BFRB Support Group for Kids Ages 8-14

a 4 week group for kids with a BFRB (skin picking, hair pulling, etc)

Does your child struggle with skin picking, hair pulling, nail biting, or any other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB)? Do they feel alone and isolated in their behavior? Do you feel stuck or at a loss for how to help them? The BFRB Support Group for Kids Ages 8-14 can help.

This group will be:

  • A hands on creative group for children with skin picking, hair pulling, or other BFRBs
  • A way to connect with other children struggling with similar things 

Goals of group: 

  • Provide education on BFRBs
  • Decrease amount of time spent picking, pulling, etc (cannot guarantee elimination of behavior) 
  • Learn new coping skills 

Wednesdays 5-6PM. 

Group 1: September 20th to October 11th

Group 2: October 25th-November 15th 

30 minute parent only or parent/child intake required before first day of group (virtual or in person)

Each group cycle will have 1 group meeting for parent and child to attend together to ask questions and learn together. The parent session will be week two of each group cycle

For more information or to schedule a 30 minute intake for group please contact Elizabeth Ernest, LMFT, LCSW at


When: Wednesdays 5-6PM | Group 1: Sept 20th to Oct 11th | Group 2: Oct 25th-Nov 15th 
Where: In person at the Center for Mindfulness and CBT
Cost: $40 per session, billed weekly
Led by: Elizabeth Ernest, LMFT, LCSW, assisted by a graduate student intern

Elizabeth Ernest is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)  at The Center for Mindfulness & CBT. She provides services for children of all ages with anxiety related disorders, trauma, and emotion regulation.