Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

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 ...

Could I Possibly Have DID?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, June 13th, 2014
Okay, so I'll try to make this short and concise. I have these people (really they're more of voices) in my mind, and they all have names and personality traits and even different hand writings, and when I think about them, I can ...

Am I Wrong About Spending Time Together?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
My girlfriend and I are expecting a baby. When I come home from a language course she will sit there not saying anything while I eat. She says that it is considered spending time together. She also says that some couples seldom spend ...

I Do Not Know if I Am Just a Hormonal Teenager or if There is Something Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I keep having weird times (that do not correspond with my period) where I am really happy, alternating with times where I think I am worthless and do not want to do anything but sleep or isolate ...

I Hate My Family

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, June 7th, 2014
I don't really hate my family but I wish something was different. My parents and my older brother are very similar- especially when it comes to how they feel about the person that I am dating. I have been ...

Recurring Intense Dreams about Former Therapist

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Many years ago I was in therapy with a psychologist. I'll call him "Bill". We bonded very closely...intellectually, instinctively, and there was an undeniable sensual vibe between us. I remained in weekly therapy with Bill for 6 years. We both worked hard with ...

Was My Behavior as a Child Normal?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
When I was a child I engaged in sexual activity with other children my age (I am female), not actual sex but tried to, even before I knew what sex was. I was not sexually abused. I have a feeling it was fairly ...

Depression, Anxiety, and Coping Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
I live with my parents, and I'm not allowed to go out at all. I hate my job. I don't go to school anymore. I'm always angry, sad, helpless, hopeless, suicidal but have never really harmed myself; just once that I pressed a ...

I Think I’m Depressed but I’m Embarassed to Seek Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
I think I am depressed. For the past couple months 5-7 months I have days where I can nearly get out of bed. I have days when I hate being alone but I hate being around my family and sometimes I don't want ...

Anxiety in Social Situations

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Hi please help me. I don't know what to do anymore. I think I already have a severe anxiety. It started when I was 10 (I’m 16 now) and my family had to move to a province because my father got a promotion ...

I’m Failing to Remember or Complete Things and it’s Getting Worse

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
I didn't always used to be this way, but I would say in the last two years I feel like my mental state has diminished quite a bit. At home, I am finding it hard to perform very simple tasks everyday. The same ...

I Have Violent Thoughts but Feel I Can’t Go to a Psychiatrist

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
I am going to try and make this as brief as possible. I have been having thoughts of violence, of killing people. I want to make it clear that I do not want to because I think of what that can do to ...