Our groups are led by Lauren McKeaney, Skin Picking Disorder Specialist
These bi-weekly meetings are designed to discuss experiences, coping mechanisms, and offer social, emotional, and psychological support for sufferers.
 

Adults group (16 and over) meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30 PM
Kids group (16 and younger) meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:00 PM
Located at 770 N LaSalle Dr #410 Chicago, IL 60654

BFRB Support Group focuses on:

  • discussing our experiences
  • worksheets based on ACT/HRT/CBT/Perfectionism
  • sharing medical BFRB updates
  • practicing keeping our fingers busy and off our bodies with fidget toys
  • creating and maintaining hair pulling/ skin picking logs
  • tips on how to share about BFRBs with loved ones, co-workers, schools

Join us

 

US BFRB SUPPORT GROUPS

Hair Pullers Anonymous
trichrecovery@yahoo.com  http://www.hpanonymous.org
This is a 12-step support group for adults affected by Trichotillomania. The format is similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, and we use the book Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous (OCA).

OCD Center of Los Angeles--Trichotillomania/Dermatillomania Therapy/Support Groups
Los Angeles, California
director@ocdla.com  http://ocdla.com/skin-picking-dermatillomania-trichotillomania-group  
(310) 824-5200 x4
Five low-fee therapy/support groups, including one exclusively for adults with trichotillomania and/or dermatillomania.

San Diego BFRB Support
San Diego, California
tammy@fletchertherapy.com http://www.facebook.com/bfrbsupport  
(619) 880-7979
Support group for adults (18+)

Spectrum CBT: BFRB CBT/Support Group
Westwood, Los Angeles, California
lmullertherapy@gmail.com http://www.lmullertherapy.com  
(310) 857-6517

Northern Colorado Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Support Group
Northern Colorado, Colorado
northernco.ttm@gmail.com http://nocotrichster.forumshome.com
Meets intermittently at various locations

Denver Support Group
Denver, Colorado
rachelrentz@yahoo.com
Free of charge and open to any adult (18+)

BFRB Connecticut
Connecticut
bfrbct@gmail.com
BFRBCT meets every other week in different locations in Connecticut, mainly Fairfield County.

Capitol Trich Support Group
Washington, District Of Columbia
polycat33@gmail.com http://groups.google.com/group/capitoltrichsupportgroup

Atlanta Peer Support Group for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB)
Atlanta, Georgia
atlantabfrbgroup@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/108338963191566

BFRB Savannah
Savannah, Georgia
bfrbsavannah@gmail.com

Boise BFRB Support Group
Boise, Idaho
boisebfrb@gmail.com
No cost, monthly, peer-led group for all ages.

Boston TLC Support Group for BFRBs
Boston, Massachusetts
bostontlcgroup@gmail.com
For individuals of any age

Trichsters
Columbia, Maryland
psychologynart@gmail.com http://www.drdeborahcole.com
410) 381-7551

Boston H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Educate and Reach out to Trichsters & Skin Pickers)
Boston/Boxborough, Massachusetts
bostontrich@gmail.com http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084da5aa23a4fe3-feb22trich
(774) 275-7108
The group is open to kids and teens (under 17) living with Trichotillomania and/or Dermatillomania

Minneapolis Free BFRB support group
Minneapolis, Minnesota
mntrichgroup@gmail.com http://www.meetup.com/TrichFree/
(507) 676-0196

Minneapolis Free trichotillomania/skin picking support group
Minneapolis, Minnesota
mntrichgroup@gmail.com http://www.meetup.com/TrichFree/

BFRB Treatment Groups
St. Louis, Missouri
lchackes@yahoo.com  http://www.mindfulstl.com
(314) 561-9757
For Children, Teens, & Adults

Omaha Free Trichotillomania Support Group
Omaha, Nebraska
omahatrichsupportgroup@gmail.com http://www.omahatrichsupportgroup.webs.com
(402) 312-3396
This group is open to people of all ages who suffer with trichotillomania.

Las Vegas Free Trichotillomania Support Group
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/mybadhairlife/
Free peer support group for men, women and children of all ages suffering from trichotillomania.

Reno BFRB Support Group
Reno, Nevada
renobfrb@gmail.com
Informal support group available for all ages and people who struggle with BFRB.

