Therapy Articles

Passion or Comfort … What Is Important?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 15th, 2014
From India: I am currently going through a lot of confusion. I became close friends with a girl (Let's call her G) with whom I shared a deep emotional and intellectual connection even though there was no physical attraction initially. However our emotional intimacy led ...

Suicidal Ideations and Fear of Involuntary Commitment

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
Although I have a good boyfriend, family, and close friends, I feel completely alone. None of them know the "real" me, and lately I've thought about talking to a professional. I have a psychiatrist who gives me meds that helps me project this image of ...

I’m Afraid of Myself & My Mind

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
It's like someone else's thoughts are in my head telling me to do bad things. I need some help but I don't know what to do or who to turn to, but my mind is scaring me. Ever since I was little I've had bad ...

Emotional Abuse from Her Therapist?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Several weeks ago my wife of two years asked me for a divorce. I was shocked -- I'd thought things had been going well. Not two weeks before she had gushed to me about how excited she was to have a future with children and ...

I Cannot Be in a Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 13th, 2014
From the UK: I found that I cannot be in any relationship even though I would love to have one. I have never been in any relationship because I always end up any form of relationship after 2 weeks. I often feel lonely and when ...

Difficulty Finding the Right Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 12th, 2014
In April I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation, it was a very stressful time, and I found the experience more stigmatizing than helpful. I still have nightmares where I wake up sweating thinking I am back in the locked ward. I was not a good ...

Lately I’ve Been Feeling More Depressed

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 11th, 2014
The majority of my life I've been bullied and I held it in, my parents would tell me that I wouldn't amount to anything and I'll be lucky to get through college. Usually i just hold it in and when Im alone i blow up ...

I Think I Have a Problem with Eating

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, December 8th, 2014
So in the last year I have lost +50 pounds. I did it the healthy way. Now in the last few months I have become obsessed, I am constantly thinking about food finding out what I will eat planning the calories for the day. I ...

Depression, Anxiety & Eating Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Lately I've been very depressed. I havent eaten in 2 days because I can't and I've been cutting everyday this past week. I'm having severe panic attacks and I have suicidal thoughts. I hate feeling like this and I cant control my emotions. I want ...

Mother–In-Law has Possible Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 6th, 2014
My husband and I got married. Her behavior and the way she is forced me to stay in my closet sized room while I was living there and it triggered my first experience with depression. Her behavior and the fact that she caused me to ...

Suicidal: Should I Seek Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 6th, 2014
I have been depressed lately not just sad but depressed. I have lost 60 lbs since February. I used to be very active no I just sit in a chair for 7 hours a day then lay in bed for the rest of the day. ...

What Illness Could My Mother Have and How Do We Cope?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, December 5th, 2014
My mom has always displayed very unusual behaviors that have raised havoc on our family. She acts feeble, has a victim mentality, and always needs to be different. If we go to a restaurant, she wears a fur coat in 90 degree weather, ...