Therapy Articles

I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me Anymore

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 5th, 2015
I was diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder and Generalized Anxiey Disorder 8 years ago when I was 14. The problem I'm having is that throughout the years, medication helps the depression, but not the anxiety. On and off, for about 5 years now, I've experienced ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Hi everyone, I'm happy that there is such an outlet for everyone and wish everyone well. Hope my question helps others! I'm 23 this year and I have completed my university education and find myself stuck in life and unable to make choices ...

Why Do I Try to Do Too Many Things?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
Ever since I remember I was trying to do too many things. Besides my job I always have a number of "hobbies" or "passions" that make it really hard to concentrate on one main thing or even to choose what that main thing should be. ...

Help Me Adjust to My Fiance Already Having a Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 2nd, 2015
From the U.S.: It's very hard for me. I love my fiancé very much, and I really like his 5 year old son, we all get along. Trouble is, I am incredibly sad he has a child with another woman. I want to have a baby ...

I Think It’s the Right Time to Commit Suicide. Am I Wrong?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
I'm a 25-year-old guy with a bachelor degree in english translating (which I suck at it btw) and now I'm living a void life. I live in Iran. I've been depressed since I was 17, but I wasn't this much depressed back in time. Back ...

Mother and Daughter Have a Volatile Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
From Australia: My mother and I have always had a volatile relationship. Last night she drank a bottle of red wine and when I queried her about it she became angry and went to her room and came out with her bags saying I will ...

It’s Been so Long since I Slept Peacefully.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
From 17-year-old in Malaysia: First of all, my family. I did not grow up with my family since I was 2 months old. I only go back home on weekends. On weekdays, it's just my grandma and I. I think my mum dislikes me. She ...

Scared of Psychosis & Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 26th, 2014
I am a 20 year old male. And for the last few weeks I have been suffering from extreme Derealization and fear it's something more than anxiety and stress. I am incredibly stressed because I had life goals and plans that did not happen because ...

Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in middle school, my acquaintances would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say "I love you" sarcastically. One of them said I would ...

Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My partner is uncertain if he wishes to remain in our relationship. We live together, and I'm uncertain how to interact with him through this. Our pattern has been for me to bargain with my behavior through ...

My Girlfriend Got Really Physical with Me During Sex

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
My girlfriend and I were having sex the other night, out of nowhere she slapped, then punched, dug her nails into my arm then pressed into my chest as hard as she could. I was shocked... She jumped off me before finishing, although I think ...

Parents Won’t Take Me to Get Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
So, I'm 15 and in my own opinion I think I've been depressed for a very long time, a few years. I'm always sad and irritable. I remember having moments of complete rage, but also moments where I feel depressed. I really want ...