The clinicians at Redpoint use experiential therapies to assist clients in processing thoughts, feelings, and past experiences in a new way. We offer a wide range of treatment modalities for individuals struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health disorders, including experiential therapies like gestalt, psychodrama, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Clients using these tools become more aware of the mind-body connection and find healthy ways to reprocess stressful emotions, beliefs, and memories.
What Is Experiential Therapy?
Experiential therapy allows clients to use expressive activities and other therapeutic exercises to analyze and process past and current events. Many people have difficulty connecting what they feel with how they act and the events they have experienced. Experiential therapy bridges that gap by giving clients ways to explore abstract concepts through physical activities.
In experiential therapies, clients use various therapeutic tools to relive and process past or recent events in a safe and controlled environment. By doing this, clients can bring their own unconscious thoughts, experiences, and emotions into focus. In addition, these modalities allow clients to confront past and current conflicts and focus on improving self-awareness.
Reflecting on Past Experiences
Experiential therapies require clients to reflect on past events while remaining mindful of their current thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Self-reflection under these circumstances often reveals unconscious biases and motivations that affect current behaviors and thought patterns. The various experiential techniques we use at Redpoint involve analyzing and processing any issues that cause the client distress.