Author Archive for Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Anxiety But Don’t Know How to Ask My Mom (a Psychiatrist) for Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
I've had anxiety attacks since middle school. I have no idea why. I could be having the most amazing time and I could break down. I've also had some suicidal thoughts. It happened in the end of eighth grade then stopped then now they come ...

I Need to Kill People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 24th, 2014
I'm starting to feel a certain attraction to the idea of murder, like, I need to kill someone, I need to feel someone else's blood in my hands. I don't want to kill people I know, I just want to kill people. I have almost ...

Bothered By an Incident of My Friend Deliberately Killing a Hamster

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
A close friend of mine, a grade school teacher, called me from the car on her way home from the last day of school before summer break. She sounds upset as she says, "You're not going to believe what I just did! We had a ...

Anxiety But Not the One for Counseling

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Alright, so I'm 19 and for a while now I've been realizing that I have bad anxiety. I actually know a few people that are on different anxiety medicines and had the same symptoms as me and it really has made a difference for them. ...

Is It a Bad Thing to Leave Everything Behind?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
I'm 20 & I have kinda been thinking about getting up and leaving everything behind. I don't really have much obligations. I just feel like for whatever reason I didn't have a good running start at life & I should just leave this life, friends, ...

I’m Scared I Can’t Get Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 18th, 2014
I have struggled with therapy since I started it for the first time a year and a half ago. Each time, it seems like it is helpful for a little while, then we hit a wall and have to stop because it isn't helping any ...

Not Able to Understand Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
I have Pure O OCD and i think i have Aspergers too. I am struggling with the OCD as thoughts often tear me down in my subconscious without any way to calm myself down. The thing i struggle with the most or would want to ...

Possible Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
I am 37 years old and over the past week I have begun hearing voices, sort of, it's more like random words and gibberish that pop into my head on and off, mostly when I'm tired or falling asleep. I have been under a great deal ...

How Do I Deal with Unsupportive and Hurtful People?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
In the last few months my illness has taken a turn for the worse. I am struggling at home and at work. I have been unable to help out as a father, it seems that all I can do is cling on to my ability ...

OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 11th, 2014
As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of ...

Visual Hallucinations Are Increasing/Auditory Decreasing for Son

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
My 25 year old son has been recovering with schizoaffective disorder for the past few years. He currently is on clozapine, lithium, and Zoloft. We have been with him every step of the way so we are very familiar with the types of hallucinations he ...

Anaphylaxis Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Ever since I had my youngest child (5 months) I have this terrible fear of going into anaphylaxis shock. It only happens with food, the same foods I have eaten a million times. I have never had an allergic reaction to food that I know ...