Therapy Articles

Can’t Fall Asleep with Anyone But My Ex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
I have difficulties falling asleep when in bed with someone else. It has occurred with a handful of different men in different beds. I will either sleep for one or two hours or not at all. This has happened consistently for over four years all ...

Violation of Mental Health Privacy and How to Rebuild Trust

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
I spoke to a psychiatrist at the request of my doctor to fill out a form for my employer. That doctor mailed form, wrote a letter disclosing my diagnosis' and the psychiatrists notes and recommendations to my employer without my ...

Are My Son’s Tantrums Normal?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
From the U.S.: Sometimes my son mid-tantrum will transform into a very scary calm obsequious mode. Should he be looked at? Usually my son will throw tantrums that we feel are normal for a 5 year old. But once in a while, I think when ...

Anxiety But Not the One for Counseling

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Alright, so I'm 19 and for a while now I've been realizing that I have bad anxiety. I actually know a few people that are on different anxiety medicines and had the same symptoms as me and it really has made a difference for them. ...

Is It a Bad Thing to Leave Everything Behind?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
I'm 20 & I have kinda been thinking about getting up and leaving everything behind. I don't really have much obligations. I just feel like for whatever reason I didn't have a good running start at life & I should just leave this life, friends, ...

I Hate My Boyfriend’s Daughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
From the U.S. My boyfriend and I started dating over 3 years ago. He is 29 with an 8 year old daughter. I'm 25. She was 5 when we first met and we got along great. About a year and a half into our relationship ...

I’m Scared I Can’t Get Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 18th, 2014
I have struggled with therapy since I started it for the first time a year and a half ago. Each time, it seems like it is helpful for a little while, then we hit a wall and have to stop because it isn't helping any ...

My Boyfriend has Psycho-Jealousy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
My hunny and i have been dating for 3 great months. This is the man i can see myself marrying. He is an amazing guy great heart and treats me like a queen. but because of his past and trust issues, he thinks all women ...

My Adult Kids Insist on Having Dogs that Make Me Sick

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, August 15th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have severe asthma to dogs--no breeds are possible. My children grew up knowing this, my daughter has witnessed an anaphylactic episode that I had once. My ex-husband has history of downplaying this problem, has problems with true empathy or sympathy (possible ...

Upset with My Therapist of 7 Years

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, August 15th, 2014
I've been seeing the same therapist for 7 years once a week like clockwork.2 months ago I got frustrated with therapy and my therapist because I felt like i wasn't improving or getting better. In fact, I felt ...

Therapy Advice

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
My therapist, a psychologist, is scaling back his practice as he nears retirement. Because of my difficult insurance provider and my lack of progress -- decline even -- during the 8 years I've been going to therapy ...

Worried that My Sister May Not Survive the Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
I am desperately trying to help my sister, whose life is out of control with no way out that she can see. I fear for her mental and physical health. First, she is in a terrible marriage but her husband has health issues ...