Self-Injury Group

Ms. Vann is recognized as one of the local experts on self-injury and is currently writing a book on the topic.  As of December 2013, she has directly worked with over 325 individuals and consulted on countless others that her colleagues and her interns have helped with a history of self-harm.  She has presented on the topic all over Dallas-Ft. Worth area, been the "go to" person for other counselors to consult with who treat injury, and presented in Houston & San Antonio for state conferences for counselors.  The 6 hour seminar in January 2014 was video taped and will hopefully be ready for purchase by the end of May.  The DVD of the June training is now available for $25 (plus tax).  Go to Seminar or Shop pages for details.

*4 videos have been posted to YouTube re: self-injury, links are on the Self-injury page of this website

NEWS: A Caregiver's Guide to Self-injury book is now available for purchase through the SHOP page!

NEWS: a parent/caregiver support group.  If you are a caregiver of a self-injurer and are interested in a support group, then e-mail Lori Vann to sign up.  SPACING IS EXTREMELY limited, only 8 adults per group.  The cost is $10 per person per group.  If your teen daughter attends the Teen Girls' group that same day, then the price for the teen girl and one adult will be discounted to $25 ($7 adult, $18 teen).  If two parents attend the group, then the price is lowered from $20 to $16 if not teen attends group.  If 2 parents & a teen or woman attend, the discounted price for all 3 would be $30.

Groups Featured on TV Evening News and Newspapers

 Group (RSVP's are required)Location Date TimeCost 
 Self-Injury - Women
(7 per group)ages 17+

April 12th

May 10th

10:30 AM
(55 min)
 Self-Injury - Teen Girls (3 options)     
(7 per group)  ages 13 to 18
NEW Sunday group on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 1:30

May 10th at 12 PM

Sunday May 18th at 1:30 PM

Monday April 29th at 6:00

55 min

Saturday group is  $18 Ms. Vann leads it

Sunday & Tuesday groups are $15

 Caregiver Support Group


May 10th

June 14th

 12:00 PM

 $10 for one adult, $16 for two with no teen

$25 for adult & 1 teen in teen group

$30 for 2 adults & a teen or woman injury group participant

Groups are offered on the 2nd Saturday and of each month at 4020 Huffines Blvd., Carrollton.  The Parents' Group will also be the 2nd Saturday of each month.  A second Teen Group is being added to the last Monday night of each month.

PLEASE NOTE:  Those interested in a group MUST E-Mail or Call (during business hours) and register for the groups, as SPACE IS LIMITED. Ladies MUST receive a confirmation from Lori before attending.

Self-injury  is not just cutting, scratching, & burning, it also includes those who have a history of picking/tweezing facial or body hair to the point of scarring, intentional cuticle ripping for pain or as a distraction, hitting oneself or objects, and piercing for pain.  Self-injury affects males and females of all age groups.

These groups are designed for teenage females, ages 13 to 18,  and women 18+ who need extra support as they try to deal with and overcome their urges to self-injure. It is also a place where people can share what coping skills have been helpful for them in addition to learning new skills from the therapist. The group is part therapy and part support group. 

The goals of the group are emotional support, education, and intervention. All participants will be asked to sign a counseling contract that outlines the rules of the group and what is expected of its participants. They will also fill out an intake form to assess whether or not they may be appropriate for group. The group will be run by a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who has an extensive history of working with those who have participated in self-abuse. An LPC Intern may also be present during the group in order to help facilitate the group and/or give the group members an opportunity to speak with someone should they need to temporarily leave the group.  Each group session will cover a different issue that is related to self-injury and work on ways to avoid the triggers. 

A Caregiver's Guide to Self-injury is available, but you can buy it at a discount on the SHOP page.