Therapists Specializing in Self Harm in New York

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 York 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!


Anna  Klinger

Anna Klinger

Online Sessions, NY

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

Sometimes the thing we desire is the thing we fear. Change is certainly one of those things. We spend a lifetime developing into who we are today, and if we aren't satisfied with some aspect of that, then what? My practice aims to facilitate the process of change; to empower, to confront, and to grow using the strengths intrinsic to you as an individual. I am a skilled diagnostician and clinician who can help you confront issues of personality, identity, mood, anxiety, and navigation of relationships, and with insight can help you navigate the path to a more self assured present and future.


Stella  Fischl

Stella Fischl

353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I believe therapy is about accepting and embracing who you are, while also exploring the ways that you can grow. Art therapy helps you access and harness your strengths to sustain healthy change. I’m here to support you in navigating internal and external conflicts, and figure out how to move forward. Through personalized, integrated treatment we can address ways to process your experiences and emotions in order to find clarity.
I know that seeking therapy can be a difficult process, and I hope to alleviate some of that. I offer free initial phone consultations to help you decide if we are a good fit before moving forward. Please contact me if you have any questions, I know this process is tough but I hope to make it rewarding as well!


Eilon  Shomron-Atar

Eilon Shomron-Atar

27 East 21st Street, New York, NY, 10010

200 West 90th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

Therapy can help you effect change in your life and make it more meaningful, fuller, more joyful, or more vibrant. Together we can help you take a breath of fresh air and create an open relationship with the world.


Dana  Moriarty

Dana Moriarty

22 East 21st Street, New York, NY, 10017

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

We are challenged everyday. Feelings of anxiety and depression are part of being a human being. The great skill is learning how to deal with these uncomfortable emotions. We can control how we think and act, but most people need encouragement, support, and knowledge to do this. As your therapist, I can support and guide you through the process. I can teach you how to accept yourself with all your strengths and weaknesses and help you to identify and achieve your goals.


Kore  Nissenson Glied

Kore Nissenson Glied

220 East 54th Street, New York, NY, 10022

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

I work with clients to help get unstuck from painful thoughts and feelings. Clients learn skills to begin living a life more in line with their values and the person they want to be.


Alexander  Kriss

Alexander Kriss

Online Sessions, NY

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

The road to healing can be winding and rough, and is best not traveled alone. My approach prioritizes creating a safe and open space in which to develop a deep understanding of who you are and how to pursue the life you want to live. Rather than offering ‘quick-fixes’ I endeavor to help you implement meaningful, lasting change and a sense of empowerment and inner freedom.


Matt  McKevitt

Matt McKevitt

Online Sessions, NY

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.


Rachael  Graham

Rachael Graham

Online Sessions, NY

93 4th Avenue, New York, NY, 10003

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Beginning therapy is a brave and beautiful step. My goal as a therapist is to help my patients utilize their existing internal strengths to navigate difficulties in their lives in ways that promote self-compassion, acceptance, and positive change. My clients have diverse lived experiences and backgrounds. As such, I approach my practice with an intersectional perspective, understanding there is no “one size fits all” approach for successful therapy. I enjoy working with a diverse group of patients and have particular interests in depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, and low self-esteem. The relationships that are borne from therapy are all unique and valuable. I strive to provide a safe space where my clients can reach the vulnerability necessary to heal from emotional pain and ultimately achieve their best self. I received my BA in Psychology from Macalester College and MSW from Columbia University.


Dennise  Garcia Sevilla

Dennise Garcia Sevilla

353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

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.


Mary  Gallagher

Mary Gallagher

101 2nd Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11231

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

Dr. Gallagher provides treatment that is approachable, evidence-based, and individualized to each client. Her goal is to help clients learn how to cope with stress and emotions more effectively and create healthier patterns of thinking and behaving.


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