Break Free from Skin Picking

Our personalized online therapy program empowers you to retrain your brain and find freedom from skin picking.

Imagine a world where your behaviors don't run the show.

You no longer think in limitations, and instead feel free to live life on your terms.

Suffering from skin picking is a constant struggle for control of your body and your life. Therapy is the key to recognizing your triggers and building the tools needed to change your response to them.

You've done the research. Now is the time for action.

We created our program to provide everyone with access to therapist-guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The most effective treatment for this disorder to date, CBT helps patients develop important tools and strategies for dealing with compulsive behavior.

Together we will set goals and bring about changes that will allow you to stop picking and start living.

Learn more about how our guided CBT-based program works.

Evidence based therapy that works.

Our program uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you identify skin picking triggers and retrain your brain. CBT is considered the most effective way to treat compulsive skin picking among specialists for the disorder. This therapy is effective because it empowers the patient to develop responsive skills and strategies.

Professional guidance every step of the way.

Your case is unique, and your treatment should be too. We connect you with a personal therapist who will lead you through the program and provide individualized support. Every therapist is trained by the TLC Foundation for BFRBs (body focused repetitive behaviors), and specializes in the treatment of skin picking with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Work and grow from the comfort of your own home.

Your privacy is important. This is a 100% online program, which means that you can participate from wherever you'd like. Nervous about opening up face-to-face with a therapist? Your communication with your therapist is text based via our secure messaging system.

A fraction of the cost of traditional therapy.

We developed this program to make therapy available to everyone. Full access to the program costs the same as roughly 2 hours of traditional therapy. Even better, studies show that online CBT-based therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy.

Meaningful therapy from any device.

The beauty of a 100% online program is that it is built to fit your lifestyle. With no need to schedule sessions or visit a therapist's office, you can access the program when it's most convenient. Enjoy compatibility with laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Keep things confidential.

We understand the personal nature of this program. Special care is taken to secure your information. Anything you share with your therapist is under therapist-client privilege (a confidentiality agreement). You may even remain anonymous if you wish.

What Our Clients Say

Like tools in a tool belt, this program gave me useful and practical tools that I needed first to understand and then to deal with my skin picking behavior. Even after finishing, I'm still reviewing and practicing the things that I learned. I'm encouraged and hopeful for how the things I've received will continue to benefit me and others. And i would recommend this program to anyone looking for help!
First of all, I want to say THANK YOU!! You have been such a tremendous help and I am so grateful for that. You have truly changed my life because picking no longer rules it. I would love to provide my feedback: My experience with this program has been nothing short of amazing. Before the program, I felt alone and like I would never be able to stop picking my skin. Now, I don't have any problems whatsoever with skin picking. I will forever be grateful for this program! I would absolutely recommend it to someone who needs it. It works!
I would absolutely recommend this program for someone who is dealing with similar behaviors such as skin-picking. The program helps you to break down what seems like an insurmountable issue that you have no control over into smaller, more manageable pieces. Investigating the whys of the behavior is the first step in stopping it. Thank you for helping me to gain some control back in my life. I can leave my house without makeup on!

You can't change what you don't know.

Are you ready to learn the techniques you need to take control of your picking? Sign up to take your first step towards a life free of compulsions.

We'll set you up with a therapist straight away.

Client Testimonials

I would sum up this experience as life changing. I learned more than I ever thought I could about my condition and along with that information, I was given the tools to successfully overcome my picking problem. It was extremely beneficial. I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone suffering from this type of behavior. This program is worth every penny and I am so thankful I went through with it. I have taken what I have learned and applied it to not only my picking problem but to several other areas of my life. Because of this program, my life and my outlook on life has improved significantly. I am very grateful for SkinPick and my therapist!
If you'd told me I'd be where I am now back at the beginning I would not have believed you. I have not engaged in serious picking for weeks - perhaps 5-6 weeks- and my hands have healed so that I don't have to hide them and am starting to feel normal. I still notice strong urges when under stress and am aware I have not been tested more seriously, but I am applying the strategies daily and am overcoming the urge to pick - even leaving loose pickable skin alone. I could not have done this without the CBT program and am very grateful.
This program has equipped me with several tools that I can use not only to decrease the amount of skin picking that I do, but also to become aware of and address the triggers that lead up to the skin picking. I love that this program focuses on changing the way you process your thoughts and instructs you on how to reframe them as well as focusing on the actual physical behavior. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who struggles with skin picking or similar behaviors. I have tried so many other things and I am happy to have finally found a program that helps now and will continue to help me for a long time to come.

Build Your Own Tools

Take a sneak peek at some of the coping techniques you'll learn over the course of the program.

Awareness

How to be more aware of your picking, by recognizing and understanding your behaviors.

Replacement Techniques

How to minimize picking by replacing it with alternative behavior.

Reduce Environmental Triggers

How to minimize picking by reducing triggers in your environment.

