Archive for February, 2013

No Time to be Anxious

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 28th, 2013
I have only worked with counselors in training so I haven't been officially diagnosed, but they hinted strongly that I have social anxiety and OCD. I am a pharmacy student so I really don't have time to keep dealing with it, but I don't feel ...

Feeling Alone in My Relationship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 28th, 2013
I need help with my boyfriend. I feel like he is putting any effort into our relationship anymore. All I ask is to be surprised sometimes with flowers or anything and he promised he would and still hasn’t happened. On Valentines Day I got a ...

How to Tell My Mom I Need Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
I'm 17, almost 18. I believe I may have some form of Schizophrenia, anxiety, and I'm almost positive I am a pathological liar and bipolar. My mother is Bipolar and I see a free counselor from the state. I want to get a real therapist ...

Confusion Keeps Me from Honesty

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
I am 25 years old. I grew up in an alcoholic/addict home where neglect and abuse were the norm. I have struggled with major social anxiety my whole life and have been unable to really ever feel fully connected to ...

Is Hypnotherapy Useful?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Though I’ve been married for 32 years and have two grown children, I am terrified of sex. Four years ago I finally confessed to my husband about these feelings and started seeing a psychotherapist who is certain that I was sexually abused as a child ...

Will I Ever Have a Normal Life?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
I am writing cause I want to understand what is wrong with me and if I will ever have a normal life. About 20 years ago wheb I was 18 and after I had moved out of my mothers house, I had gone back to ...

Sexually Harrassed at School

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, February 25th, 2013
I was sexually harassed everyday in class for a year when I was 13. This guy used to say things, which i could ignore, but he also used to grope and grab my chest and butt and he used to try to stick his hand ...

Can’t Shake Melancholic Mood

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 25th, 2013
Please help. I think I’m heading for a complete breakdown. Every aspect of my life is in turmoil. Firstly, I am a complete failure. I used to be a straight As student, but now I’m just average. I used to be really good in writing, ...

Could This Be Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 24th, 2013
I have been experiencing most of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, except for depression, but I appear depressed to other people. I have some positive symptoms as well, like paranoia (which I've had for years) and acute senses. I'm more sensitive to noises, and on ...

My Boyfriend Wants to Change Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 24th, 2013
hello.i am with my man for over 6 years.he is 6 years older.we have a communication problem, actually i have, and i cant stop lying.i dont know why.it comes automatically, and it built up so high frustration in my partner that it brought us to ...

Anxiety Following Marijuana Use

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
I started smoking weed this summer for about 3 months. Maybe twice a day. Sometimes more. I never had any side effects, and it wasn't to escape anything, I was back in LA and it was just a way to enjoy the beautiful weather even ...

Marriage Crisis

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
18 months ago we gave birth to a two-pound baby girl, 14 weeks early. While the baby is doing very well, the trauma is having profound effects on me and my relationship. While we had issues before, I believe it has lead to the climax ...
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