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:

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

This program has equipped me with several tools that I can use not only to decrease the amount of skin picking that I do, but also to become aware of and address the triggers that lead up to the skin picking. I love that this program focuses on changing the way you process your thoughts and instructs you on how to reframe them as well as focusing on the actual physical behavior. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who struggles with skin picking or similar behaviors. I have tried so many other things and I am happy to have finally found a program that helps now and will continue to help me for a long time to come.

Past client, finished the program in Feb 2017

this has been an interesting trajectory and i did enjoy the path. i like how you have it laid out to discuss the actual picking and then move from that to what's inside. that's cool. i think, as you program goes too, it is really about much more and that getting to the root cause is the ideal and the rest will follow. i'm lucky to have past experiences that show me that; that i have a real sense of, to look to and know i can do it. but i am glad that this program works this way too.

Past client, finished the program in Jan 2017

Even though I did not complete the program yet (I'm on session 4), I think it is working for me. The content of the sessions is rich and interesting, and provides me with a lot of useful information about the skin picking disorder, and of course about the treatment strategies. I also find the therapist's help useful - some of the concepts introduced in the content are rather hard to comrehend, and my therapist helped me with the difficult parts. Overall it is a surprisingly good program for me, and I'm looking forward to completing the rest of the sessions. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who suffers from the same.

Skin picker for 13 years

It is great to be able to do from home. Weekly sessions are a good idea, give enough time for the last session to get assimilated. Each week has enough covered, to think about and try out, but not too much, so that it is doable. I would suggest SkinPick's program as a good learning environment to anyone who wants to understand and change their picking behaviors.

Skin Picker for 8 years

Actually I've been suffering from this disorder most of my life. I tried going to therapists, both talk therapists and CBT. And that actually helped other areas of my life, but it never helped with my picking. I suspect the reason is that these therapists didn't treat picking specifically. Whereas this program is focused on skin picking. And I actually stopped picking almost completely since I started the program! I have to confess that I wasn't using the worksheets as needed (I skip it mostly), but the material covered in the sessions is most useful! I'm certainly more aware of my picking now, and I found the habit reversal sessions very useful (specifically the tips about switching the action with something else, and taking notice of environmental factors). Would I recommend it to someone? I think I would. Especially for this price, it's a no brainer. Whereas I think that maybe going to meet an expert would be more efficient for some people. But then again, it would cost much much more. And you'd have to find one! (Which I wasn't able to find in my area). I'm certainly happy I found your program. Thanks!

Skin picker for 17 years

I've tried different things over the years to deal with my picking, but nothing was really effective. I decided to give your program a try, because it seemed innovative and promising. I haven't yet completed the program (I'm midway), but I can already say it is more effective than anything I've tried in the past.

Skin picker for 16 years

First, let me tell you I'm so happy I found your website and enrolled in the program. I have been following you for a few years now, and when I heard you created the progam, I immediately joined. It is well structured into sessions, each session dealing with a specific aspect of the disorder and of treatment. There are a lot of practical tips which I find very useful when dealing with my picking. But the best part is of course being able to discuss my issues with the therapist. I don't think I would've gained as much as I did if it wasn't for her. She's so compassionate and professional, and I'm discussing many other issues with her (some are directly related to dermatillomania, others are totally unrelated). Bottom line is that my life got better since I started the progarm. And I certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for help to deal with dermatillomania.

Skin picker for 25 years

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