Archive for April, 2013

Adopted Daughter May Have Reactive Attachment Disorder

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
My 8 year old adopted daughter has had 4 different therapists including neurotherapy. She has yet to have someone really diagnose or help us with exactly her problems. She was adopted at 2 years old and spent the first 2 years of her life ...

Getting Help without Insurance

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age 15 but the doctors at the mental hospital did not even bother to look into the problem very well they just diagnosed me after my 2nd admission because i was hearing voices and seeing demons in the dark. Now ...

Who Does She Love?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, April 29th, 2013
Hi! The last few months i have been seeing this girl. At first she said that the man she was with when i first met her was her dance partner who i a lot older. The second time we went out as friends ...

Angry at Girlfriend’s Past

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, April 29th, 2013
I guess she is my ex now, but I was in a reasonably serious relationship with a women about 20 years my senior (a subject that came with its own issues). She grew up around Redfern and Randwick in Sydney around the 70's and 80's ...

Always Crying

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, April 28th, 2013
I feel like crying all the time and I’m not able to concentrate on any task or talk to someone. My sister got divorced after a 2 year marriage and it has been 2 years and still she is not able to recover from the trauma. ...

Am I Wasting My Time Again?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 28th, 2013
My boyfriend is a year and a half younger than me so i knew going into it that i might have issues with him being a bit immature in certain areas of our relationship, but when we first started dating he was my perfect guy. ...

Poor Relationship with Boyfriend’s Mother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, April 27th, 2013
I am engaged to the man of my dreams but his mother and I can't seem to get along. Sometimes we are fine, but for the most part we are screaming and fighting with each other. She has a drug problem and steals from us ...

Long-Term Apathy and Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, April 27th, 2013
I spent last winter in an apathetic state where I completely lost interest in things that were important to me and I avoided interacting with friends at all costs. I spent my days distracting myself with videos and mindless things. At the start of this ...

Newly Married and Afraid of Sex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, April 26th, 2013
hi, i am married last week. It is an arranged marriage . my husband is my relative whom i called brother till last year. though i like him,whenever he touch me i am afraid. he is pushing me into sex. i am a ...

Something is Wrong

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, April 26th, 2013
I am sorry to bother you, you probably get stuff like this all the time. Sorry. I um...theres definitely something up. With me. Ive always been nervous around people, but its getting worse. Thats not it though. Um...my brain feels weird, and sometimes I get ...

Normal Grieving or Depression?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Hi, Im wondering if what I went through was physical depression. When I was 7 my mother died and after that I would get sick almost everyday, it got better over the years and by the time I was 12 I was fine. Im 13 ...

Hallucinations, Mania and OCD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 25th, 2013
I see and hears things that none else can see, mainly demonic faces everywhere that looks like a zombie looking alien with huge goat looking horns, the other things i see could be black shadows that fly so quick past me or someone else with ...