Your Nervous System- Trauma, Anxiety, and Relationships

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I am not a “smoke and mirrors” therapist. I like to understand and help my client understand what is happening in their brain, bodies, and relationships both psychologically and physiologically. We start with simplified versions of the nervous system anatomy

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Junk Drawer Guide to Meditation

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Meditation and mindfulness do not come easy to everyone. Unfortunately, those who need it the most are frequently the very people who struggle with it the most. Our symptoms, bodily pains, and mental chatter become such a distraction that we

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Trichotillomania

Guest Post by Ariel Taylor – a writer and mental health advocate. TrichStop.com Many people are completely unaware of this condition called trichotillomania that affects two to three percent of Americans. But if you are aware of the condition of

13 Skin Care Tips for Skin Picking Disorder

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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

8 Self Help Tips from Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy

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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.

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

Think Outside of the Fidget Box

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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

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!

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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

Priscilla Elliott Trauma Trichotillomania Skin Picking Therapist in Austin, Texas

SEP? What is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner? Trauma Treatment

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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

Priscilla Elliott Trauma Trichotillomania Skin Picking Therapist in Austin, Texas

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

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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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