Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Molested by Stepfather

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
As a child I was molested by my stepfather and I have always had a difficult time coping with it. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I use to just be completely antisocial and either ...

I Don’t Know if I’m Depressed

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, October 31st, 2014
I took all the tests and most of them say I'm depressed. But I don't feel sad! I have a nice family and I get good grades. I'm homeschooled so I have no bullying problems or self hate problems. But I get suicidal. ...

Boyfriend Too Attached to Cousin

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, October 25th, 2014
My boyfriend and his cousin are too attached. How can I make him see that? We can't plan a single date because he wants to bring his cousin along. I tell him I wanna spend time with him ane he claims we are ...

I Feel I am Going Out of Control

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
I've been feeling so bad lately, and I'm getting worried that I am losing control of myself. For the last months I've been more distressed than usual, and most recently very sad/angry/hopeless. It seems that I am a bitter, always angry person (well, ...

Sleep Paralysis or Sleep Possession

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, October 20th, 2014
hi I’m 17 years old I just have a question about something thats been occurring to me for a while now...lately I've been having dreams where I find myself completely paralyzed, and in some of those dreams I feel a presence of ...

Dealing with Sister’s Cyclical Relationship

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, October 17th, 2014
I'm no longer sure how to deal with sister who is in a cyclical relationship. My sister has been in an on-and-off relationship for the past 2-3 years. The boyfriend seems to be using her for monetary ...

The Whole World Seems like It’s Against Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
This started around 1 or 2 years ago. My parents had got a divorced and my dad started seeing this girl, that was around four years ago. The girl was nice to me and my brother, who is about a year older than ...

Relationship Anxiety

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, October 13th, 2014
Just a quick background, im 29 never met my father and lost my mother to cancer when i was 16. Ive always had a hard time with relationships it seems, recently i have started seeing a girl i have had a past relationship ...

Husband Smokes Pot and I Am Not OK with It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, October 11th, 2014
My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years. We have had a considerable amount of problems in our marriage due to emotional baggage from dysfunctional family issues and previous relationships. My husband knows that smoking pot is not acceptable to me and I ...

Former Abuser Re-entering My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
My brother who is now 19 almost 20, used to hit me (along with violently push me, slap me, tackle me, put me down, humiliate me, make fun of me infront of my friends, include himself if i have a friend over etc.) ...

Trouble Sleeping and Anxiety because of Work

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
I'm asking this about my mother, her information is what I filled out above. She has anxiety about work, and she rarely stops worrying about it. She says she has trouble sleeping and often dreams about work; also if she wakes up she ...

Facial Scars from Car Accident

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Back in the summer of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident, I wasn't wearing my seatbelt so I went flying out the back windshield. It left multiple scars on the side of my face and neck along with my inner ...