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Friday, July 18 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Support Group for Adults with Skin Picking Disorder or Trichotillomania

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Trichotillomania (aka Hair Pulling Disorder) and Skin Picking Disorder (aka Excoriation Disoder) are often secretive conditions in which individuals suffer in isolation and shame. This support group will provide
a venue for adults to openly discuss their pulling and picking in a safe and supportive environment. Participants will learn about the concept of behavioral addiction, as well as core treatment techniques for these conditions, including Habit Reversal Training, Cognitive Restructuring, and mindfulness. 


Elizabeth Kassel, MSW

Staff Therapist, OCD Center of Los Angeles
Elizabeth Kassel, MSW, is a staff therapist at the OCD Center of Los Angeles. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University at Northridge (CSUN). Her prior experience includes working as a counselor at an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, and in the Los Angeles Unified School District, (LAUSD) treating children with anxiety disorders. In addition to treating individual clients, she also currently... Read More →

Karen Pickett

Clinical Director, OCD Center of Los Angeles
Karen Pickett, MFT, is the Clinical Director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, and is a licensed psychotherapist in the State of California. After receiving her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in 2001, Karen joined the OCD Center of Los Angeles, where she specializes in the treatment of OCD, Trichotillomania, and Skin Picking Disorder. She developed and ran a weekly therapy group specifically for... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Olympic II, Plaza Level

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