Archive for July, 2012

Is Boyfriend Stringing Me Along?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Okay, so I've been talking to this boy for about 2 months now and as far as I was concerned everything was perfect. He's totally successful, smart, funny, and everything I'm attracted to in a guy. Not to mention, the attraction is completely equal on ...

Inability to Trust

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
I come from a very driven family and have always felt the need to be perfect, accomplished and intelligent.I have frequently accused of over-thinking things. Up until the last year or two, this condition has not bothered me. Recently however, it has started to ...

Need Help with Extreme Anxiety

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Middle of the night I wake up in a panic and need to check on my husband because I am sure that he died in his sleep. I feel his chest and cannot feel him breathing or a heart beat, I usually shake him or ...

Trying to Be Someone You’re Not

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Alison Dilaurentis, a character in the show Pretty Little Liars is very mean,popular,gorgeous,and queen Bee. I just love her personality and they way she acts. She always gets what she wants. I want to be just like that. I love her fashion and her room ...

Hallucinations Tell Me To Do Things That Hurt

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 23rd, 2012
I feel like I am being controlled by the man in my head named Simon. He is new. The other ones aren't here now, he just came. I intended on it anyways, but yesterday when I put a razor inside my private area, I was ...

Commitment-Phobic?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 23rd, 2012
I've been with my boyfriend for 7 months...One month of which was when he broke up with me in late March and we got back together in late April. When I first met him, he said something along the lines of "Girls are LUCKY ...

I’m Happy but I Have Strange Thoughts

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
I am 13 and I'm happy but have strange thouts, suicidal and stuff. I am sorta scared but i DO LOVVe LIFE? What is wrong with me? A: There's probably nothing "wrong" with you. You are 13. It's a time when kids begin to ask ...

My Mother Replaced Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
I've never been really close to my mother. But just about a year ago we became even more distant, being that my brothers ex girlfriend has been living with her. My brother is in prison; he and his GF are no longer together. My mom ...

Pregnant and Husband is Nonsupportive

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 21st, 2012
Ever since my husband and I got married, I have been very unhappy in this relationship. I feel like I'm married to a teenage boy who is used to getting his way without giving anything back (he is an only child and ...

Close Friend’s Social Phobia Off The Charts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 21st, 2012
A close friend told me in March that she has had social phobia/anxiety for over 4 years. I was stunned by her revelation. She has always been reserved in general. She is in the medical profession with advanced degrees and is generally a pleasant, ...

Can Schizophrenic Family Member Turn Against Others?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 20th, 2012
My mother is a schizophrenic. My mother is around 47 years old and she's had schizophrenia since before she got married in her 20s I guess. My mother has turned against almost all of our relatives, we have no family friends and we barely go ...

Is My Close Friend a Stalker ?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 20th, 2012
My close platonic male friend has been following me to meetings as he says he did not the buiding whereabouts, he google mapped it and showed up. I have caught him driving past my house a few times when he has nor reason to be ...