I'm So Scared
I have Issues
I'm 12 years old and your test told me I need serious help. I don't want to tell my parents because I'm scared they will worry.
They are divorced and I used to have troubles with that. I don't want them to worry that it's because of them. I always fight with my brother. He is 15. I scream and yell at him. Sometimes I hit and kick him.
I can't help it. Only one of my friends knows because me knowing is so recent. A little too recent. She has been trying to help me through it but I don't really think it's helping. I'm only angry at my brother though. No one else!
I just want counseling without my parents knowing until I work through this problem. Ok, I know what you're gonna say. You can't do it unless your parents help you. But I don't want them to worry.
I'm so scared. I don't want to hurt anyone.Response from Dr. DeFoore
Hello Haley, and thanks for telling your story here. You sound like a very bright young person. I will try to help you.
It's good that you want to deal with your anger, and don't want to hurt anyone. That's because you're a good person. It's that goodness inside that will heal your anger.
I suggest that you do all of the exercises described on this FAQ page
. You can do all of this on your own, as you requested. You're not hurting anyone here, so not to worry.
I want you to consider that you have good reason for your anger, and doing these exercises will help you figure out what those reasons are.
I hope this help, Haley. Believe in the good person that you know you are inside.
My very best to you,
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