Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Transgender Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
I know it's a bit of a cliché, but for as long as I can remember, I have felt very different. As a child, I didn't have many friends, and could not really relate very well to others around me. Aside from this, ...

I Confronted My Abuser by Letter and He Responded Negatively

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, July 14th, 2014
35 years ago I was in a 5yr relationship with an abusive boyfriend. After being admitted to hospital for complete breakdown two years ago, last week I found the strength to write a letter to him telling him how I felt about what ...

Would Therapy Do Me Any Good?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
I have a serious issue with self motivation. I cannot seem to force myself to do anything I don’t have the urge to do ie: housework. I am wondering if my past can affect me in this way. I grew up in a ...

Depressed and Mom Won’t Get Me Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, July 11th, 2014
I tried telling my mom that I think I am struggling with depression and I bugged her for weeks about getting me a therapist. She agreed to it but never got one for me and it’s totally free with our insurance. I'm really ...

Fix It or Let It Go?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Hi, I’M 19 and I've been with my boyfriend/fiance for almost three years and now I just don't know what to do. He says he's tired of talking and that I just don't get what he's saying and maybe he's right. ...

Anxiety Induced Skin Picking Increasingly Violent

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
I have always picked my skin. When I was little, it was scabs, and not just your everyday children picking scabs kind of thing, I would bleed and scar terribly and I was at the nurse's office all the time. Then, shortly after ...

Can’t Get Myself to Let it Go

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
For seven years I've been struggling with the reality that I was abused by my brother. No one knows the full extent (or even half, for that matter) because I was trying so hard to protect them ...

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 ...
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