Teen Mental Health Treatment
The adolescents we work with at Center For Discovery are extremely talented and expressive. We believe creativity is positively associated with well-being, health, and overall life satisfaction. We implement art and music therapies to help our clients achieve insight and awareness through self-exploration and self-expression. Music and Art therapy for adolescents can provide teens with an easier way to express their emotions. A question and answer type of format can be daunting and intimidating for some teens, especially when they have to try and explain complex emotions. Because of this, art therapy for adolescents can be a much more viable solution for communication than simply having a conversation and talking about things. This can be especially true when it comes to traumatic events.
If a teen experiences something tragic, that event usually gets buried in their subconscious where it affects them in the future. These types of things are not easy for anyone to talk about, especially when there are deep-rooted emotional issues in play. Through art therapy teens can help bring these suppressed emotions to the surface so the art therapist can then focus on healing their issue(s). In our work we see that the sensory experience of making art can have a profound effect on a person's emotions. Many times our clients get immersed in the creative process which allows them to temporarily be free from the overwhelming symptoms they are experiencing. By integrating Art and music therapy at Center For Discovery we have been able to change the lives of the clients we work with.