Archive for January, 2012

Why Am I More Awkward Socially Now?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, January 14th, 2012
This isn't really a question about me, its kind of people in general (or well maybe it is just me, I dont know).... So, ever since I started high school I have felt more awkward and stressed out about people than ever.  I think that's normal ...

My Parents Tell Me “Deal with it”

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 13th, 2012
I've been severely depressed for almost 2 years and now it seems to be worse than ever. I'm 20 years old and I dropped out of college to be an actor. I have asked my parents if I could see a therapist but they just ...

Brother Denying Health Issue

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 13th, 2012
My brother is not taking care of his physical health. He has lost all his teeth and will not discuss any of is health issues with his siblings. His wife divorced him about 5 years ago. His only child 16 years old, no longer spends ...

Will This Relationship Work?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Tonight my boyfriend of five years told me that he cheated on me (protected) last week while drunk at a party with a girl he dosn't know. About two years ago he slept with another female during a brief break up and contracted and eventually ...

Depressed and Self-Help Is not Enough

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 12th, 2012
I think I've been depressed a long time, and providing self-therapy without knowing it, and it's not enough. I've been told that depression runs in my family, though my mother's never specifically told me who has it (and my extended family isn't close enough ...

Want To Help Best Friend But How?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
I've already tried to contact my local crisis center for my best friend, but it isn't working out. My best friend hasn't been diagnosed with depression, but I think she is severely depressed. I contacted the crisis center, and they had a meeting with her ...

Jealous of Boyfriend’s Ex, Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 years now, I truely do love him and he loves me. The only problem that we have is that he has a 4 year old daughter. I knew that he had a daughter when we first ...

Hating Myself and Humanity

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Well, I should begin by saying I grew up in a few broken homes and the stereotypical dysfunctional upbringing. Moving from school to school and really only having stability the first six years of my life. I use to be an outgoing kid, but in ...

Difficult Transition from Active Duty

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
After leaving the military all i wanted was to have a quiet and peaceful life. For a few years now i have been having a hard time separating real life from made up life. But with in the last 6 months it has been ...

Can’t Stop Thinking about Breakup

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 9th, 2012
My boyfriend of two years broke up with me. It has been almost three months and I can't stop thinking about him. He is 29, I am 24. Some days are better than others, but I still feel extremely sad and crappy about the ...

Teachers Think I’m Lazy, not Ill

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 9th, 2012
I had an amazing 1st year in college, but recently I have started having very intense headaches in my left occipital-lobe area. My GPA has dropped a from a 4.0 to a 3.0 as I am physically incapable of critical thinking or concentrating(my head actually ...

Mother Disrespects My Husband

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 8th, 2012
My mother has never been able to be nice to my husband. She often says mean and hurtful things to him, or when she says them to me and he defends me she accuses him of "attacking" her. The relationship has not been good, and ...
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