John V. Scialli, M.D.
4647 N. 32nd St., Ste. 260, Phoenix, Arizona 85018-3344
Licensed to practice medicine in Arizona;
Board Certified in Psychiatry; Board Certified in Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association;
Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Order Of Merlin, International Brotherhood of Magicians.
I offer treatment using behavioral techniques
(CBT) alone or in combination with medication and/or
medical hypnotherapy. I am of a dying breed: a psychiatrist
(medical doctor) who is experienced with using symptom specific
psychotherapy, as well as the use of cutting edge
psychopharmacology. I will also collaborate with other
I have been treating impulse control disorders (dermatillomania,
trichotillomania) and OCD for 30 years. I treat children and
adults, both usually in a family context. My approach is to
brainstorm with the individual/family, to collaborate in teasing out
the very tiny details of the self-damaging behaviors. Then a
number of techniques can be employed to alter or interrupt the
chain of events before, during or after picking the skin.
The disorder primarily erodes motivation to do something else.
Once controlled, relapse prevention is very important.
(Oh, and the photo was taken many years and many pounds ago.)
Although I will briefly respond to email,
scialli [at] mindspring.com, my office policy is to not
communicate electronically. For a more detailed discussion
or if an appointment is desired, please call 602-224-9888.
Please note that I do not accept any insurance nor do I
provide a sliding scale. I do accept Visa and MasterCard,
credit or debit.