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Lately I've been an emotionally wrecked control freak. I don't know if this is just random or could there be something behind it? I've never really had a traumatizing experience so I don't know why this is happening. My family has noticed it and so has my boyfriend; they say I don't seem happy but I feel as normal as I've ever felt. Yes I am kind of OCD about things but who isn't? Lately I've stressed over the most inconsiderate things, and have even cried over it (for example: someone moved my charger out of my outlet). Should I seek some therapy or am I just being a usual drama queen.

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Hi, Carolina, thanks for your question. Well, I would say that anyone who describes themselves as "emotionally wrecked control freak", or who "stressed over the most inconsiderate things, and have even cried over it" could benefit from therapy. I'm sure your life and relationships would improve. In general, though, people rarely are required to have therapy - almost always, a person seeks therapy because they want their life to improve.  

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Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D.

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any related to psychology, especially related to forensic psychology

Experience

15 years as a licensed psychologist, 15 years in private practice. My practice began primarily doing individual and group psychotherapy, is now devoted to assessments, but I occasionally do take on clients in therapy.

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American Psychological Association

Education/Credentials
B.A. psychology, B.A., music, Ohio Wesleyan U., 1978 MCS, computer science, University of Dayton, 1984 MA, psychology, Miami Inst. of Psychology, 1991 Psy.D., psychology, Miami Inst. of Psychology, 1993 post doctoral training in Neuropsychology, Fielding Institute, 1995-1997

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