Therapy Articles

Do I Really Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
I am having trouble with everyday life. I find things are getting stranger and more distorted. Sometimes at night I see faces on my wall, I also hear various whispers that keep me from sleeping. Sometimes I want to say something but something else comes ...

Scalp Picking Addiction

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Please, please help. I've been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it's getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it's something that I have no control of. I've tried wearing ...

Adoption, Infidelity & Bipolar Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years. We have gone through an adoption together that was finalized in June '14. I've been suffering from depression but things have gotten better everyday. My boyfriend suffers from manic bipolar disorder and there have been ...

Discipline Issue with an Extremely Defiant 4-Year-Old

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Hello. My girlfriend has 2 boys ages 5 and 4. The 4-year-old is in a very big power struggle with her. He is urinating all over the house, shouts at her, and routinely disobeys. He can be physical at times with his brother and mother ...

Obsessed with a Celebrity

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Hello. I have a problem that I am seeking therapy for, but I would like another opinion. A bit of background info. About me: I have major depression & I suffer from anxiety attacks from time to time. I have been on a leave from ...

My Wife Doesn’t Show Me Love Anymore

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
From the U.S.: My wife and I have been married for 4 years now. We started to have issues about 2 years ago. I feel like since we have been officially and legally married that she doesn't care about me. First thing is, I tried to ...

Can’t Keep Friends & Don’t Belong

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
I am getting older, it's getting harder for me to make friends and keep them. I never feel like I belong at home with the in laws, school or at work. I never fit in or feel about of the team. I always feel so ...

I May Have BPD Or Another Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 26th, 2015
After puberty I went from being a outgoing and happy child to very moody and anti-social especially once I got closer to young adulthood. I've gotten moodier and more aggressive. I had incidents where I actually considered hurting people or lashing out over small insignificant things ...

Not Sure What Is Wrong. Life Is a Lie for Me.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 26th, 2015
I've gotten to good at lying I even believe myself. When I was in 5th grade my step father told me it's what daughters do for their dads. I was a child I didn't know any better. It went on like that until I got ...

Never Been Diagnosed, But I May Have a Problem with My Personality and/or Psychosis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Hello, I am concerned about my health. I feel like I have a superiority complex and that I am above people which can seem odd or laughable in conversations. I have not been diagnosed, however I feel I may have a personality disorder and some ...

Boyfriend’s Family Is Distant from Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year. He is my old boyfriend from years ago. We have been talking about marriage and our future plans, but haven't formally announced it mainly because of his mother's resentment towards me. She does not ...

Transference in Psychoanalysis

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
What are some practical ways of dealing with transference in psychoanalysis? I've read whatever I could find on the internet about transference and counter-transference, about how the concept evolved from Freud's days to contemporary psychology, and I'm still wondering: I understand it; it is a fantasy, it ...