Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Hair pulling, trichotillomania, skin picking, dermotillamaniaI stopped pulling out my hair in 1989.  I have been helping children, teens and adults stop pulling hair and picking skin since 1994 when I became a licensed professional counselor.  Trichotillomania and dermatillomania are body focused repetitive behaviors. They regulate emotions and help to soothe when we are  upset, overwhelmed, bored or stressed.  I consider pulling and picking to be addictions.  The treatment is completely difference from obsessive compulsive disorders.  Healing from an addiction is work. It can be done. I can teach you strategies intended to help you let go of the urges and counseling for the shame and depression and family stress that come with trich and picking.  I can teach your loved ones or parents how they can help you so anger and frustration are removed.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

People have many subtypes from mental to behavioral compulsions to avoiding situations that trigger OCD.   I am a graduate of the first Behavior Therapy Institute in 1996 from the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Foundation, IOCDF. I know exposure and response prevention.  I have treated 1000’s of individuals and families with trichotillomania, dermatillomania and OCD.  I started the local affiliate for the IOCDF in Pittsburgh in 2000. Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.  I also recommend visiting Beyond for a wealth of information.


Please contact me at (724) 413-0964 or if you wish to schedule an appointment for counseling.

Consultations from your computer or tablet

Do you have a question about obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT or energy psychology?

I would love to schedule a convenient time to answer your question. My consultation fee is $250.00. We meet through I record our meeting and send to you.  I have been consulting since 1994 on trichotillomania and dermatillomania for children and adults, OCD, Emotional Freedom Techniques and energy healing. I can be an adjunct to your current therapist if they do not have the experience to help you.  I consult all over the world. Technology makes it easy for us to meet.

 A consultation is not counseling and it not covered by insurance.

A consultation is NOT appropriate if you have  a history of depression or have been hospitalized or participated in an intensive outpatient program for a mental health problem.

A consultation IS appropriate if you have a question about anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania or energy therapies.

Please read my Joan Kaylor Consulting Services Agreement agreement, complete it, then email it or fax it to me to begin our process. I will then contact you to arrange our first meeting.