Therapists Specializing in Self Harm in Boston Area

Self-harm, also called self-injury, is where someone deliberately injures themself in a way that is not intended to end their life. In many cases, people use self-harm as a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotions. However, it poses a risk and danger to the individual’s safety, and people often end up feeling worse. Self-harm is also associated with various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and psychotic disorders.

The therapists below can help individuals increase awareness of and understand the reasons for self-harm. In therapy, individuals learn to identify triggers, develop safer and healthier coping strategies, implement self-soothing techniques, and bolster communication skills. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are probably the best-known, most effective treatment approaches for self-harm, although therapeutic approaches vary among therapists and depend on each individual’s specific challenges.

Find therapists in Boston Area who specialize in self-harm below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Aaron  Kaplan

Aaron Kaplan

20 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02453

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling confused, frustrated, isolated, scared and possibly in emotional pain. I aim to provide a safe space that is mutually created through a trusting connection built to hold whatever you bring into therapy. The therapy space is your space, so it is important to me that you feel comfortable and understood. I look forward to working together with you to grow, change, heal, and build a more satisfying and purposeful life.


Brightline

Brightline

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Brightline is the first comprehensive behavioral health solution designed to support kids, teens, and parents across a range of common family challenges. More families than ever are dealing with tough stuff, but are left without answers or the support they need. We’re here to change that and help families thrive.

With Brightline, cutting-edge technology, data-informed progress tracking, and science-based clinical programs come together with expert teams including psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational and speech language therapists, and coaches. From virtual therapy and modern clinics to groundbreaking digital treatments in our mobile app, everything we do is to move kids and families forward to reach their bright future.


Amy  McCarthy-James

Amy McCarthy-James

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Balancing the demands of day to day life can be challenging, especially when you are healing from trauma, addiction, and loss. I seek to create a space of healing, growth, and self discovery in which you can create positive change in your life and achieve your goals.

In my therapeutic work, I use a person centered approach to support clients to rewrite their own stories in a way that is empowering and helps them achieve their goals, and to create a safe and open environment in which people can feel comfortable sharing their stories.

Reaching out is the first, and sometimes the hardest step in healing. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your story.


Dennise  Garcia Sevilla

Dennise Garcia Sevilla

Online Sessions, MA

38 Church Street, Lenox, MA, 01240

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 - $300 per session

My approach is collaborative and active, with emphasis on building a strong alliance, then working towards achieving your goals. My style is direct, collaborative, and introspective. I also operate within a systemic and multidisciplinary framework that includes taking into account collaboration with other providers, your family's value system and personal experiences. This makes me effective at creating a safe environment and evaluating/working with youth and young adults that struggle with disruptive behaviors, emotional regulation difficulties, trauma, anxiety, mood difficulties, and learning and academic challenges.


Kate  Samson

Kate Samson

10 Federal Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

My approach is grounded in the humanistic understanding that each individual is unique and influenced by their particular life experiences. I value building a therapeutic space where we establish trust and our work is collaborative, supportive, and based on the best available research.


KC  Chiappa

KC Chiappa

73 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA, 02478

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

My 15 years of working with adolescents and their families has taught me to approach clients with a non-judgmental, non-authoritative attitude. This helps clients take an honest look at their lives and identify what things need to change or be accepted. Meeting a client without preconceived expectations is critical because it gives me a chance to see the client from her/his own point of view. Also, I work very hard to not act too 'therapisty,' which is something that often hinders therapy with adolescent clients in particular (e.g., 'How does that make you feel?').
Working at McLean Hospital's Residential Treatment program taught me how to meet the clients on their level, with the utmost respect, kindness, and humility. McLean's intensity, taught me to be human with clients and use my naturally curiosity, playfulness, and positive energy to connect with and help others.
I combine Motivational Interviewing (allows clients to identify THEIR OWN need for change), Humanistic Therapy (approaching clients with acceptance to allow them to feel safe enough to share their deepest most painful struggles), and CBT (identifying thoughts and behaviors that perpetuate the client's problem.


Liza  Berkowitz Mazo

Liza Berkowitz Mazo

25 Haverford Street, Boston, MA, 02130

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

I believe that therapy is a journey to understand our minds. It is a place for exploration, reflection, healing, and growth. Therapy is an opportunity to gain a greater awareness of why we struggle and to discover and explore the roots of our discomfort with a supportive person. I strive to provide and a warm and safe therapeutic environment, free of judgement, where all words, thoughts, and feelings are welcome.


Karen  Stufflebeam

Karen Stufflebeam

10 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

My approach is collaborative and proactive so we can work together to help you accomplish your goals, experience symptom reduction, and become the person you want to be in a warm welcoming space where there is no judgment.


Erin  Lehmann

Erin Lehmann

50 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02109

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Whether you are battling depression, struggling with anxiety, going through a painful loss or need someone to ‘just listen,’ I provide an environment where you feel valued and heard while offering encouragement, support and some objective–yet caring feedback. You have all the tools you need to achieve your goals; my role is to help you rediscover those tools and your own personal gift of insight.


Jotham  Busfield

Jotham Busfield

383 Elliot Street, Newton, MA, 02464

9 Pond Lane, Concord, MA, 01742

49 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

My focus is working with young male clients (ages 8 - 25), using a blend of coaching and therapy. Most young guys are resistant to therapy, the blend of coaching often makes the idea of getting help more approachable. I offer free initial meetings in person as a way to give control back to the client before they commit to working with me, and pride myself on making sure clients (and their parents/family members) leave each session with strategies they can use right away.


Can't find a provider who fits what you're looking for?

See all therapists specializing in self harm in Boston Area: