Archive for October, 2013

Yet to Get Help for Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
I've been depressed for most of my life, but within the last couple of years, I've been clinically depressed. During this period, I've not had many days where I feel content. For the past couple of months, I have been wondering why I'm even alive. ...

Boyfriend’s OCD Hurts Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Hi, thanks for reading! i've been dating my boyfriend for over a year now and we're having some major problems regarding his anxiety/ocd (we're in a long distance relationship, which makes everything worse). He has been unsuccessful at finding a job since he recently graduated and there ...

Strategy-Based Relationship Counseling

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
I've been trying to find a relationships counselor who will teach strategies. I feel I'm not getting a fair go in my relationship and my partner calls all the shots due to my partner being angry, moody and controlling. I've done communication courses and attempt ...

Mom Won’t Let Me Grow Up

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Hi , I'm in love with a boy i have known since i was 15 years of age. I am now 18 and i have never dated because i was always not allowed to .I live with my mother and two siblings and help ...

Imaginary Friends

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
I am in therapy for depression,ocd,anxiety,&ptsd. was abused by my mother as a child. I have been too embarrassed to ask my therapist about this. I have had imaginary friends my whole life, as a kid they were characters from tv shows like Fonzie, etc. ...

17 and Pregnant for the Third Time

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
I'm 17 with 2 kids already and I found out today that I'm again pregnant and I have been suisidal the past 3 months i dont know what to do I don't believe in abortions n i dont want to get rid of my ...

Persistent Destructive Behaviors

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 28th, 2013
To whom it may concern, I find my life increasingly consumed by a number of destructive behaviors. For example, binge drinking, binge eating, self harm and continually lying and stealing from close family for no apparent reason. I don't mean to do these things, it's ...

IQ Testing

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, October 28th, 2013
My son is 19 years old and intellectually disabled. We applied for SSI for him and they are requiring him to take another IQ test. He took one at age 10 (Full IQ = 56, subsets ranging 55-72) and another at age 13 (Full IQ ...

What is a Sociopath?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
I was talking with my boyfriend a few weeks ago and he told me that he was excited to see his friend that day. After all these years together I finally just told him that he didn't have to pretend to feel things when he ...

Boyfriend Got Another Woman Pregnant

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
I;m 19 and I've been in a relationship with my fiancé for 1yr 1/2. I love him because he's very open with me which makes it easier for me to be comfortable but lately I been feeling like he's been holding back from me. ...

Cloudy Mind and Depressed

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Over the last 4 years there have been periods, usually spanning a few months during the summer and early fall, when I feel depressed. I am normally a very confident person, but for the last 2 months I have noticed my mind becoming cloudy, which has ...

Weighing Happiness

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, October 26th, 2013
I was widowed about 11 years ago and about started a relationship with a woman about a year after losing my wife. We have had a 10 year relationship, and she has talked a lot about marrying , but we have never progressed to that. ...