Archive for June, 2013

Worried about a Sibling

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 30th, 2013
I'm concerned about my little brother. He's 17. In public, he comes across as thoughtful, well-spoken, well-read, and almost forcefully calm. But at home, we see a completely different side of him. He's often irritable or hostile with little cause. His eating and sleep patterns ...

Touch Repulses Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 30th, 2013
(I am sorry for my poor english. I have been learning it only for five years) Since I was young my only friends were allways my classmates. I talked to them only at the school and walked as far from Skype ...

Fiancé Cheating on Me with Ex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 29th, 2013
I have been with my fiancé for 2 years now, engaged 4 months ago and getting married in 3 months. I am positive he loves me, but he freaked out a months ago and when I broke it off he did the impossible to ...

Mom Denies Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Hi, over the years ive noticed my mom change a lot so has my dad. Some background:(she is currently 38) When i was born my mom got really weird she bacame moody, deppressed, and way into religion. Every life event that happened was based ...

Losing Control?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 28th, 2013
Should I return to the UK to get treatment? In short, I had the typical bad childhood. My father was an abusive alcoholic who beat my mum and brother and was constantly in and out of prison. Both of my parents tried to kill themselves ...

Why Do I Want to Be Unhappy ?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 28th, 2013
I’m a 38-year-old man who likes being unhappy. I have no idea why I like being unhappy. To be fair I do have challenges that make me this way, but I think my problem is I enjoy being sad. Is that possible? One challenge ...

Afraid of My Dad

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 27th, 2013
I'm 12, almost 13 and my dad has had a bad childhood. Its seems like he wants me to have the same fate. I remember quite a few times when he was really mad at me, but the earliest I can remember is age ...

Concerned about My Sister

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 27th, 2013
I'm concerned about my 21 yo sister. She recently returned from a trip to France with a friend. I've noticed some odd behavior patterns that began when she returned home. She excessively washes her hands and can only use a tissue or washcloth to do ...

Can’t Get Over Child’s Father

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Me and my ex were together on and off for almost 7 years, we have a child together now. We broke up a little over a year ago and he hasn't had any contact with our child but a handful of times. He randomly calls ...

Long-term Social Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
I did not start dealing with social anxiety until august of last year when i returned home from a military academy i went to for 6 weeks. When I first came home I did not like dealing with people but it wasn't ruining my life. ...

Unstable Emotions

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
I'm not getting much help from my doctor: Ok so i have the following symptoms: depression (a lot); low mood; sometimes i feel i have too much energy and can actually feel the adrenalin inside my body running through my veins when i look in ...

Sacrificing Everything for Studies

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
I am a 17 year muslim girl. an i am having a really tough time with my family. my dad an mom. hate the guy i am dating. just because his a non muslim. his a catholic. but he loves me. an i love him ...