Archive for May, 2012

Mother with Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 25th, 2012
Hello, my mom has had Schizophrenia since I was born. Having seeing her before her medication has definitely scarred me but that's not the problem. Even on her medication she still talks to herself, every time I hear it, I hear a little too much ...

I’m Very Lonely

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 25th, 2012
I have been feeling very lost the past few weeks and do not know what to do. My relationship with my girlfriend and family is getting more and more stressful and I don't know what to do. My girlfriend and I have been dating for ...

Help with Sleep Problems

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, May 24th, 2012
I am concerned because for the past few months, I feel as if I just don't sleep what I should. I know that this is a general problem within society, but I feel something is genuinely wrong. Each night I go to bed, either early ...

Boyfriend and I Argue Too Much

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, May 24th, 2012
I have been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half. We had a break for four months and got back together in October. So everything was going fine and we were working things out and talking. Well then it started going downhill and ...

Afraid of Public Speaking

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
im 13 and I'm always scared when i have to present. My hands get all shakey and sweaty and my heart races and i feel like passing out and crying. I tried to kill myself just to get out of presentating. I have to ...

Disturbing Images, Thoughts about Loved Ones

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, manic depression, OCD, and generalized anxiety disorder. Before I continue I must tell you first that I DID consume psychoactive elements such as psilocybin mushrooms and a MDMA for a year and a half, i took MDMA ...

Should I Meet My Boyfriend’s Children?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a half and for a good portion of that time we were long distance. 4 months ago we moved in together. recently he and i have begun to discuss introducing me to his 2 boys ...

Flashbacks a Problem?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
I am 14 years old & I got molested when I was younger by 2 cousins of mine. I have thoughts in my head that i try to not think about and I keep having flashbacks on the incident. I get angry alot & ...

Afraid to Ask Therapist What’s Wrong with Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, May 21st, 2012
I'm not sure what is wrong with me, and I'm too scared to ask my therapist. I need a bit of help. No matter how hard I've looked, I can't find anyone who has the same sort of issues as me. Last year I sort ...

I Cut When Feeling Unloved

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, May 21st, 2012
Well, my parents are pretty decent folks. They love me and deep down I know they do but sometimes in certain moments I don't feel like they do. I sometimes wonder if it's because I'm a teenager or if I really do have some psych ...

No One to Talk to about Mom’s Infidelity

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
I just found out my mom has been cheating on my father. I am not totally surprised because she has been acting sneaky the past year or so, but I am devastated. I love my dad, he is so good to my mother and he ...

Social Problems, Clutter and Addiction

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
I have some behavior issues that are starting to really affect my life. I'm having problems at school, work, home, and socially. I really need some help and I'm sorry for such a long and chaotic post. I'll try and briefly go ...