Work Articles

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 ...

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. ...