Experiential Therapy is a general term for a variety of therapeutic practices that go beyond traditional psychiatric therapies. They include a variety of physical activities such as:
- Yoga & Meditation
- Ropes Course
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Equine Therapy
- Indoor Skydiving
- Surfing & Paddle Boarding
- Planet Air (Trampoline Park)
- Animal Sanctuary
The physically active nature of experiential therapy helps clients to let their guard down in a participatory way. Experiential therapies often reveal behavioral patterns and motivations, therefore illuminating the underlying issues which need healing.
Equine Therapy (also called Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy) is a type of experiential therapy that involves clients interacting with horses.
These activities are supervised by our trained and experienced staff, and include:
Equine therapy offers therapists and clients to identify and address a range of emotional and behavioral challenges. It is an effective form of therapy that has been proven to boost self-confidence, self esteem, and trust. Additionally, client develop trust, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist. This takes place in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. The purpose of individual therapy is for the client to explore feelings, beliefs, or behaviors.
Working through difficult or influential memories can help the client identify traumas and pain points throughout their lives so that they can better understand themselves and how they relate to others. Additionally, the client is encouraged to set personal goals, and work towards a desired change.
Individual therapy is a powerful tool for coping with childhood traumas that lead to substance use disorders. Additionally, it help help those dealing with depression or anxiety.
Unlike individual therapy sessions, group therapy allows participants to interact with others who have mutually struggled with afflictions such as:
- Drug Abuse
- Anxiety Disorders
Interacting with those who have faced similar struggles in a safe and supportive environment encourages participants to open up. In the structured environment of group therapy, participants can try out new behaviors, role play, and interact others in a proactive way.
Group therapy is particularly helpful once participating members begin to develop trust with one another, allowing members to speak freely and express difficult feelings. By participating in group therapy sessions the client learn to interact with others in a healthy and productive manner.