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In a Controlling Relationship and Don’t Know How to Get Out

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
I have been in and out several times of a controlling relationship. Full of lies and hurt emotionally. Everytime something goes wrong, he comes running tell me sorry with open arms and he blames everything on me and makes me feel Im in the wrong ...

How Do You Know when You Have Recovered?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
From the U.S.: Early this year in April I decided to try Molly for the first time. The high was amazing but it then led to a horrible comedown filled with anxiety and depression. I recovered from this but then 1 month later randomly got ...

I Think I Was Sexually Abused But Can’t Remember Specific Situation

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, March 1st, 2015
When a family member like my mom or dad kisses me and hugs me, I feel disgusted/nasty/dirty/powerless, etc. probably because I see hugs and kisses as something inherently sexual, so I like affection from anyone who isn't my family. I cried when a couple hours ...

I Just Had a Baby and I’m Not Happy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 28th, 2015
I just had a baby with my boyfriend, I've been really angry for no reason, when ever he gets home I'm all of a sudden angry, and he gets mad cause I complain to much about everything, I try to be happy, I don't know ...

Why Do I Keep Myself Awake?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, February 27th, 2015
For as long as I can remember, I have not been a good sleeper, but my insomnia has gotten much worse in the last decade or so. I try to soothe myself by imagining quiet, calm places, I've listened to mindfulness CDs and music. I've ...

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 ...

I Realized I’m Not Being Myself

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, February 26th, 2015
2 years ago I developed social anxiety out of the blue, and it was truly something I had never experienced. I had all of the symptoms of social phobia during the summer after 9th grade, and after weeks of experiencing it, I became depressed and ...

Dissociation and Amnesia

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Friday night I started having an anxiety attack. I dont remember a whole lot. The next thing I remember I was a child holding my boyfriend and sobbing uncontrollably as if something bad had happened to me. Then my boyfriend said I sat up and ...


By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
From Lebanon: More than a year ago I suddenly started experiencing painful penetrations. A few days later I found out I'm pregnant. Doctor advised not to have sex during pregnancy because of pain. Now my baby is 6 months old and I still cannot have ...

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 ...

I Myself Don’t Even Know

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 23rd, 2015
I really just wanted some perspective. This all started about 3 months ago majorly I guess. But the most recent event was last week. I woke up last Wednesday and just didn't want to go to school, talk to anyone, see anyone, I just hated ...

Do You Think I Was Raped and Should I Tell Possible Boyfriend?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, February 23rd, 2015
So, I was at this guy I knows house watching a movie, after a little while he started making moves and soon enough he had my clothes off and was pulling me on top of him. He then asked if I wanted to have sex ...
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