All our therapists are experts in treating compulsive skin picking. We have over 35 years combined experience of treating Dermatillomania, and have been treating patients online since 2008.
How do I communicate with the therapist? Online video is the most common option. Some clients prefer telephone, which is also possible.
How much does it cost? The cost is what you would expect to pay a psychologist in private practice in the US. Cost depends on the expert, prices range from $150 to $200 and beyond. Cost is per session (typically 45 to 60 minutes, depends on the expert).
How frequent are the sessions? Typically once a week, but it’s flexible and depends on your needs.
How many sessions do I need? It depends on your goal. For a typical Dermatillomania patient it takes at least a few sessions to begin feeling changes. At least a month or two of weekly sessions are needed to get some lasting long term effect. If you need a brief consultation, you can book a single session.
Can you guarantee I’ll stop picking? We have all the knowledge and expertise needed to perform this task, and we have a lot of clients who are already 100% pick-free. The end result will depend on you and your commitment to the treatment process. You will have to work hard, and yes, there will be homework. In addition, relapse is always a possibility, and we’re providing maintenance treatment to deal with it and to prevent it.
Do you accept insurance? Generally speaking, no. However we advise all our clients to check with their insurance providers, some might partially reimburse our service.
Is it secure? Your privacy is our top priority. This is why special care is taken to secure client/therapist communication. You are of course guarded by therapist-client privilege (which is a confidentiality agreement, meaning that nothing you share will be disclosed by the therapist to any third party).
Can I choose a therapist? Yes you can choose a therapist of your liking for your first session, and can switch to a different therapist at any point.
Special Offer – Free Copy of “The Guide To Picking Disorders” by David Florendale
We give away a Free copy of this bestselling book to all our enrolling clients (you must pay for at least one session to be eligible).
Feedback from past clients
I had been picking my skin since adolescence. I felt really bad about it, both physically and mentally. I was an outcast and worst of all didn’t even know what’s wrong with me. Thanks to this counseling program I am now a much happier person! The urge to pick has almost vanished, and when it appears I know exactly where it is coming from and how to control it. I think that every person who suffers from this disorder should seek expert help. It is guaranteed to change lives – it most certainly changed mine. Jenny S, LA
It was then that she [our daughter] started pulling less and less and she now has a full head of hair and is not (to my knowledge) pulling at all. I know that Trich may reoccur at different life stages or in times of stress, but for now we trying to enjoy and appreciate her [our daughter's] positive qualities and show her lots of love and affection. As Claudia says, ‘it’s just hair!”. I am forever indebted to Claudia -I have changed as a person and as a mother and my daughter (and my other children) have benefited greatly from her wisdom and support. Mom of an 8-year-old Hair Puller
At 13 years old I began picking. Fast forward 24 years and I am in a cab in a city I love, going to a job I care about, with a supportive fiancé at home. Life in many ways was good. But there I was, again, with tears running down my red, swollen, and cut face ashamed and in pain after my most recent picking episode. Desperately I searched the internet on my phone for answers and stumbled upon Annette. Over the years I have tried it all, but working with Annette is different. She has been where you have been, she knows where you are desperately wanting to go, and she will give you the tools that REALLY WORK to get you there! I am so fortunate to have found Annette and cannot thank her enough for helping me find my future self – more aware, at peace, and finally free – me. Molly M., 37 New York, NY