Archive for March, 2012

Wife Possibly Lying to Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 30th, 2012
My wife and I have been married for five years and have a one year old son. About two and a half years ago she started showing classical symptoms of depression and after some convincing she started seeing a therapist. She has been in ...

Severe Anxiety and Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, March 30th, 2012
In 2010, I started going to a therapist about anxiety and depression. I went for about six months and she diagnosed me with OCD, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder and Dependent Personality Disorder. I seemed to be pretty functionally after seeing her. ...

Religious Experience or Break from Reality?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
For my entire life I have been able to see and hear spirits, and I am able to communicate back with them as well as manipulate energies and see the auras and movement of energy. I have deep Pagan beliefs, and I spoke with what ...

Possible Depression

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Lately I have been going over a number of problems I have been having and am trying to piece together if they may somehow be related. Since in high school I have been struggling with not being able to handle high stress or emotional situations. ...

Is This Fetish Going to Affect My Life?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
I have a question and really looking for an answer from an expert. Since 4 years I happened to watch some video over the internet about humiliation and slavery, I didn't like it at the first place, but it grew in me. nowadays its becoming ...

Family Tensions

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Hey. I am a senior in high school and I am 18 years old. Graduation is just around the corner. Everyone in my house just seems so silent towards me. Although I am the oldest I feel that I am not treated equal. My cousin ...

Is This Sexual Abuse?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
I am wondering if this is sexual abuse. When I was around 5 or 6 I remember being in a tent in the backyard with my 12-15 year old brother and my older sister who was around 7-9. I remember he coaxed my ...

Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Ever since my friend told me about how she has an anxiety disorder, I've always thought about whether or not I had one also. I took MANY online tests and quizzes since, and I've read many things about anxiety, and it would honestly explain EVERYTHING ...

I Hate Everything for No Reason

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 26th, 2012
I am 19 years old and have a supportive family and live in a nice house, and I am currently in university however I hate my life. I hate everything about it. I hate myself, I have no friends, I don’t go out and ...

How Do We Establish Paternity?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, March 26th, 2012
hi, I really don't know how to go about this but I'm 16 and my boyfriend is 14. The short story is that he was with a girl a while ago and he doesn't know her surname. she had a baby and moved away ...

Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 25th, 2012
I have taken multiple personality disorder tests online and have gotten the same result from a lot of them- that I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and match the characteristics pretty well. Although I know I have always been an oddball in society, I don't think ...

Too Hard to Ask for Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, March 25th, 2012
I'm 17 and I think I might be depressed, but I'm wondering if I really have to tell someone about it because I also am extremely shy. I'm so scared of people and so ashamed that I may have a problem that I'm literally shaking ...