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Tag: Royal Oak Therapist

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Dear Christine, Sworn to Secrecy in St. Clair Shores

Dear Christine, Sworn to Secrecy in St. Clair Shores

| December 18, 2017

Dear Christine,  A gay male friend of mine told me in confidence that he was sexually assaulted by an older gay man who is a fairly well known member of the community. He made me swear never to tell anyone. I know as a woman, that feeling of sweeping it under the rug all too […]

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Improve your mental health: Move your body. By Matt Sweet Psychotherapist

Improve your mental health: Move your body. By Matt Sweet Psychotherapist

| November 16, 2017

Improve your mental health: Move your body.  Get some Exercise. Your brain will thank you. Physical exercise is probably the single best thing you can do for your mental health—and it’s the thing that people often have the hardest time beginning and sticking with. I frequently advise clients to make exercise a regular part of […]

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Dear Christine, Cinderella in Clinton Twp

Dear Christine, Cinderella in Clinton Twp

| November 12, 2017

Dear Christine, Sometimes I feel like Cinderella in my family. I went to college, have always been ambitious, have always been responsible. I got a great job after college working at a successful law firm, I saved enough money to buy my first house. On the other hand, my brother has accomplished nothing yet has […]

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Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

| October 30, 2017

Dear Christine, Every year for the past 10 years me and my wife travel either to her families home for the holiday or mine. We trade off each holiday between Florida and Southern California. Either way–nice to go to a warm place! This year it’s her families turn–that’s California. I just found out, however, that […]

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Dear Christine, Concerned in Canton

Dear Christine, Concerned in Canton

| October 15, 2017

Dear Christine, Every year it’s the same thing with my wife. I love her dearly and really try to understand but I am struggling. Both of her parents are gone and so is a sibling. They’ve been gone for over 20 years but each holiday she becomes so depressed that it practically ruins our holiday. […]

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Dear Christine, Nervous in New Haven

Dear Christine, Nervous in New Haven

| October 9, 2017

Dear Christine, I’ve been asked to do a 10 minute speech to my coworkers because I won sales person of the month for 8 consecutive months. They want me to speak at our annual banquet in late November. I have a secret that no one knows at work. I am terrified to speak in public. […]

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Dear Christine, De-Gay in De-Troit

Dear Christine, De-Gay in De-Troit

| September 18, 2017

Dear Christine, My boyfriend and I have a 2 bedroom apartment, and we’ve been together for over a year, and I’m so tired of having to “de-gay” our home before his mom comes over. I have to take down all our pictures, all our rainbow symbols and make the second bedroom look like I sleep […]

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Dear Christine, Trans in Trenton

Dear Christine, Trans in Trenton

| September 3, 2017

Dear Christine, How can I be happy when I’m never gonna be a cisgendered male, And the surgery is still not good enough?  I might as well end it, I can’t ever be happy with no support, or with the surgery results, No I haven’t started HRT just yet.  And on top of that I […]

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Dear Christine, Perplexed in Pontiac

Dear Christine, Perplexed in Pontiac

| July 24, 2017

Dear Christine, My wife’s family is horrible. They voted for Trump, they call black people, colored or the N word or worse, they are homophobic, although they have given that a bit of a rest since I’ve been around, they love the idea of a Muslim ban and want the wall to be built. You […]

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Dear Christine, Sad in Saline

Dear Christine, Sad in Saline

| June 4, 2017

Dear Christine, My group of close friends consists of 6 couples. We’ve been tight for more than 20 years even going on vacations together. This past election was hard on us as many of our group worked hard to get Hillary elected and Trump as president is giving us much anxiety. Last night, one of […]

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