Archive for January, 2014

I’m Afraid I’m Might Have Pedophilia

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Hi, I’m 16 and female and I really afraid that I might have pedophilia. Disturbing thoughts keep popping into my head and they freak me out. I keep researching about pedophilia but none of it tells me if I have pedophilia. And I ...

Grief Over Best Friend’s Death

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 25th, 2014
At the end of June, my best friend of 30 years passed away suddenly. She went to the ER not feeling well on a Monday and died on Wednesday due to liver failure. It was a catastrophic shock to me, my boyfriend, and our close ...

My Mom Doesn’t Like My Girlfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 24th, 2014
I'm 21 and me and my girlfriend have been dating for a couple of years. Recently my girlfriend stayed over at my house for a few days. This is not the first time she has stayed over or met my parents, but after she left ...

Schizophrenia or Isolated Incident?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Hello, I've been diagnosed with depression since I was about 16 years old and I have dealt with the problem on and off again for the last 7 years. When I was 18 years old, my father was murdered and my family was emotionally devastated. ...

Boyfriend’s Mom is Ridiculous

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 24th, 2014
My boyfriends mom hasn’t made me feel welcomed in the family and makes me feel like I don’t belong or that she doesn’t like me. She also tries pushing her religion on both of us and she always gives me dirty looks and likes always ...

I’m in a relationship with a married man

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
I am in a relationship with a married man for 7 years. he has no intention of leaving his family and a part of me don't want to be a home wrecker. Saying that a part of me also wants him to leave her. ...

Sleepless & On Edge – Just Insomnia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
I started being angry with my husband for stupid reasons and very distracted at work. Then, I started not sleeping - for last 2 weeks not more than 1-2 h- I just suddenly stopped sleeping. I have been feeling constantly on edge and have ...

Should I Tell My Son about My Abuse?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
I was sexually abused from ages 6-11 and grew up with quite a bit of emotional and physical issues. I had my son at 16 He is 15 now and through the years I have dealt with my inner demons and issues trying to keep ...

Depressed Teen

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
I'm 13. I've been diagnosed with Depression. Something I've been told I've had since I was seven. I'm thirteen now, and am currently on anti-depressants and sleeping tablets. I feel as though they are not helping me. If anything they are making me feel ...

Lovers First, Friends Later

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
I met my girlfriend two months ago in October. We fell in love at first sight as it was a blind date. We kissed on the first date and we were heavily infatuated from then on. We tried very hard to not ...

Do I Really Want to Know?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
I recently found out that my boyfriend of almost a year cheated on me. It was premediated and he says it only happened once. I had a mental breakdown and had to be put on medication (Effexor) to cope with it. ...

Middle-Aged and Still Bulimic

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 20th, 2014
I am 51 years old and I have had an eating disorder since high school. I have been in therapy in the past for about 14 years tried many meds injured myself, and now I am leveled off, living on my own raising a ...