Ask the Therapist About Anxiety - Page 4

My Parents Only Communicate Through Me

From a teen in the : My parents have been divorced since I was 2 years old. I moved away from home this past fall for college. Since then my parents have been communicating through me. They constantly call me and rant about the other as well as tell me to relay messages. I want to focus on school, but it is becoming difficult. My mother is very manipulative and my dad is very...
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Why Does My Therapist Act This Way?

From the : I’ve been seeing my T for about two years now on and off. The reason I’m here is because my T seems fidgety during every session. What I mean by this is that he either spends 50% of his time fiddling with his wedding rings or the other 50% running his hands through his hair. I know people do things like this while talking regardless of weather their a trained professional...
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I Am Obsessed with a Celebrity

From a teen in Argentina: For the past few months, I have become obsessed with a male celebrity. As a result, I am constantly browsing for videos, interviews and photos of him. The fact that there is new material of his to watch almost everyday makes it even harder to stop obsessing. It’s such a strong infatuation; he’s a highly educated, smart and funny man and I am often fantasizing about being a part...
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Am I Likely Depressed or Is It Just a Fear of Depression?

For the last two years I have been dealing with a chronic health issue that has really taken its toll on me. Around this time I started also developing strong anxiety and panic attacks. I have never really had a feeling of hopelessness or sadness as I wanted to get back to the life and activities my chronic illness was preventing me from. Fast forward to now and I no longer feel motivated or...
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Establishing Boundaries with my Parents

From the : I am a 22 year old about to graduate from college. My dad has been seriously ill for 6 years. Now, he is home and severely depressed all of the time, because he cannot support the family. My parents fight constantly. My mom uses his sickness to make people feel bad for her and to guilt trip him or my siblings and I. She blames him for all her problems and...
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People Dislike Me for No Reason

From an 18 year old woman in India: From childhood, I’ve always been the kid nobody likes. In kindergarten, kids always formed groups to play without joining me. In primary school, my classmates called me by name which I didn’t understand. They were always rude to me without any reason. I hardly had one or two friends. Even they never invited me into their groups. I’m in high school now. Even now, my classmates...
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Is This Love or Obsession?

From Canada: I’m 13 and there is a person whom is controlling my every thought and movement. I think about them wherever I am and I am always thinking he will be where I am and that they are watching me / will be watching me constantly. When I go out, other than school where I’m forced to deal with them daily, I am always dressed in a way that would please this person...
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Confused: Am I Just Bored?

From the start I’ve been a self conscious person with a short fuse. I get frustrated very easily and hate a lot of people, so me I don’t even speak to, just watch. Around 2 years ago I started isolating myself safe at home to read on my phone and around that time I also started having speaking difficulties that became very embarrassing. I still have them now but it’s not as bad. For...
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Self-Harm, Violent Thoughts, Sadism

From the United Kingdom: Ok, I’m having an issue with my mental health (I am seeing a counselor but that’s in three months and I’m a little desperate). I’m having violent thoughts and I’m enjoying it, I hurt myself because it feels good and I want to hurt others as weird as this sounds I want to show them the good feeling. The only reason I don’t is because of the Law, I’m incredibly...
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I Can’t Talk to People

Hello! I know that there are a few questions in this topic, I browsed through them, but I didn’t seem to find one that applies well to me. I can’t talk to people properly except for a very few (my family and my best friend), I often fall silent and don’t speak for hours just sit and smile or communicate through facial expressions and touches and the likes. I feel like my words have...
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OCD Memories like 4 Years Old

Okay so I’ve recently been diagnosed for OCD and now probably depression not taking anything for it, just trying to eat healthy and exercise. My main theme is psychopathy but I’ve had paedophile suicide I’ve had every theme. So much that I’m driving myself crazy ruminating about my childhood trying to find answers. I thought all of my anxiety had started after smoking pot and experiencing derealization when I was 14 but now after breaking...
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3-Year-Old Son Very Needy

From the : My son tends to act this way with only me and we are not sure why. He wants me to hold him most of the time, he has to be in control even over me and doesn’t do well with transitioning. I do think it could be anxiety but how do you treat it and why would it be only when I am around. Basically I need some ideas on how...
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