Psychology Articles

Relationship Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, July 4th, 2014
I recently broke up with my boyfriend. Throughout the course of the relationship his uncle would constantly get involved and it all came to an end last Wednesday. Before I met his uncle I thought we were on the right track to getting things resolved ...

I Feel like I’m Losing Grip

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
First of all, I didn't know which topic to put it under, since it also involves my husband, and the other, that being psychosis, but since I'm the person feeling it, I believe it should be psychosis. Allow me to explain-both me and my husband ...

Feeling Worthless Because Someone Else Is Better

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Hello. I am a smart and educated woman and yet I have issues with self-esteem. I want to do so many great and extra-ordinary things in this lifetime yet I am stuck here, out of my comfort zone, doing nothing but obsessing over this person's ...

Why Does a Woman Not Act Her Age?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm trying to find out what if any mental diagnosis a person can be given who's personality or mental mindset doesn't age with their actual age. Someone who keeps thinking they are younger than they really are? I work with someone that ...

What Is an NOS Diagnosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Hi, thank you for reading. My mother just found out a month ago that I had been slicing my legs and wrists since the 6th grade. I started to see a psychiatrist and a therapist at Sherbody Psychiatrists in Greenville. They put me on mood ...

Should I Continue Therapy if I Think I am Done?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I am a 19-year-old girl and for the past four years I suffered from at first anorexia and then later bulimia. I was already seeing a therapist and a nutritionist before college. My bulimia got really bad when I left to go to college and ...

Dissociation, Avoidant, or Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I am emotionally detached; I am not capable of feeling love (or at least I cannot recognize the feeling), and my other emotions are muted (the only emotion that I can feel strongly is annoyance). I cannot really feel guilt, and have little empathy (I ...

Online Therapy?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Do you think online therapy can be effective. I don't have a car but feel I could benefit from counseling. There is a website that offer this via video chat. Any thoughts? A: Yes, I do believe it is effective and we have some programs here ...

My Family Treats Me Like Garbage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Dear Residential Therapists, I am the youngest member in my household and I have an issue with regards to how I am often treated by my closest family members. I guess you can say I've lived an alternative lifestyle. I pursued post secondary education later in ...

Move in with Girlfriend?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 20th, 2014
I am 19 and have been with my girlfriend for 3 years. She basically lives with me anyway, she's here everyday and spends pretty much every night. We want to live together but my parents told me it's "unnatural" (not in a religious sense) and ...

Is My Friend in Love with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Im a bisexual guy and i have a male friend, we met couple weeks ago. Before we met i was sure that he's heterosexual. One day we had some drinks together and he kissed my neck. I started to wonder but i didn't mind too ...

Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 13th, 2014
Hi, I have a question about anxiety. Here's what I experience: when I'm around other people, even people I like, for too long (usually any more than 5 hours of social interaction) I begin to become very drained and anxious, and have panic attacks if ...