Category: Trichotillomania Treatment Austin

Announcing New Therapy Group!

Group Therapy Room use for counseling groups in Austin Texas with Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC

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

The Brain on Hard Conversations

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

Trichotillomania Resources for Schools

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 .

What Estheticians Need to Know about Skin Picking and Hair Pulling

Trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) is a disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches.  ( Also referred to as


Shame is the most toxic aspect of BFRBs such as hair pulling and skin picking. Healing shame and becoming more resilient to shame may not be as visible as new hair growth or healed skin, but it is an essential

Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness skills have proven helpful for so many people. Mindfulness can become a life style instead of a coping skill, and the more it is practiced the more effective it is. Mindfulness can serve to make us more resilient to

What your Hair Stylist Needs to Know about Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder)

All too frequently people who struggle with body focused repetitive behaviors,  such as Trich and CSP, avoid getting hair cuts due to fear and shame. Seeing a hair stylist who is informed and compassionate can help. In my community outreach efforts

“Will I get better?”

I frequently am asked by my clients, “Will I get better?” “Will I ever stop?” It is normal to feel helpless and hopeless, but that doesn’t mean there is no hope.  Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) has published several success stories.