Seacoast Trichotillomania Support Group for Hair Pullers and Skin Pickers
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
seacoasttrich@gmail.com  http://www.communitycampus.org/directions.cfm
This group is currently not meeting but you can email Kate to get updates on when the group will start meeting again.

BFRB support group of South Jersey/Greater Philadelphia
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
mail@thecenterforemotionalhealth.com http://www.thecenterforemotionalhealth.com
Open to the BFRB community and their support persons of all ages.

Manhattan/ New York City Support Group
Manhattan/ New York City, New York
nyctrichsupport@gmail.com

Upstate NY/ Syracuse Trich and BFRB Support Group
Upstate NY/ Syracuse, New York
upstatenysyrtrichandbfrbgroup@yahoo.com

New York Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Meetup Group
New York City, New York
drshinar@behaviortherapynyc.com http://www.behaviortherapynyc.com
(917) 806-0155

Charlotte Support Group
Charlotte, North Carolina
help4trich_n_clt@yahoo.com

Mason Trichotillomania Support/Education Group
Mason, Ohio
(513) 770-3231

Adult Women's BFRB group
Portland, Oregon
danielle@portandocd.com http://www.portlandocd.com
(503) 704-6101

Pittsburgh BFRB Support Group
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(724) 799-8300

Providence Hair Pulling and Skin Picking Therapy Group
Providence, Rhode Island
http://www.providencepsychology.com
(401) 273-3322 x3

Adult BFRB Support Group
Nashville, Tennessee
johanssoncounseling@gmail.com

Houston BFRB Support Group
Houston, Texas
bfrbhouston@yahoo.com
(713) 465-7280

Austin Support Group
Austin, Texas
austintrichgroup@gmail.com http://austintrichsupport.weebly.com/meetings--events.html
voice mail: 512-677-9730
Free and open to all adult hair pullers and skin pickers.

Cache Valley Trichotillomania Support Group
Logan, Utah
cachevalleytrich@gmail.com
(435) 881-0370

Crowning Glory Hair Loss Support Group
Salt Lake City, Utah
contact@betterimageut.com http://betterimageut.com/crowning-glory-hair-loss-support-group/
(801) 208-9548
Support group for Trichotillomania, Alopecia, and Skin Picking.

BFRB Support Group
Manchester, Vermont
spirie20@burrburton.org
(818) 319-2720
For high school students grades 9-12

Trichotillomania & Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Support Group
Vienna, Virginia
groups@thewomenscenter.org /
(703) 281-4928 ext 236

South Sound Trichsters Peer Support Group
Tacoma, Washington
southsoundtrichsters@yahoo.com http://southsoundtrichsters.blogspot.com/

Seattle Area Professionally Assisted group for Trichotillomania and other BFRBs
Seattle, Washington
dkosins@u.washington.edu http://www.davidkosins.com
(206) 285-0900
A monthly 90 minute support group for adults with BFRB's who are participating in CBT for their condition.

Milwaukee Youth Pullers Support Group
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
milwaukeeypsg@gmail.com
This is a support group for kids and teens who suffer from hair pulling disorder.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Adelaide Trichotillomania Support Group
Adelaide, South Australia
rslikboer@swin.edu.au http://www.arcvic.org.au

The Original Trichotillomania Support Group in Surrey Hills
Melbourne, Victoria
arcmail@arcvic.com.au http://www.arcvic.org.au
(039) 830-0533 or 13 00269438

Canadian BFRB Support Network
For more Canadian support group listings, visit: http://www.canadianbfrb.org/

BFRB Edmonton & Area
Edmonton, Calgary
bfrbedmonton@gmail.com http://www.trichunited.com

BFRBhalifax
Dartmouth (Halifax), Nova Scotia
angie@skinpickingsupport.com

Skin Picking Selbsthilfegruppe Köln
Cologne, Köln-Mülheim
dermatillomanie@gmx.de http://www.skin-picking.de
0049 221 168 707 71

Support Group for Adults with Trich
Dublin
information@ocdireland.com https://sites.google.com/a/ocdireland.org/ocd-ireland/

Tricotillomania Mexico
https://www.facebook.com/TricotrilomaniaMexico

Hair Pulling & Skin Picking Support Group
Edinburgh
bridgetbradley@hotmail.co.uk

Hair Pulling & Skin Picking (BFRBs) Support Group London
London
bfrbgrouplondon@gmail.com