Therapy Activities

Experiential Therapy Activities

Sometimes, you learn best by “doing.” Participation in experiential therapy activities is effective for treating and aiding in recovery for certain mental health conditions. This post explains experiential therapy, what it looks like, and who it helps. Defining Experiential Therapy Experiential therapy is a hands-on, engaging therapy that can help you to process and cope…

Types of Residential Treatment Programs for Addiction

Residential treatment can serve as the impetus for positive change for individuals with addictions. Entering residential treatment  may be the starting point of a comprehensive recovery program that allows individuals with addictions or other mental health issues to seek healing and recovery in an environment free from daily responsibilities and stress. When you devote your…

A depressed male sitting on a couch of a treatment facility while being administered medication by a healthcare professional

What is Ketamine Therapy?

For some people with depression, traditional treatments are not enough. Treatment-resistant depression means that standard antidepressants or therapies don’t ease depression symptoms. When this happens, it’s time to look for a new way to get relief.  Ketamine therapy is a cutting-edge, off-label therapy for treating depression and mood-related mental health disorders that fail to respond…

A male therapist speaks with a female client

What is Somatic Therapy?

Imagine you’re in a state of distress. You can feel it in your body. Your muscles tighten. Your posture changes. Your facial expression changes. This mind-body connection is the basis for understanding somatic therapy. Somatic therapy uses the mind, body, emotion, spirit connection to treat the whole person. It has a long history of success…

EMDR: Trauma Therapy

EMDR Trauma Therapy is one of the most successful treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and also a good option for many other types of trauma and mental health issues. What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic technique developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s. Shapiro discovered that eye movements…