Dr. Taji Huang, PhD is an experienced psychologist in Glendale, CA, who can help you get to the root of self-harming behaviors like hitting yourself. Stop hitting, head banging, and other forms of self-harm. With help, you can heal from the trauma.
Self- Harm: The Unanswered Questions
Because everyone comes in with different personal experiences, genetics, and family history, the specific triggers for hitting or punching yourself are unique and personal. Under the guidance of an experienced therapist like Dr. Taji Huang, PhD, you or your loved one can find answers and begin treatment that leads to progress and healing.
Many patients and their families have questions about why they engage in scary self-injury behaviors like punching themselves and head banging. These questions and feelings are very common.
- Am I the only person who hits myself?
- How can I stop banging my head?
- Can hitting or punching myself cause permanent injuries?
- What are the side effects of head banging?
- How can parents of teens who self harm cope?
You’re Not Alone
It’s easy to feel like no one else hurts themselves in these ways, but you are not alone. You may not hear the people around you talk about hitting themselves, and other forms of self-harm, because mental health issues can feel embarrassing to talk about.
You don’t have to keep coping with this on your own. Therapy can help.
Why Do I Keep Hitting Myself?
There are many causes of self harming behaviors. They can stem from a variety of past experiences, current situations, and even some medical conditions. Those on the autism spectrum, for example, often engage in self injury behaviors, especially head banging. Other common causes can include:
- Abuse (Physical, Emotional & Sexual)
- Anger Control Issues
- Bipolar Disorder
Treatment Options Are Available
Although it may feel like there is no end in sight and that you will keep hitting yourself forever, or cause long-term health effects, there is hope. A licensed and experienced therapist can use cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), along with talk therapy, to help you overcome this debilitating aspect of your life.
What Is CBT?
CBT includes a range of therapies designed to help us understand our feelings and how we act on them. Together, we will pinpoint and personalize different methods to help you identify and overcome the harmful feelings and thought patterns that lead to your unwanted and life-limiting behaviors.
You Can Stop Hitting Yourself – Get Help Today
If you are in Glendale, CA and need help to stop hitting yourself, punching yourself, head banging, or other forms of self harm, contact Dr. Taji Huang, PhD. Her years of experience and compassionate care can help you overcome mental health struggles and live a healthier, fuller life. You don’t have to suffer alone or under the burden of shame. Help is available – contact her today to schedule your first appointment.