Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Afraid of Everything

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, February 7th, 2015
My husband announced he is leaving us. He says that I have been taking advantage of him for being under his Health Insurance, not saving money, not being a good housewife, etc. I have always worked full time. I started having GAD and depression. I ...

Very Odd Episode

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, February 6th, 2015
Earlier this year (mid February) I quit my job to start a business. I got so consumed with it that I stopped attending college, reasoning with myself that quitting both school and job would allow me to focus on my business. I went nonstop on ...

Trouble Dealing with My Own Past

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
I had a great childhood but my transition to adolescence was terrible to say the least. I isolated myself and had none of the normal adolescent behaviors, had very few friends and spent most of my time studying. This situation worsened when I went to ...

Am I Getting Schizophrenia?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
I am 21 and I was diagnosed a few days ago with severe anxiety. My psychiatrist told me I covered all the bases of anxiety except social anxiety because I love being around people. I have GAD, OCD, phobias, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and attachment issues. This ...

Agitated in the Presence of Agitated People

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Hi! I'm wondering how to keep your calm around very agitated people. I can usually be peaceful in crowded/loud places no problem, but my mother-in-law is a very dynamic and anxious person, and whenever we have a conversation I feel exhausted and drained at the ...

Who Am I and Why Do I Feel So Out of Place in this World?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
I'm a 23 year old male living with my father in an apartment. I find that I have no motivation, fail at everything I've attempted so far in my life, and reflecting on myself, I have come to a conclusion that I actively hate myself, ...

Can’t Get One Thought Out of My Head or Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 30th, 2015
A while ago I found out that a friend was raped and cuts because of it. It got to the point where I had to talk her out of suicide with the help of our coach. That same night I find out my coach has ...

I Act Strange During Sex

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
I'm married and I've only had sex with my husband. So I don't understand why I act so strange during sex. I'll be enjoying it, but then start crying uncontrollably, to where I can't breathe. It scares me and my husband because he didn't and ...

I Go Through Occasional Depression and Feel a Lot of Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress. I'm a 15-year-old girl. I think I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress on me. I think the main reason is due to me being the oldest out of my ...

Not Sure What Is Wrong. Life Is a Lie for Me.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 26th, 2015
I've gotten to good at lying I even believe myself. When I was in 5th grade my step father told me it's what daughters do for their dads. I was a child I didn't know any better. It went on like that until I got ...

Best Friend or Best Foe

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
I had a best male friend and we were really close. He was there when I had a lot of family issues happen and when his long term relationship ended I was there for him as well. My spouse and I were separated and I ...

I Think My Relationship Is Destroying My Personality

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
It's been three years since I have been in a on-and-off relationship. He was a gentleman (which I think was my made up concept) during the start of the relationship. He later on turned to be a monster for me. He cheated on me (as ...
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