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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.

Whether you are located in downtown Knoxville, the suburbs of Knoxville, other nearby places such as Kingsport, Johnson City, or anywhere else in Tennessee, 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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Maura Merritt
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Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Maura Merritt remote and phone therapy in California, Tennessee