Therapy

A Unique and Adaptive Approach

In addition to traditional approaches, we are committed to offering adventure therapy and art therapy services as a way to provide clients with relevant mental health counseling focused on resolving primary concerns, increasing skills, deepening meaningful understanding, and creating a space for authentic healing to occur. (Meet our Therapists)

Adventure therapy is based in outdoor and experiential education. Both indoor and outdoor activities are available and are safely structured to encourage personal growth and development. Gass, Gillis, & Russell (2012) provide the most commonly agreed upon definition in the field, “The prescriptive use of adventure experiences provided by mental health professionals often in natural settings that kinesthetically engage clients on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels.”

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Art therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms), and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy. (American Art Therapy Association)

We work with:

  • Children & Adolescents
  • Young Adults / College Students
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Adults

Using evidenced based methods and modalities, we collaborate with clients to treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Parenting Struggles
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Family Conflict
  • Social Communication Issues
  • Developmental Issues
  • Emotional Disregulation
  • Executive Functioning Deficits
  • Challenging Life Circumstances & Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Career / Major / College Uncertainty

Please call (864) 710-0391 to schedule an appointment or reach out via email at upstatefort@gmail.com for more info.