Trichotillomania and Skin Picking


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Trichotillomania treatment can be difficult to find.    Until recently, there has been little public awareness of the problem.    Trich. and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors can be difficult to stop.  Sometimes clients feel ashamed and embarrassed and avoid seeking treatment.   But there is no more reason to feel embarrassed about pulling your hair than any about any other issue, such as depression or anxiety.

I am a graduate of the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s Virtual Professional Institute.  I use the Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.   (BFRBs include hair pulling, skin picking, and others).    I complement it with Habit Reversal Training, the most effective older treatment.

See my TV interview about treating body focused repetitive behaviors:

I treat trich. and picking in adults, adolescents and children.

Read my blog posts about trich.:

Education about Trichotillomania and Skin-picking (also call Excoriation or Dermatillomania):

How I treat Trichotillomania in children, teens and adults


Call me at 508-735-4468 or email me at