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Archive for September, 2013

Both Parents are Dying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
My entire life I've watched my mother essentially deteriorate in front me. She has Huntington's disease and hasn't been able to support herself as far back as I can remember. I've just recently been looking up the disease, realizing that it's hereditary and ...

Possible Child Molestation

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
I am a babysitter for a 5-year-old little girl that lives next door to my husband and me. The girl’s father isn't in the picture and her mother is engaged to my husband’s cousin, and the little girl has known him as a father figure. ...

Daughter Fears Illness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
My 11 yr old daughter is scared she has an illness or disease.. She seems paranoid about it. She told me last night she was afriad to die as all/most of us are, but seems obsessed with it almost. Everyday she says something ...

Young Son Keeps Acting Out Sexually

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
My 7 year old son on numerous occasions has acted out inappropriately in front of his friends and other boys his age, butt touching, pulling down his pants and the other boys pulling down their pants, always wanting to look at his 4 year old ...

Coping with Mom’s Changeable Moods

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
As of now, I at home dealing with certain medial problems on my end. However, I noticed almost immediately something in my mom: she feels lost. She has found a delicate balance between depression, anger and anxiety. She feels that everyone is taking things ...

Mood Swings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
I'm fifteen years old, and lately I've been getting angry and intensely irritated at the tiniest thing, and I get so furious at something so small that I start shouting. Then I get sad, and I'm sad for a long time until I get angry ...

Psychotic Boyfriend

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 21st, 2013
My relationship with my boyfriend has been destroyed by his mental illness. He has no official diagnosis, but bipolar runs in his family and he displays numerous symptoms of seemingly multiple disorders. One unofficial diagnosis by a physician was bipolar with schizoaffective disorder. From ...

Boyfriend and Overprotective Parents

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Hello. Just so you are aware, I am not very familiar with dealing with psychotherapy. The closest I have ever come to that is meeting with a counselor for a short while in college. So please, bear with me. I am in a situation that is ...

Uncontrollable Homicidal Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 20th, 2013
I'm 15 years old in my second year of high school. I've been diagnosed with ADD and depression. For the past two years, I've had more and more thoughts of killing other people. There is never a specific reason to it. I haven't been bullied, ...

Hatred for Stepson

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, September 20th, 2013
I have a three year old step son who really gets under my skin the way he talks the way he looks the way he eats just him being around angers me to the point I feel hatred for him I don’t know why I ...

I Cheated

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 19th, 2013
My husband is by far the best ever. Just awhile ago he was gone for military reason. While he was gone I decided to go out one night and drink. I got extremely intoxicated and cheated on him. I would do anything to get him ...

Dislike of Dad

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 19th, 2013
I'm 16 and all through my childhood my dad was never there for me. My parents are still married but he was never around. My only memories of him were him leaving to work at 5am and coming back at 10pm to fight with my ...
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