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- Andrew McKenna – JD
- Deputy Director of NCADD Westchester
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Experiential therapy allows participants to act out specific scenarios and situations with expressive tools to process trauma and other challenging emotions and experiences. The purpose of the therapy is to help participants reframe negative experiences and learn to cope with them in healthy ways, whether it’s family conflict, relationship issues, or anything else. Many alcohol and drug rehab centers offer experiential therapy as part of a comprehensive care program that includes medically supervised detox, behavioral rehab, and supplemental therapies. If you or someone you care about are battling addiction or substance use disorder, experiential therapy may be a viable modality to help you recover.
How Can Experiential Therapy Help in Addiction Treatment?
The reality of alcohol and drug addiction is it’s often triggered by traumatic experiences. It’s also true that many experience trauma as a direct result of their alcohol and drug abuse. Experiential therapy helps individuals confront these experiences head-on by recontextualizing them, so they aren’t forced to be victimized by the memories of them. The process can play out in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
- Role Playing and Reenactment
- Art Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Equine Therapy
- Creative Writing or Therapeutic Journaling
Experiential therapy is administered by trained professionals who are experts in the particular vocation being deployed (art, music, theater, etc.) as well as mental health.
Is Experiential Therapy Right for Me or My Loved One?
Experiential therapy can be an ideal option for those who:
- Are struggling with addiction as a result of trauma
- Have experienced sexual or violent assault
- Those who find comfort in creative expression
- Those who open up when interacting with animals
- Find it hard to express themselves in talk therapy
Many types of experiential therapy are covered by insurance, especially when they’re part of a larger overall treatment program. Exact eligibility depends on clinical needs and other factors, such as lifestyle, access, and insurance resources.
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