General Articles

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 ...

Difficulty with Time-Related Issues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 54. As a child, I had difficulty with the concept of time/date and relativity to personal events/timeline. I would forget how old I was, had an excellent memory of things but couldn't remember when they happened. I also had a lot ...

Dad Versus Stepdad

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
My daughter is 5 going on 6. About two months ago she met her biological father. Until then she didn't even know about him. Recently she started telling me she doesn't love her stepdad who has been in her life for 3 years now and ...

After a Full Lifetime I am Left Asking: ‘Is this All There Is?’

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
I have had amazing life. I am happy and content and love the sun and rain, the breeze that blows in the window at night. I have lived fully and passionately and well. I make a daily inventory of the things I am grateful for. ...

Confused, Overthinking and Rather Afraid

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
I honestly have doubts when it comes to my mental sanity. I will start by saying that I face social anxiety and that I isolated myself from the world, avoiding most interactions with others and rarely leaving home. I cannot make friends as I find ...

I Am Worried about My Brother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
My brother is 15 and a freshman in high school. When he was young he was always polite and kind to others. He sometimes through tantrums, but they were just you run of the mill boy tantrums. Recently he has become awful to be around. ...

Wife Is Hurt by My Sister and Can’t Get Over It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, February 20th, 2015
My mother and sisters have long interfered with my life. Now that I have my own family (wife and daughter) I want to create our own experiences. They have always blamed my wife for us not seeing them as much as they want. We live ...

Emotional Infidelity

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 20th, 2015
From the U.S.: I have been with my husband for 8 years, and married 3 months. Recently I discovered he has been sending emotional emails to another woman -- talking about loving her and being with her. My husband maintains that no physical cheating occurred, but ...

My Dad Died, But All I Feel Is Relief

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 19th, 2015
My Dad passed away a little over a year ago after a 13-year battle with cancer. Everyone in my family mourns him, but I never grieved and all I feel is relief. It doesn't hurt me the way it does my siblings...it really doesn't hurt ...

Daughter’s Social Shyness and Low Confidence

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, February 19th, 2015
My 16-year-old daughter, who otherwise is doing great at school, straight A's, teachers are very happy with her, has a great group of friends, enjoys their company, goes to movies, birthday parties etc with them, but she occasionally will tell me that she feels somewhat ...