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Self-harm means hurting yourself on purpose. Some people self-harm as a way to release painful emotions, such as low self-worth, poor body image, depression, or anxiety.

Self-harm is a coping mechanism that has both physical and emotional consequences, from infection to shame to putting yourself at risk for more severe actions such as suicide. (If you feel like you may take your own life; immediate support is available. Please call 800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.)

If you self-harm, help is available to learn other coping mechanisms that are better for your physical and emotional health. The first step is talking to a trained therapist who can help you understand your behaviors, their root causes, and how to feel better.

Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

How can self-harm therapy help you?

A self-harm therapist can help you address the root causes of self-harm and get you to a more stable, comfortable place in your life. Specifically, a therapist for self-harm can help you:

  • Develop positive coping mechanisms
  • Learn to regulate your emotions
  • Heal sources of pain such as past trauma
  • Feel more confident in who you are
  • Relieve feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Understand and prevent triggers

If you are still curious of how a self-harm therapist can help you, read this personal story about self-harm, trauma, and the benefits of therapy.

Get Self-Harm Therapy Today!

If you are self-harming, you should seek professional treatment as soon as possible. You deserve to learn new ways to cope that help you improve your life. There are proven treatments and tools available to you.

Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced self-harm therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Paria Zandi
Together, we will:

I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.


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Together, we will:

I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use insight from my own personal, lived experience to help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy. My work is relational and dynamic (I don't just sit back and listen)

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Risk Behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Family trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Young Adults
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Paria Zandi remote and phone therapy in California
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Ayesha Asghar
Together, we will:

Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.


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Together, we will:

Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT, ACT & DBT in my practice: These approaches help people to learn emotional regulation, to change their unhealthy thinking patterns & behaviors and they can also learn mindfulness skills to accept & reconnect with their true self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Burn Out
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • Immigrants
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Isolation
  • Life Transitions
  • Overwhelmed
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Distancing Stress
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Work-Life Balance
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Ayesha Asghar remote and phone therapy in California
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Dina Bdaiwi
Together, we will:

We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.


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Together, we will:

We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emotional regulation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Empowering women
  • Empowerment
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Gender Diversity
  • gender exploration
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health at every size
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Polyamory
  • Queer Identity
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sex worker support
  • Social Justice
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicidality
  • supporting LGBT children
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Adults
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Dina Bdaiwi remote and phone therapy in California
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Alyssa Brunton
Together, we will:

Figure out why you are feeling so stuck in life, and why nothing feels like it is working! This is such a frustrating and lonely place to be. I will support you in challenging those barriers, even during those times where it feels impossible.


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Together, we will:

Figure out why you are feeling so stuck in life, and why nothing feels like it is working! This is such a frustrating and lonely place to be. I will support you in challenging those barriers, even during those times where it feels impossible.

Something to know about my approach is:

Is I want therapy to be a collaborative process. We are all experts in our own experiences and I will work with you to identify alternatives to negative coping skills and identify barriers and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Social Anxiety
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Alyssa Brunton remote and phone therapy in California
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Stephanie Antoni
Together, we will:

explore the thoughts and belief systems that impact how you experience life. How has your family of origin or childhood experience impacted your current areas of discomfort? What deeper patterns can we address to help you find joy and satisfaction?


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

explore the thoughts and belief systems that impact how you experience life. How has your family of origin or childhood experience impacted your current areas of discomfort? What deeper patterns can we address to help you find joy and satisfaction?

Something to know about my approach is:

I guide clients through their own emotional and psychological landscape, identifying patterns and old wounds that we identify in session. There are many roads to healing, and together, we will find what works best for you based on your comfort level.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Children
  • Communication
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Executive Functioning
  • Existential Issues
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social media use
  • Suicidality
  • Teen issues
  • Toxic Family Systems
  • Trauma Recovery
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Stephanie Antoni remote and phone therapy in California