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Trichotillomania Treatment

Trichotillomania also known as hair-pulling disorder involves pulling out the hair from one’s scalp, face or anywhere on the body. It can cause intense distress and shame as it can result in significant hair loss. Many people with Trichotillomania also pick their skin, bite their nails or chew their lips.

The goal of treatment for Trichotillomania is to reduce the hair pulling so as to no longer feel embarrassed about the hair loss. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can help you identify and examine distorted beliefs you may have in relation to hair pulling. Acceptance and commitment therapy can help you learn to accept the hair-pulling urges without acting on them. Some medications may help control certain symptoms.

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Active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Certified Diplomate with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

Active member of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy

Active member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Affiliate member of the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Active member of the International OCD Foundation

Certificate of completion of the Behaviour Therapy Training Institute for OCD 2017 offered by the International OCD Foundation Training Institute

Active member of the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Active member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

What if I am not sure if CBT therapy is right for me?

Remember that you do not need to commit to a minimum number of sessions. read more

How can I maximize my gains during therapy?

Prepare for each session with an agenda of what you wish to discuss during each session. read more