Archive for March, 2014

My Imaginary Friend Is Becoming Too Real

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 31st, 2014
I've had an imaginary friend for years. Lately, when I see myself in the mirror, I hear her telling me how worthless I am. She seems to take over and I can't do anything to stop her. I've been carving words, of her choice, into ...

I Don’t Know How I Feel or What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Hi. I'm not really sure his to describe it. I feel so sad and alone but I'm surrounded by family and friends. I feel like the inside of me is different to the out and it confuses me. I feel and look happy on the ...

I Can’t Stop Stealing from My Parents

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 31st, 2014
I stared at 13 years old and I stole money from my parents bank account since the start it got worse and worse 50 pounds and then the month of January this year when I stole a total of 400 pounds out their bank and ...

Distinct Lack of Emotion

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Okay, here goes. Generally I feel ok but I've noticed recently that I just don't really have strong emotions, for example just last week my great aunt died and I wasn't sad, not at all or I just got an offer for my first job, ...

Communicating with Someone Who Has Shut Down Through PTSD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Hello, I am trying to find the things I should do and the things I shouldn't do when approaching my husband. He has just been diagnosed with PTSD after years of alcohol and drug abuse. He is a VERY loving man who will suddenly change ...

I Have an Eating Disorder But I Can’t Get Treatment & Want to Recover

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Okay so I'm 14 years old and I've had an eating disorder since November of 2012. It started out as just forcing myself throwing up after eating but I didn't binge. then I started starving myself. I would only eat like 600-800 calories a day ...

Always Angry

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
I'm constantly angry and always taking it out on everyone, regardless if I know them or not. This can be trigged by anything at all and I don't even feel sad about it, I just blame that person for making me angry. I've always had ...

I Have Horrible Anxiety Attacks and Awful Thoughts About Murder

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
I’m 17 and ever since I was young I have always had anxious feelings about those around me, and that I'm going to be murdered. It's all I can think about. I feel that hearing about the vast number of horrific ...

My Mom Was Sick and Now I Am and She Doesn’t Care

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
My mother went through a terrible depression in her early 40's. I was there for her, supported her, the whole nine yards. She quit driving, I drove her around, and took her shopping. I have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, Severe Anxiety, ...

How Do I Tell My Wife I’m in Love with Someone Else?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
I am 33 years old and have been with my wife for 11 years and married for almost 8. We have one son who is 5. Our marriage has been failing since our son was born, and he has become the ...

My 3-Year-Old Son Has Found His Penis

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
My 3 year old son has recently found his penis. We have been ignoring it thinking it’s just a phase. But now he has been wanting to touch between my legs and he laughs and says "I'm touching your penis." I ...

Schizophrenia Symptoms?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Ever since I was 16 at least, I've heard ongoing music in my head that I think at times other people can hear. I also think I may have schizophrenia due to the fact that I think other people can hear the music. Now that ...