Therapists Specializing in Self Harm in New Jersey

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 New Jersey 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!


Matt  McKevitt

Matt McKevitt

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

It's never easy to find time for yourself. You have a busy schedule, deadlines to meet, you have responsibilities and errands to run. Sometimes you can convince yourself that you don't even need help, although deep down you desire change.

Are you feeling more anxious then usual, struggling with depression, or maybe having difficulty managing a change in your life? I created my virtual practice to help you, the overachiever in need that struggles to schedule time for themselves. Teletherapy allows flexibility and accessibility making it easier for you to set aside one hour a week dedicated to your mental health. During that hour I will provide a safe and validating therapeutic environment and we will work together as a team to help you reach your desired goals.


Sarah  Betz

Sarah Betz

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Therapy allows us to use our therapeutic relationship to create opportunities for repair and provides a safe, non-judgmental environment to heal inner pain. As your therapist, I will work with you to create treatment goals that are tailored to your unique needs and history. Together we will create lasting changes that lead to a more fulfilling life.
I look forward to sharing in your journey toward healing. Starting the therapeutic journey can be difficult at first, and I welcome you to reach out for a free initial consultation.


Meredith  McCabe

Meredith McCabe

110 Straube Center Boulevard, Pennington, NJ, 08534

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $70 - $135 per session

As women, we are often in positions to care for others. We help, we volunteer, we go the extra mile even if that extra mile costs us an hour less sleep. And in everything we do, there is so much pressure to be the perfect woman, the perfect employee, the perfect student, the perfect mother. For some of us, "perfect" feels more like "impossible." As a counselor, I see the struggles that so many women have on a daily basis with the idea that they need to be perfect and how it reframes how they even determine who they really are.

I have also seen firsthand the long term impact of being everything to everyone. I’d like to get to know you and work together to go the extra mile for you and your personal wellness and happiness. It is my hope that by working together we can challenge those thoughts of perfection, work to help you accept yourself, and learn to breathe, balance and grow.


Alan  Lerner

Alan Lerner

150 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ, 07631

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $165 per session

You deserve to live a fulfilling life with healthy relationships and satisfying life choices. It is natural and common to feel "blocked" or "stuck" as one travels through life's challenges. It is normal to feel sad, frustrated, angry or confused... to feel like no one, even a partner or a family member, understands what you are going through. I am an experienced clinician who has successfully helped many adults, adolescents, couples and families understand the barriers to meeting their needs and identify the ways and means to move forward.


Alyssa  Simmonds

Alyssa Simmonds

500 Morris Avenue, Springfield Township, NJ, 07081

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $115 - $270 per session

My mission is to provide therapeutic and wellness services to children and families that help bring them to a place of awareness in which true healing, integration, and self-discovery is present. I believe that everyone has the power and capability within themselves to discover the resources, supports, and tools that best meet their needs; I act as a guide and partner along your journey.


Jennifer  Grin

Jennifer Grin

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, Optum
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $175 per session

Have you ever thought about what it would it feel like to maximize the meaning and joy in your life? If the answer is yes, then let’s work together to help you discover and meet your life goals. It does not matter how old we are, it is never too late. Life goals can include increasing self-esteem, investing in healthier relationships, decreasing anxiety and depression, career transitions, improving work or school performance, and experiencing an overall sense of enhanced well-being.

My style is warm, supportive and non-judgmental, but I will push you to take a deeper look at how your experiences have shaped your thoughts and behaviors and have held you back. Through understanding these experiences, we can gain insight into your current behaviors, identify the barriers to your success, and help you gain confidence to achieve your goals.


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