Experiential Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Hands-on Activities

Your son can find healing through experiential therapy. This kind of therapy uses hands-on activities to help students heal. Some experiential activities at Oxbow Academy include equine therapy, horsemanship, art, music, drama, and academics. Through these activities, your son can leave his comfort zone in a safe environment. This will broaden his perspective on life and allow him to discover interests and engage in new experiences. Alongside these hands-on activities, students receive structured clinical, residential, and academic help.

Learning Experiences

A student’s treatment team includes clinicians, teachers, and residential staff. At Oxbow Academy, therapy is not reserved for traditional business hours. Each member of our treatment team 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 the negatives. 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.

There are four clinical phases for each student to work through. At the end of each phase, there is an experiential phase review where your son can review what he has learned and integrate that learning through an experience. 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.

Students are typically less resistant to experiential therapy because it does not feel like therapy. Experiential therapy is relationship based, building bonds between the student and his therapist, staff, and family.

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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