Archive for December, 2011

I Don’t Feel Like An Adult

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 25th, 2011
This is very difficult for me. I am a 19 year old female who feels more like a kid than a woman. I think the problem is that I still haven't come to terms with my adulthood. I don't drive, don't know how and honestly ...

Does My Lover Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 25th, 2011
Does my lover have boderline personality disorder? My boyfriend is the love of my life, we are a perfect match. His parents were divorced like mine and I think he lacked attention as a child. He throws fits, acts moody, always needs to be ...

I Am a Terrible Person

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 24th, 2011
I am 19 and I'm the worst person. I am judgmental and hypocritical. I am insecure about everything there is about me from my looks, the way I speak, etc. I have slut shamed many girls for the way they dressed, the outlooks on sex, ...

Concerned About Isolation?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 24th, 2011
I am a twenty three year old college student who has recently transferred to a different school were I live on campus. I currently have a therapist and take medication for a psychotic disorder. I know I've always been a bit different, but after moving ...

Is Self-Embedding Dangerous?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 23rd, 2011
I recently started self-embedding, I've been pushing metal needles into my thigh. Once they're in, I cannot get them out --they're in too deep. Can this cause any serious health issues ? How can I get them out if it is dangerous ? A: ...

I Feel Like My Life Is Falling Apart

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Ever since I've come back from a long vacation over the summer, I feel like my whole life is falling apart. For one, I was cheated on by my somewhat boyfriend by my best friend, and I did not get any sympathy for it. Also, ...

Murderous Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Im medicated for auditory hallucinations but I have troubling thoughts about committing murder and continuing to drugs. I was diagnosed with severe depression and possible schizophrenia (my doctors aren't sure). I was prescribed Citalopram (30 mg) for the depression and Abilify (1 mg) for ...

Unable to Forgive Mother-in-Law

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Hello! I'm 24 and I've been with my husband (partner, really; no wedding yet, although it's in the works) for over 4 years. Up until earlier this year, I had a pretty okay relationship with his mother. At the very beginning of the year, ...

Concerned About Voices & Things I’m Seeing

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Not sure whether to seek professional help. I'm a mess, I'm actually finding it difficult to talk to people, because I'm scared of how they'll react. I'm scared of them thinking I'm a freak, or the polar opposite.. that I'm attention seeking or being dramatic. I ...

Should I Say Something?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
I know this might sound dramatic, but it bothers me and I cant get this picture out of my head and I don’t know if I should confront my boyfriend about this or to just let it go. He always says I try to start ...

Feeling Angry if Stuff Happens Around Me Fast

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Hello, I was wondering that whenever stuff around me is going really fast or if everyone is talking a lot I feel like I'm being pressured and panic so bad i need to go into an empty room and calm down. Also, when someone ask ...

I Can’t Talk to Authority Figures

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
For as long as I can remember I've had difficulty approaching people in positions of power. By this I mean people like: my boss, professors/teachers, landlords and in some cases, my own parents. This has restricted my personal growth in many ways. I struggle in ...