So, you suffer from Dermatillomania (also known as “skin picking” or “excoriation disorder”), and you decided to do something about it, right?
Good. Because we understand your frustration and your struggle. We understand how limiting this disorder is. And we know that your true potential, currently inhibited by this condition, is in reality infinitely higher.
We help people manage their skin picking and ultimately overcome it, releasing their true self, and enabling them to live life to the fullest. This is our job. We can help You, too.
This is a one of its kind, therapist guided, online therapy program, based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - the most effective method of treatment for this disorder to-date).
It has sound - you might want to turn volume down, or use headphones, for privacy.
Evidence Based Therapy That Works
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is the most effective method to date, to treat compulsive skin picking. It is the method of choice that is primarily used by expert therapists worldwide, who specialize in treating this disorder.
Bottom line is that my life got better since I started the program. And I certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for help to deal with dermatillomania.
Skin picker for 25 years
Get the Professional Guidance You Need
Your case is unique – you have your own specific symptoms and needs – and it’s important to personalize treatment. That’s why you will get a personal therapist, who will lead you through the program, and give you support every step of the way.
All our therapists are qualified professionals, certified by the TLC foundation for BFRBs, specializing in treating skin picking and related disorders, and experienced in using CBT for treatment.
I would suggest SkinPick's program as a good learning environment to anyone who wants to understand and change their picking behaviors.
Skin Picker for 8 years
Maintain Your Privacy
The program takes place 100% online, which means you can participate from the privacy of your own home, without the need to visit a therapist’s office.
Communication with therapist is text based, via secure worksheets – which particularly fits people who don't like the idea of opening up to a therapist, face to face.
Overall it is a surprisingly good program for me, and I'm looking forward to completing the rest of the sessions. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who suffers from the same.
Skin picker for 13 years
Affordable – a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Face-to-Face Therapy
One of the main reasons we developed this program is to help those who cannot afford traditional face to face therapy. Indeed, 8 weeks access to the program with your own qualified therapist costs what you would pay for about 2 hours of traditional face-to-face therapy.
Moreover, studies show that online therapy based on CBT is not less effective than traditional face-to-face therapy.
Just a thought, as I know it's a struggle to find any sort of treatment for skin picking and this website and program is a Godsend. I wish it were available locally to all who suffer.
D. Skin picker. Oct 2014.
Access Anytime, from Anywhere, on Any Device
It’s a 100% online program, which means you can participate from anywhere, anytime. There’s no need to schedule sessions, or travel to therapists’ office, which will save you time. You can access the program from any device (PC/MAC, smartphones, iPad etc).
It has given me a base for recovery that I had been sorely lacking. It's an approachable program and its targeted so deeply at what lies beneath the picking behavior patterns.
Skin picker, Dec 2014
You’re in Safe Hands
Your privacy is our top priority. This is why special care is taken to secure your information. You are of course guarded by therapist-client privilege (which is a confidentiality agreement, meaning that nothing you share will be disclosed by the therapist to any third party).
Not only have I recommended this program in general to others, I gave this site and program specifically to my face to face therapists so they could visit and hopefully find it a place to recommend to other patients in the future.
Past client, finished the program in Dec. 2015
The SkinPick program is comprised of 8 sessions. Each session takes on average about an hour to complete. We recommend completing not more than one session per week, in order to let the material set in, and to practice what you’ve learned.
Between sessions you will communicate with your assigned therapist via specially designed worksheets. Communication via the worksheets is text based and secure. In these worksheets you will discuss with your therapists topics that were covered in the last session, as well as your progress and any specific difficulties you might have.
Throughout the program, and especially during the first few sessions, you will be instructed to use the self-monitoring App to document your behaviors. This will allow you to become more aware of your picking, to recognize patterns in your behavior, and to provide a more comprehensive view of your case to your therapist
Initial assessment and getting to know your therapist: you will provide some background info about yourself, we will address your expectations from therapy, and you’ll get to know your therapist
Gaining awareness: with the help of our proprietary monitoring app, you will develop awareness of your skin picking behaviors, and learn to better recognize and understand your compulsion, and how it affects your life.
Reducing and Stopping skin picking: you will learn various techniques on how to reduce, replace, manage and ultimately stop your skin picking compulsion.
Dealing With Your Urges to pick: you will learn acceptance and mindfulness strategies, that will prepare you to deal with your compulsive urges the right way.
Living Life to the Fullest: with the help of your therapist you will try to realize what really is important for you in your life, you will set goals for the future, and will learn effective relapse strategies to prevent your compulsion from ruling your life ever again.
We constantly email our clients, asking to provide feedback about the program. We ask these questions:
Here are the replies we get:
95% of clients who finish the program say they would (and do) recommend it to others