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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 ...

I’m a Real Life Failure to Launch

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Ism 23 years old a female still live with my mom and currently no job and have never had my license I always say I'll get it but i never have and I can't explain why til yesterday... Iam terrified. Yesterday I was on my ...

My Abusive Boss Is My Dad

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, May 11th, 2014
My boss is my dad and he is mentally killing me. In 2012, my son and i stopped talking, i fell in love for the 1st time and he left me, my house burnt to the ground...all in one yr. my dad is my boss, ...

I’m Having Trouble Moving On and Letting Go of an Enjoyable Experience

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
I went to shadow people at their workplace, and I had a really good time. I really enjoyed who they were, and I enjoyed the whole experience of following them around and observing, but it was only for a week. I got to know the people ...

Can Physical Illness Be a Manifestation of a Psychiatric One?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, April 25th, 2014
Hello. I'm in need of help. I recently got diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and over the past few months I feel as though things are spiraling worse and worse and worse. I'm so tired, I can barely think straight. Three weeks ago, I got sick. ...

Am I Talkative Enough?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
I know this isn't a traditional question you would be asked, but I would really appreciate an answer. I want to be a marriage and family therapist but I'm not sure if I'm talkative enough. Do you have to be talkative to work in this ...

People Trash-Talking Behind My Back to the Tipping Point

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 21st, 2014
I don't understand why, I don't act feminine, yet so many people, including complete strangers and co-workers keep calling me gay behind my back. I don't know what to do, because no matter what I do it only gets worse. They do it even more ...

I Love My Girlfriend But I’m Losing Attraction

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
From the US: I love my girlfriend greatly and she treats me better than I feel any other girl could possibly do. I could see myself being with this girl for quite some time because of the way she treats me. We have been together ...

I Feel Lost and Have No Sense of Direction

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
From the UK: I am young (17) and lost. This past year has been relatively depressing with the loss of a family member, moving out of one parent's to live with the other and the step family, failing to get a career/job amongst other problems. ...
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