Therapy Articles

Transference with Therapist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
I've been seeing my therapist for several months now (who is male) and it's really going well. I've been neglected almost my entire life and it's great to have someone that listens and understands. But I've noticed I've been having feelings for him. I did ...

What Is the Matter with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
I don't really know what is wrong with me. I don't consider myself depressed, but I feel so careless at times and life is just passing me by. I still laugh and try to engage in conversation, but it feels different. I feel different. I ...

My Boyfriend Has Sex with Me when I’m Asleep

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly 5 years, since our junior year of high school. We have not had sex for various reasons. He is religious, and I suffer from panic attacks during intimacy. We used to fool around in high school, ...

I’m Suffering from Aversions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 19th, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been squeamish about body fluids since I was a kid but every year it gets worse. It's to the point now where it's taken over my life. I can't eat around people, have sex, or any other normal activity. I'm having ...

I Think People Are Watching Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Why do I think people are watching me on hidden cameras all the time? Ever since I was around 5 years old I’ve thought that people are watching me, not just people I know but celebs, doctors and random people too. I ignored it as a ...

How to Deal with Heavy Self-Harm

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 15th, 2014
I been having heavy self-harm thoughts and the problem is I am looking to return to the work field. I am afraid that when get a job and have the urges to cut that I will be in psych ward and lose my job. I ...

Robbed of Control Over My Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 15th, 2014
From Germany: I’ve been feeling like I was robbed of control over my life by my ex-girlfriend made me avoid sex with all women. About 5 years ago, about a month after breaking up with my ex-girlfriend, she contacted me to let me know she took ...

Problems Because of Parents but I Can’t Tell Them

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Half of my problems are because of my parents but I cant tell them because I know they have done so much for us. I have had issues with my mum since I was 9 or 10 years old, being called stupid...

Boyfriend/Relationship Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Hello, I just want to give you background of where the issues began. My boyfriend and I have only been officially together for about 6 months but started dating/sleeping together a year and half ago. Last September we were going to start taking it to ...

I Keep Losing Time

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 12th, 2014
From Canada: Ok, I really don't know what to do. I've been losing time. It started two years ago, but it would only be for a few minutes. It's gotten worse lately. It could be anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. I'm ...

Sexual Deviation

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Hello, I am currently starting treatment for lifelong psychological issues. I am extremely uncomfortable about this process and would like to ask a question here which I would rather not talk with my therapist about. I am asexual, that is I do not feel attraction; however, ...

I Have Anger, Headaches and Excessive Crying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
From Denmark: I'm 14. 4-5 months ago I started getting irregular and random headaches, and recently I have been getting mood swings. I get raging angry over normal things, and get the urge to break/smash/bite things. I also start crying when I'm not upset. I've ...