At Toledo Center, we recognize the value of other forms of therapy, including activities that immerse clients in action in order to gain new skills to help them solve problems and learn new behaviors. Experiential therapy can benefit clients who have trouble talking about problematic issues. Clients can often become traumatized, angry, or agitated during talk therapy, and experiential therapy gives them an alternate way to express their feelings.
There are various types of experiential therapy, and we tailor activities to best meet the client’s preference and personality. Some activities include:
Experiential therapy helps clients take a proactive approach in dealing with stressful situations and negative emotions. They learn new responses that make a considerable difference and understand better ways to communicate. Learning that their emotions don’t have to overwhelm them helps to contribute to greater self-awareness, better coping skills, and higher confidence levels.