Archive for September, 2014

I’m Having Trouble Making Friends

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
From the U.S: So, i started high school freshman year 3 days ago, and I have made 0 friends. Before this, I went to an extremely small private school and this year I am in a giant public high school. Anyway, my mom told me ...

Hallucinations & Social Withdraw

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
I have been experiencing hallucinations for a little more that a year. I am 20 now, and have been experiencing a lot of stress due to school-what I had thought to be a potential cause. I had considered talking to someone about it but it ...

After 10 Months Boyfriend Won’t Spend Time with My Kids

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 29th, 2014
I met my boyfriend about a year ago. He was coming out of a bad 6 month relationship. To start I need to say, from what he has told me, he has been scared from almost every relationship. Even his parents. When I met him ...

I’m Really Mean to Boyfriend

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, September 29th, 2014
My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years. For the past 2-3 years I have been really mean to him and I constantly hit him. He's been telling me that I need to control that and stop. But I cant seem ...

Fear of Interacting

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Hello. I used to be known as a spirited and quick witted person, but now I am afraid to go outside or talk to people who I know I will have to see again. I have many physical issues because of my fears. For one,my ...

I Keep Dreaming about My Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
From U.K.: I don't seem to be able to stop dreaming about my therapist. I am having a bit of a tough time at the moment and she is away but every night for the last 4 nights I am having dreams with her in ...

Wanting to Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 27th, 2014
I am a 32-year-old man and I am suffering from severe depression, dissociative disorder, PTSD from physical and sexual abuse and anxiety disorder. I have noticed that I have been drinking a lot since I began dissociating and losing time. Once I drink I dissociate ...

Hurt by Daughter’s Lack of Disclosure

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, September 27th, 2014
My daughter was date raped six years ago. She did not tell anyone at the time. Last week she told my sister and wrote about it on her blog. As her mother I feel hurt that she did not take me aside and ...

Imaginary Friend that Is Real

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 26th, 2014
Hi have lots of problems in my life, Since my divorce I've been hearing voices for 11 years and sometimes getting to this stage where I don't know if I'm a sleep or not and scary things happen, but my problem is I have this ...

My Step Kids Hate Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 26th, 2014
From the U.S: I am married and living with 6 step kids ranging in age from 5-18. I have done all I can to be a good step parent. Their mother makes it very hard because she does not discipline the kids nor does she teach ...

Fear of Relationships

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 25th, 2014
From Lithuania. Hello, I am a 21 year old student. I've been suffering from anxiety disorder, social phobia and have been taking antidepressants (escitalopram) for several years now (I had a small break,about a half year, but at the beginning of the first study year ...

Mother Treats Me Differently because I Have an Older Boyfriend

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, September 25th, 2014
My parents recently found out about my boyfriend who is older than me. I am 19 and he is 32. We met three years ago and we clicked right away, but we were aware of the legal issues that would arise if we ...