13 Skin Care Tips for Skin Picking Disorder

Skin Picking Disorder, also called Excoriation Disorder or Dermatillomania, is not a problem of the skin as much as it impacts the skin. It is not uncommon for those struggling with skin picking to pick at general medical type skin

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8 Self Help Tips from Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy

I am frequently asked about how clients may use the benefits of Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy in their everyday lives. These may be to provide comfort or healing in between therapy sessions or as part of a self help efforts.

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Think Outside of the Fidget Box

Many people who struggle with trichotillomania and skin picking disorder find using fidgets helpful.

When trying to get control of skin picking disorder, hair pulling disorder, and other body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), there tends to be a lot of discussion about fidgets. But are they the cure? Do they help? Do we have

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Moving on November 29, 2015!

Moving on Up! Courage Counseling is moving right after Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, we aren’t going far! We will be in the same building, just a new suite upstairs. To get there, look for the stairwell closest to the front door

New BFRB Group Starts Sept 17! Sign up today!

This fall I am starting the 2nd cohort of my group for people who struggle with body focused repetitive behaviors (bfrbs) such as hair pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking disorder. Members will get a free copy of the work book I

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SEP? What is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner? Trauma Treatment

Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC. Therapist in Austin, Texas

This week I had the honor of receiving the new title of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and can finally put 3 more letters behind my name, SEP. While other trauma informed psychotherapists know what this means, I realize that most of the general

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“It’s just the Toaster.” Your Brain’s False Alarms

Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC. Therapist in Austin, Texas

The brain takes care of so many important tasks, it stays quite busy whether we pay attention or not. Considering how busy it is and how fast it processes a constant stream of data, it is only natural that sometimes

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Child Version of Picking & Pulling Log

Worksheet for Children to Log and keep track of their hair pulling and skin picking behaviors. Developed by Priscilla Elliott of Austin Texas.

Logging hair pulling and skin picking episodes is hard enough for adults and it can be especially daunting for children. I have created a simplified log designed to be more functional for a child’s needs. The spaces are larger to

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15 Do’s and Don’ts for Significant Others of People with Skin Picking or Trichotillomania.

Priscilla Elliott Courage Counseling

Here is some guidance for significant others of people who pick or pull. It can be challenging to be in a relationship with someone who struggles with skin picking or hair pulling. As a significant other, you want your partner to

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The Role of Trauma in Trichotillomania, Skin Picking Disorder, & Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC. Therapist in Austin, Texas

The Role of Trauma in Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors Here is what I see over and over again in my counseling practice. Someone comes in for their skin picking or hair pulling problem (trichotillomania). As we get to know each

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