Therapy Articles

How to have my ex forgive me for domestic violence?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
My ex and I were together for 3yrs and just split officially in October. I won't talk negatively of her bc nothing deserves what I did to her. She hurt me a lot over a very long period. She never worked, and I cared for ...

Fiancé Masturbates Next to Me and Denies It

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
After we got engaged, my fiancé masturbates 1-3 times per night in bed next to me. This starts as soon as the TV is turned off. It wakes me up every night, and I end up sleeping in a different room. When I asked him about ...

I Have Social Anxiety

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
From Croatia: I'm struggling with slight social anxiety. I've always been shy and I felt better alone than around other people. I thought it was because I'm an introvert, but my problems don't end there. I don't like talking on the phone, and I always ...

Horrible Self-Esteem Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 15th, 2015
My name is Alejandro, I am 18 year old guy from Mexico. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, I am gay and I deeply hate myself. I was trying to deny it for many many years and it just won't ...

Marijuana-Induced Anxiety Attack

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Hello. I had what seemed to be an anxiety attack last night. At first I started to question reality and if I really existed or if everything was a figment of my imagination. I truly thought I was going crazy. Then I started fearing that ...

I Think that I Am Depressed

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, February 15th, 2015
First of all, sorry for my bad english. I'll get straight to the problem, I think I have depression or something similar. I always feel bad and I think of hurting myself a lot, I'm always depressed and I cry for no reason, I'm always ...

I’m Scalp Picking Until I Bleed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 14th, 2015
From the U.S.: 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 gloves ...

She’s Invading My Privacy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 14th, 2015
A girl that I've never met or seen got obsessed with me via Twitter and I ended up working with her which turned out to be a disaster. She planned the whole thing. That was two and half years ago, I left six months later ...

Is this Normal Depression?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 13th, 2015
I am 22 and have been going through depression and anxiety since I was 17. It feels different sometimes though. I feel like I'm experiencing the mood swings of PMS except all the time. I mean I mostly feel tired and worthless and like I ...

I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 12th, 2015
From Australia: For the last month or so, I have been feeling so down. I've been through something like this before I think. Nothing bad has happened to me, I don't understand why I feel like this. I had a stressful few months at work before this ...

First Psych Evaluation for Depersonalization

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 12th, 2015
I am going for a psych evaluation in two days. I want to say I don't feel anything a lot of times. I want to say that when I get nervous I think I am making it up because I can't really feel it. I ...

Afraid to Be Told Nothing Is Wrong

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Part of me wants to get help because I'm getting really tired of the instability of my emotions and how they are affecting my decisions in day to day life, but the other part of me tells me I'm just overreacting or making it all ...