Archive for January, 2013

[Video] Grieving Death Of Pets

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Sunday, January 13th, 2013
I had 2 pet ferrets. One died in January and the other died in June, both of cancer at the age of 5. I was overly attached to them and I was completely devastated when they died, particularly because they both got sick to the ...

Depressed, Anxious and Crave Attention

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 13th, 2013
I want to know if anything is wrong with me. I crave attention, positive or negative and have done for many years. Over the past year i've started to have depressive episodes in which i contemplate hurting myself, and have done, but only minor things ...

Erotic Countertransference?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 12th, 2013
I do not know if I should keep seeing my therapist. I'm a lesbian as is my therapist. I'm in a very happy long-term committed relationship, but I have problems having relationships with other women because romantic feelings often arise, and I don't ...

[Video] Why Do I Feel The Need To Be Disciplined?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, January 12th, 2013
I have this weird need to be disciplined when I do something wrong in any aspect of my life. I also often feel like my life would go on track if someone would just throw me over their knee and teach me to get my ...

Bipolar or Just Lonely?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 11th, 2013
I graduated from college last year but I moved to a new country and haven't got a job yet. Hence I spend most of my time at home alone. I have bipolar 2 disorder diagnosed 2 years ago. I am on daily medication(Valproate 750 mg). ...

My Psychiatrist Has Alzheimer’s

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 11th, 2013
I've been treated by one psychiatrist for major depressive disorder since 1981. He is the finest person I've ever known, the kindest and most caring. To say he has saved my life is an understatement. I don't see him every week (the first ten years ...

Always Angry, Irritable

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 10th, 2013
I am so desperate to figure out why I'm always irritable, angry, annoyed, and short tempered. I have 2 small children 3 and 5.I work outside the home in marketing and really like what I do.I love my job.I get angry at my live in ...

Best Friend is Suicidal & Depressed

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 10th, 2013
My best friend is a 17 year old girl. For a while she has been depressed and suicidal, she recently developed an eating disorder (bulimia). She will not see a doctor or a therapist because of the fact she feels uncomfortable telling people things. She ...

Broken Friendship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Okay so I have this guy friend and we have known each other for 2 years now and everyone even my parents think we are dating. I have feelings for him, which he doesn’t know and we are both 15. He has dated 3 girls ...

Wife Would Rather Talk on Phone than to Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
my wife love talking to the phone. from the time she steps in to the house till she goes out she is on the phone talking to different kind of people. how do i make her stop talking to the phone all the time. when ...

Anxiety & Depression When Alone

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
I am a 25 year old gay male. I do suffer from depression but I manage to bounce back very well. One thing I do have a big problem with is what feels like "separation anxiety" of sorts. When I meet someone new or hang ...

I Think Pictures Can See Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
I believe that people (such as celebrities or family members) can see me through photos. They can only "see" me if their eyes are looking at the camera though. I set the people as the background of my phone so they can see all ...