Author Archive for Julie Hanks, LCSW

[Video] Psychiatrist Talks To Mom, Not Me

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Q: I have bipolar disorder, along with ADHD and OCD. Recently, I have started going to see a psychiatrist about my issue. But when I go to her, I feel as though she doesn't ask ME how I am, she asks my mother. There are ...

[Video] Father-in-law Is Ruining My Marriage

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Q: My Father In-law has been living with us for 2 years now. What started out as a temporary situation 3-6 months. Has turned out to be a permanent situation. Despite talking to him, he doesn’t help with expenses and hasn’t made an effort to ...

[Video] Do I Have OCD?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, May 14th, 2012
Q: OK, I been having a problem where if I see someone that's uneven or something it will bother me greatly and my mind tells me that if I don't fix it something bad will happen to my mom. It's weird, but say I'm reading ...

[Video] Is My Eating Disorder Serious?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Q: Hello. About four months ago I diagnosed myself with possible anorexia. I skip about 2 meals a day but I eat try to eat a full meal for dinner. I exercise for at least an hour daily. I am 16, my height is 5 ...

[Video] Talk Of Parents’ Divorce Causing Depression

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Q: My life was fine until I was in seventh grade, my parents were alright and I had amazing friends, until one night my parents told me and my siblings that my mom was thinking about divorce and how they were constantly fighting that single ...

[Video] How Often Should I Meet With My Psychiatrist?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Friday, May 11th, 2012
Q: I have been seeing my therapist for almost 2 years, and I just had my first psychiatrist appointment 2 weeks ago (per my therapist's referral). The psychiatrist wants me to come back every month, but I would much rather see my therapist more often. ...

[Video] Mentally Ill Sister Won’t Seek Psychiatric Help

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Q: Hello, six years ago my sister started having aches and pains everywhere. She spends her time running around to hospitals for physical diagnoses. They will not treat her because she has been examined physically and tested millions of times. She is physically fine confirmed ...

[Video] Feelings Of Complete Emptiness

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Q: I do not . . . feel anymore. My lack of empathy has reached its highest peak. I do not feel the need to socialize with anyone at all. As self - destructive as it may seem a complete and constant escape from reality ...

[Video] Afraid My Husband Will Cheat On Me

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, May 7th, 2012
Q: I need help on this issue. I feel myself getting jealous all the time with my husband, and I don't want to be like that. My last two relationships were a disaster. my kids father cheated on me our whole 15 yr relationship and ...

[Video] How Do I Open up Emotionally to my Therapist?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Friday, March 23rd, 2012
How do I open up to my therapist? I am constantly worried that he might think I'm trying to get attention. I have an eating disorder and I'm slightly overweight according to my BMI. I've overexercised, took laxatives, and most recently diet pills. I ended ...

[Video] Does My 2-year-old Have ADHD?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
How do I know if my 2 year old has ADHD? He is not talking. He will not sit still for story time. He is a climber, runner, and so on. Bed time is not easy he thinks it's time to play. He will say ...

[Video] I’m Madly In Love with My Ex-Therapist

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
I am madly in love with my ex-therapist...this is not transference, I truly love her! I never had the chance to tell her and now we no longer talk to one another. This has and is still bothering me. I can't stop thinking about her ...
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