How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Ralph LMHC Your Own Question

Ralph LMHC
Ralph LMHC, Therapist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 872
Experience:  20+ years as therapist, supervisor, clinic director at mental health, substance abuse treatment ctrs
11044513
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
Ralph LMHC is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My son is 37 years old. His wife left him for about the 50th

Customer Question

My son is 37 years old. His wife left him for about the 50th time in twelve years. He moved in with his father and me three months ags. He is a fellon and he cant get a job. He stays shut up in the bedroom all the tine. He gets mad at me if I say anything about getting a job. I don't have enough money to get the food and pay the electric bill. My Mon left sort of the same reason.Money. I am not a material person. they mean so much to me. My Mon died a year ago. I am afraid if my son goes away I won't see him again like I did my mother. I have a heart condition, aurthurius. and fibefnerualgia, and I am not well. His father stays in his room and studies all the time, day and night. I have no one talk to. I go to a charity doctors, but it still cost me. I don't know what to do. Please help me.    
e-mail XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 5 years ago.

Hello:

I am sorry to hear about your misfortunes. May I ask as an ex felon is yor son on probation ot arole, etc

Sincerely,

Ralph LMHC

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
All charger have been five years ago. He is not on probation. He has not had any problems of this sort for 5 yeare.
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 5 years ago.

He is living in your house with your permission, I assume. Tell him gently you care but this situation cannot be allowed to continue. Some times when you help some one you love they hate you for it, but that is not the issue. What is the issue is to get him help. He is probably eligible for medicaid based upon income. You need to calmly approac him with the idea of getting help. If he reacts in any way violently, etc., you are then forced to call 911 to take him to a psych e.r.

 

Sincerely,

Ralph

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Do you know how how he can jet a job with this
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 5 years ago.

I am not sure what you mean get a job with this. What is the this?

Ralph LMHC

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Do you know how he can jet a job with this felon charge ? Or will he never get a job again? He has his masenry degrees(4) has no tools. He said no one would hire him if he didn't h have his tools. If you cannot answer these questions, do you have someone you know that could help? He goes to AA and to church.I cannot call and have him removed from the house. He will cuss and yell but he won't raise a hand to his father and me.
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 5 years ago.

A felony charge, or stronger yet does preclude some one from being hired. Most employers ask about it and one should be honest as they check. What it usually means is that they cannot get a job that was associated with their conviction, not charge. As an example: An accountant caonvicted of embezzlement wil never et a job dealing with money, but could get a job in lets say computer repair. I am listing the name of 2 Agencies that help to rehab ex offenders:Volunteers of AmericaXXXXXbr />Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

 

VOA in Alexandria at(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

 

Good luck and tell him to keep on trying. He just needs one break.

Sincerely,

Ralph LMHC

 

 

Ralph LMHC, Therapist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 872
Experience: 20+ years as therapist, supervisor, clinic director at mental health, substance abuse treatment ctrs
Ralph LMHC and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for your help;I appreciate it very much. Have a nice day!Laughing
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 5 years ago.

Thank you and I wish you anyours the best

Ralph LMHC

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Keane

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1262
    Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/Dr.Keane/2013-8-20_204325_drkeane.64x64.jpg Dr. Keane's Avatar

    Dr. Keane

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1262
    Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RE/resolutions66/2011-1-17_05728_IMG8202smilingeditedforJustAnswer.64x64.jpg Elliott, LPCC, NCC's Avatar

    Elliott, LPCC, NCC

    Psychotherapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    5024
    35 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a college professor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/formybunch/2010-12-06_191055_img_0975.jpg Kate McCoy, M.Ed, NBCC, LPC's Avatar

    Kate McCoy, M.Ed, NBCC, LPC

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3733
    Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrAkiraOlsen/2012-2-20_746_AkiraADpicmain.64x64.jpg Dr. Olsen's Avatar

    Dr. Olsen

    Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2336
    PsyD Psychologist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/norriem/2009-5-27_134249_nm.jpg Norman M.'s Avatar

    Norman M.

    Psychotherapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2193
    UK trained in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy and have been in private practice. ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), UKCP Registered and ECP.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PsychologyProf/2010-07-15_171248_logos060400409.jpg Dr. Michael's Avatar

    Dr. Michael

    Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2177
    Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KURTEMMERLING/2010-07-23_215531_just_ask_picture1.jpg Steven Olsen's Avatar

    Steven Olsen

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1727
    More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Mental Health Professional
Ralph LMHC
Ralph LMHC
Mental Health Professional
872 Satisfied Customers
20+ years as therapist, supervisor, clinic director at mental health, substance abuse treatment ctrs