Skin picking (Excoriation or Dermatillomania) and hair-pulling (Trichotillomania) are two of the most common Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs). They frequently co-occur with OCD and fall under OCD-Related Disorders. These behaviors often serve as coping mechanisms or attempts to alleviate anxiety, stress, or tension. Here are some examples of what BFRBs can look like in a person's life:
If you or someone you know is struggling with skin picking, hair-pulling, or any other BFRB, know that help is available. Seeking professional help can empower you to break free from these behaviors and improve your overall well-being.
At Northart Counseling, I specialize in helping individuals overcome BFRBs. My compassionate and experienced approach is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment tailored to your needs. Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Together, we can make a positive change and support you in achieving a healthier, happier future.
Therapy plays a crucial role in addressing BFRBs, providing individuals with the support, guidance, and tools necessary to manage and reduce these behaviors. At Northart Counseling, I utilize Habit Reversal Training, nested in the evidenced-based model of ComB (Comprehensive Behavioral Model of Treatment). This has proven to be the most effective way of recovering from these embarrassing issues. Reach out for more information.
Dr. Nancy Keuthen