Therapy Articles

Boyfriend’s Family Is Distant from Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year. He is my old boyfriend from years ago. We have been talking about marriage and our future plans, but haven't formally announced it mainly because of his mother's resentment towards me. She does not ...

Transference in Psychoanalysis

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
What are some practical ways of dealing with transference in psychoanalysis? I've read whatever I could find on the internet about transference and counter-transference, about how the concept evolved from Freud's days to contemporary psychology, and I'm still wondering: I understand it; it is a fantasy, it ...

Helicopter Parents Ruining My Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
My parents can be described at helicopter parents. They have always been very involved in my life and even moved with me when I went away to college. In college, I developed a serious relationship with a guy who I've been seeing for over 3 ...

I Have a Urge in My Mind that Says I Must Kill People or End My Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
I am having a issue where I just want to either end my own life or kill others. My mind just wants to make people suffer, it enjoys it. I have noticed that my emotions are starting to ignore everything. I am failing miserably at ...

I’m Having Problems with My 3-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
From the U.S.:My fiancé and I have been dating for 3 ½ years. We have a two year old son together and he has a son that is 3. My stepson's mother left and hasn't returned since he was 6 months old. I have been ...

My Husband Has the Desire to Kill

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Hey. I'm just really looking for some serious advice. I really believe my husband is a sociopath. When we first started dating he would mention that it's hard for him to have feelings. He also said when he was a kid he would torture cats ...

Eating Disorder

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Every innocent diet always turns in to me not wanting to eat at all little by little then, I start to binge and purge large amounts and gain weight back. When I'm binging I feel as if I'm in a trance and all my problems ...

My Mom Is Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 15. I've been noticing a difference in my mom. She cries a lot more and doesn't really talk or get out of the house. every time I ask her what's wrong she just says "its one of those days" but it's ...

Daughter Believes Father Molested Her

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 19th, 2015
From the U.S. My husband was good father but verbally abusive at times and hard on the youngest of our 2 daughters. However, deep down I do not believe that he molested her. She has no memory of actual sexual abuse but says he rubbed ...

Delusional and Not Sure What to Do

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 17th, 2015
I think there is something wrong with me. I am smart, everyone tells me that. I am very smart, that’s what they all say. However, I am also smart enough and brave enough to admit that there is something very, very, VERY wrong with me. ...

Weird Sleeping Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Most days, I can't sleep. I'm not talking about staying up too late on the internet or whatever, I can lay in bed for three hours (that's how much time I usually give it) and I still cannot sleep. I often go to school without ...

Sociopathy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 12th, 2015
I've been diagnosed with bpd a few months ago by my psychologist that I see weekly, and was recently told that I also show some signs of sociopathic traits as well. How does one function when there is commodity between aspd and bpd? I've been ...