Work Articles

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. ...

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 ...