Experiential Therapy for Girls

Experiential therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities to re-enact or re-experience emotional situations. These can take the form of role-playing, acting, props, arts and crafts, music, animal care, guided imagery or other forms of recreation which re-enact emotional situations. Clients focus on the activities and through experiencing them they can identify emotions related to success, disappointment, responsibility and self-esteem. Trained experiential therapists from the CERTS Group can help young girls release and explore negative feelings of anger, sadness and shame.

When We Use Experiential Therapy

We often use experiential therapy to treat girls for trauma, eating disorders, behavior disorders, anger management, grief and loss recovery, substance abuse and other types of mental and behavioral problems. This form of therapy is useful for those who want to be free of painful, unhappy or bad feelings from past experiences. Experiential therapy can change the nature of someone’s current and future relationships, and it can be offered in conjunction with other styles of talk therapy.

What to Expect from Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is not one specific form of treatment. This therapy can focus on different types of hands-on interventions and experiences along with talk therapy. Through participating in these experiences, you can gain deeper access into your emotional processing, creativity, inner thoughts and interactions with other people. You’ll also learn to reflect on experiences to more comfortably make decisions and become your best self. Re-experiencing and releasing repressed negative emotions allows a client to experience positive feelings like love, forgiveness and calm in the present.

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At the CERTS Group, we’ll help your teenage daughter handle depression, eating disorders, anxiety, ADHD or other mental and behavioral issues through experiential therapy. Our residential treatment centers are sophisticated, safe places for young girls to recover and learn coping mechanisms. Call the CERTS Group today to speak with an admissions director.


Have more questions? Feel like transition may be the right move for you and your daughter? Reach out to us and we would love to help you and your family get started on the path to transition.


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