5-Week Skin Picking Summer Program


Skin picking, also known as excoriation disorder, involves repetitive picking at one's skin which causes damage, induces shame, and leads to repeated efforts to stop the behavior.

Using a combined Habit Reversal Training and Acceptance and Commitment approach incorporating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, we'll work in a group setting to:

-understand the behavior's function

-learn competing responses

-reduce shame

-incorporate mindfulness

-accept urges without giving in

-defuse from thoughts about picking

-and more...

This group runs virtually on Mondays and Wednesdays (6/19, 6/21, 6/26, 6/28, 7/3, 7/5, 7/10, 7/12, 7/17, 7/20) from 5:15-6:15pm PST/8:15-9:15pm EST.

Group Therapist

Brooke is a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Brooke specializes in working with older adolescents and young adults (ages 16-30) experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, uncertainty about values or next steps in life, and critical self-talk.

Brooke completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montréal, Canada and went on to complete a Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration at the Columbia University School of Social Work. While in this program, she was accepted into the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training Program and Lab, the only program of its kind in a School of Social Work. She completed her clinical internship at the NYU Child Study Center.

Brooke is trained in several evidence-based behavioral therapies and modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Brooke Schwartz

Brooke Schwartz is a therapist in Los Angeles, California specializing in anxiety, adjustment difficulties & disorders, college & graduate student mental health, perfectionism, relationship issues, and values clarification.

Mondays + Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm PST/8:15-9:15pm EST

California (Online)