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 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

I would say this experience was very beneficial. Before this program, I was trapped in a constant cycle of picking my skin every day and no matter what I tried to do I couldn't break out of it. Going 2 days without picking was once a huge accomplishment for me. My skin picking controlled every aspect of my life and lived in constant anxiety. Through this program, I was able to fully understand my skin picking and what I need to do in order to control it. I am to see the bigger picture and not get caught up in intrusive thoughts. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who needs help with this behavior!

Past client, finished the program in June 2020

It took me a while to complete the program but it was quite demanding in the best sense of the word. There was a lot to learn there. Many techniques to try. A ton of useful advice. It has helped more than my previous therapy. I had someone to hold me accountable and to hold my hand through the whole process. That was also the best thing about it. If you pick your skin, this program is for you. It will be quite the ride but it will be worth the effort and the time. My biggest obstacle was that I wanted to do it too fast but not really go beneath the surface. Going through SkinPick I learned to be patient and kinder to myself.

Past client, finished the program in April 2020

The absolute highlight of the program is communication with the therapist. It's a different kind of work and it takes some getting used to because all the communication is in writing. But it's very efficient and flexible and I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to go through it.

Past client, finished the program in April 2020

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