Are You Struggling With Self Harming?

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Self-harm is intentionally harming one’s own body. It could include cutting, burning, or hitting one’s self. It’s often a way of releasing emotional pain. People can experience other mental health concerns alongside self-harm, including depression, anxiety, or trauma.

Available Treatment Options

Counseling interventions for self-harm include cognitive and behavioral interventions and discovering or processing past trauma. Sometimes, if a person understands the causes of their emotional pain, it can reduce the behavior.

Behavioral interventions include replacing the harmful behavior with healthier ones, like snapping a rubber band on the wrist when someone has the urge to self-harm.

Cognitive interventions include examining thought processes that a person has when they feel the urge to self-harm.

Family therapy, group therapy, or inpatient rehabilitation can also be helpful for self-harm.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Self Harming

Katharina Krison LCSW



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Chelsea Kuehl, MA, LMFT, CATC-IV

Los Angeles


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Stephanie L. Sullivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey. Clients can be seen at Sullivan Counseling Services either in-person at our office in Howell, NJ or via Telehealth services. Stephanie is certified in both Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and trained in play therapy.
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Mary Ann Sokolowski



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