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:

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 bcause picking no longer rules my it. I would love to provide my feedback: 1. 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! 2. I would absolutely recommend it to someone who needs it. It works!

Past client, finished the program in Aug 2017

I would like to say that my experience with the program has been very positive and successful. I am not totally cured by no means but it has made me aware of my triggers and definitely helped me to cut down on my self destructive skin picking behavior. It holds me accountable if this makes sense. I highly recommend the program to someone else looking for help. Having someone to talk to really does help with your treatment towards a cure.

Past client, finished the program in Aug 2017

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!

Past client, finished the program in July 2017

This is a very good way to systematically take apart the components of skin picking. I would recommend this to anyone looking for new, fresh and effective ideas for addressing this difficult problem.

Past client, finished the program in June 2017

i'm more motivated now to really try and keep my skin clear so i can enjoy the summer and water with my family... i have found this program useful and i think i will be referring back to the sessions over the coming months to re-confirm what i have learnt.

Past client, finished the program in May 2017

I feel very accomplished, I just wish I had tried this years ago, but just so happy that I got finally got a handle on this!

Past client, finished the program in May 2017

thank you sooo much for your help in my recovery. I appreciate your empathy, insights and knowledge...I had my best day in years: no scratching...! I was mindful all day long...first time ever! I was so proud of myself

Past client, finished the program in March 2017

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

Past client, finished the program in March 2017

I would recommend this program to anyone that feels like they have literally tried everything. I went into this program not having high expectations, but figured it was at least worth a shot. I liked the idea of not having scheduled appointments and doing the sessions at my own pace. I find it can be extremely hard to find therapists that are aware Dermatillomania and let alone treat it. I know the majority of people that read this will want to know if I am “cured” after going through the program. It is very unlikely that someone with Dermatilomania can be cured completely. They just have to find ways to manage and understand their behaviors. This program does exactly that. The therapists really work with you to uncover things you may not have realized and give you suggestions on how to improve. I thought it would be hard to connect with someone you don’t see, but I found it to be the opposite. My therapist was always prompt to respond and challenge me in ways I needed. After completing the program, I am left with tools I need to manage my Dermatillomania. For that I am forever grateful.

Past client, finished the program in March 2017

1. I went into the program expecting to see moderate improvement—and have been amazed to find that I've actually experienced TREMENDOUS improvement! I'm no longer living my life on auto-pilot, but rather am conscious, intentional, and aware in a way that is truly freeing—and has helped me make peace with my skin in a way I never thought I could. 2. I would absolutely recommend this program. This is not a band-aid for the behavior; rather, this is an opportunity to look closely at yourself/your life and work hard to shape it in a way that brings you joy. It was obvious throughout the program that it is based on sound research and evidence-based techniques, so I felt confident throughout that it was worth my time, money, and effort.

Past client, finished the program in Feb 2017