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Daniel Kelley-Petersen
Daniel Kelley-Petersen
Mental Health and Career Counselor

Watching children go through challenges in their lives is difficult. On a very basic level, There exists a primal need... more

Cory Ian Shafer LPC
Cory Ian Shafer LPC
Psychotherapist, Jungian, Hypnotherapy

Its hard to answer this question based on the information presented but I shall give it a go, Is it possible that your... more

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

I agree with your observation about your daughter feeling stressed. Are you able to open this topic in conversation... more

Gary  Mayne, MA LMHCA
Gary Mayne, MA LMHCA
Caring and Confidential Counseling

It is very routine to feel all of the different emotions in therapy. I have had clients cry in therapy out of... more

Cory Ian Shafer LPC
Cory Ian Shafer LPC
Psychotherapist, Jungian, Hypnotherapy

Yes, it is normal to cry during therapy, it is a time of catharsis, letting things out, shedding our skin, dropping our... more

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Yes, certainly your mom's difficulty in having meaningful conversations with people results from the Alzheimer's disease... more

Robin  Ahlgren
Robin Ahlgren
Caregiving can pose many challenges

From your initial description, I would say that your mother is "Maloriented". In this stage of Alzheimer's individuals... more

Melissa Burton
Melissa Burton
Counseling for Life Transitions

Let me first say that I am sorry you are going through this. Yes, this is a symptom of an ugly disease, but that does... more

Sara Makin, M.S.Ed.,NCC
Sara Makin, M.S.Ed.,NCC
#1 Best Selling Author & Counselor

You have been through so much and it sounds like you have a lot of things that have complied over the years. Regardless... more

Shakeeta Torres
Shakeeta Torres
Faith Based Mental Health Counselor

Absolutely not. I strongly recommending working on one issue/need at a time. In therapy you will set smart goals and... more

Wendy Mita
Wendy Mita
Worry less, live more!

Absolutely not! In fact, most people have many issues, A lot lot of the issues you are describing commonly go hand in... more

Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, NCC
Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, NCC
Mental Health in a Primary Care Setting

Hello, and thank you for your question and seeking advice on this. Feelings of worthlessness is unfortunately common. In... more

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

If everyone thinks you're worthless, then maybe you need to find new people to hang out with.Seriously, the social... more

It sounds like you are having some pretty severe depression. Depression can cause insomnia, and make a person focus on... more

Tamara Powell
Tamara Powell
Anything But Ordinary!

I can only imagine how hard that must have been to hear. On one hand, most of us would say we want our partners to... more

Cimberly R. Nesker
Cimberly R. Nesker
Registered Psychotherapist (3579)

Often, communication is the key within relationships. When faced with our significant other telling us about a “crush... more

Lauren Ostrowski, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC, CCTP
Lauren Ostrowski, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC, CCTP
I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client's strengths and goals

Thanks for writing in. Several things come to mind:I don't know how you are communicating, but there is a great deal of... more

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