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Emotional Support Animal

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, April 12th, 2014
How do we have our Labradoodle listed as a ESA -- Emotional Support Animal. Would a simple note from my doctor be sufficient or is more required. Thank You A: Here's a link to the national animal service registry with a complete description of how to ...

Increasing Trouble with Depression and Feelings of Disassociation.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, April 11th, 2014
I've struggled with depression for the past 5 years. I've been prescribed various anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, and even ones for psychosis. -None of which have brought relief. I've tried engaging in hobbies, exercising, I've tried a healthier diet, but nothing seems to help. ...

Am I Wrong or Stupid?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, April 11th, 2014
So last fall I met a guy in college. He was my chemistry partner and we ended up falling for each other. Unfortunately I had to transfer 600 miles away but we decided to keep in touch. We told each other how we felt and ...

How Do I Stop Being Irrationally Terrified of Sexual Interaction?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
I just started dating this guy who I've known for nearly a year and he's liked me for just about all that time. I think he's amazing and I'm really happy to be in a relationship with him. I like cuddling into him, hugging him ...

What’s Wrong with Me? Depression or Bipolar?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Hello, I came here to shed a little light on what I'm going through. I’m a senior in high school. My first problem I notice about myself is being social. I often avoid many social situations because of my ...

I Don’t Know What I Want from a Certain Girl

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
So I'm 15 years old and after 1 week ill be 16. From a couple of months something has been stressing me and taking all of my time considering it. That is the question: * Do I want something more with her or just a ...

I Want to Change Myself for the Better Because I Have Bad Sexual Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, April 7th, 2014
In the past three years I have had sex with 5 guys. I’m 16 years old and I hate myself. I know every time that I'll regret it and every time they just leave anyway. I don't know why I do ...

Is Being an Introvert Weird in Our Society?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, April 5th, 2014
I am an introvert. I have known this for a couple years. I had no problem with it, until what happened at school the other day. My class had to take a personality test. Of course I got introvert. When we were standing in line ...

I Am No Longer Severely Depressed Like I Was and I Miss It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, April 4th, 2014
I used to be really depressed. I have always been depressed but especially while being bullied. I am in the 10th grade and have been in homeschooling for a year now and am not anywhere near as ...

Therapist Issues: Are We Too Close?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
I really like and respect my therapist. He is 27 and still in school to finish is masters. He is very handsome, smart, and charming. At least I think so. I'm wondering what is appropriate in a professional relationship. I know ...

I Love My Girlfriend But I’m Losing Attraction

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
From the US: I love my girlfriend greatly and she treats me better than I feel any other girl could possibly do. I could see myself being with this girl for quite some time because of the way she treats me. We have been together ...

Perfectionist Qualities Causing Me School Related Anxiety

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Hi! I am a junior in a BSN program. Nursing school is obviously a lot of hard work. I love my major, but I have such bad “anxiety” lately. I make very strict to-do lists every day, I am incredibly organized, and can time manage ...
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