The Best Experiential
Therapy For Teens
Healing Your Way to a Positive Future Through Experiential Therapy for Teens in Dallas.
Experiences Define Our Life And Who We Are.
BasePoint’s Behavioral Health Therapists For Individual Counseling and Group Therapy
Our teens often experience too much in too short a time. Their lives are plagued by constant change, mounting social pressures, and physiological turmoil. When struggling with mental health challenges or substance abuse, these life issues become increasingly difficult to navigate. They experience conflicting desires and negative emotions, or behavioral disorders.
Experiential Therapy is the Road to Healing
Experiential Therapy work enables patients in individual therapy, group therapy, as well as family therapy to view past experiences from a new perspective. To engage with events in their life in a healthy and positive way while addressing their inner thoughts and emotions with new skills and coping techniques.
Overcome The Past. Enjoy The Present. Secure The Future.
What Is Experiential Therapy?
Experiential Therapy is an active participation therapy that’s more interactive than traditional talk therapy, teen psychology, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It requires the patient to physically engage in an activity or creative pursuit while also engaging the mind.
The evidence-based experiential approach helps patients to address thoughts and emotions around past events and establish healthier processing patterns. This process enables the patient to overcome emotional triggers related to past experiences by associating a new experience with the memory, thought, or emotion.
What Does Experiential Therapy Treat?
Experiential Therapy can help with a broad range of mental health and dual diagnosis treatment plans by creating a different perspective on past experiences. It’s effective at treating mood disorders, behavioral disorders, stress disorders such as PTSD, and substance use recovery.
At BasePoint Academy, we’ve also seen success with Experiential Therapy in treating behavior disorders, anger management, secondary eating disorders, and emotional processing disorders. Creating a new perspective on a past experience helps patients overcome emotional conflicts, and they begin to feel safe once again.
How Does Experiential Therapy Work?
Experiential Therapy work is critical for patients who require a hands-on approach to their treatment and healing. The various forms of Experiential Therapy use expressive tools that are different from traditional talk therapy. In Experiential Therapy sessions, patients develop new skills and increase their ability to navigate memories, thoughts, and emotions.
Using evidence-based experiential techniques, our skilled therapists will work alongside each patient to facilitate a deeper personal awareness and a healthier way to cope with the past.
Types of Experiential Therapy
Recreational Therapy or therapeutic play allows patients to engage in a fun and lighthearted activity while processing mental challenges and obstacles. This can create new memories and increase emotional awareness.
At BasePoint Academy, we’re specially equipped to serve teens who are struggling with a myriad of mental health, substance abuse, or behavioral disorders.
We’re also here for their families and offer practical and experiential family therapy to help facilitate healthy communication and interpersonal effectiveness.
Experiential therapy helps teens to resolve past conflict, navigate deep personal trauma, and address repressed emotions. Our teen patients learn practical problem-solving and coping skills to cultivate healthy relationships and navigate triggering situations safely.