Work Articles

Self-Esteem Issue

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
HI there. I have a dental practice and have been practicing for 18 years now. My problem is that my self esteem is not what it needs to be. To such and extent that I feel apprehensive about marketing my practice/name to the community. There ...

Advice Regarding Depression Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Well, I must admit that I'm somewhat embarrassed about posting here for help. I find myself in a difficult position and would appreciate some advice. I guess you could say that I've suffered from a few symptoms related to depression for over the past three years. ...

Stay or Go?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
I don't know what to choose - stay home and continue my studies or move in with my boyfriend in another country. My boyfriend wants me to go there and study. I also wanted to continue my studies in Romania, join a student organization, be ...

Depressed and Refusing Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Hello, I am a 4th year psychology student getting my bachelor's in the spring. I am hoping to go to grad school and become a clinical psychologist, but I would like some help with my current situation. My fiancé and I have been living together ...

Just Shy or Something More?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
I am a 28 year-old woman who works as a produce clerk at a grocery store. I've always been called "shy", but lately it's gotten to the point where I am so uncomfortable speaking to my co-workers about anything other than immediate work-related tasks, ...

Hating Life in Foreign Country

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
I remarried 5 years ago and moved to my husband's native country (non english). My 2 sons are grown up and have their own lives in my native country I visit every 2 months. Since living here I have not been able to feel at home. ...

I’ve Let Us All Down

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
So, I don’t know where to begin… To sum up, I didn’t try hard enough in my last year of high school because I didn’t want to go into university since I didn’t know what I would do. I should have just sucked it up ...

Dealing with My Partner’s Depression

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 17th, 2013
My current boyfriend and I have been dating for about 3 1/2 years and living together for about 3 years. We are in a band together and rely on this for most of our income. Since I've known him, he has dealt with minor depression. ...

Fear of Former Colleagues

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, May 13th, 2013
I recently attended a conference and ran into a former colleague who was very cruel to me. I was a victim of mobbing at a previous job. I am petrified that this woman talked to my current colleague and she has sabotaged my job. I ...

Am I Wasting My Time Again?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 28th, 2013
My boyfriend is a year and a half younger than me so i knew going into it that i might have issues with him being a bit immature in certain areas of our relationship, but when we first started dating he was my perfect guy. ...

Problems with My Family

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Hi, I am one of four sisters and have four brothers. We are a total of eight siblings. My father past away almost six years ago and so did my grandmother from my mother’s side. My mother was left to care for us all. She ...

Boyfriend Thinks I Take Him for Granted

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
My boyfriend believes im taking him for granted. We both moved from our place in AZ to chicago(him) and boston(me), due to economical issues. Our priorities are different, his is money mine is school. Im currently unemployed looking for a job and im in school ...