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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.

 Click here to sign up for Online Skin Picking Support Group! 

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, we have halted in-person Support Group at our Chicago office and are now holding ONLINE GROUP via Zoom! All BFRBs welcome.


Adults group (16 and over) meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30 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

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Support Group Gallery



Hair Pullers Anonymous
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  
(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  
(619) 880-7979
Support group for adults (18+)

Spectrum CBT: BFRB CBT/Support Group
Westwood, Los Angeles, California  
(310) 857-6517

Northern Colorado Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Support Group
Northern Colorado, Colorado
Meets intermittently at various locations

Denver Support Group
Denver, Colorado
Free of charge and open to any adult (18+)

BFRB Connecticut
BFRBCT meets every other week in different locations in Connecticut, mainly Fairfield County.

Capitol Trich Support Group
Washington, District Of Columbia

Atlanta Peer Support Group for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB)
Atlanta, Georgia

BFRB Savannah
Savannah, Georgia

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

Boston TLC Support Group for BFRBs
Boston, Massachusetts
For individuals of any age

Columbia, Maryland
410) 381-7551

Boston H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Educate and Reach out to Trichsters & Skin Pickers)
Boston/Boxborough, Massachusetts
(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
(507) 676-0196

Minneapolis Free trichotillomania/skin picking support group
Minneapolis, Minnesota

BFRB Treatment Groups
St. Louis, Missouri
(314) 561-9757
For Children, Teens, & Adults

Omaha Free Trichotillomania Support Group
Omaha, Nebraska
(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
Free peer support group for men, women and children of all ages suffering from trichotillomania.

Reno BFRB Support Group
Reno, Nevada
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
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
Open to the BFRB community and their support persons of all ages.

Manhattan/ New York City Support Group
Manhattan/ New York City, New York

Upstate NY/ Syracuse Trich and BFRB Support Group
Upstate NY/ Syracuse, New York

New York Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Meetup Group
New York City, New York
(917) 806-0155

Charlotte Support Group
Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Adult Women's BFRB group
Portland, Oregon
(503) 704-6101

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

Providence Hair Pulling and Skin Picking Therapy Group
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 273-3322 x3

Adult BFRB Support Group
Nashville, Tennessee

Houston BFRB Support Group
Houston, Texas
(713) 465-7280

Austin Support Group
Austin, Texas
voice mail: 512-677-9730
Free and open to all adult hair pullers and skin pickers.

Cache Valley Trichotillomania Support Group
Logan, Utah
(435) 881-0370

Crowning Glory Hair Loss Support Group
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 208-9548
Support group for Trichotillomania, Alopecia, and Skin Picking.

BFRB Support Group
Manchester, Vermont
(818) 319-2720
For high school students grades 9-12

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

South Sound Trichsters Peer Support Group
Tacoma, Washington

Seattle Area Professionally Assisted group for Trichotillomania and other BFRBs
Seattle, Washington
(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
This is a support group for kids and teens who suffer from hair pulling disorder.


Adelaide Trichotillomania Support Group
Adelaide, South Australia

The Original Trichotillomania Support Group in Surrey Hills
Melbourne, Victoria
(039) 830-0533 or 13 00269438

Canadian BFRB Support Network
For more Canadian support group listings, visit:

BFRB Edmonton & Area
Edmonton, Calgary

Dartmouth (Halifax), Nova Scotia

Skin Picking Selbsthilfegruppe Köln
Cologne, Köln-Mülheim
0049 221 168 707 71

Support Group for Adults with Trich

Tricotillomania Mexico

Hair Pulling & Skin Picking Support Group

Hair Pulling & Skin Picking (BFRBs) Support Group London