Author Archive for Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Scalp Picking Addiction

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Please, please help. I've been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it's getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it's something that I have no control of. I've tried wearing ...

Obsessed with a Celebrity

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Hello. I have a problem that I am seeking therapy for, but I would like another opinion. A bit of background info. About me: I have major depression & I suffer from anxiety attacks from time to time. I have been on a leave from ...

I May Have BPD Or Another Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 26th, 2015
After puberty I went from being a outgoing and happy child to very moody and anti-social especially once I got closer to young adulthood. I've gotten moodier and more aggressive. I had incidents where I actually considered hurting people or lashing out over small insignificant things ...

Boyfriend’s Family Is Distant from Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year. He is my old boyfriend from years ago. We have been talking about marriage and our future plans, but haven't formally announced it mainly because of his mother's resentment towards me. She does not ...

Transference in Psychoanalysis

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
What are some practical ways of dealing with transference in psychoanalysis? I've read whatever I could find on the internet about transference and counter-transference, about how the concept evolved from Freud's days to contemporary psychology, and I'm still wondering: I understand it; it is a fantasy, it ...

My Grandparents are Hoarders

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
I'm 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they're hoarders. Even ...

Overwhelming Fear of Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
"Fear" isn't exactly the right word: it's more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I'm not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It's gotten worse until I can't sleep a ...

Daughter Hates Step-father

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
My first husband and I had a daughter together. He passed away when she was 5. I remarried when she was almost 11. We had a son and twin girls together. She is now married for 2 months. We got together to exchange gifts for ...

Bored of Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 16th, 2015
I'm bored of life, not feeling alive as I used to. My problem seems to not appear to be a problem to many. I have a good life, have money, am in love, but nothing is fun for me anymore. I used to enjoy video games ...

I Have Met the Person I Love Unconditionally

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
I have met the person I love unconditionally but am unable to face it and be honest with it. I met a man years ago who has proved to be more than I had ever imagined could exist. We have become friends, we enjoy ...

Lose Erection After Putting on Condom

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
I am a 25 year old guy. I have no problem getting an erection while making out and foreplay, but as soon as I put the condom, I have difficulty maintaining an erection. This happened for the first time a few months back when I was ...

What & Why Do I Feel This Way?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 9th, 2015
As a teenager I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and when I was younger with ADHD, I have not followed up with any treatment mostly because therapy and median made me tired and mad. My father was an alcoholic and I went through a lot ...