Q: How confidential are therapy sessions? To what extent are psychologists obligated to report something? If something happened really far in the past do they still have to report it if I am over 18 and do not want to? A: The short answer is: it depends. Generally speaking, the information provided by a client [...]
Dr Jennifer Ritchie-Goodline, PsyD’s Replies at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist
Dr Jennifer Ritchie-Goodline, PsyD has answered the following questions at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist.
This list is sorted chronologically, from newest back to earliest.
Q: A friend of mine is suffering from a problem of repetition of behaviors, like, if he wants to pick something up, he picks it up, and puts it down again before he finally picks it up. Likewise if he opens a door — he opens, closes and finally opens to enter the room. What [...]
Q: If I wanted to become a psychologist specializing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder what degree would I need to obtain to do so? A: In general in the U.S. (the details of this process may vary in other countries), in order to become a psychologist you need to obtain a graduate doctoral degree in psychology [...]
Q: In the beginning of our marriage and pre-marriage my wife and I had lots of fights, arguments and disagreements which have built up strong negative emotions in my wife. I was to blame for disrespecting her feelings and being rude and dismissive. I know that now and regret it, but my wife thinks my [...]
Q: I need help. I am addicted to thinking about and finding out information about my husband’s ex-girlfriend. He broke up with her to date me, but I knew her prior to that. She is really pretty and an all-around nice girl and I can’t shake the jealousy. It’s been six years and I am [...]
Q: When my husband and I first met, our relationship started as a way for us to satisfy a sexual fantasy we both had, namely “daddy/daughter” role-play. I usually posed as an under-aged girl, which I was not, and he always posed as a daddy figure. Sometimes, I’d even pose as a mother to a [...]
Q: I’m not sure how to work through my transference with my therapist. I’ve recently realized that I have feelings of a somewhat erotic nature towards my therapist. I know I’m not in love with her and I’m also aware that these feelings, while at moments are intense, do not come from genuine feelings of [...]