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Anger Issues?

Is this “normal” or do I have a dysfunction? Sometimes, over nothing, after working myself up into almost unnoticeable stress — even to me — I lose it. I start screaming at the top of my lungs, tearing things apart, not quite smashing things and destroying everything, but I lose care and caution around things that I love like my drawings or my books and that usually ends up with them getting damaged in...
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I Can’t Stop Lying

From a teen in Egypt: I have a problem with lying, I have read about it online and knew it was a condition called Pathological lying… I lie about nearly every aspect of my life to to almost everyone I know and I want to stop but I just can’t and I really need some help in that if you please. A: I’m glad you recognize that lying is a problem. It is likely...
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Decrease in My Cognitive Abilities: Is It Psychological or Physiological?

I have been experiencing a decline in my mental capacity. This includes problems recalling the names of certain objects, remembering school work and generally feeling like my mind is blank. I’ve experienced this three years ago and I went to a neurologist who did an MRI, however at that time I was complaining about a numbness in my head which is what this feels like and at that time I also had insomnia, trouble...
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Why Does My Therapist Act This Way?

From the : I’ve been seeing my T for about two years now on and off. The reason I’m here is because my T seems fidgety during every session. What I mean by this is that he either spends 50% of his time fiddling with his wedding rings or the other 50% running his hands through his hair. I know people do things like this while talking regardless of weather their a trained professional...
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Something Horribly Wrong with Me

I was in a relationship with someone who abused me to the point I didn’t want to live anymore. He cheated on me, as well. He also allowed for his girlfriend to harass me. They even had sex and filmed it in my bed. After another physical attack, I called police. He’s still in jail months later. Recently, I was approached by a ‘mutual friend’. I was concerned, at first, but then talked it...
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I Am Obsessed with a Celebrity

From a teen in Argentina: For the past few months, I have become obsessed with a male celebrity. As a result, I am constantly browsing for videos, interviews and photos of him. The fact that there is new material of his to watch almost everyday makes it even harder to stop obsessing. It’s such a strong infatuation; he’s a highly educated, smart and funny man and I am often fantasizing about being a part...
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I Hate and Love Being Alone

From the UK: I’m so confused with my own mentality, one side of me loves to be alone and would avoid meeting and maintaining relationships with friends or putting any effort into these friendships at all. I guess this is because I don’t like to compromise on my daily routine or in life …so selfishly, if I meet with someone it will be because I want to. Which is rare. I also like the...
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Am I Likely Depressed or Is It Just a Fear of Depression?

For the last two years I have been dealing with a chronic health issue that has really taken its toll on me. Around this time I started also developing strong anxiety and panic attacks. I have never really had a feeling of hopelessness or sadness as I wanted to get back to the life and activities my chronic illness was preventing me from. Fast forward to now and I no longer feel motivated or...
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I Am Dealing with Memory Loss

I am dealing with memory loss. So far doctors are unable to find the cause. Last year my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Often dealing with the medical industry is stressful and our health issues are stressful. I am not depressed all the time just periodically when pressures build up. Often I am unaware that pressures are building up and I have an emotional breakdown. I feel like my memory issues have made...
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My Ex-Boyfriend Keeps Texting My Current Boyfriend Bad Things about Me

I’ve been with the current bf for 2 years. He started not paying attention to me & neglecting me. We don’t live together. 2 months ago I started texting & chatting with my ex in a non flirtatious way because I needed someone to talk to that knows me & my life situations. My current bf went out of town & kept blatantly choosing things other than me that were hurtful. Ex invited me...
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Why Do I Engage in Attention-Seeking Behavior?

Hello. So here’s the thing: I noticed I’m an attention seeker a long time ago and I cannot understand why. My childhood has not been perfect, but it has been pretty good. My parent and my friends love me. I certainly can’t complain. I think even as I kid I’ve always wanted to be noticed but positively. As I grew older I started to want sympathy, perhaps even more than praise. I would often...
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