Many people who struggle with trichotillomania and skin picking disorder find using fidgets helpful, but this is only a small part of effective treatment.

When trying to get control of skin picking disorder (Excoriation disorder), hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), 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? …

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Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC, SEP

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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Worksheet for Children to Log and keep track of their hair pulling and skin picking behaviors.

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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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 »

Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC, SEP

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 …

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