Specializing in anxiety disorders, OCD, and OCD-related disorders
Habit Reversal Training (HRT)
HRT is a useful therapy for treating body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), such as compulsive skin-picking, hair-pulling, and nail-biting. Logging or tracking behaviors are often used to help one build awareness for their behavior as many of these behaviors occur almost unconsciously. A competing-response is often introduced to help diminish the target behavior. An example of this for a nail biter may be to place a bandage around one of the nails that are often bit.