Archive for March, 2012

[Video] Periodic Depression Interferes with Life

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
I get depressed sporadically and it interferes with my life and I want to fix it. I've always had emotional problems my whole life. Anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with life, codependency, low self-esteem; and I have been trying SO HARD to "just be happy" like ...

Boyfriend Has Lots of Baggage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, March 12th, 2012
My best friend (let's call her jane) dated (lets say bob) Bob for over a year and had a miscarrige with their baby, they broke up and now she is with his younger sibiling. I am with BOB and Jane has been my best friend ...

[Video] Best Friend Hallucinates His Ex Turns Into Me

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, March 12th, 2012
What does it mean when my best friend tells me he has hallucinations, when he hangs out with his ex girlfriend, where she literally turns into me for a few minutes, and then turns back into herself? I'm starting to worry about his sanity. And ...

Where Do I Find Affordable Help?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
About a year ago I lost my father to suicide. At one point we had a good relationship that started going bad when I was in high school. We hadn't spoken for 2 months before he killed himself, we were in a huge fight when ...

My Mother Hates Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
My mother and I have always had a great relationship. We do things together, hang out, have fun, everything. Until I found out she was cheating on my father. I started to get worried, and I did something kind of horrible. I looked through her ...

Girlfriend Unexpectedly Left

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 10th, 2012
From Romania: I am 52 years old. After 6 years my girlfriend left me for a new boyfriend. The news arrived like lightning!! I can`t accept the painful truth, that she is with a new guy. I still love her.I am very sick, crying easy, ...

No One Remembers My Birthday

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, March 10th, 2012
I'm a 60yoWDF who has no children and little family left. I had a small group of close friends for the past 15 years and one by one they've each moved away. It's hard for me to trust and let people get close to ...

Mom Isn’t Taking Me Seriously

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 9th, 2012
I'm 14 and I need help in getting my mother to see I really do need help. Mental health is a problem in my family and my mother has talked to her doctor about getting me help but I don't think she is taking how ...

Is It Normal To Break Things When Angry?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, March 9th, 2012
I've been told to have anger management issues and I have been noticing so. The reason is because whenever get angry I completely explode and everything I've been holding in suddenly comes out. Situations would be: 1)Having a fight with my boyfriend or jealousy ...

Daughter’s Father Refuses Responsibility

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
How can I forget about someone who all they did was lie I met this guy while doing community service he left his number on my car door me and my girls. Texted him just to mess around but after meeting up and hanging ...

[Video] My Therapist Is Abandoning Me

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
My therapist has told me in 4 sessions I will be passed to someone else. I trusted him and we are in the middle of EMDR. I feel so abandoned and let down. I feel stupid for trusting him. Since I got this information I ...

[Video] Afraid to Commit to Moving

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
I don't know what I want in life. My girlfriend of 4 and a half years moved back to Houston because she hated it here in California. I initially told her I was going to go with her, but as time moved closer, I faltered ...