Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

Season 2 - Episode 16 | January 6, 2022

What Is Self-Harm?

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Show Notes

It’s hard to imagine, but essential to talk about. While we shudder to think of our teens injuring themselves intentionally, cutting and other forms of self-harm are on the rise, affecting 1 in 12 youth and increasing 99% during the pandemic. In today’s episode, we welcome back Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT to the podcast, to discuss what self-harm looks like in adolescents and how to validate their hurt while encouraging healthier coping strategies. As Clinical Program Manager and Clinician at the RISE Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Jennifer is an expert at helping teens regulate big emotions in a nonjudgmental way.

Guest Info

Jennifer Leydecker

Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT


Clinical Program Manager

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jennifer joins us with over 10 years of experience working with youth and families in both school and outpatient settings in the Bay Area. She has training in supporting LGBTQ youth, managing difficult behaviors of tweens and teens, depression, anxiety, self-harm, crisis intervention, substance abuse and trauma focused therapy. Jennifer works to build a collaborative, compassionate and client-centered relationship and believes in the capacity for change and growth. She enjoys supporting youth and their families as they navigate this important and sometimes curvy road of development.

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