Archive for November, 2012

Depressed or Simply Unhappy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 30th, 2012
At the age of 13 I was diagnosed with Adolescent Scoliosis, a problem with the spine. I had to wear a back brace, as an already shy person this didn't help as I felt like a freak. When I was 14 I found out ...

Early Menopause?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 30th, 2012
After about six months of going to doctors and more doctors to try to find an explanation for some strange physical symptoms I have been having, I was recently told that I am very likely to go through menopause in the next two years or ...

How to Find Help?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 29th, 2012
I self-harm and I have been depressed for about 5 years. Sometimes I feel fine for a few months but its been getting worse. I think I might have other problems but I just don't know because I've never seen anyone about it. Only a ...

Orthodontic Obsession?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 29th, 2012
I need help. I wake up in the morning and go to bed thinking about my "overjet." It is something that I didn't know much about until a few months ago. I have done a ton of research about it which, I suppose, contributes to ...

What Topics Can I Cover in Therapy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
I have my first post-screening counseling session tomorrow (I'm going for anxiety and depression not related to the relationship). One of the things I want to bring up is getting my ex back. Can my counselor give me advice on these kinds of ...

Jealousy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
I have been with my boyfriend for a year and it has been rough. He has displayed jealousy issues from the get go which I ignored out of love. I feel we are too old for these issues. I have a few ...

No Cause for Absence of Appetite

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
I'm 14. Just recently my appetite has abruptly taken a turn for the worse. I used to often and a lot (and this was only when I felt hunger pangs!), but I have recently lost that urge to eat. Nowadays I am lucky if I ...

Disturbing Thoughts, Images Increasing with Pregnancy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
I will try to make this as short as I can, I am 15 weeks pregnant, starting just before I became pregnant I began to have terrible images, thoughts and nightmares regarding my two toddler boys, Not that I will harm them, but that something ...

Teen Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 26th, 2012
I am 14 and have severe depression. I know for a fact i need mental help. But i cant tell my parents about it.. and im too scared to talk to the school councilor about anything because she will just call my parents... I have ...

Son’s Absentee Father Causing Distress

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, November 26th, 2012
I'm a single mother and my son is 13 years old. His father and I broke up when my son was 4 years old. Since then my ex has come in and out of my sons life. He does not help me support him and ...

Doubting Readiness for Marriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 25th, 2012
I've been dating my boyfriend for 6 months, during the first month we talked about marriage. I have been married before at 19 for only 3 months and I thought I was over it and didnt care. Now that I'm seeing my boyfriend and the ...

Cheating Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, November 25th, 2012
My cheating Boyfriend trying to commit suicide. I have had quite some issues. I had been seeing this guy for 4 yrs. and we literally lived-in together. I thought we were happy and perfect.2 months back, out of the blue I came across a sex ...