Author Archive for Julie Hanks, LCSW

[Video] Could Grandfather’s Death Cause Depression?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
I saw my grandfather die when I was young and it was very painful because he was like a dad to me. And ever since my grandfather's death I've been having troubles maintaining my relationship with others whether it's friends or family members. I try ...

[Video] How Do I Hold My Abuser Accountable?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Sunday, October 14th, 2012
From the time I was 8-12 I was sexually abused as well as my brother who is 4 years younger than I am . As I am getting older I am learning the thread of lies that I was told from my family regarding the ...

[Video] I’m a Fatso in a World of Barbie Dolls

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, October 13th, 2012
A couple of years ago, I lost about 40 pounds due mostly to a supplement I was taking. I quit taking the supplement about a year ago, because info I read led me to believe it might not be safe. I have gained back most ...

[Video] Can Employers Find Out I’ve Been Hospitalized?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
In 2011 I was sent to a Behavioral Center because I tried to kill myself and I was self-harming very badly. I was released after a week and ...

[Video] Anxiety Is Hurting My Relationships

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
All my life i have never been able to do what i like to do for the fear of being judged by other people. It has come to such a point that ...

[Video] Should I Seek Help For Depression?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, September 20th, 2012
I have been struggling with what I believe to be depression for the last year and a half (I have never been diagnosed with depression). I thought it was linked with my hypothyroidism, ...

[Video] How Do I Help My Suicidal Best Friend?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
A few months ago me and my best friends ex boyfriend (who still cares a lot about her) went to our school guidance councilors and told them how my best friend was ...

[Video] I Feel Ashamed about Being Molested as a Child

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, September 17th, 2012
I’ve started thinking of my past life and how naive I was. Then horrible memories have come back to me. When I was around 9 going to 10 I was molested by a ...

[Video] How Do I Tell My Parents I Want Therapy?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, August 30th, 2012
These past few months have been different for me. I don’t feel complete. I have no hobbies, romantic relationships, or sports that I enjoy, whereas it seems everyone I know has these things. I belong to a middle class family and we have plenty of ...

[Video] I Really Want To Trust My Boyfriend

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost four years. We have a really great relationship. However, over the last few months, I’ve been suffering from anxiety. I feel like something is wrong with our relationship and I am having a really hard time ...

[Video] Anger Management Issues?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, August 27th, 2012
Lately, I’ve been getting in trouble a lot at school and home. I think I have anger management. I always flip out at people, and I have a bad attitude. I get really stressed sometimes. I wonder if I have anxiety. I have a fear ...

[Video] I Get Serious Anxiety Before Therapy

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, August 20th, 2012
I do therapy over the phone, and my stomach gets really hard and tight before I call my therapist. I get a ton of other physical symptoms, including muscle tension, diarrhea, tightness in my chest, shallow breathing, nausea, etc. I've talked it over with him, ...
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