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Starting Self-harm counseling

What is Self-harm counseling?

Self-harm counseling is aimed at helping individuals who struggle with harming themselves break this pattern by addressing the underlying emotional causes and work to develop new, healthier coping skills. Thriveworks self-harm therapists in Littleton, CO are experienced in treating those who self-harm with empathy, compassion, and unconditional regard in order to help them heal and recover, both physically and emotionally.

How does Self-harm counseling work?

Self-harm counseling at Thriveworks often uses cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to help clients discover the connections between their thoughts and feelings and their behaviors. By assessing these areas, Thriveworks Littleton therapists can help clients find and address the true emotional roots of their patterns and, from there, effectively adjust unwanted behaviors.

Is Self-harm counseling conducted in person or online?

Self-harm counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Self-harm counseling last?

The duration of self-harm counseling will often depend on a variety of factors, such as the intensity of an individual's symptoms or the current levels of stress present in their lives. Because of this, treatment can last a handful of months or on a continual basis over the course of years. In the end, it's up to the client and their individual needs.

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Self-Harm in Littleton, CO—Therapy and Counseling

Heartbreaking circumstances often plague people who self-injure. They often have faced victimization, abandonment, trauma, poverty, and more, and they may not know another way to express their experiences and their feelings than through physical pain. These experiences are not their fault, and many people are doing their best to cope.

There is an old saying, “When we know better, we do better.” Many people who have used self-harm as a coping mechanism in the past are learning new coping skills. These skills allow them to handle their difficult circumstances and emotions in a life-giving and hope-filled way. For support as they learn, many people are also working with a therapist or counselor. That is why Thriveworks Littleton offers appointments for self-harm. We have worked with many clients as they discover different ways to express their emotions. If you think you could benefit from self-harm counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Littleton today to get started.

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Symptoms and Signs

The signs and symptoms that somebody may be cutting can vary greatly from individual to individual because the forms of self-harm can vary. Many people associate self-harm with cutting, but self-inflicted wounds can take many forms, including scratching, carving, burning, tattooing, branding, pinching, and punching. In some cases, people pull their out or interfere with a wound that is healing. Typical signs that someone may be coping through self-harm include:

  • Using clothing to hide wounds—wearing long pants and sleeves even during hot weather.
  • New, raw wounds such as burns, cuts, bruises, scratches, lacerations, et cetera.
  • Owning or gaining access to sharp objects or weapons that can cause the injuries.
  • Toxic or challenging relationships with family, friends, co-workers, teachers, and more.
  • Nagging questions concerning one’s existence, identity, or purpose.
  • Behaviors that are unpredictable and impulsive.
  • Persistent feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, or worthlessness.

Possible Causes of Self-Harm

One common thread that is woven through almost every case of self-harm is psychological pain. What has caused the agony will be unique to each individual, but the accompanying emotional torment is not. Possibly, people who cut have been abused or neglected as a child. Possibly, they have faced poverty or trauma. These circumstances can trigger panic, guilt, anxiety, worthlessness, loneliness, anger, confused sexuality, fear, rejection, or self-hatred.

As people process their psychological pain, self-harm may be the best way they know how to cope and…

  1. Divert their attention from the pain.
  2. Ease their panic.
  3. Feel in control.
  4. Escape their feelings of numbness—even through pain.
  5. Express their experiences and emotions.
  6. Blame themselves for their experience.

Therapy and Counseling for Self-Harm at Thriveworks Littleton

As you read through this information on self-harm, did anything resonate with your experience? If you or someone you care for is using cutting to cope with difficult circumstances and emotions, you are not alone. Many people have used self-harm as a coping mechanism, but many people are also learning new ways to handle life’s pain.

If you are ready to work with a therapist or counselor, know that Thriveworks Littleton offers appointments for cutting and self-harm. When you call our office, you may have your first appointment the same week. We do not keep waitlists, but we offer weekend and evening appointments. Our office also accepts most forms of insurance.

If you are ready to begin a healing process, we are ready to walk with you. Contact Thriveworks Littleton today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Littleton therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Littleton
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Hear from our clients

4.9 Thriveworks Littleton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Read more Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Littleton Oct 2019
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Great place!!
Littleton Aug 2018
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Thanks for all the great books to check out.
Littleton Jul 2018
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Great place & a very calm environment.
Littleton Jul 2018
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Found this office and Stacey in my Cigna network and couldn’t be more impressed!!
Littleton Jul 2018
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Very friendly and calming! I was very nervous but she made me feel right at home!
Littleton Jun 2018
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My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Read more My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Professional, caring, and supportive. Very pleased with my experience here.
Littleton Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Littleton is located off of W Cross Dr., near Southwest Plaza We are near other major health centers including Centura Health, and we share a building with Integrated Physical Therapy of Colorado.

Phone number

(720) 358-7560

Languages spoken by CO providers

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