Experiential Treatment Activities
A licensed, masters-level therapist guides and supervises the experienced ETA staff. Actions, movements, and activities are emphasized over the more traditional “talk therapy.” During ETA the youth focus on the task or activity at hand rather than the therapeutic aspect of the experience. Youth are more likely during ETA to behave in an unguarded and genuine manner, which allows them the opportunity to experience success, identify obstacles, develop improved self-esteem, and take greater responsibility for their actions. Change, emotional growth, and personal empowerment are among the benefits of an effective ETA program. Current offerings include clay and expressive art, climbing, and hiking.