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Barbara Lally

Trichotillomania Author, Advocate, & Coach

My Story

I was teaching for nearly a decade before I changed careers and began life coaching. 


In 2020, I published my memoir, The Trichster Diaries, detailing my life with trichotillomania. Since that moment, my goal is to spread awareness of a disorder that is rarely spoken about but affects many.


In 2021, I started a podcast, published a guided journal, began a trichotillomania online course, and left my teaching job. My podcast, Trich Talks, is an interview style podcast where guests share about their life with trichotillomania. In my guided journal, My Trichster Diaries, the reader is able to reflect on and write about their own trichotillomania and journey to self-acceptance. But that’s not all. I weave in handwritten notes, trichster tips, poetry, and much more. My trichotillomania online course, Sharing Our Stories, SOS is a 25-week interactive course that does a deep dive into your journey with trichotillomania. Each week we discuss different prompts from the guided journal, My Trichster Diaries, complete meaningful activities, have empowering conversations, and build a strong sense of community between the members of the course.


Since 2023, I’ve been working as a certified life coach who specializes in helping people learn to understand, love, and accept their trichotillomania. I coach my clients in a way that utilizes both their heads and their hearts. If you have any questions about my methods, or would like to schedule a consultation, please get in touch today.

In 2024, I joined the HabitAware team as a virtual peer coach.





Bachelor of Science

Rosemont College​



Certified Professional Life Coach

International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches

University of Central Florida

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