Therapy Articles

I Have Brief Depressive Episodes

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, October 26th, 2014
From the UK: I'm 16. For the past 2-3 months I've been experiencing these episodes of sever depression they generally only last for an hour or two, however the frequency ranges from once or twice a day to once every few days, at first it ...

I’m Really Depressed — Maybe Bipolar

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 24th, 2014
I'm eighteen years old, and I hate myself so much. I feel like I can't do anything right, that whatever I do, it won't be good enough. I'm taking a gap year in order to save for college, but these "I'm not good enough" thoughts ...

I Am Trying to Save My Marriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 24th, 2014
From the U.S. I'm 33 and I have a few issues. The worst one I have is lack of control over my anger. I have said some things to my wife that I am ashamed of. My family has told me that it was out ...

My Husband Has a Crush on My Sister

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been married for 16 years since high school and have two kids. Due to my families situation my mom and sisters lived with us for a year or two here and there. In the past, I had no problem with my ...

I Feel I am Going Out of Control

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
I've been feeling so bad lately, and I'm getting worried that I am losing control of myself. For the last months I've been more distressed than usual, and most recently very sad/angry/hopeless. It seems that I am a bitter, always angry person (well, ...

Was I Given the Wrong Diagnosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
My psychiatrist told me that I have Schizoaffective Disorder. My parents and I looked it up and they said I've had the symptoms of Schizophrenia since I was very small. I'm changing psychiatrists. I see the new one this week. Should I get her opinion? ...

Issues with My Long-Term Girlfriend and Mother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 20th, 2014
From the U.S.: I recently moved to Philadelphia to be with my girlfriend after we have had a long distance relationship for 5 years. I have always had an issue saying no to my mother being somewhat of emotional support system for her since my ...

Developmental Problems with Daughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, October 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: Not (fearful of) separation she will go to school and can be left with people without incident. In public though (she) is very clingy. Was non verbal in preschool which was 2.5 hours a day 4 days a week all year. Since ...

Do I Have a Serious Mental Illness & How Can I Seek Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 18th, 2014
I've been depressed for years, I was bullied through school mentally (I was violent as revenge sometimes) and never really had friends and I am an only child with a working mom and step dad so I spend a lot of time alone and I ...

Why Am I Never Content?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 17th, 2014
I started dating my husband when I was 15, I am 27 now. We have been married and living together for 2 years now, and I should be happy... Right? I mean, I have all the things a woman my age should want... but I ...

Random Flashbacks that Don’t Seem to be Triggered by Anything Specific

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 16th, 2014
There are moments in my day that I'll completely stop what I'm doing and have a flashback for maybe a max of 5 seconds. I'll just stand there, blank and motionless. I can feel myself doing it, it just takes me a second to snap ...

No Feelings

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, October 13th, 2014
I as far as I can remember have been living life that is ideal according to my surroundings, my parents take me as ideal son, my teacher took me as ideal student, at my college my juniors and batch mates looked upon me for inspiration. ...