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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 District of Columbia, 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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Emily Decker
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Explore patterns in relationships, life and habits. We will work as a team to learn how to spot these pattern cycles, interrupt them when they're happening, and avoid starting these patterns altogether. Let's put some new tools in your toolbox.


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Together, we will:

Explore patterns in relationships, life and habits. We will work as a team to learn how to spot these pattern cycles, interrupt them when they're happening, and avoid starting these patterns altogether. Let's put some new tools in your toolbox.

Something to know about my approach is:

I focus on your current life, relationships, and goals. When we talk about the past, it's usually to help inform our understanding of why something is happening now. I use evidence based practices, including mindfulness, DBT and CBT.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Codependency
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Religious Trauma
  • Trauma
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Sarah Nichols
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Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.


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Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tend to focus on Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapies in my practice and also include a strengths-based and person-centered approach to custom tailor each session to the client and their individual needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Stress
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Sarah Nichols remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Virginia
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MARLAINE REGISTE
Together, we will:

Working together as partners, we will develop a treatment plan that combines practical lifestyle changes: nutrition, exercise, mind-body interventions, and medications (when needed). I strongly believe this approach works best.


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Working together as partners, we will develop a treatment plan that combines practical lifestyle changes: nutrition, exercise, mind-body interventions, and medications (when needed). I strongly believe this approach works best.

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide medication management with therapy. My approach is patient centered care, designed to improve your mental health and address your unique circumstances and needs. I look at physical, emotional, cultural conditions that can impact health.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Mood Swings
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
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MARLAINE  REGISTE  remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Maryland
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Dr. Britney Alford
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Believe that you are capable of helping yourself. Empower you to transform into the Best version of yourself. Strive for you to live your Best life. Teach you how to thrive in the face of adversity.


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Together, we will:

Believe that you are capable of helping yourself. Empower you to transform into the Best version of yourself. Strive for you to live your Best life. Teach you how to thrive in the face of adversity.

Something to know about my approach is:

I thoroughly enjoy facilitating individual, couples, and family therapy, and the passion for my craft is evident during every session. I truly believe that without discomfort, there is no growth!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Families
  • Mood Disorders
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationships
  • Stress Management
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Dr. Britney  Alford remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Faith Pérez McGowan
Together, we will:

help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

When we work together, you can expect to practice challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, learn more effective coping mechanisms, and have more restful, quality sleep.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Trauma
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Faith Pérez McGowan remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia