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

Child Sexual Abuse Sprouting into Other Problems

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
I was sexually abused several times as a child growing up by family members. I have notified my parents and am seeking help now. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and moderate depression, and while I feel better just by finally receiving help, I can't ...

Constantly Screaming Toddler

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 28th, 2015
My 2 year old is throwing tantrums and screaming almost every day all day long. Literally every 10 minutes something else come up. If I look at her, she will scream 'no mommy looking, no mommy looking'. She asks for a tea, I give her ...

Confused about My Relationship with My Friend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 26th, 2015
This issue I have is with my friend vie known him for about five years and in that fives he would talk about gay rights gay topics and make sexual innuendos and would insinuate that I was gay so I asked him if he was ...

Pregnancy Paranoia

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Hello, I recently entered the second trimester with my first child. Lately I've been experiencing strange occurrences -- hearing voices, hearing doors open, and the very intense feeling I'm being watched. They all sound very real and happen day or evening, and late into the ...

Dad Versus Stepdad

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
My daughter is 5 going on 6. About two months ago she met her biological father. Until then she didn't even know about him. Recently she started telling me she doesn't love her stepdad who has been in her life for 3 years now and ...

Will He Ever Love Me as Much as I Love Him?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now and I'm head over heels for him. He on the other hand recently told me that he knows in his head and his heart that he feels love for me, but he isn't able ...

My Dad Died, But All I Feel Is Relief

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 19th, 2015
My Dad passed away a little over a year ago after a 13-year battle with cancer. Everyone in my family mourns him, but I never grieved and all I feel is relief. It doesn't hurt me the way it does my siblings...it really doesn't hurt ...

Fiancé Masturbates Next to Me and Denies It

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
After we got engaged, my fiancé masturbates 1-3 times per night in bed next to me. This starts as soon as the TV is turned off. It wakes me up every night, and I end up sleeping in a different room. When I asked him about ...

Stuck During Public Speaking

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
I am suffering from a serious psychological problem at present I am pursuing MBA from a respected B-School I am good in study but when I publicly speak, giving presentation I badly stuck and sometimes even not able to speak a single word despite of ...

Horrible Self-Esteem Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 15th, 2015
My name is Alejandro, I am 18 year old guy from Mexico. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, I am gay and I deeply hate myself. I was trying to deny it for many many years and it just won't ...

Mother’s Validation Needed?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Do I move on from needing validation from my mother or risk upsetting her by confronting her again? I became very close to my mother after my parents' divorce when I was 12. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized that it had ...

Is this Normal Depression?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 13th, 2015
I am 22 and have been going through depression and anxiety since I was 17. It feels different sometimes though. I feel like I'm experiencing the mood swings of PMS except all the time. I mean I mostly feel tired and worthless and like I ...