Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Should I Get Checked for Schizoid Personality?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
I have always been considered strange by my peers, even in kindergarten. It never bothered what people thought of me, until now. My parents consider me "unsympathetic" "selfish and self centered" and tell me that my actions are hurtful and disrespectful, but I don't always ...

Angry Father, I Want to Drug Him

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
My father is a very angry person. Mainly he is so worried about being successful in his job that he finds this an excuse to turn the whole house into a tension area. He isn't alcoholic, physically abusive or anything, but his father ...

I Need to Tell My Mom that I Cut Myself Again

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 12th, 2015
So my mom knows I suffer from suicidal thoughts, have attempted suicide, depression, anxiety, bulimia and cutting. I go to outpatient therapy 2 times a week every week. I was about 2 months clean, but me and my mom recently got in a ...

A Lot of Different Questions

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, January 11th, 2015
Hi, first I want to say thanks for taking the time to look at my question and sorry it is so long. I have recently been feeling sad and confused. I want to make sure I do not have any disorders so I ...

My Obesity and Body Dysmorphia Is Slowly Killing Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 9th, 2015
Hello. I'm a 17 year old female still in high school. I am 5'8 and weigh 245-250 pounds. Obviously I'm obese. My weight has shattered my self esteem and love for myself. I can't look in a mirror without shedding a tear. I ...

My Sister has Destructive Behavior and My Family Struggles with Why

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
My 15-year-old sister is having a really rough time in life, both in school and at home. In school she rarely goes, she gets low grades, she makes friends with the wrong kinds of people yet is excessively dedicated to texting, speaking with, ...

Confusion and Sadness

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Last winter, I was extremely upset and sad for no apparent reason. I had plenty of friends but I just often felt alone and that no one cared about me. My self-esteem is pretty low, and I absolutely hate my body. I feel ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Hi everyone, I'm happy that there is such an outlet for everyone and wish everyone well. Hope my question helps others! I'm 23 this year and I have completed my university education and find myself stuck in life and unable to make choices ...

I’m an Extremely Picky Eater

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 2nd, 2015
According to all my research, I do not have an eating disorder. I do not even own a scale, I have no desire to change the way I look and my weight is not something I even think about. However, food is running ...

Being Alone Too Often

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Okay so I have bipolar disorder... and I have no idea if this has anything to do with it so that's why I'm asking. My mom works 2 jobs so I am home by myself most of the time. Not having someone here ...

Concerned about My Mental State

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
I have problems organizing my thoughts or connecting them. My long term and short term memory are always fuzzy. Trouble focusing. Sporadic sleeping patterns. I'm 20 now, but since about 7th grade I've had strange feelings and emotions. I could never focus in school. It ...

Boarding School Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
I chose to leave home and study abroad at boarding school when I was eight. I have been living away from family for the past 16 years. I regret this decision and blamed myself. Over the past 16 years, I have not been very happy ...