Archive for August, 2013

Avoidance or Something More?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 19th, 2013
Hello. I am a 22 year old male and have been shy and insecure pretty much my entire life. Though I might say I had a normal childhood, there were early signs something was wrong with me. I was afraid of heights, afraid of dogs, ...

Could I have OCD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 19th, 2013
I think I could have OCD and this is why; - A voice tells me to do things such as organise objects, repeatedly check things or do things in 5’s. - I constantly worry about fires or burglaries or people getting hurt because of me. - ...

Is This Love?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
I guess I'll just start from the beginning. I met my boyfriend during my junior year of college in Florida. We started out as friends for a couple of months. He was my marijuana dealer. I was a student, who worked as an exotic dancer ...

Miserable and without Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Recently, I have been feeling anxious over things that are out of my control. I tried to tell my parents and that did not turn out well. Instead its just made me feel worse about myself and what others think of me. I don't ...

I Feel Empty. Why?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 17th, 2013
For as long as i can remember i feel empty. I don't feel anything. I do bad things to feel something sometimes and i have since i was young, but it does little for me. I have felt for years that there is something i ...

Too Many Chances?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 17th, 2013
I have been in a relationship with a boy my age for about 3 years, i lost my virginity to him and have never been in a relationship with anyone else. He smokes a lot of weed, i have always hated it, but he still ...

Parents Won’t Accept Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 16th, 2013
I really need advice...I'm 26 years old, I have been on in on going feud with my parents for over a year because of my boyfriend. I have known him since I was 7 and we meet in Sunday school. We reconnected about ...

Should I Call?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, August 16th, 2013
I'm 15 and it's the summer. I have around 5 good friends, that I can call up and do something with, but they are all on vacation for the summer, but I'm not. I have plenty of "friends" but they are not people I feel ...

Mother Excessively Criticizes My Weight

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 15th, 2013
This year I will be a junior at a prestigious university that not only I attend but a university where I am a varsity swimmer and in a sorority. Between the stress of the school workload, the pressures to improve as an athlete and to ...

Can’t or Won’t?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 15th, 2013
First of all i want to apologize for my english, it's not my first lenguage. I'm 18 and I am a college student. Well the reason i'm writing is because I feel like i can't really fall for anyone. I've had a lot of relationship, none of ...

Can a Child Psychologist’s Evaluation Help Me With A Custody Case?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Hello my daughter is 7 yrs old and me and her father are about to get divorced, the problem is that he will be seeking 50/50 custody and she does not want to sleep anywhere but her bed and her room as she states... I ...

Possible Abuse by Brother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
when I was younger my brother took advantage of me. I can''t remember if he actually 'did' anything I blanked every thing out. today I love my brother is that normal? I feel that since I was that young and didn't fully understand what was ...