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:

The program was beneficial to me as I learned to think about skin picking differently. Picking is something I have lived with for a very long time, and I suspect it will continue to be a part of my life. The program prompted me to reflect on and practice approaches to have a healthier mentality overall. While I had hoped this program would help me stop picking entirely, it has helped me have tools to reduce my reliance on picking as an emotional outlet. I would consider that a success. I would recommend this program to someone else who is looking for help with the behavior. And I would encourage them that regular participation is really important.

Past client, finished the program in October 2020

My experience was beneficial because it helped me explore my triggers for skin picking and helped me come up with alternatives to stop that behavior. As well as exploring the reason why I pick and limiting the situations where it leads to that behavior most. I would recommend this therapy to someone else, however it’s easily dragged out longer than it needs to be, so be proactive with the sessions and worksheets. The longer you wait, the more expensive is gets, so stick with it and the treatment will be shorter and more beneficial.

Past client, finished the program in October 2020

I would sum up my experience as follows: it wasn't just the picking that was addressed but other aspects of my life and mental health (managing stress, my core values, my relationships). I found it very helpful with understanding why I pick and learning what I need to do to resist the urges. I found it most helpful to be accepting of myself and realize what I need to add to life to help deal with stress, anxiety and unrealistic expectations. I still have urges and pick but it doesn't feel like an uncontrollable problem anymore. I would absolutely recommend it to someone else struggling with picking. The program surprised me with how in depth in issues we went - 'under the skin' so to speak.

Past client, finished the program in September 2020

I am so glad I decided to enroll in this program. Before signing up, I had been interested in therapy but was hesitant due to costs and uncertainty of which issues to address during therapy. Finding the Skinpick program was a complete blessing, it allowed me to face an issue that I may not have felt comfortable addressing in person in therapy. I appreciate that the program was affordable, personalized, addressed my specific issue and was self paced. The sessions were broken down in a way that really made sense and led me to a greater understanding of myself. My therapist was extremely kind and helpful throughout the process, asking questions and helping me appreciate the progress I made during the course of the program. I feel I have a much greater handle on my skinpicking behavior now and a greater understanding of myself as well because of this program and would highly recommend it to anyone struggle with body-focused repetitive behaviors.

Past client, finished the program in September 2020

I would sum up my experience by saying that the SP program provided me with an opportunity to develop a conscious awareness about my behaviour, as well as, a non-judgemental space to explore my thoughts and feelings. The program was not focussed on skin picking alone it got me to consider the deeper emotions and thoughts that may trigger me and empower me in how I respond to urges or difficult thoughts. Ultimately, I learned a lot about techniques to help with urges, letting go of this idea of control, practicing mindfulness and staying present, and bringing my values to the forefront of my mind to help guide me in my choices and behaviours in life. At times the information was overwhelming but i felt comfortable being vulnerable in the program and trusting my counsellor to guide me to my own understanding. I would recommend this program to others looking for help around skin picking.

Past client, finished the program in September 2020

The experience with the program helped me feel like I’m not alone, which was extremely comforting. I learned about my strengths and weaknesses and how my need for control negatively impacts my behaviors. I believe it was beneficial and although I am still struggling with skin picking, I have more hope that I can get better. I would recommend it to someone who is looking for help with a similar behavior and have already discussed it at length with my friend and my sister.

Past client, finished the program in August 2020

My experience with the program has been very helpful. I was very dubious when I saw an online program for dermatillomania, but had reached a point of desperation where I was willing to give it a try. I have been very surprised at how helpful it has been, and my picking has reduced to almost zero. I have tried many things over my 30 years of struggling with this disorder, and currently have smooth, healed skin on my hands and a whole range of new coping strategies and understanding of myself. I would recommend this program to others who are genuinely looking for support with their problem. Picking is embarrassing and lonely, but this is a safe space to heal.

Past client, finished the program in August 2020

SkinPick was one of the best decisions of my life. It turned a behavior that contributed to my depression into a non-existent behavior that left me free. I feel so much better! I would recommend SkinPick to anyone who is willing to put in the time to find answers to their skin picking. If it could help me, it can help others. I’m so thankful I found this program!

Past client, finished the program in August 2020

Michaela Chatzimanoli , my therapist that worked with me to overcome my skinpicking urges, by using the program Skinpick has developed, has truly made a difference in my life for the better. I would definitely recommend this program to others suffering from something like I did.

Past client, finished the program in July 2020

I would sum up my experience with the program as excellent and it was clearly beneficial. My skin has cleared up tremendously, and I don’t feel the stress of skin picking being a huge problem in my life going forward. I would recommend the program to others who feel they have a problem with skin picking. I learned the hard way and wasted a lot of years thinking that if my willpower was better, I would be able to improve by myself. You need tools and support, and this is a reasonably affordable way of improving your skin massively. The lessons and exercises are time efficient, and the feedback and instruction is prompt and useful.

Past client, finished the program in June 2020

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