Online Therapy Program for Trichotillomania.
Do you suffer from Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) ? Do you need help managing, reducing and ultimately stopping your pulling behavior? TrichStop can help. It's an online therapy program based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) –which is the most effective method to treat Trichotillomania to-date.
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Evidence Based Therapy That Works
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is the most effective method to date, to treat Trichotillomania. It is the method of choice that is primarily used by expert therapists worldwide, who specialize in treating this disorder.
Get the Professional Guidance You Need
Your case is unique – you have your own specific symptoms and needs – and it’s important to personalize treatment. That’s why you will get a personal therapist, who will lead you through the program, and give you support every step of the way. All our therapists are qualified professionals, certified by the TLC foundation for BFRBs, specializing in treating Trichotillomania and related disorders, and experienced in using CBT for treatment.
Maintain Your Privacy
The program takes place 100% online, which means you can participate from the privacy of your own home, without the need to visit a therapist’s office. Communication with therapist is text based, via secure worksheets – which particularly fits people who don't like the idea of opening up to a therapist, face to face.
Affordable - a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Face-to-Face Therapy
One of the main reasons we developed this program is to help those who cannot afford traditional face to face therapy. Indeed, full access to the program with your own qualified therapist costs what you would pay for about 2 hours of traditional face-to-face therapy. Moreover, studies show that online therapy based on CBT is at least as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy.
Access Anytime , from Anywhere , on Any Device
It’s a 100% online program, which means you can participate from anywhere, anytime. There’s no need to schedule sessions, or travel to therapists’ office, which will save you time. You can access the program from any device (PC/MAC, smartphones, iPad etc).
You’re in Safe hands
Your privacy is our top priority. This is why special care is taken to secure your information. 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).
What Clients Say
There are a lot of practical tips which I find very useful when dealing with my disorder. But the best part is of course being able to discuss my issues with the therapist. I don't think I would've gained as much as I did if it wasn't for her. She's so compassionate and professional, and I'm discussing many other issues with her (some are directly related to my disorder, others are totally unrelated). Bottom line is that my life got better since I started the progarm. And I certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for help.
It is great to be able to do from home. Weekly sessions are a good idea, give enough time for the last session to get assimilated. Each week has enough covered, to think about and try out, but not too much, so that it is doable. I would suggest this program as a good learning environment to anyone who wants to understand and change their compulsive behaviors.
It's an approachable program and its targeted so deeply at what lies beneath the behavior patterns. I hadn't wanted to look within and it's all about that and resetting the mind, body and soul to see there is another, healthy way to cope. I'm glad I completed the program when I did.
I felt myself adjusting as the program progressed. I have seen and noticed a difference in my urges and behavior now as a result. It's been such an eye opening experience in so many ways.
The program has been and continues to be helpful. It gave me the means to new and deeper insight into my own life through this insidious disorder or habit or whatever one wishes to call it. I thought I knew it all and had tried everything, but I was incorrect. The program brought the shame, guilt, frustration, hopelessness from darkness into the light to be examined in the context of not being alone. I would and will reccommend it to anyone struggling with this disorder.
BFRBs (body focused repetitive behaviors) is our expertise
We treated hundreds of BFRB clients from over 20 countries.
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TrichStop Can Help - Are You Ready to Start?
Sign up now, and make your first step towards a pull-free life. You will be assigned a therapist right after signing up, and you can begin the program immediately.
Some of The Techniques You Will Learn
How to be more aware of your pulling, by recognizing and understanding your behaviors.
How to minimize pulling by replacing it with alternative behaviors.
Reduce Environmental triggers
How to minimize pulling by reducing triggers in your environment.
Use your values
Discover your values, learn the costs of hair pulling and gains to be made if it is reduced/stopped.
Learn how to stop controlling your urges and start accepting them.
You are not your urges!
Learn how to distance yourself from your thoughts and urges.
Set life goals based on your values, learn to live your life to the fullest, improve your life in general (not just the pulling).
Learn effective relapse prevention strategies, to continue managing your behaviours after you finish the program.
How Does it Work? Sessions, Worksheets and Self Monitoring.
The TrichStop program is comprised of 8 sessions. Each session takes on average about an hour to complete. We recommend completing not more than one session per week, in order to let the material set in, and to practice what you’ve learned.
Between sessions you will communicate with your assigned therapist via specially designed worksheets. Communication via the worksheets is text based and secure. In these worksheets you will discuss with your therapists topics that were covered in the last session, as well as your progress and any specific difficulties you might have.
