Self-harm is often misunderstood. It’s an action some people take to exert control over deep emotional pain or turmoil, creating temporary relief through physical harm. This behavior is a sign of underlying struggles and not a character flaw or weakness. It's important to approach this subject with compassion and understanding. 

How Therapy Can Illuminate and Heal Self-Harm

Therapy offers a beacon of hope and a pathway to recovery for those who self-harm. Here’s how it helps: 

Therapy not only helps to stop the cycle of self-harm but also nurtures a renewed self-image and improved mental health.

Factors Contributing to Self-Harm

Understanding what drives self-harm is key to addressing it. Influences can include:

If you're feeling overwhelmed by self-harm, or know someone who is, reaching out for professional help is a critical first step. Therapy is a powerful tool that can help you find healthier ways to cope with emotional pain and regain a sense of personal control and peace. Contact us to start your journey towards healing, or schedule a 15-minute introductory call to see how we can support you on this path.