Browse Therapist Directory
Browse Treatment Center Directory
Browse RE Buzz
Browse T-REX Blogs

Trichotillomania Therapists

Search RecoveryExpert's therapist directory

What a trichotillomania therapist can do for you?

Sometimes referred to as hair-pulling disorder or TTM, trichotillomania is a condition in which an individual has overwhelming, compulsive urges to pull their hair out from specific parts of the body. Treatment options for those who suffer from trichotillomania include different forms of behavioral therapy and medications, typically antidepressants, in more severe cases. Since medications only have a temporary effect on treating this disorder, their usage normally occurs in combination with some form of psychotherapy. A trichotillomania therapist helps clients ease their stress, avoid certain triggers, and create a foundation for a happier, more fulfilling life in the long term.

Practice areas related to Trichotillomania

See all practice areas

Why hire a trichotillomania therapist?

Those who choose to hire a trichotillomania therapist have the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives through the different therapies employed during the sessions. The main treatment commonly used for TTM is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy called habit reversal training (HRT), however other psychotherapy options include exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and stimulus control techniques. HRT treats hair pulling as a habituated response to certain situations and events. This therapy mainly concentrates on developing habit awareness, followed by the development of healthier coping strategies. Clients are encouraged to increase their awareness of the places, emotional states, times of day, and other circumstances that trigger hair pulling in order to avoid relapse.

The RecoveryExperts advantages

RecoveryExperts gives you all the information you need to find the right therapist.

  • 50 States
  • 114 areas of Behavioral Health Issue
  • Detailed profiles including client reviews

Report Bug
close

Website Experience



Confirm that you are not a Robot