Ms. Vann is recognized as one of the local, and soon-to-be national, experts on self-injury. Her second book on the topic was released as a 6 CD audio book at the end of March 2015. As of October 2016, she has directly worked with over 430 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 and in California for a National conference for counselors. Her 4th book is currently being written with a tentative release date of summer 2017. As of October, she has presented on the topic almost 70 times and for just shy of 10 school districts, including multiple times for Lewisville and Frisco ISDs. Various local and national interviews that she has given on the topic can be found on her YouTube page and through Google searches.
*Videos have been posted to YouTube re: self-injury https://www.youtube.com/user/LoriVannCounseling
NEWS: A Caregiver’s Guide to Self-injury book is available for purchase through the SHOP page or Amazon! It continues to receive great reviews from parents and professionals.
MARCH is Self-injury Awareness Month–wear orange to show support!
Groups are offered throughout the month at 4020 Huffines Blvd., Carrollton. The Parents’ Group will be the 1st Monday and the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Tarrant County Group is meeting in Southlake at 1723 East Southlake Blvd., Suite 120, Southlake.
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 MUSTreceive 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 tween girls 10-12 1/2, teenage females, ages 13 to 18, and women 17+ 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.