Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Very Numb Feeling

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
I'm not sure how I feel it's not even sad it's way passed that now. I'm tired all the time. I am disgusted with myself. I have no sex drive. I can not focus on anything for very long. I'm very easily irritated. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I Think My Mom Is Having an Affair

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
It all started around last Christmas when my dad bought my mom a ipad, her text messages get sent to her iPad and one day her ringer went off that said she had a new message. My ...

Work Environment Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, September 20th, 2014
I need help with possible depression in my work environment. At this stage I'm stagnated in my position. I've been in the IT industry for over 9 years and recently realized that the IT sector is not for me. I'm at a stage ...

Sensory Issues, Anger and Anxiety Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
I seem to be overwhelmed with problems. I tend to get very irritated at almost anything and I'm not sure what the cause of it is. I can't think straight and I have a very hard time focussing on anything. I feel overwhelmed ...

Problems Because of Parents but I Can’t Tell Them

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Half of my problems are because of my parents but I cant tell them because I know they have done so much for us. I have had issues with my mum since I was 9 or 10 years old, being called stupid...

Feel Like I Can’t Breathe During Times of Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
My spouses ex is consistently in our life trying to cause extreme stress in our life by threatening to withhold my step-child as a way to torment us, by threatening to cause us financial hardship, by overall just being overly hostile in any ...

I Want to Tell My Parents about Depression but Mother Thinks It’s Foolish

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Since I was in elementary school I use to pinch myself or punch my stomach, as I grew I began to cut in 7th grade and began to think of suicide in 8th and tried to with pills but didn't work for it ...

How to Support My Wife Who Has a Fear of Being Controlled

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
It has become evident to me that my wife has a fear of being controlled. She experienced mild sexual abuse as a child and didn't have very emotionally supportive parents. Her dad left when she was in ...

Relationship Issue

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
I have been dating Jack for about two years. Recently, we have been discussing marriage, but there is an issue and I don’t know how to resolve it. I have been in two other long term relationships before Jack: one was for a ...