Client Reviews

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

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

Here are the replies we get:

I found this program very beneficial and one of a kind. It helped me uncover and work on accepting the root causes of my skin picking. It also helped me understand myself better and identify the aspects that I need to work on that will help me completely break this habit. This program provided me with especially useful and tangible protective mechanisms, thoughts, exercises and practices. As someone who has been struggling with skin picking without understanding it for more than 15 years, I would absolutely recommend this program for anyone who is in a similar situation!

Past client, finished the program in September 2021

This experience has been extremely helpful. I was expecting mostly behavioral change techniques going into this, but was surprised by how far reaching this program was. I feel like it has helped me become aware of many different aspects that have been contributing to my skin picking and has provided me with so many tools and ideas on how to help myself. What I have learned has helped reduce my skin picking and also helped me change and grow as a person. I feel like this program has given me a new perspective on how I deal with many issues in my life. I would definitely recommend this program to someone who is looking for help with this behavior. It is great to have a program and therapist that understands the problem and is well educated in ways to work through it.

Past client, finished the program in August 2021

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

I think this program was helpful. I didn´t stop picking my skin, but I considerably reduced my skinpicking. Sometimes it felt like it wasn´t moving forward at all, but when I look at my assessments, I notice that I have much less problem with my skinpicking now. I still pick my skin, but I feel like I´ve got tools to reduce my skinpicking in the future too. And I don´t feel as much shame anymore. I would absolutely recommend this program! It´s good to know that it takes a lot of time and effort. During this program, I have finished my studies, started a new job, and had other problems with my health too, which means I haven´t always had the energy I would have needed to get the best out of this program.

Past client, finished the program in April 2021

This has been a beneficial experience. Thanks to your knowledge and feedback to raise awareness and clarity in me. With the guidance I have delved into areas of my life that had bounced around in my thinking/feeling world. These thoughts are a bit more orderly now, less emotions attached to the people and events. The one to one writing is a good way to communicate and do therapy. I could focus more on my thoughts/feelings, without the distraction of face to face communication and at the times that suited me, like late at night or whenever was a good time to get into this. I have more control over my urges to pick, my pimples are not a ‘big’ thing anymore, though they haven’t completely gone, I can leave them alone more and this will be ongoing with my determination. I understand my behaviour more now.

Past client, finished the program in April 2021

My experience was very positive and helped me get to the root cause of this bad habit. I found the sessions helpful and insightful. I feel I have been given resources and strategies to manage this issue. I would recommend this to anyone else struggling with skin picking.

Past client, finished the program in February 2021

Overall I found the program to be beneficial because it helped me better understand why I pick which has helped me reduce my picking. I would recommend the program because it provides support and realistic approaches. I've tried many methods of reducing my picking and this program has been the most helpful.

Past client, finished the program in January 2021

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