Therapy Articles

It’s Been so Long since I Slept Peacefully.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
From 17-year-old in Malaysia: First of all, my family. I did not grow up with my family since I was 2 months old. I only go back home on weekends. On weekdays, it's just my grandma and I. I think my mum dislikes me. She ...

Scared of Psychosis & Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 26th, 2014
I am a 20 year old male. And for the last few weeks I have been suffering from extreme Derealization and fear it's something more than anxiety and stress. I am incredibly stressed because I had life goals and plans that did not happen because ...

Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in middle school, my acquaintances would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say "I love you" sarcastically. One of them said I would ...

Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My partner is uncertain if he wishes to remain in our relationship. We live together, and I'm uncertain how to interact with him through this. Our pattern has been for me to bargain with my behavior through ...

My Girlfriend Got Really Physical with Me During Sex

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
My girlfriend and I were having sex the other night, out of nowhere she slapped, then punched, dug her nails into my arm then pressed into my chest as hard as she could. I was shocked... She jumped off me before finishing, although I think ...

Parents Won’t Take Me to Get Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
So, I'm 15 and in my own opinion I think I've been depressed for a very long time, a few years. I'm always sad and irritable. I remember having moments of complete rage, but also moments where I feel depressed. I really want ...

Too Much on My Plate?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Hi! I am currently a junior in high school. I am one of the top students in my class, but this year I have been doubting myself. When I am alone, another side of me comes out. It kind of scares me. This part of ...

I Can’t Tell that I’m Dreaming

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Lately, I've been having a very difficult time trying to fall asleep. I've tried different over the counter sleep aides that don't help me at all. I've also tried drinking alcohol to the point of becoming "tipsy" to try to fall asleep. Nothing ...

Seems Like a Problem, Is It?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 20th, 2014
A lot of times I feel like someone is watching or listening to me and have ever since I was a kid. Sometimes when I look people in they eye, it feels like they are staring. Often as that, I feel like people are talking ...

I Go into Utter Panic When I Go to My Part-Time Job

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 19th, 2014
Hello, I need help that my family won't provide or allow. My family are very conservative and don't approve of the medical world and are heavily reliant on religion to cure mental issues. I have tried and it simply does not work -- I have ...

I’m Hearing Voices in My Head & Constantly Scared of People Watching Me and Plotting Against Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 18th, 2014
I don't know whether this is a good site to be on or not. For about a year now I have been hearing a man's voice in my head. It started when I dropped some food on the floor and the voice said pick it ...

I Think I Have Some Symptoms of DID

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
From the U.S.: I took your sanity test and got a 50 in dissociation, 50 in PSTD, 69 in depression, and 70 in anxiety. I listed these results specifically because I know that these are symptoms of DID. Now, I am very forgetful, short term ...