School Articles

Anxiety in Social Situations

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Hi please help me. I don't know what to do anymore. I think I already have a severe anxiety. It started when I was 10 (I’m 16 now) and my family had to move to a province because my father got a promotion ...

My Mom Really Hates Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
From the U.S.: It all started 4 years ago in 6th grade. I transferred to a new school because it had a really good magnet program. I used to make A-B honor roll every year until then. I began get C's on my report card ...

Difficulty Building Life After Bad Times

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 30th, 2014
I have had a very rocky path since finishing university 3 years ago. I have been unable to settle down in one place geographically or professionally, largely due to my desire to keep a relationship with my now ex boyfriend together. I met him in ...

I Think I May Suffer from Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
I think I am a sociopath I feel empty most of the time and mostly feel anger or anxiety if anything. I workout and eat healthy only to look good an make others jealous of me. I often envy others and when I'm not complimented ...

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 ...

Mom Is Putting a Bad Reputation on Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Over the last year I've learned not to trust my mom with any personal problems (like my suicidal thoughts) because she ends up telling everyone and i feel like I'm a bad person and the people she tell judges me and I've grew tired of ...

Is There Any Way to Cope With Sexual Assault as a Minor Without Parental Involvement?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
I've recently begun meeting with a school psychologist for a lack of motivation and a sexual assault by a random assailant that I suffered this summer. However, due to our state laws a school counselor is required to report any kind of sexual abuse to ...

Do I Lack the Psychological Strength for College?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
From the U.S.: I really struggled in my first year of college, mostly due to life events (first-time academic challenges & inadequate high-school preparation, death of a close relative, illness, abuse, being kicked out of home, losing a lot of friendships, exam anxiety/panic attacks). Anyway, ...

I Feel Bad All the Time and I Can’t Function Properly

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, May 8th, 2014
I guess most of this started when one of my best friends sexually harassed me. I don't really want to go into detail, but that's what happened. The friendship broke off, but she still goes to my school and I see her most ...

How Do I Help My Depressed Partner?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
From Australia: If possible, I would like some advice on what I can do to help my partner as he is depressed. A little more detail: My partner, "P" has depression. He has grown up with it on and off for most of his life. Recently ...

Nephew Receives Constant Negative Parenting

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
I have a beloved 9 yr old nephew who is home-schooled. I have always suspected that he is being talked to negatively most of the time and now that he and I communicate many hours per week by Facetime on our Ipads, it has been ...

Having Issues with Confidence and Security with Myself

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
I'm a 23 year old and I’m currently suffering from depression, social anxiety, low-self esteem, low confidence, and I’ve been smoking marijuana. To be stated, I’m currently away from home and attending university. In the past i have also been concerned with what ...