Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

I Think I Have a Problem with Eating

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, December 8th, 2014
So in the last year I have lost +50 pounds. I did it the healthy way. Now in the last few months I have become obsessed, I am constantly thinking about food finding out what I will eat planning the calories for the day. I ...

What Illness Could My Mother Have and How Do We Cope?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, December 5th, 2014
My mom has always displayed very unusual behaviors that have raised havoc on our family. She acts feeble, has a victim mentality, and always needs to be different. If we go to a restaurant, she wears a fur coat in 90 degree weather, ...

Is this Dissociative Identity Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
I took your sanity test and got a 50 in dissociation, 50 in PSTD, 69 in depression, and 70 in anxiety. I listed these results specifically because I know that these are symptoms of DID. Now, I am very ...

Sudden Recurring Nightmares about Drowning

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
I used to never get nightmares at all; my dreams were always either pleasant or they didn't make sense. However, about a month or two ago, I had this dream where I was on a bus that was going through this big ...

10-Year-Old Son Hoarding and Stealing

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, November 27th, 2014
We have had issues for a long time now with our now 10-year-old son hoarding food, garbage, etc. in his room. Also this is the second time he was caught stealing something. First time was from a friend, this time school. Another issue ...

Sadness About Love

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
I'm very depressed. I've been fixated and obsessed with the same woman for almost 30 years. I separated from my wife a year ago. This woman contacted me a few weeks ago. ...

Burn Victim and Not Happy with My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, November 24th, 2014
I'm 15 years old. When I was 13 I was in a bad accident where 30% of my body was burned with 3rd degree burns. Every since that day, I have thought about the accident. My mother is in debt because of me ...

Afraid to Be Alone with Men

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
I'm afraid to be alone with men, specifically those who have an interest in me. It's like an anxiety type of fear. The one time I was alone with a guy (who was a friend that ended up liking me and I kind ...

Scared Wife Is Detaching from Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Well to start off my wife and I have been married for 4 years, and have 2 beautiful children together. The problem started about 2 months ago, I recently got a job that requires me to travel ...

Stress Is Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self ...

Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Since I was a child I've experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I'm almost 30 now, ...

Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, November 14th, 2014
Dear therapist, I went through bad break up, after that I talked with my friends only about it and did not give them any space. So now they stopped really talking with me or even wanting to talk. They told me that I ...