Acceptance

How to stop controlling your urges and start accepting them.

Distance

How to distance yourself from your thoughts and urges.

Goal Setting

Set life goals based on your values and learn to live your life to the fullest.

We've empowered clients all over the world to take control of their behaviors, and their life.

We've treated thousands of clients with body focused repetitive behaviors from over 20 different countries.
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Latest Client Reviews

When asking our clients for feedback, we ask these two questions:

  1. How do you sum up your experience with the program?
  2. Would you recommend it to others who suffer from excoriation disorder?

Here are the replies we get:

I found the program very helpful. I was actually incredibly surprised how successful it was for me. I found following the suggested strategies easy because it was explained and conceptualised well, though it was confronting at times. It was helpful to understand that skin picking is linked with OCD which helped me become aware of how much I attempt to control my thoughts and feelings. I found the ACT sections very beneficial as I feel my skin picking is usually an attempt for control when I felt I couldn’t control my inner turmoil. It gives me confidence to know that after 22 years I’ve actually been able to reduce my skin picking and it had been the most sustainable yet. While I still have a while to go for it to stop altogether I find comfort in knowing that I have the confidence to ride my urges and open up to my thoughts and feelings without feeling the need to control them so thank you for the wonderful program. I would absolutely be recommending people to complete this program. I love how it is very evidence based and it was very successful for me so I will have no qualms in doing so.

Past client, finished the program in July 2019

To sum up my experience, I think that this program has drastically changed my outlook on my picking behaviour, which has helped me to change (not eliminate) my picking behaviour. I believe that through this program I have gained skills and insights that will help me to continue to manage and overcome my picking. The materials within this program have been relevant and effective for me and I really appreciate the support and motivation that my therapist Michaela has provided me; her insistance on discussing things further has kept me engaged and accountable for my use of this program. Thank you so much, Michaela. I absolutely would recommend this program for someone who is looking to understand and improve their picking behaviour; this program is targeted, easy to follow and much cheaper than receiving traditional face-to-face CBT therapy.

Past client, finished the program in July 2019

The content of the program was presented clearly. It provided scientifically based approaches for understanding and managing picking behaviors in a manner that is easy to understand. I left the program feeling like I had tools at my disposal to help manage and hopefully someday eliminate this picking behavior. The therapist was very helpful and quick to help and also made me feel at ease as I navigated the content and discussed underlying issues. I would recommend this program to people who need help getting to understand their picking behaviors and to discover ways to manage and/or significantly reduce their picking.

Past client, finished the program in June 2019

I absolutely think the program was beneficial. I would sum up the program by saying that it helped me be okay with experiencing negative emotions/thoughts, and separate the picking behaviour, as well as the triggers for picking (negative emotions) from myself, so I could get distance from the behaviours and emotions and view them as something I was experiencing, not what I truly am. I enjoyed the program and found the focus on taking better care of myself and prioritising that as one of my values extremely helpful personally. Even though I was somewhat aware of what I found helpful and positive self-care techniques previously (e.g. journalling) the course really emphasised the importance of these to me and as a result I am doing these a lot more. I really liked that you challenged me to keep looking for and examining what was behind my behaviours/thoughts/attitudes Michaela, and to look at how those formed or started, and to think about what was happening for me at a deeper level. The program definitely helped me significantly improve my life in general and work positively towards values and goals, as well as reducing the picking behaviour itself. I would 100% recommend the program and the therapist to someone else experiencing similar behaviours/issues.

Past client, finished the program in May 2019

By the Numbers

Reduction in symptoms during the program
92%
Percent of clients experience reduction in symptoms after just 3 weeks
91%
Percent of clients experience significant reduction in symptoms (>20%) after two months with Skinpick
98%
Percent of clients would recommend the program to others with the same condition

Stop Picking. Start Living.

Prior to joining this program, our average client had suffered from compulsive picking for 16 years. That's 5840 days of living with picking compulsions.
Are you ready to experience substantial reduction in your picking and see real improvements in your life in just a few short weeks?

A word from one of our clients

I have recommended this program to three estheticians. I hope that they will share it with people who compulsively pick. I think that many people suffer from this behavior privately and feel a great deal of shame about it. I want to tell them there is help available which is both accessible and affordable. Sharing this information with others has been helpful to me, reducing shame and cultivating willingness to openly acknowledge and address the behavior. I started this program because I was hurting. This program and the therapist brought healing, understanding, and compassion for my own suffering and that of others. There is a way to end the suffering caused by skin picking. I hope others will discover it and give themselves the gift of healing, self-forgiveness, and constructive action that can be found through this program. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Expert therapy at an affordable price

Getting the help you deserve shouldn't empty your wallet.

Receive unlimited counseling with Skinpick for just $49 per week.

For comparison: one week of traditional (in-office) therapy costs $150 on average.

Weekly Price

In-office counseling: $150

Skinpick: $49