Therapy Articles

Stress Is Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self ...

I Hate My 4-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: First a quick background about the kid, he's currently 4, lives with my fiancé because his mom does not care to have him, although no legal custody was settled. Lady smokes weed, drank alcohol while pregnant. My fiancé has always worked 2 jobs to ...

Handling Severe Anger Issues

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 17th, 2014
I've always had an anger problem. Always. It's just never been as intense as it has been for the past year. I could be laughing and enjoying life one second and in the blink of an eye any little thing could set me off and ...

Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Since I was a child I've experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I'm almost 30 now, ...

Am I a Psychopath?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 15th, 2014
I have always been a rather unpleasant person on the inside. It was only a few months ago I decided to embrace it. I feel as though I am superior to everyone else and that I am "different" in some way. I have always fantasized ...

Jealousy and Trust Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Hello, my partner and me have been together for about a year now and everything is going well however, my partner does not seem to trust me. I have not cheated on him or anything like that but he has it in his head that ...

Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, November 14th, 2014
Dear therapist, I went through bad break up, after that I talked with my friends only about it and did not give them any space. So now they stopped really talking with me or even wanting to talk. They told me that I ...

Dealing with Rejection or Jealousy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
When I was little, my sister, who was my best friend, would do things like start a club with her imaginary friend and exclude me from it. When we were older, at our church, there were plenty of people her age to hang out with. ...

We Cheated on Each Other, Now Our Daughter Is in the Middle

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
My husband and I have been together 3 years we have a 2 year old daughter together, I began noticing him getting distant, I invaded his privacy by checking his phone, I saw messages from other women one being my own cousin who wanted to ...

Concerned about Possible Future Break from Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
I'm 21, and just starting college again. I have no job, and have been able to find one that I can handle. As a child and teenager, I had issues controlling myself when angry. There was never a diagnosis that completely explained it, but Manic-Depressive/Bipolar ...

Don’t Know What to Do or How to Feel about My Husband

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 10th, 2014
When we first where together things where beautiful, our relationship was perfect. I got pregnant and shortly after I had my son and we where moving to a new state. An incident happened that left me in tears and that made him angry. He ended ...

Voices Telling Me to Hurt People Close to Me, But Other Voices Telling Me to Harm Myself

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 8th, 2014
I am currently not sure of what is happening to me I constantly have thoughts of killing or severely injuring people close to me. However, another part of me is disgusted by these thoughts and wants me to kill myself to prevent any harm towards ...