Self-esteem Articles

Child Sexual Abuse Sprouting into Other Problems

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
I was sexually abused several times as a child growing up by family members. I have notified my parents and am seeking help now. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and moderate depression, and while I feel better just by finally receiving help, I can't ...

Confused about My Relationship with My Friend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 26th, 2015
This issue I have is with my friend vie known him for about five years and in that fives he would talk about gay rights gay topics and make sexual innuendos and would insinuate that I was gay so I asked him if he was ...

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 ...

Will He Ever Love Me as Much as I Love Him?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now and I'm head over heels for him. He on the other hand recently told me that he knows in his head and his heart that he feels love for me, but he isn't able ...

Losing on Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
My dad left us when I was 10. I was brought up by mom single-handedly. She worked most of the time and I used to be alone at home. I was harassed and bullied by my uncle and his family with whom mom and myself ...

Scared of Getting Help and Not Sure How

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 8th, 2015
My mom and I have had issues for four years. They keep getting worse no matter what I try to do. She makes me feel worthless and yells at me over every simple mistake I make. She tells me I'm not going to have a ...

He’s Dead But the Abuse Continues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
From the U.S.: Hi. My mom is 79. Her husband, my father, died this past September (25th). He was 82. They were married for 57 years, and my father was extremely abusive to her -- cheated on her for years and was physically and very ...

Who Am I and Why Do I Feel So Out of Place in this World?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
I'm a 23 year old male living with my father in an apartment. I find that I have no motivation, fail at everything I've attempted so far in my life, and reflecting on myself, I have come to a conclusion that I actively hate myself, ...

Scalp Picking Addiction

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Please, please help. I've been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it's getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it's something that I have no control of. I've tried wearing ...

My Boyfriend Enjoys Toying with My Feelings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
My boyfriend enjoys toying with my feeling, humiliating me, keeping things from me. I started dating him, because of the way he courted me at first, such a gentleman. I opened up to him and told him everything about my life, however, he has kept ...

Obsessed with a Celebrity

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Hello. I have a problem that I am seeking therapy for, but I would like another opinion. A bit of background info. About me: I have major depression & I suffer from anxiety attacks from time to time. I have been on a leave from ...

I Go Through Occasional Depression and Feel a Lot of Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress. I'm a 15-year-old girl. I think I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress on me. I think the main reason is due to me being the oldest out of my ...
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