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Should I Continue Therapy if I Think I am Done?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I am a 19-year-old girl and for the past four years I suffered from at first anorexia and then later bulimia. I was already seeing a therapist and a nutritionist before college. My bulimia got really bad when I left to go to college and ...

Should I Communicate with My Girlfriend’s Therapist?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
My loved one is 30 days into 45 day inpatient alcohol therapy, doing well. Diagnosed mild/moderate. I have visited onsite once and we have communicated 3-4 times via phone. I understand her education of addiction, stress mgmt, coping skills, etc. during recovery. However, an event ...

The Urge to Hurt

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 27th, 2014
So when I was only eleven years old I was sexually assaulted by a seventeen year old boy and ever since then I've been, not exactly what you would call the normal teenage girl. I am deeply fascinated by serial killers and such. Lately, and ...

Child Sexual Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 27th, 2014
I was sexually abused by my brother when I was younger, I had always pushed it aside and recently I had suppressed memories come back and remember incidents that happened as young as 6. I was also molested by a older man that had followed ...

Heart Attack Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I'm always worried about having a heart attack. I even had a catheterization 5 years ago. The cardiologist told me there was nothing wrong with my heart and he wished he had my arteries. Since this was one of the best diagnostic heart tests, I ...

Dissociation, Avoidant, or Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I am emotionally detached; I am not capable of feeling love (or at least I cannot recognize the feeling), and my other emotions are muted (the only emotion that I can feel strongly is annoyance). I cannot really feel guilt, and have little empathy (I ...

My Husband Wants Me to Yell at Him

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I'm not a fan of yelling.. If I do then I've been pushed really far. My husband comes from a family that routinely treated him insignificantly and verbally/emotionally/ and to some degree physically abused him. His father was a preacher, he grew up in ministry. ...

I Think I Have PTSD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
From a 16 year old in the U.S.: I got sexually abused by my step father for 14 years. When I was 13, I got raped twice. Now, I constantly have these flashbacks. I get shaky and nervous...as if it's happening to me right then. ...

Online Therapy?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Do you think online therapy can be effective. I don't have a car but feel I could benefit from counseling. There is a website that offer this via video chat. Any thoughts? A: Yes, I do believe it is effective and we have some programs here ...

I Have Been Having Anxiety Attacks and Major Stress Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
I am a stay at home mother of two young kids. i have always suffered with depression and anxiety. but lately i have been losing control of myself. i find the littlest things are making me so upset i either cry or get angry. I ...

My Husband Forbids Me from Seeing a Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been with a verbal abusive man for over 5 years now. We've been married for a year and a half. I've gone to see the therapist and when I told him that I was going and wanted him to come with ...

My Ex Might Be Paranoid … What To Do?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I met this guy online in January. Things started out great. But slowly, I began to notice things that were not normal with him. Here are a few examples: 1. One day I was out with my co-workers and while were were out he texted me. ...
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