Treatment Groups for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)
Led by Dr. Laura Chackes, who specializes in the treatment of BFRBs such as Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) and Dermatillomania (Skin Picking Disorder), these groups use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to help each group member learn and practice tools to reduce these behaviors and gain self-acceptance. Group members will set behavioral goals and support each other in reaching their goals.
Groups meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, and you can join anytime and come when you can. The group for adults meets from 11:30am-12:30pm, the group for elementary and middle school age kids meets from 1:00-1:45pm, and the group for teens and young adults (high school through around age 25) meets from 2:00-2:45pm. Each one-hour group session is $75, or you may use health insurance or a sliding scale. Contact Dr. Chackes for more information or to sign up for group at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-561-9757 ext. 701.