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Ted A. Grossbart, Ph.D.

Ted A. Grossbart, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Boston. He is a senior clinical supervisor at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University. He is on the Professional Advisory Council, a Diplomate, and a Fellow of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. He is on the Editorial Board of the Medical Psychotherapist and a reviewer for the Journal of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the Archives of Dermatology, and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Grossbart practices short-term and long-term psychotherapy. His other focus is the treatment of major skin, allergic, and sexually transmitted disorders. Compulsive skin picking and trichotillomania have recently become a major focus of his work with patients. He has been a pioneer in the use of relaxation, imaging, hypnosis, and psychotherapy in these areas. His writings, workshops, seminars, and presentations center on this work.

Dr. Grossbart is actively involved in public health education via popular magazine articles, radio, and television appearances. An active supporter of the self-care movement, he has been a keynote speaker and written educational materials for The Trichotillomania Learning Center, The National Eczema Association, Vitiligo Support International, The National Psoriasis Foundation, American Social Health Association: Herpes Resource Center, Boston HELP, and National Alopecia Areata Foundation. His best known writing is his book SKIN DEEP: A Mind/Body Program for Healthy Skin which is available online at

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