Personality Articles

Wondering if I Can Become a Counselor if I Have Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
I am currently in college. I recently graduated with my B.A. in psychology and I am pursuing my M.A. in teaching. I would like to then go to grad school for counseling and then work with children. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and ...

Self Esteem Issues and Can’t Find Ways to be Happy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Hi! I don't know if you can help me or not or if I'm even at the right place... .. I am NOT looking for pity, but I guess in a way I do make myself look pathetic -_- . I don't normally put my ...

Thought Insertion and Borderline Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
I have borderline personality disorder. I've recently come across what thought insertion is and I think I may have that. I feel like there are thought from someone else that are in my head. I know they aren't mine because they are a man's thoughts. ...

13-Year-Old Brother Has Changed for the Worse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
He lies, fights with his parents, only wants to either sleep or hang out with friends. Please help. I would be ever so grateful to you. My cousin brother recently turned 13. He used to be an observing, caring, sharing, helping little boy from when he was ...

Blended Family Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
My husband and i have been together for 4 years. i have a 19 yo daughter and he has a 19 yo son. the son was primarily living with his mother until he graduated from high school at such time, he moved in full time ...

Parent Against What Might Be First Love

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Hi. I’m going to start off with the fact that I am 18 and attending college. I am currently in a relationship with a 24 year old that I met through a mutual friend of sorts. If I disclose exactly how we met, it might ...

Parents Boundary

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Hello. Before I begin, thank you very much for such valuable service. It's sincerely appreciated! I'm a 28 year old male living with my parents. These days I'm working on becoming independent, financially and emotionally. Having said that, I wonder if it's appropriate to feel sympathy ...

Help! I’m Depressed Every Time I Arrive Home

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, May 24th, 2014
I'm a 16 years old girl with many self esteem problem (maybe because I was bullied a lot in the middle school), I have social anxiety and I don't have many friends, just one who doesn't understand me and who always complain about me and ...

Past Abuse Causing Greater Problems

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Even when I was very young I enjoyed the idea of hurting animals, but it got much worse after I was in second grade, when my mother would strike me over petty issues like having a hard time with homework. I actually began to kill ...

Boyfriend Wont Stop Lying

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 16th, 2014
So there are these 2 girls who my boyfriend always talks to and they have always cause troubles in our relationship. I've always approached him and asked him why he's lied to me about not talking to them anymore when it's right there on his ...

Depressed and at My Breaking Point

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Hello thank you for having this site and also for taking time to read this post. I honestly don't know where to start I just know I'm slowly dying inside and I have no way out of it. I’m about to turn 27 I have ...

She Needed to Have the Last Word

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, May 12th, 2014
An old childhood acquaintance came to my dad's funeral. She gave me a hug and then said, "I'd say let's get together, but I'm moving! Oh well!" I just stood there and looked at her, while she walked away with a smirk on her face. I'm ...
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