Archive for December, 2012

Best Friend Went “Crazy”

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Hi, I came here to this site because I really don't know what else to do. I guess I will try to explain as best I can and sincerely hope I hear back soon. So last night my best friend of 5 years claimed that ...

Confront my Stepmother?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
I have anger and sadness, and my parents' actions don't help nor do my medications. When I was younger, I was diagnosed with PTSD because of physical and sexual abuse I received as a child. Now-a-days, I am on 15mg of Abilify and 10mg of ...

Time to Move On?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
I've been living with my stepfather and my mother for over four years now. I don't know educational wise, what i want to do and currently am doing part time at a petstore. My stepfather on a regular basis gets in my face about petty things, ...

Career and Personal Help

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
I am unemployed since past 4 months, my previous company got shut down and this happened before as well with me. I was working as a Recruiter with a US Recruitment Firm but they closed there branch here in Mumbai due to Management shortfall. I ...

Depressed Sister

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 17th, 2012
My sister is now 25 years old. Since she was born, she has had a very difficult personality. As a child she would have terrible tantrums, screaming out loud, and not giving up until my exhausted parents (frequently) gave in. In school she would often ...

Future Fears

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 17th, 2012
I don't know how my future will turn out. I am a girl with very little confidence in myself, I am always the person in the dark corner. My dream is to be a pilot when I grow up and go to college. Many people ...

Feeling Guilty About Inappropriate Sexual Feelings

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
As a boy my grandfather took pictures on me naked and in my underwear and had lots of verbal abuse from my father. I don't remember any other abuse, but all I remember is undressing in front of my grandfather while taking pictures of me. ...

Relationship Problem

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
I have a boyfriend whom I met on a social networking site 2years back. He works in ship management so we lose contact for 6-7months per year. We have only met thrice in last two years. But I really love that Guy because of his ...

Friend Is Being Depressed About Turning Gay

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 15th, 2012
I think that my best friend is turning gay, we're both girls, I'm straight and I have a gay and Bi friends already (I'm not homophobic, at all) and she keeps denying it but she is also getting more depressed when it is brought up ...

World Revolves Around Stepdaughter

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 15th, 2012
My husband and his family treating newly found daughter as if she was the center of the universe. My husband has a 17-year-old daughter that he purposely did not have contact with for the past 17 years due to a volatile relationship with her mother ...

I Think I Have Social Anxiety Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 14th, 2012
I'm a junior in high school and I've never had any friends in school or outside of school. I was bullied from 5th grade to my sophomore year. It got so bad I begged my mom to let me be homeschooled. I have always been ...

What if My Mom is Having an Affair?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 14th, 2012
I am an 18 years old freshman in college. I was enjoying my life more and more every day till today. I used an iPhone app to check my minutes this morning. When I accidentally scrolled to my mom's part of the PDF bill, I ...