About Beth Rogers-Doll PhD

Beth graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, is Board-Certified in Psychology and works at Doll & Associates. She works with adolescents, adults, families and couples utilizing a cognitive-behavioral and family systems approach. Areas of expertise include anxiety disorders (Panic, OCD, PTSD, and other trauma-related problems), depression, self-injury, eating disorders, trichotillomania (hair pulling) and marital distress. Also trained in executive coaching and career development, she helps professionals achieve their full potential.
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Hairpulling: Part 2 of 2

Last week, I discussed the reasons for hairpulling. In this blog, I will focus on challenges, prevention, and treatment. The hurdles The biggest hurdle in beating hairpulling is flagging motivation. In a therapist’s office, many folks with TTM believe they can conquer their habit. But sometimes the shine goes off the penny after they leave [...]

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Hairpulling: Part 1 of 2

There is a habit disorder that causes as much pain and embarrassment as alcoholism or gambling and generally isn’t talked about. It is hairpulling or trichotillomania (most hairpullers call it trich or TTM).  Though the name “trichotillomania” sounds Gothic and weird, it literally means “hairpulling enthusiasm.” Trich is an issue of the ages and is [...]

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Beating the Thoughts that Fuel Procrastination

Below are some typical errors in thinking that we make when we approach a task that overwhelms, bores or bothers us.  Try to spot your favorite thinking errors so that you can talk back next time you are attempting to put something off! I.  “I am not in the mood right now” When your boss [...]

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Your path to radical acceptance

Marsha Linehan is a  psychologist who developed a type of behavior therapy known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.   The therapy was initially developed by her as a treatment for individuals who had a history of self-destructive and severe mental health problems.  In her five-moduled therapy, individuals learn how to become more resilient in the face of [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 4

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. How to Keep a Healthy Attitude Learn what you can about your loved one’s disorder. This may mean taking classes through [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 3

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Blaming the Disorder When you love someone with a mental illness, it may be normal to feel angry or burned out. [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 2

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Enabling versus Challenging If your child is afraid of something, and you studiously protect that child from confronting the feared thing, [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 1

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Vigilance versus faith You may find yourself monitoring your loved one’s behavior, looking for indications that things might be getting worse. [...]

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Puppy Love Part IV: Breaking Up for Beginners

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating. Here is the conclusion to our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.  Breaking Up for Beginners Don’t hate the other person when they let you know their feelings have changed. (By the way, most teens are not very practiced at breaking up respectfully)! Don’t expect that [...]

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Puppy Love Part III: Can teenagers really fall in love?

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating. Follow our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.” Can teenagers really fall in love? Teenage love tends to be a little exaggerated. No wonder – movies and TV shows tell you that falling in love is the most important step in your life, even though there [...]

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