Melbourne Children’s Psychology Clinic

Clinics

The Hair Pulling Clinic

The Hair Pulling Clinic includes Trichotillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviours such as skin picking and nail biting.  The Hair Pulling Clinic has been operating for over ten years, leading to a growing body of knowledge and experience within this area. The Hair Pulling Clinic aims to draw from these collective learnings and deliver best practice interventions to families that attend our clinic.

What is trichotillomania?

Like all referrals to MCPC, families that attend The Hair Pulling Clinic undergo a comprehensive assessment that informs an intervention plan specific to the individual needs of your child and family.  Trichotillomania is a multi-dimensional problem that is usually maintained by several factors including: efforts to meet their sensory needs, responding to internal and external cues that stimulate pulling behaviours, and the experience of feeling like their hands have a mind of their own. Assessment includes a range of assessment tools aimed at forming a detailed understanding of your child’s unique hair pulling behaviours including the factors that are involved in the lead up to, during pulling, and following pulling. Gold standard therapeutic interventions draw from evidence-based research specific to trichotillomania and usually includes:
Clinicians that work within The Hair Pulling Clinic have a strong interest in trichotillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviours and have done additional professional development to deliver excellence in care.

Making An Appointment

The Hair Pulling Clinic operates from both Ivanhoe and Hampton. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact either clinic.

Contact Us.

Ivanhoe
Hampton
Telephone Number

(03) 9517 6272

Fax Number

(03) 9497 2004

Email Address

ivanhoe_reception@melbournecpc.com.au

Location

30 Seddon St, Ivanhoe

Telephone Number

(03) 9521 0307

Fax Number

(03) 9135 1342

Email Address

hampton_reception@melbournecpc.com.au

Location

617 Hampton St, Brighton