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.

 Check out my Facebook page: Secrets of Hair Pulling, Skin Picking and Anxiety. For the most up to date information go to www.bfrb.org

 

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 OCD.org for a wealth of information.

Counseling

Please contact me at (724) 413-0964 or joan@joankaylor.com 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 connect with you. You may contact me at 724–413-0964 or email at Joan@joankaylor. There is no charge for our first conversation. If you are ready to finally end trichotillomania, dermatillomania,  anxiety, panic attacks or are going through a life transition I am here to help. We meet through Zoom.us. I record our meeting and send to you.  I meet with clients all over the world. Technology makes it easy for us to meet. When you are ready to stop suffering go here for my session packages. 

 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.