I treat Trichotillomania and other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors using ComB (Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment of Trichotillomania), which incorporates cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and habit reversal.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a highly systematic form of treatment that focuses on directly changing behavior (e.g., avoidance) and thought patterns (e.g., rumination) based on a functional analysis of how these factors are maintaining the psychological problem.
Exposure Therapy is based on the premise that anxiety disorders are maintained by avoidance of things and situations that scare us, and that this avoidance limits our freedom and prevents us from having new learning experiences that would challenge the beliefs that lead us to avoid.
I provide a specialized form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy used to treat OCD: Exposure with Response Prevention. This is the most effective form of treatment for OCD.
I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the range of anxiety disorders, from Simple Phobias to Generalized Anxiety and worry. This form of intervention entails both behavioral exercises (exposure) and cognitive work (addressing beliefs and thought patterns that maintain the disorder).
I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder. This form of intervention entails both behavioral exercises (exposure) and cognitive work (addressing beliefs and thought patterns that maintain the disorder).