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 provides a thorough method of analysing your skin picking and gives an interesting approach to why it occurs. It isn’t a cure to stopping but it gives you some good building blocks to hopefully be more successful to quit skin picking in the future. I would recommend it, especially as it helps you understand the reasons why you pick. Thank you for your help.

Past client, finished the program in February 2019

The program gave me multiple tools to not only help prevent me from picking, but to also understand why I do and how to address the underlying issues causing the picking. Because it was multifaceted in this way, I found it very helpful. In the past, I tried individual tips and tricks that were unsuccessful in the long run because they didn't approach the problem as a whole, but rather just tried to suppress it. For this reason, I would highly recommend the program to anyone struggling with skin picking/hair pulling/nail biting, etc.

Past client, finished the program in January 2019

I have loved this program. The results have been amazing. The best part is not just using distractions or medication to stop the problem, but really understanding the reason behind it. The best thing I learned was that picking is not my problem, it is how I am reacting to my feelings. For so long, I was so defeated because I wanted to STOP picking. I felt like a failure, and the cycle continued. By working with my therapist, we both recognized things in my life that triggered this behavior and how it became far more than a habit, but a coping mechanism. My therapist has been so helpful and understanding. I did not feel judged by this “embarrassing” process. I felt supported and learned so much about myself and who I want to be through my core values. I have still more to do, but I am celebrating the continual improvement I feel. This course has been a life changer for me. Thank you and my therapist for helping me get back to the real me. I would definitely recommend this course. I have been surprised as I have opened up about this process, that many others have the same concerns with skin picking. I have referred them right away to This program helps you commit to a new life and to forgive yourself for the old person you were. It truly is amazing!

Past client, finished the program in December 2018

I've been picking for over 30 years, and I haven't ever had success in substantially changing my picking behavior before this program. I've been to therapy and done online programs before without much result. I think the weekly writing exercises, coupled with therapist feedback were really helpful for me. The combination of values-based thinking exercises, mindfulness, and CBT strategies added up to a real change over the two month period. I pick so much less today and I don't feel any longer like I don't have control over my behavior. Thank you so much for your help--it's made a huge difference for me. And, the exercises we went through have also improved my life more broadly speaking. I would highly recommend this program to anyone dealing with skin-picking. It was really beneficial for me and I learned a lot of new strategies for dealing with picking and anxiety more generally. This program helped me more than any other treatment has, and I have tried so many. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Past client, finished the program in December 2018

The way this program helped me to gain more cognizance of my skin picking issues was invaluable. I now possess the necessary confidence going forward to resist my urges to pick. I have made amazing strides since beginning the course. My skin is the clearest it has been in years! I would absolutely recommend SkinPick to other sufferers. I now realize how in control of my actions I am.

Past client, finished the program in November 2018

I liked how comprehensive the program was. I learned some new and very helpful viewpoints and practical tools to help me going forward. The sessions were easy to understand and follow. The best part was working one-on-one with my therapist online. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and encouraging. I felt like I could talk to her about anything. I would recommend this program because of its fresh approach and great insights.

Past client, finished the program in November 2018

To sum up, I think this program is very beneficial because it provides a deep, thorough and steady look into your skin picking behavior...but you can bring up and discuss all your obsessions and compulsions, past and present, in order to get a full picture and have as much information as possible...being able to be completely open and honest with somebody who understands this disorder is such a gift. Here, there's no stigma and severe OCD and OCD with skin picking wasn't this unheard of thing. I felt so comfortable with my therapist, Michaela, and she offered targeted questions that allowed me to really dig deep and think in a different, more beneficial way. Yes, I would recommend! I think the biggest takeaway from this program, for me, is that I am more aware of the harmful thoughts, the obsessions- I am able to halt those thoughts, even if for a second, couple seconds, I can pause the thoughts that can get so out of control and ruining. I was offered multiple strategy options and, now, I put more of an emphasis on challenging the thoughts about picking, challenging the cleanliness delusions, I do have more beneficial thoughts now as opposed to harmful ones. This program is just so in-depth and you can just say whatever is on your mind, whatever you're dealing with, whatever you're doing to your skin, you can say it, you can say your reasoning, you can be completely honest about how your brain works, the thoughts/delusions- how consuming it can get. Michaela offered a lot of unique, thought-provoking, discovery questions and had very enlightening insight. This program is a great concept and it's set-up/how it progresses makes sense- not too much all at once, a steady build-up- but it's not too little/not enough, either- not at all- there's always something to work towards which is very, very important. I found that even a little comment or suggestion helped me a lot and my thought processes were really broken down and addressed. Thank you so much- having this tool is profoundly beneficial.

Past client, finished the program in November 2018

I was desperate, insecure and jaded when I came across this program. I felt as though my dermatillomania behavior was so ingrained in me that I would have to deal with it for the rest of my life. I wasn’t sure if anything or anyone could help, but I was willing to try. I had nowhere else to turn. Nothing else was working. I knew I had to accept that this disorder was bigger than me and that I felt powerless over it in order to fully submerse myself in the healing journey. I had to come to terms with my vulnerabilities, perceived flaws, and my willingness to commit if I wanted results. This program gave me hope. I took a chance, and I’m so grateful for it. I have seen tangible results that excite and inspire me. My experience in this program has given me lifelong tools to repair the damage and control of dermatillomania. I am now equipped with the strength and perspective I need to conquer this self-destructive force. I have transformed my relationship with my skin, my feelings, my needs, and my belief in myself. This program is a blessing. If you’re struggling with a skin-picking disorder and ready for help, this program will gently guide you in a self-empowering and life-changing direction. You CAN conquer just have to keep taking steps toward change.

Past client, finished the program in November 2018

The experience was extremely valuable. The combination of learning techniques and having weekly check ins to chart progress really helped, and while it will not always be easy, I genuinely feel that the behaviour is no longer something that limits or inhibits me. I would absolutely recommend this program to someone else looking for help. I had tried many other times to stop the behaviour but this is the first time where I’ve seen sustained progress.

Past client, finished the program in November 2018

I found the course really beneficial - the sessions and worksheets were very comprehensive in dealing with all the different aspects to the condition. It's helped me understand the behavior much better and the techniques and methods suggested have been really helpful. I would really recommend the course to anyone else with the behavior as it's really helpful having the chance to follow a programme that is specifically tailored to people with this condition.

Past client, finished the program in October 2018