Recreation Therapy

JOS_0834The Center’s Recreation Therapy Program includes recreation, leisure counseling, and experiential therapy. The program features experiential interventions which include activities and challenges to help facilitate client changes in attitude, behavior, and self-esteem. Structured recreation therapy sessions are held three to four times per week and include volunteer service, leisure skill building, and educational outings. The program also includes Sand Tray Therapy and Ropes Challenge Courses. Through involvement in these activities, clients develop social skills and experience self-discovery, self-acceptance, self-nurturing, and spiritual well-being.

Experiential Therapy at the Center is a philosophy and a general approach, not just a specific activity. We understand that talk therapy is not enough. Additional primary experiential modalities include Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Dance and Movement Therapies. RIMBA movement sessions are offered each week.  These treatments promote creativity, self-exploration, self-expression, expression of difficult feelings, enhanced feelings of self-awareness and self-respect, and a new sense of self-mastery. They also help women become more in tune with their bodies and the interplay and connection between mind, spirit, and body.