I am a 25 year old female. I have been skin picking since I was roughly 10. I have bad icepick scars and I am embarassed. I joined here today because I picked my skin so bad today that I would like to quit my job. I feel as though I can't live normally with the face I have.
I am writing to ask if any of you have had success with therapy, particularly cbt or another targeted therapy. I have had therapy for many years but most of my psychologists seemed to want to skirt over the issue of skin picking and not really address it - admittedly I have a lot of other things going on but I want desperately to stop. If anyone in the Montreal, QC area can recommend a therapist that would also be especially helpful. I feel overwhelmed by the sea of self-help literature available and I don't know if I can help myself on my own. I'm exhausted.
Please and thank you,