Throughout the program, and especially during the first few sessions, you will be instructed to use the self-monitoring App to document your behaviors. This will allow you to become more aware of your pulling, to recognize patterns in your behavior, and to provide a more comprehensive view of your case to your therapist
The main steps you will go through
Initial assessment and getting to know your therapist: you will provide some background info about yourself, we will address your expectations from therapy, and you’ll get to know your therapist
Gaining awareness: you will develop awareness of your pulling behaviors, and learn to better recognize and understand your compulsion, and how it affects your life.
Reducing and Stopping hair pulling: you will learn various techniques on how to reduce, replace, manage and ultimately stop your hair pulling compulsion.
Dealing With Your Urges to Pull: you will learn acceptance and mindfulness strategies, that will prepare you to deal with your compulsive urges the right way.
Living Life to the Fullest: with the help of your therapist you will try to realize what really is important for you in your life, you will set goals for the future, and will learn effective relapse strategies to prevent your compulsion from ruling your life ever again.
Frequently Asked Questions
The program is comprised of 8 sessions, each session takes about 1 hour to complete. We recommend completing one session per week, although you can progress with your own pace.
Each session contains worksheets, relevant to session material. After you fill in the worksheets, your therapist reviews your input, and provides feedback. There are no limitations on how to use the worksheets - they can be used to strictly address the relevant issues, or to have an open discussion.
Each session takes about 1 hour to complete. The rest of the time you communicate with the therapist. The time spent varies - some clients spend only a few minutes on the worksheets, some can spend a few hours a week, discussing relevant issues with the therapist.
No, no special technical skills are needed. The program is very intuitive and easy to use. In any case our helpful administrative staff is always there to guide you through any technical difficulties you might have.
Yes, simply notify us that you're stopping the program, and you can continue at a later stage, anytime you chose.
Yes, you can view session materials and communicate with your therapist for additional 8 weeks, after the first 8 weeks are over. Which essentially means you get access to our service for 16 weeks.
Yes, if for any reason you'd like to be assigned a different therapist, simply contact us.
Yes. In this case we recommend you let your current therapist know you're using the program.
We don't recommend nor do we prescribe specific medications. In case you are currently taking medications, or you're planning to start taking medications, we recommend consulting your doctor/psychiatrist. Medication use is not addressed by the program.
CBT is the treatment of choice for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling. It is the most effective method today to treat hair pulling.
All our therapists are qualified and trained professionals, certified by the TLC foundation to treat BFRBs (body focused repetitive behaviors) such as hair pulling. You can read more about our staff on the about page.
The program is designed for adults. Minimum age requirement is 16. In some cases the program can be beneficial also for individuals of ages 14-16, please contact us for evaluation prior to registering if you are in the ages 14-16. For adolescents below 18 parental consent is required.
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We can help you. However, to protect your interest, we offer a 14 days money back guarantee, which means that if it doesn't work for you, you can contact us and get a full refund on your payment.
Latest Client Reviews
Thank you for working with me... I never thought I would be aware, hopeful, and free. My experience with Trichstop has been very beneficial. It provided multiple layers to process and become more aware. I am especially grateful for the practical follow-through tools. I will carry these sessions with me to help someone else who needs it along the way. I highly recommend this therapy program!
I would definitely recommend this program to someone else with a hair pulling habit. It has really helped me and I would want them to be able to get help and get their habit under control. Though it was embarrassing and uncomfortable to examine my habit so closely, it is important and has helped me. Looking at it so closely and understanding my triggers and behaviors that accompany it has helped me to find strategies and methods to combat it. This program worked way better than the previous methods and systems that I had tried, and I think that others with a hair pulling habit would find it to be very helpful.
This trajectory was very helpful for me. Even though my pulling behaviour was not completely eliminated, it was definitely reduced. Most importantly, this program helped me on my journey of getting to know myself better. I was able to make sense of past experiences and feelings that have contributed to my pulling habit. I was also able to focus on the present as well as my future goals. I especially liked the focus on mindfulness and accepting your negative thoughts. This program also made me feel less alone when it comes to my pulling behaviour. It's comforting to know that I'm not the only with this struggle, and that there is hope for change.
I feel a little sad that it's over but very glad that I found this program. It certainly exceeded my expectations in completely unexpected ways. Overall, I found it to be very valuable, relatable and meaningful. Although some of the techniques felt a little forced initially, the underlying messages and directions resonated with me and I feel like I genuinely can adopt them going forward. It felt amazing to be understood - the sessions put words to what I had been feeling and wanting for a long time but not pursuing in a structured way. Although pulling is definitely still a struggle, the holistic view presented shifted my focus in a way that I've needed for a long time and I am really excited to figure out and pursue what's truly meaningful to me
95% of clients who finish the program say they would (and do) recommend it to others
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