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Too Much Solitude?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
I am 18 years old and I always want to be alone. My mother gets angry at the fact that I hardly leave my room. I have a few friends but I try to avoid hanging out with them. I make up excuses at times. ...

Problems with Classes

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
I am having some problems with my college classes, and I am wondering if going to counseling would help. If so, what type of counselor should I contact? Lately I have been procrastinating much more than usual. Also, when I am taking tests that I ...

Depressed and Anxious

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 19th, 2014
Today I randomly started crying and I couldn't deal with people at school today. Im in a grouchy mood and I just want to cry. I have these negative thoughts all the time. Sometimes I even think about hurting others and myself. I dont hear ...

Depressed and Stressed but My Parents Won’t Listen

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Today I tried to drop a hint (again) that I'm stressed by showing my parents multiple websites on teenage stress, showing how bad my generation is said to be. My parents proceeded to mock me by saying things like "Yeah, and teenagers are also proven ...

Parents’ Drinking is Hurtful

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 27th, 2013
My parents enjoy drinking every night which is not a problem, except that my mom changes. She becomes mean and wild. She had to get surgery once and she was intoxicated where she said when she wakes up she hopes she never see's me agin. ...

No One Will Help Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
I don't know what to do. My name is Soren. I really, really think I'm depressed, but I've never gone to any doctor because I don't have any money. All I can think about is how much I want to kill myself, and I've tried ...

Wasting Time

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 21st, 2013
I am a third year history of art student (age 20) and started having difficulty with depression and anxiety near the end of high school. However recently i have been experiencing mental confusion, problems with memory and a headache when I talk to anyone. I believe ...

No Therapist Will Treat Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 19th, 2013
I had severe depression six months ago that culminated with my hospitalization after a suicide attempt. After I was released, I enrolled in a partial program where my parents live, so I could use them as a support system. A month later, after completion of ...

Fear of Exams Makes Me Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Hello , I am a 25 year old MBBS student. I have been suffering from depression since 13 yrs of age. It all started with losing sleep the night before an exam and had very severe negative thoughts later. It resolved after 3 months , ...

I Don’t Know Where I’m Headed in Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
I am graduating High School this year and I still haven't registered at a college yet. I don't know what I want to be or where I see myself going. I would love to own a cupcake shop, but I also want to work with ...

What Should I Study?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 1st, 2013
I need help, it seems as if I don't want to be where I am. I chose to do something in the medical field and I am not sure if I like it. During class I feel as if I cannot keep up. I don’t ...

Lacking Motivation

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
I don't know what's wrong with me. I am feeling very clueless at times. I don't know what I want out of life in general. I'm basically sitting here, accepting failure and it's not worrying me as much as it should. I've been ...
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