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REFERRALS DURING MATERNITY LEAVE

 REFERRALS FOR COUNSELING AND SUPPORT DURING MATERNITY LEAVE My last planned day of work prior to maternity leave will be Thursday, April 13, 2017.  I am not taking on new clients before this time due to the soon interruption in

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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

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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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“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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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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Free Download: Log to track Skin Picking, Trichotillomania, and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs).

It can be helpful to keep track of skin picking, hair pulling (Trich), and other BFRBs when trying to manage them. This log keeps track of patterns in the behavior including several triggers and interventions.

Tracking can be a helpful part of effective treatment for Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder), Skin Picking Disorder (Dermatillomania, Excoriation Disorder), and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs). Here is a log that I created in excel to track your own picking/pulling/chewing.

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What is Comprehensive Behavioral Therapy for Trichotillomania, Skin Picking Disorder, and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors?

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

I get these questions a lot: What is Comprehensive Behavioral Therapy (ComB)? What is is for? Does it work? It says its for Trichotillomania, so why use it for skin picking, chewing, and other body focused repetitive behaviors? Comprehensive Behavioral Therapy, or

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