Archive for June, 2012

[Video] Never Want Treatment With Psychiatrist To End

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, June 30th, 2012
I am a 56 year-old female. I have been in psychotherapy with a psychiatrist for over 10 years. I have battled depression, anxiety, and have some borderline personality disorder traits. I am so dependent on the relationship with my therapist that I sometimes "create" issues ...

Questions Regarding Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 30th, 2012
Dear therapist, I was wondering: When you have schizophrenia, you only hear voices or you also see things? If you do, can those visions be from a bad past experience or a childhood "trauma" or fear? For example someone is afraid of cats and sees cats ...

[Video] Full Of Pain And Difficulty Trusting

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Friday, June 29th, 2012
I was abused emotionally and physically as a child and I suffered the trauma of finding my mom after she shot herself. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and general anxiety disorder. I have tried medication and EMDR therapy, as well as counseling. My problem ...

My Father is Abusive

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 29th, 2012
Ok So My Dad Has A BIG Anger Problem. I'm Gonna Tell U Guy About Him And PLEASE Tell Me If He Needs Help Or If Its Not A Big Deal. Ok, So He Is Just So Angry All The Time And He Never Thinks ...

[Video] Why Do I Suddenly Start Crying?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Hi, I am a person who's emotions are always close the surface. That is a problem at my job where at times, I will randomly start crying. When I have too much pressure, I cry. When I feel I’ve failed, I cry. Although my mind ...

Can Hear Music & See People Constantly

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 28th, 2012
This started when I was about 14, ever since all I hear is music playing and see people talking and even laughing in my head. I get really paranoid around other people, like for instance if they look a certain way or laugh a certain ...

[Video] Is My Psychologist Out Of Line?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
I have been in therapy since I was 14. I recently got a new therapist who is a guy, and I'm a girl. I'm now 16 and have been seeing him for about 6 months now to try and treat my depression and bulimia. At ...

Mom and I Fight Constantly

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
My mom and I are always fighting and i have had enough of it and so has she. She does not listen to me when i'm trying to tell her how i feel and when she does (which is rare) she doesn't try to help ...

7-Year-Old Displays Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
My son just recently turned 7; He was diagnosed with ADHD just before turning 6 years old. Most of the issues he has had I've been able to deal with calmly, promptly, and confidently knowing they were a "phase" or part of the ADHD that ...

Feeling Like An Outcast Because I Am Mixed Race

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
I am 19. For my entire life I have felt like an outcast because I am mixed race. I have always lived in areas where Whites were the majority. I have been treated badly nearly everywhere I have gone, Including my house. My mom and ...

Boyfriend Broke it Off Abruptly, Now What?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 25th, 2012
My boyfriend is suddenly not communicating with me. I have been working in Saudi for almost 6 years and I have a boyfriend for 3 years. He is is married with no kids. He is 40 years old and I'm close to 30. We ...

Fear of Being Alone

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 25th, 2012
I guess I'm just kind of lost at the moment. I do not care for my job; and can't seem to find one that interests me more. After two failed long term relationships, I feel like I have lost a lot of the confidence I ...
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