Archive for March, 2012

Tension Between Family and My Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Hello, I really need an outside source to hear my side of the story and hear how I feel. I have known this guy for a long time, but we only recently started admitting feelings for each other, so now we have been exclusive for ...

My Mother-in-Law Hates Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
I recently discovered that my mother in law has very strong feelings against me. That sounds like a normal situation for many families, except I had no idea. She has always been so kind to me, very nice person and always laughing and giving out ...

How Do I Make My Family Understand My Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
They think it can go away over night. I am currently 18 years of age and have been suffering from depression since I was 9. For years I wasn't aware of my depression but since it's gotten worse it's pretty clear that I am ...

Will I Have to Struggle Forever?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 23rd, 2012
I am a 45-year-old widow--currently being treated for depression and anxiety. I am suspecting more and more lately that i have ADHD in addition to or instead of those disorders. I have done research on adult ADHD, and--quite frankly--much of what I have read is ...

[Video] How Do I Open up Emotionally to my Therapist?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Friday, March 23rd, 2012
How do I open up to my therapist? I am constantly worried that he might think I'm trying to get attention. I have an eating disorder and I'm slightly overweight according to my BMI. I've overexercised, took laxatives, and most recently diet pills. I ended ...

Not Sure Who I Am Anymore

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Hello, I am not so different from my peers in many ways, but now it feels like I'm an entirely different person on the inside. I came from a middle-class family, got good grades and worked really hard. I was accepted to my dream ...

[Video] Does My 2-year-old Have ADHD?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
How do I know if my 2 year old has ADHD? He is not talking. He will not sit still for story time. He is a climber, runner, and so on. Bed time is not easy he thinks it's time to play. He will say ...

Why am I Cruel to Animals?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Hello, my parents divorced before I could remember anything, and when I was around five years old I found a duckling wondering on its own near the place I lived so I took it home, I looked after it for a while, and one ...

[Video] I’m Madly In Love with My Ex-Therapist

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
I am madly in love with my ex-therapist...this is not transference, I truly love her! I never had the chance to tell her and now we no longer talk to one another. This has and is still bothering me. I can't stop thinking about her ...

Dad is Constantly Lying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Well my mother has recently passed away and my dad is constantly lying. He always says we will do something fun or he will help me but it is never true. He also drinks sometimes. What should I do? A: I'm so sorry for the loss ...

Child’s Father Possibly is Dangerous

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
He and I have been together on and off for 3 years. During this time, he has told me that he sees ghosts, used to be in a cult(the stories are absolutely unbelievable), and that he has another personality. Most of this, I have just ...

Fiancée is in Love with Someone Else

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 19th, 2012
Hi, i have been with my fiance for 5 years in 1 week. Recently a new person has come into her life. Before i had ever meet him, she decided it would be ok to spend the whole night with him in a vehicle listening ...