Help Your Child

Our therapists will guide you every step of the way and help you and your child cope with skin picking

Psychotherapy is the most efficient known solution for skin picking. At the same time, finding the therapist who knows enough about skin picking is often a challenge. That’s why we created SkinPick for Parents.

Our program is based on proven and effective principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy adapted for children - the most effective form of treatment that we currently have.

As a parent, you will work with our experienced therapists who will help you approach your child and help them apply CBT principles. We help you help your child, helping you bond and understand each other in the process.

Being a parent is stressful. Being a parent of a child struggling with skin picking is something you don’t have to go battle alone.

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

Evidence based therapy that works.

Our program uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help your child recognize and handle triggers, while introducing healthy alternative habits. CBT is considered the most effective way to treat skin picking among specialists, because it empowers the client to think constructively and find practical solutions.

Professional guidance every step of the way.

No two children are alike and every parent is different too. We will assign you to a trained and experienced psychotherapist who will lead you through the program and provide individualized support, because every child deserves a custom tailored approach.

Anytime & anywhere.

Ours is the only internet-based program geared towards parents and children. This means that you get personalized support delivered to your inbox and you can work on helping your child from the privacy of your home, adjusting the pace to your schedule.

More affordable & more accessible

You get to stay in touch with your therapist throughout the week at your convenience and you get the support at the fraction of the price of what traditional face-to-face therapy would cost, thanks to our program based on written correspondence. No need to schedule sessions or visit a therapist's office, all of it is available from any device.

A space for you as well as for your child.

We will guide you every step of the way and help you help your child. In addition, we provide a space to explore your own feelings and find coping strategies that are right for you. A child’s problem necessarily reflects on the parents too, creating a negative feedback loop of guilt and frustration, which is why we hold space for you too.

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!

Change comes from compassionate and strategic thinking.

You can help your child start changing in no time. Sign up now and within 24h you will have a therapist assigned to you.

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

Teach your child how to be more aware of triggers and picking behaviors.

Replacement Techniques

Learn how to minimize picking by replacing it with healthier alternative behaviors.

Reduce Environmental Triggers

Alter your child’s environment to minimize triggering situations.

Acceptance

Teach your child to open up to the urges and learn from them, instead of trying to control them.

EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Teaching your child how to recognize and regulate their emotions will help them develop healthier strategies that render picking obsolete.

BALANCING

Balancing your child’s needs with external demands will foster healthy, sustainable development.

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 just want to start off to say thank you for all of your help in the program. It truly has made a difference in my life. The fact that I signed up for real therapy to treat an issue I’ve been dealing with for about a decade is a big deal. I never really thought there would be a therapy designed to fight this specific mental illness/disorder/issue or whatever people want to call. I could never even admit I had a problem until I did this class. I am glad my boyfriend encouraged me to do it because once I realized and admitted I had a problem with picking my face I was able to focus on the best treatment and the “WHY” behind it. I made goals for myself each week to complete the studies and writing material. It helped keep me on track and also learn a lot of helpful and insightful information. This information I plan to print out and make a binder with it so that I can always look back on it. I would definitely recommend this program to people who struggle with skin picking. Unfortunately there aren’t enough resources out there in the medical field right now, so it can be hard to find a therapist who understands this mental disorder. I know I personally had trouble with finding the appropriate help before I stumbled upon this website online. I do not regret purchasing this therapy program because it held me accountable monetary wise and also emotionally gave me things to think about so that I could really dig deep and figure out why I have always picked my face in the past. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit, and I believe it has been double that amount of time that I’ve been in this program. I found that I was drastically able to cut down on my skin picking behaviors and i continue to do so. Just recognizing how detrimental skin picking is to not only me but to my fiancé and family, it makes me realize how important it is to stop this awful behavior. I learned more about my values and what else is important to me. Skin picking does not fall into that category. So again, the program was helpful in realizing this and holding me accountable for my actions. Would highly recommend!

Past client, finished the program in July 2021

The SkinPick program was extremely beneficial to me. I appreciated the ability to self-pace my treatment regime and the interactions I had with my therapist. I have greatly reduced my picking behaviors as a result of the program. Further, I have learned some excellent tools that I think will help me decrease my skin picking and will eventually help me quit it altogether. I would highly recommend SkinPick to anyone who is struggling with the behavior.

Past client, finished the program in July 2021

My experience with SkinPick has been very fruitful. I came into the program with some strategies but you helped me focus in the deeper seeded habits and emotional links to this disorder that I didn't have the ability to address on my own. I've had a lot of therapy but few people understand this disorder. I felt as though I was speaking with an expert which gave me confidence in the program. I would definitely recommend it to others. It might be useful to add a support group component or video/phone sessions to augment the relationship between client and therapist. Thank you for all your assistance and I am truly grateful for your expertise!

Past client, finished the program in June 2021

The programme provided a good structure for first being made aware of the nature and scope of my skin picking problem (it's roots, triggers and the situations that promoted the habit) and then later providing tools and frameworks for dealing with the triggers and urges. The kind guidance of my therapist helped me look at my skin picking problem from different perspectives, which gave me a better understanding of why I have been doing it for years. The support provided by the therapist is invaluable. The sessions helped formulate other ways to deal with the urges to pick and then identify values for defining goals and activities to pursue. The techniques practiced in the later part of the program were especially significant for me because they taught me how to create some distance between my "self" and the urges, the negative thoughts and difficult emotions, making them less overwhelming. It's been beneficial for me in so many ways and I'm glad that therapy for dealing with skin picking is available online, in an accessible format. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to address their skin picking problem.

Past client, finished the program in June 2021

By the Numbers

Reduction in symptoms during the program
Numbers presented are global for Skinpick, and not only for the program for parents
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
91%+
Percent of clients who finish the program would recommend it to others with the same condition

Your child’s healthy development can start today.

Research shows that psychotherapy works better, the sooner you seek help. If you think our program is right for you, start now.

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 monthly counseling with Skinpick for the cost of one traditional (in-office) therapy session.