Experiential Therapy

Experiential Therapy

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Genuine experiential therapy consists not just of occasional student activities, but a deliberately structured clinical, residential, and academic approach that extends to daily living activities.

At Oxbow Academy, therapy is not reserved for traditional business hours. A student’s treatment team includes clinicians, teachers, and residential staff. Each uses their area of influence all day long to integrate clinical learning with real life experience. Experiential activities help students build on the positive aspects of who they are, instead of merely dwelling on negatives.

Oxbow Academy provides the setting for students to take safe risks they have never experienced before. Experiential activities include equine therapy, horsemanship, art, music, drama, or pursuing newly discovered academic interests and abilities. There are 4 clinical phases for each student to work through. At the end of each phase, there is an experiential phase review that allows our students to review what they have learned and integrates that learning through an experience. We create an environment where students are required to leave their comfort zones. Doing so, they see their world, and themselves, with new eyes.

Students are typically less resistive to experiential therapy because it doesn’t feel like therapy. Also, experiential therapy is relationship based – building bonds between the student and his therapist, staff, and family.

Oxbow staff are trained to process with each student, in the moment, the therapeutic value of what is happening. They help students see parallels in their own lives. This turns the experience into therapy, not just busy work.

These activities help students discover new interests to compete with their old patterns of sexual dependence. As their confidence grows, so does their determination to overcome their challenges.

If you would prefer to discuss your situation with a counselor, we invite you to call an admissions counselor, at 855-676-4272.

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