, and growth. My approach is to support, educate, and guide as needed.

I also offer assistance to:
- Parents needing skills (communication, parenting, etc)
-Young adultscollege students with a trauma history
- Young adults or college students struggling with finding their niche or identity
-Young adults or college students experiencing depression or anxiety
-Families struggling with at-risk youths (i.e., teens engaging in delinquent behaviors)
-Youths being released from residential treatment facilities
- Youths with severe mental illness (i.e., bipolar disorder, psychotic symptoms)

In therapy I focus not only on validating your experiences (as appropriate), but also exploring challenges of living (i.e., transitions or changes, family difficulties, loss and grief, suicidal thoughts, questioning of faith or spiritual meaning, low self-esteem, culturally related challenges, healing from trauma or abuse, etc) and how they are affecting you. We all face these things, but how we cope with them is the most important part of therapy.

My main goal with all of my clients is to hear their individual stories and design a therapeutic approach based on the joint efforts of therapist and client. Each session focuses on building personal insight, spiritual awareness, and concrete tools for coping, adjusting, or changing.

More Info About My Practice

I understand that attending counseling sessions every week can be a strain. As a result, I offer tele-health sessions using a HIPAA-Compliant platform for those days when coming to the office may be difficult. If your insurance covers this service, it is very easy to get set up. Please ask about this service during your first session.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to help clients unveil what is triggering their emotional responses to events in their lives, how their thoughts influence their actions and relationships, and how to cope with the residual effects of their behaviors, thoughts, and decisions. Therapy can also be helpful to clients interested in becoming knowledgeable about loved ones who may be suffering from mental health challenges or unhealthy behaviors. The therapist is not the "expert" per se, but an educated clinical guide who is being given the opportunity to serve clients and who must abide by statefederal laws and ethics codes in order for therapy to be successful.

Psychotherapy for children and adolescents should entail a degree of privacy and confidentiality to foster growth and trust between the client and therapist. My approach to therapy is that I will only report details to parents, caregivers, or other adults if the child or teen is in danger. Otherwise, youths need privacy in order to develop trust.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Although therapy can be intimidating, therapy with me is a collaborative effort. The only way clients can grow, change, or find ways to cope with what is occurring in their life is to feel understood, cared for, and free to explore their feelings and thoughts.
My role as the therapist is to support, educate, and engage you (or the client) in self-exploration to promote independence, critical thinking skills, and insight. I also offer concrete tools, using a CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) approach when necessary. In other words, I teach you (or the client) how to process things occurring in life, how to adjust unhelpful thinking styles or modes of communicating, and how to apply therapeutic tools to real life. Therapy should be renewing, not pressuring.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    -Children and adolescents with mood or behavioral disorders including a history of trauma,
    -College students and adults struggling with life transitions, loss, or grief,
    -Parents andor caregivers supporting a child, teen, or adult child with severe mental or behavioral problems,
    -Suicidal children and teens with self-injurious behaviors (i.e., cutting, burning, etc),
    -Children or teens who are in or are being released from an inpatient psychiatric stay, 30 day mental health program, or a residential treatment facility.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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