Work Articles

Trouble Sleeping and Anxiety because of Work

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
I'm asking this about my mother, her information is what I filled out above. She has anxiety about work, and she rarely stops worrying about it. She says she has trouble sleeping and often dreams about work; also if she wakes up she ...

Work Environment Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, September 20th, 2014
I need help with possible depression in my work environment. At this stage I'm stagnated in my position. I've been in the IT industry for over 9 years and recently realized that the IT sector is not for me. I'm at a stage ...

Violation of Mental Health Privacy and How to Rebuild Trust

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
I spoke to a psychiatrist at the request of my doctor to fill out a form for my employer. That doctor mailed form, wrote a letter disclosing my diagnosis' and the psychiatrists notes and recommendations to my employer without my ...

Possible Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
I am 37 years old and over the past week I have begun hearing voices, sort of, it's more like random words and gibberish that pop into my head on and off, mostly when I'm tired or falling asleep. I have been under a great deal ...

In Need of Career Counseling?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am a 24 man who has been working in the engineering field and found it very hard to adjust. I have trouble getting up and going to work. I sometimes often have severe panic attacks thinking about anything related to work ...

Should I Leave My Baby Temporarily?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I have a 5 month old baby,and plan to leave for military basic training when she is 8 months old. I planned to leave her with her Grandmother and her father, both in which she has seen everyday since the day she was born. Her ...

Will Studying Psychology Help Me with Depression?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
i am a 24 year old female from India.i am suffering from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder for the past 7 years and i am on medication.i have completed bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering. i very much wish to pursue psychological science.It has always ...

Why Does a Woman Not Act Her Age?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm trying to find out what if any mental diagnosis a person can be given who's personality or mental mindset doesn't age with their actual age. Someone who keeps thinking they are younger than they really are? I work with someone that ...

Wondering if I Can Become a Counselor if I Have Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
I am currently in college. I recently graduated with my B.A. in psychology and I am pursuing my M.A. in teaching. I would like to then go to grad school for counseling and then work with children. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and ...

Depression, Anxiety, and Coping Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
I live with my parents, and I'm not allowed to go out at all. I hate my job. I don't go to school anymore. I'm always angry, sad, helpless, hopeless, suicidal but have never really harmed myself; just once that I pressed a ...

I Am a Grown Woman, So I Should Not Have a Problem Like This, But I Do

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
I've been married for 17 years and my husband is the type that likes to criticize a lot, every little thing I do. Lately this happens a lot at work as well, so I'm really down on self esteem. I am a good person, I ...

Feeling Broken

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, May 25th, 2014
Over the past 51 years I have endured abuse from my mother, brother, ex-husband, employers, co-workers and so called friends. I thought that I had beat the odds which were against, until yesterday. I made a deposit ...