Archive for March, 2014

Possible Sexual Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
I'll describe what's bugging me in a few paragraphs, questions at the end. About a year ago when I was at my friend's house, at night when everyone else was asleep (he probably thought I was too), my friend's dad kept uncovering certain parts of my ...

Emotional Shut Down

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Problem with being emotional shut off. I have a problem where I’m completely shut down, I don’t have pain, anger sometimes even happiness. Once I get to a point of sadness or anger its like a switch and I don’t feel anything. I was all ...

My Daughter Needs Inpatient DBT

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: I Have a 21 yr old daughter needing treatment for severe BPD. Need in house treatment with step down options. Prefer facility with tranquil outdoor settings. Thanks, A: I'm sorry. We can't endorse a particular program - mainly because we aren't familiar with every ...

I Cannot Control My Anger

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
I cannot control my anger. And I got angry with a very small issue. I always do work in a hurry and cannot wait for anything. I become angry if I do not get exactly what I want. I love my husband very much but ...

Problems Had as a Child, Would Really Like Answers

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
As a kid I had a lot of problems, constant bullying at school and anger management meant I felt alone a lot of the time. But there's something that really sticks, a woman's voice inside my head. It'd begin really quietly almost whispering to me ...

I Used to Get Attacked by a ‘Being’ That I Called ‘The Hand’

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
The Hand resembled a human hand attached to a toy with wheels, it would often be triggered by someone staring at a place for too long for example -- my brother made his eyes go wide and stared across the room and I started freaking ...

Dreams Feel Real

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
I have Autism and I am in a relationship and have two children with this man. I had a bad dream about sexual abuse between my partner and my child and I know it was not real but I have this awful realistic feeling about ...

I Am Losing Everything I Worked For

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
I have suffered from severe depression for most of my life. I also am a binge eater. I am super morbidly obese. I have been on disability for almost 8 years. I have times when I do very well, while disability, I signed up for ...

Fear Holding Me Back

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Hello everyone -- thank you for reading this post. Let me start off by saying that I am an A student at one of the best engineering universities in my region, if not the country. I am proud of my accomplishments, and I know that ...

Progressive Dream

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
For 6 months now, around the time where I went my current relationship, I've been having a continuing dream where I'm being chased by a group of murderers. In every continuation of the dream, I would always meet someone I know, and I'd ask for ...

How to Address a ‘Husband’s Female Friend’ Situation?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
My husband has a female friend and they have been close before we got married. They have helped each other in many of their problems and I knew how their friendship was. They've supported each other in issues like death in the family, financial problems, ...

How Do I Leave My Much Older Boyfriend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: During these past two years I've been struggling to breakup with my boyfriend of 6 years, who is 24 years older than me. (I'm 28; he's 52) I want to leave him, not only because of the age gap, but also because ...