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Self Harm Therapy

Self-harm, often referred to as self-injurious behavior (SIB) or non-suicidal self-injurious behavior (NSSIB), is an unhealthy coping mechanism most commonly used by teens as well as young adults. In fact, Harmony Bay‘s Self-Harm Therapy explores the many reasons for self-harm actions, including the following:

  • Self-punishment: Self-harm can often be used as a self-punishment regimen. Some may engage in self-harm to reprimand themselves for any wrongdoings.
  • Increase sensations when feeling numb: It is not uncommon to struggle with a lack of emotions, feeling numb or disconnected from one’s self. Self-harm may be used to feel and reconnect with one’s self and increase sensations.
  • Regulate emotions: The brain has a difficult time experiencing physical and emotional pain simultaneously. Self-harm may serve as a distraction technique to regulate difficult emotions.
  • Tolerate distress: Self-harm can provide a soothing and calming effect for many. Self-harm may help to tolerate feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
  • Communicating feelings to others: Self-harm may also serve as a ‘cry for help. Some may engage in self-harm to gain attention from their caregivers or loved ones and express their feelings.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SELF-HARM?

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In fact, self-harm can present in many ways:

  • Picking at skin
  • Pulling out hair
  • Burning skin
  • Scratching skin
  • Scrapping skin
  • Cutting skin

It is common for those engaging in self-harm to also struggle with mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Self-harm can also lead to long-lasting damaging effects, including medical concerns.

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Treatment for those struggling with self-harm can include group and individual therapy services. Therapy services will assist in gaining skills to reduce the use of self-harm as a means of coping. Group and individual therapy will also help patients learn effective skills to cope with distress and tools to regulate emotions, including anger, sadness, or anxiety. Our mental health professionals combine compassion with evidence-based mental health therapies to promote lasting healing.

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Treatment Options

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Clinical Mental Health Therapies

We use a combination of advanced psychological methods and personal interaction to address your disorder or behaviors. We can help you overcome your problems in a way that is beneficial for you and those around you. 

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Intensive Outpatient Program

Clients with a personalized treatment plan that includes IOP receive at least nine hours of outpatient therapy weekly. Clients on this treatment schedule typically meet with their specialist three to five times weekly. The length of the client’s appointment varies from three to four hours.

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Telehealth Services

Some people struggle to physically access treatment centers. These individuals can benefit from telehealth solutions, which expand access to talk therapy. Anyone with a computer or mobile device can take advantage of telehealth opportunities. Telehealth can be ideal for both long-term treatment and short-term concerns. Harmony Bay’s telehealth services are provided by licensed clinicians who are equipped to assist with a variety of mental health issues, including common co-occurring disorders.

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Integrative Wellness Services

We believe in integrative wellness services as a holistic approach to therapy. Our providers may recommend yoga, meditation, sleep management, and other stress-reduction techniques.

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Psychiatric Evaluations

We offer a psychiatric assessment or screening that allows us to gather information about your mental health disorder and make an accurate diagnosis. Our assessment is the first step in our extensive treatment process.

Clinical Mental Health Therapies

We use a combination of advanced psychological methods and personal interaction to address your disorder or behaviors. We can help you overcome your problems in a way that is beneficial for you and those around you. 

Intensive Outpatient Program

Clients with a personalized treatment plan that includes IOP receive at least nine hours of outpatient therapy weekly. Clients on this treatment schedule typically meet with their specialist three to five times weekly. The length of the client’s appointment varies from three to four hours.

Telehealth Services

Some people struggle to physically access treatment centers. These individuals can benefit from telehealth solutions, which expand access to talk therapy. Anyone with a computer or mobile device can take advantage of telehealth opportunities. Telehealth can be ideal for both long-term treatment and short-term concerns. Harmony Bay’s telehealth services are provided by licensed clinicians who are equipped to assist with a variety of mental health issues, including common co-occurring disorders.

Integrative Wellness Services

We believe in integrative wellness services as a holistic approach to therapy. Our providers may recommend yoga, meditation, sleep management, and other stress-reduction techniques.

Psychiatric Evaluations

We offer a psychiatric assessment or screening that allows us to gather information about your mental health disorder and make an accurate diagnosis. Our assessment is the first step in our extensive treatment process.

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