Work Articles

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. ...

Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Several years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and after several hospital admissions this was changed to Type 2 Bipolar. About a year ago I gave birth to a son and I managed with mild depression to manage but due to interference of ...

I Am Losing Everything I Worked For

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
I have suffered from severe depression for most of my life. I also am a binge eater. I am super morbidly obese. I have been on disability for almost 8 years. I have times when I do very well, while disability, I signed up for ...

How Do I Leave My Much Older Boyfriend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: During these past two years I've been struggling to breakup with my boyfriend of 6 years, who is 24 years older than me. (I'm 28; he's 52) I want to leave him, not only because of the age gap, but also because ...

What Does My Dream Mean?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 27 and had a dream that I was back in school and my teacher was my boss from work. We don't get a long well at work though we're professionals and just do our jobs. I am afraid of him as ...

Extreme Emotional Detachment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
I'm an extremely introverted person, and I have been for a very long time. It was different when I was younger, and I don't know when or why that changed. I was as loud and obnoxious as any other child. I spoke my mind and ...

Is This Clinical Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 17th, 2014
I have always believed that every person is un-harmfully eccentric in their own way but I think lately, I have been more than that. Feels unhealthy. I am very lonely and still pushing people away & myself into a cocoon. I am unable to concentrate ...