Experiential therapy is activity-based, focusing on the “Here & Now”. The immediate environment of the session provides the structure for change through awareness, exploration and action.  In this setting, the past is relevant to the extent that it influences thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the immediate environment of the activity where you have the opportunity to integrate and evaluate these patterns holistically.  Increased awareness occurs within a safe, structured, and non-judgmental space to resolve inner and outer conflicts, re-create your story, transform your experience, and heal emotional wounds throughout the therapeutic process.  The therapeutic outcome is ultimately empowerment and attaining your maximum potential as you transfer and apply the new constructs to your daily life.

The Experiential therapies comprise a group of modalities that provide a safe space for self-discovery as you gain awareness to learned patterns of emotions, behaviors, and thoughts and then create solutions to change and reconstruct your journey.  Within the context of the experiential process and experiential techniques you will also learn and practice skills from various cognitive, behavioral, and psycho-educational techniques as they are relevant to supporting you on your journey.  Some of the experiential therapies that will be used are:

By taking active participation in your healing process through the experiential techniques you can expect to notice the following benefits of therapy:

  • Transformation/ “New” (behaviors, thoughts, experience)
  • Increase in the capacity for continued change (flexibility and adaptability)
  • Reduction in intensity of symptoms as exhibited by an increase in self-awareness, healthy coping skills, self- regulation skills
  • Greater sense of autonomy as exhibited by personal responsibility, empowerment, freedom of choice
  • Increase in mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-ness
  • Improved capacity to develop meaningful and warm interpersonal relationships (communication, conflict management, boundaries, reciprocity and openness)

Experiential therapy is an effective treatment for clients struggling with the symptoms of many problems or issues like:

  • Mood disorders (depression and bi-polar)
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse/addiction
  • Grief/loss/transition
  • Adjustment/stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Relationship issues
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Behavior disorders

Populations served

  • Children/adolescents (age 6-18) and adults
  • Individuals, families or couples, and groups
  • Trauma/military/veteran counseling
  • Employee assistance programs

Services provided

  • Office-based and/or off-site alternative based (Equine Assisted or Adventure)
  • Customized services for school based needs and programs
  • Customized groups for life skills (parenting, anger management, emotional intelligence), SibShops
  • Insurance providers accepted: Aetna, BCBS, CBHA, MedCost, Magellan

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

  • Individual, families, couples, groups
  • Service offered in Mooresville, North Carolina