San Francisco Therapy for "Cutting" Behavior
Serving Teenagers and Adults
Self Injury - "Cutting"
It's not just "cutting." Self-injury is the deliberate harm, mutilation, injury of the body or a body part, not with the intent to commit suicide. The harm, injury or mutilation serves a purpose and involves cutting, burning, scratching, hitting, biting, kicking, head banging and pulling hair out.
extensively with adults and teenagers who are self-injuring, to find
ways to manage and process distressing emotions rather than act in
self-destructive ways. If you or a loved one is self-injuring, you
should take this
behavior seriously and seek professional help. If you are a parent
considering having your teenager
see a psychotherapist, here are
some common questions
that teens have about therapy.
It can be difficult to stop this behavior without the help of a
professional who understands how to work with self-injury.
If you have questions or would like to set up an initial consultation session, please contact me at 415.401.7180.
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