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

Hallucinations & Social Withdraw

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
I have been experiencing hallucinations for a little more that a year. I am 20 now, and have been experiencing a lot of stress due to school-what I had thought to be a potential cause. I had considered talking to someone about it but it ...

Fear of Interacting

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Hello. I used to be known as a spirited and quick witted person, but now I am afraid to go outside or talk to people who I know I will have to see again. I have many physical issues because of my fears. For one,my ...

Imaginary Friend that Is Real

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 26th, 2014
Hi have lots of problems in my life, Since my divorce I've been hearing voices for 11 years and sometimes getting to this stage where I don't know if I'm a sleep or not and scary things happen, but my problem is I have this ...

How Can I Help My Girlfriend Who Cuts, Hears Voices & Thinks She’s Fat?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Sorry for my English, It's not my first language. I'm 18, my girlfriend is 16. We love each other more than I ever loved anyone else and she confessed me these things 2 weeks ago. I'm getting really worried though. She had bullying problem and even though ...

Transference with Therapist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
I've been seeing my therapist for several months now (who is male) and it's really going well. I've been neglected almost my entire life and it's great to have someone that listens and understands. But I've noticed I've been having feelings for him. I did ...

What Mental Illness Do I Have?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 20th, 2014
I hear voices in my head telling me bad things like to kill people and to kill myself. The thing is the voices I hear are in my head not like people talking to me. It is like they are thoughts that are not mine. ...

Very Strange Behavior from Roommate’s 23-Year-Old Son: Am I in Danger?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
His name is James he is 23, smoke cigarettes like crazy around 4 packs per day, has sudden violent outbursts when he thinks no one is looking. When he is cooking, he will turn his head all the way in the pan watching the food ...

Severe Paranoid Episode that Does Not Go Away

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
My wife is 35 and 6 months pregnant. She was admitted to a mental facility earlier this week because of a very severe episode of paranoia. The television was even talking to her and giving her clues about what was "going on." The doctor at ...

How to Deal with Heavy Self-Harm

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 15th, 2014
I been having heavy self-harm thoughts and the problem is I am looking to return to the work field. I am afraid that when get a job and have the urges to cut that I will be in psych ward and lose my job. I ...

Does My Brother Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Hi, I want to know...Hi dear doctors: I have a brother, he is 21, he isn't very well, the doctor in here said he is a patient of schizophrenia, but though he takes the medicine e.g (risperidone) he still very bad, we are really worried ...

Sexual Deviation

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Hello, I am currently starting treatment for lifelong psychological issues. I am extremely uncomfortable about this process and would like to ask a question here which I would rather not talk with my therapist about. I am asexual, that is I do not feel attraction; however, ...

I Am Concerned I Am Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 8th, 2014
I am concerned I am developing schizophrenia. Recent events in my life have led me to believe that I may be developing this disease for several reasons. I really began to worry about a month ago. There was a period of my life when I ...