Austin Self-Harm Counseling


Do you or someone you know struggle with self-harm or other unhealthy coping mechanisms?

Self-harm, also called self-injury and cutting, refers to the deliberate harming of oneself through one or a variety of means. Often seen among adolescents, self-harm also affects male and female adults and, according to many studies, seems to be on the rise. Approximately 6-8% of adolescents and young adults report current chronic self injury, and 12-24% of young adults have self injured. Self-harm can be an overwhelming issue to address, and it can be difficult to know how to respond.

Therapy can be very effective in addressing self-harm. At Austin Family Counseling we offer a warm, compassionate and judgement-free environment. We use a variety of modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to treat clients who struggle with self-harm and other unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress. We offer individual counseling to address these struggles.

Resources:

The Cornell Research Program of Self-Injury and Recovery

To Write Love On Her Arms

Self Injury Foundation

Recover Your Life

Self-injury Outreach And Support