Author: Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC
Priscilla Elliott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in south Austin. She owns and provides psychotherapy at Courage Counseling, PLLC. While specializing in helping clients who are struggling with trauma, trichotillomania, and/or skin picking disorder; she also supports many in life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Call now for help: 512-673-3987

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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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 …

Child Version of Picking & Pulling Log Read More »

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 …

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

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), collectively known as Body Focused Repetitive …

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

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. …

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

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 …

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

I am starting a new therapy group in Austin, Texas that is just for people who struggle with picking, hair pulling, and chewing compulsions. So if you or someone you know struggles with trichotillomania, skin picking disorder, or another body …

Announcing New Therapy Group! Read More »

Weekly counseling/psychotherapy tends to be the default frequency for sessions. There are studies that back this up as efficient and effective. It also allows for a consistent weekly rhythm for sessions. For various reasons, some clients may benefit from more …

Do I need more than Weekly Counseling? Read More »

Here is an excellent video that explains how the brain and nervous system get involved, and in the way, during interpersonal situations. Our brain’s perception of our safety is not always logical and reasonable. Everyday situations can wake up the …

The Brain on Hard Conversations Read More »

Trichotillomania Learning Center has published free resources for schools. Stress,adjustment, and boredom from sitting in classrooms frequently trigger picking and pulling. It is all too common for relapse in recovery from picking and pulling when a new semester starts . …

Trichotillomania Resources for Schools Read More »

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