Archive for June, 2012

What Might be Wrong with Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 18th, 2012
I have had many deep rooted issues since birth... Whether it has been issues at home (i.e. Alcoholic parents & Grandparents), raised by Mother's parents while my mother was binge drugging and drinking, consistency of serious health issues at a young age (heart surgery, ...

Out Of Control, Controlling Father

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 18th, 2012
I am having a problem with my father. My entire life, he has been high strung, easily angered and obsessive. I am a recently graduated with my masters degree, and a year out, I am just now starting to make money as a freelance designer. ...

He Left Therapy with Angry Goodbye

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 17th, 2012
The short is this. I'm 60. I was in analysis for 5 years and then therapy for 2. Had strong feelings for therapist. Finally left angry and frustrated -- after 7 years -- with but a goodbye email. 2 months later ...

I Don’t Feel Good & I Don’t See A Way Out

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 17th, 2012
Hello, my name is Carlos. I have been with some depressive behaviour in the last 5 or 6 months. I feel completely lost in life, I don't know what I want. I just remember I had a plan for my life 9 ...

Steroids and a Relationship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 16th, 2012
I have been dating my boyfriend for a while now, he recently told me that he just started steroids; I don't know how to deal with it. I have done my research and everything is coming back negative, for instance, it can ruin a relationship. ...

Trying to Get Over Being Alone

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Hi, i started puberty very late at the age of 16 1/2 to 17 yrs old and because of that i kinda became a loner. i had friends that i hanged out in school but i did nothing outside of school i just stayed home. ...

Alcohol Psychosis

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 15th, 2012
I'm concerned about my mother in law's "Alcohol Psychosis?" This issue is mainly of concern for my mother in law. I don't necessarily know how to describe her alcohol issue; since it's unlike others. My husband gets VERY upset & embarrassed if his parents drinking ...

Why Do I Keep Seeing a Particular Dead Person?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 15th, 2012
I have over the past two years been seeing someone I know every so often when I am out and about. They have been dead for nearly three years. It will look exactly like them and I will blink or look away and look back ...

Do I Admit I’m Suicidal?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 14th, 2012
I'm 34 and have alot of problems. The main one right now. I need to know if I should openly admit of being suicidal but can't do nothing about it because I can't do that to my only child. I just found a counselor and ...

Perplexed about Friendships

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 14th, 2012
I am a university student. I am a very active person socially but I have a close group of friends (2 guys, 2 girls) who I trust completely. Out of the 2 girls, one of them has been extremely close to me ever since I've ...

Is It Me or Is It Them?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
I do not feel like I can express myself to other's in an appropriate manner. What I mean is, I cannot confront someone without thinking that I have to make sure I am loud and clear. I think that because of this, it ...

Husband’s Infidelity Causing Family Problems

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Recently, I found out that my husband was unfaithful. Upon finding out, with his permission, my little girl and I moved out of state for a month to my mother's home so that I could have some space to think about things and try to ...