Work Articles

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 ...

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 ...

Can I Improve My Understanding of Oral Communication?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, November 10th, 2014
I have trouble with oral communication, especially at work. When someone talks to me, it takes a count of two before I understand, longer if they are a stranger, I am stressed or under pressure. If it is oral instructions, I will forget ...

Panic, Trembling, Increased Heart Rate

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
I work alone in room service at a hotel. I always get really bad anxiety and my heart races and I get all jumpy. Every time I turn around, I think something is going to be there and scare me, and I’m nervous about going ...

My Husband Has a Crush on a Woman Young Enough to be His Granddaughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
From the U.S.: I love my husband of 6 years but I am having difficulty trusting him. 6 years ago he went to a funeral of the sister of an ex-girlfriend and made out with the girlfriend at the funeral. I did not go. We ...

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 ...