Experiential Therapy uses experiences to facilitate growth and change, which assists people with various mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma disorders.
Traditional approaches to counseling usually involve dialogue and communication to work through mental health concerns. Experiential Therapy places people in specific situations where hands-on activities are at the center of the counseling process. This immersive experience can involve art, psychodrama, music, play therapy, or animal-assisted therapy.
Experiential Therapy places you within an experience that brings up thoughts and emotions depending on your specific needs. Your involvement in whatever activity you’re engaging in shows the counselor how you handle situations and issues.
Experiential Therapy can be used simultaneously with other counseling approaches. Your therapist will inquire about thoughts and emotions that arose during the experience. Understanding your perception of what happened during the experience gives your counselor insight into your inner world.
Experiential Therapy’s goal is to explore yourself through your experiences and use this information to inform future choices.
Therapists Who Specialize in Using Experiential Therapy
Danielle has a breadth of life experience that allows her to bring a unique openness and empathy to her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Danielle is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is passionate about helping military families and first responders as well as couples from all backgrounds including LGBTQ+ couples who are often underserved.
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Kristin Isaacson is an LMHC licensed in Massachusetts (#11260) and practices in the North Adams, MA area and also via Telehealth. Specializing in DBT related skills learning and client-centered therapy.
You don’t have to navigate the healing journey all on your own. There’s someone else who can be right there with you – who has your back and is fully invested.
My approach is create a safe, non-judgmental space to do the work it takes to create meaningful change. My style is person-centered, relational, experiential, and compassionate.
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I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach in North Carolina, with over 30 years’ experience helping people, including Health Professionals, overcome challenges and live healthier, more fulfilling lives. I work with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, health issues, trauma, burnout, self- esteem and grief.
“You aren’t good enough” or, at least, that is what you’ve convinced yourself. This pain is only temporary, freedom is around the corner.
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