Therapists in California specializing in Self Harm and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Therapy for Self-Harm

Self-harm entails any action undertaken to intentionally bring harm upon oneself. It oftentimes serves as a maladaptive coping mechanism for emotional distress. Common actions taken include cutting, burning, picking, scratching, intentionally overdosing on substances, and other reckless behavior. Working with a therapist who specializes in self-harm can help you uncover the reasons behind your behavior and develop positive coping strategies to support overall well-being.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is a modified form of cognitive therapy that reveals thought patterns that prevail during depressive episodes and teaches new ones to ease emotional pain and maintain wellness. It implements practices like meditation and breathing exercises. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy listed below. 

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in California

Finding a therapist in California may be easier in the city of Los Angeles. Online therapy may be your best option if you live in more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you

Out of pocket costs for therapy in California will be between $110 - $150+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are around $120 - $175+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are over 58,500 therapists in the State of California with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.).

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the DMHC website and/or see if you qualify for Medi-Cal.

Licensed clinicians (and even interns) are held to strict practice guidelines to protect clients. If you’d like to learn more about identifying and reporting misconduct, learn more here.

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