Archive for June, 2012

42 and Hates His Life

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
My issue is I feel very beat down by life. I am in a relationship that seems to fit the mold of dysfunctional. I have little or no money despite having a well paying job. My lack of money means I don't do anything ...

Visual Hallucinations & Urges to Do Strange Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Hello, for the past few months I have started to have strange visual hallucinations. Usually when I see things I become scared; I turn on the sink and blood comes out or a man will be standing by the top of the stairs when ...

Son Unsupportive of Dad’s Cohabiting

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 11th, 2012
My beau and I are both in our late 50s, with two children each. Mine are adults living on their own. He has an adult daughter who lives with her mom ( but sees her dad frequently) and a son still at home, who ...

Voices In My Head & Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 11th, 2012
I dont know what to do: I'm on here because of a few isuse. First, there is a voice in my head I can't hear it as if someone was next to talking but I can here it. It is starting to dictate how I ...

How to Handle Alcoholic, Abusive Dad?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 10th, 2012
My father has been an alcoholic for 6+ years, since I was 11 years old. He drinks at home by himself most nights and is sometimes still drunk when I leave for school the next morning. Even when he's sober my dad is belligerent, ...

Why is There No Shame in Seeking Therapy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 10th, 2012
I have often heard or read that "There is no shame in seeking therapy." (or any kind of help), but I have never been told why. Being unable to cope with something on my own is weakness, there is no other way of seeing it. ...

I Want to Kill People

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 9th, 2012
First of all, I haven't killed anyone, but I get urges like I want to. Like I just want to see the pain in there eyes so they've felt like I do. I cut myself every once in a while but I did it for ...

Bad Relationship, Problematic Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 9th, 2012
my father past away in 2007 which was about 5 years ago. I have never really mourned properly over his death and i know i seek father like attention in my partner who is 39 (alot older than me), i am 18. He has a ...

It’s My Fault My Family’s Falling Apart

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 8th, 2012
I'm 12 and I had a bad experience with my stepdad, i don't really want to go into it but i will just sum it up, he came home drunk and he touched me and got in alot of trouble with the police and now ...

Chronic Anger & Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 8th, 2012
I am a 21 year old male and for as long as i can remember i get so mad i break everything i own nomater how valueable it is. Ive been in psych counceling, tharapy, and on more meds than i can count ever since ...

Parents Don’t Want Me to Leave Home

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 7th, 2012
From Australia. I'm 25 but my parents always treat me half my age. Everyone is either getting married/having kids at my age already. I'm the eldest and they have always been too strict and over controlling. They tell me no one leaves home at my ...

Are All Families Like This?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 7th, 2012
My family has always been protective, but is this too much? I'm a quiet person who likes to be by herself but my parents don't ever let me be alone. When I go bike riding, they follow right behind me with the car. I can't ...