Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, July 7th, 2014
I've been having strange feelings recently. Feelings that cause me to do things like avoid my friends and family. It's not just that. Some nights I start crying for no reason and I can't stop. I always feel like ...

I Know My Mental Health Is Not Good

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hi, for as long as I can remember since i was 7, I feel I have been dealing with depression, anxiety, mood swings, I was a cutter in high school, in my early 20's I had major suicidal tendencies, and Did attempt a ...

Don’t Trust Boyfriend

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
My boyfriend and I have been dating for about 9 months now. I am 25 and he is 32. It is not long. However, in those 9 months, we have had countless trust issues on both my end and his. I believe (never ...

I Don’t Know if I’m a Pedophile

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
So I'm 19 I met this girl online, she’s 13.  we started talking and eventually we started talking about sex, it lead to a couple sessions of sexting between the two of us, and unfortunately we sent pics back ...

Secret Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I'm 16 and I think I have depression. I took an online quiz on this site and it said I had severe depression. I feel tired even when I sleep all night, I self harm when I suddenly feel angry with myself and ...

Depressed Partner Falling Out of Love

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Partner and I got together at 16, had a baby at 17 and have lived together from the beginning. My partner suffers from depression and at the beginning of the year spent two weeks in a psychiatric hospital. Since returning she has been ...

I’m Having a Major Life Crisis

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Okay, so most of you will think I'm too young for this but I'm positive I feel like this. It started when I was 11 I was really depressed for my age and no one believed me, I felt like I deserved all ...

I Don’t Think There’s Anything Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
I'm not trying to get attention. I don't want to be labeled with depression or some other mental disorder. I used to be sad, it's something I've dealt with since 5th grade when we moved here. Then my dad died when I was ...

I Am Not Ready to Change, But Have Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I have recently had increased anxiety and panic attacks due to being sexually abused. This has triggered me to have disordered eating in order to try to control my situation. I have been experiencing some anorexia and bulimia tendencies. I am now considered ...

Codependent and Scared

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
I started dating my boyfriend at a pretty young age, early teens. I'm now twenty-one and realize that he is controlling and I am co-dependent. I use his car in his name, and live with him. I know I need to leave him, ...

Change of Heart: Long-Distance Relationship and Semi-Open Relationship

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, June 21st, 2014
I've been in a 6 year LDR with a bf who I LOVE but I absolutely hate how the LDR has turned into a complete nightmare for me. We met right before I transferred away for college & he left a year later. I was ...

I Don’t Know How to Help, or Even if I Should

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
My boyfriend is a great person, very caring and encouraging. There are things about him that are hard for him to deal with, that bother him a lot, and some of it scares and/or confuses me but I really just want to help ...
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