Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
It is likely that someone has previously told you to stop thinking a particular way or feeling the way you do, and it has not worked. If it was that simple, you would have done it already!
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) addresses the interactions between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In CBT, you will learn strategies for challenging thoughts that may not be working for you anymore and will be challenged to engage in behaviors that help you move in the direction of your goals.
Exposure with Response Prevention
Exposure with response prevention (ERP) is a type of CBT that involves gradually facing things that scare you. This is the most effective type of treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Habit reversal training (HRT) is a behavioral approach to treating body focused repetitive behaviors, such as skin-picking and hair-pulling.