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Expressing yourself doesn’t always involve words. In fact, writing, art, music, movement, and other outlets can provide powerful therapeutic value.
creative expression

At Right Path Rehab, we value creativity — because it provides a healthy way of expressing emotions and experience. That’s why creative expression is an integral part of our treatment offerings. In addition to traditional individual therapy and group therapy, you’ll have access to innovative approaches like art, music, and other expressive therapies.

We’ve Helped Thousands of Individuals Overcome Drug and Alcohol Addiction

If you or a loved one are ready to overcome drug or alcohol abuse, our addiction specialists are here to guide you through every step. Many of our dedicated staff members are in long-term recovery themselves and understand firsthand the challenges of the recovery journey. This personal experience, combined with our professional expertise, allows us to offer compassionate, effective support tailored to your unique needs.

Putting Creativity To Work In Rehab

Creative expression allows clients to achieve clarity, healing, and emotional development. Whether the therapy involves writing (such as journaling or poetry), art, drama, movement, or dance, it can provide an outlet that goes beyond traditional addiction treatment approaches. It also complements talk therapy, especially for those who find themselves a little more hesitant to verbalize their emotions aloud. 

It’s important to remember that the purpose of creative expression therapy isn’t on the outcome — that is, whether the painting or the poem qualifies as “good.” Instead, the emphasis lies on the very process of creating. In other words, you don’t need to be a trained artist to benefit from this type of therapy; you simply need the desire to express yourself and the willingness to try.

Many people struggling with addiction suffer from a disconnect between the mind and the body — and difficult thoughts and emotions lack a healthy outlet. By using creative expression as a therapy option, it’s possible to revive the mind-body connection and communicate in a constructive way. Creative expression can also help clients in treatment to develop interpersonal skills and increase self-esteem.

Creative Expression And Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions

Creative expression is used to treat a wide variety of clinical conditions, including stress and anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and depression — as well as a number of other mental health disorders that often occur along with drug abuse and alcohol addiction.

We’d love to talk more with you about this popular component of treatment at Right Path Rehab. Give us a call, and we’ll tell you all about creative expression — and how it can help you achieve equilibrium in recovery.

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Alexis Ecoff MA, LMFT, MCAP
As the Clinical Director for Right Path Recovery in San Diego, Alexis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of counseling and therapy. She has a strong academic background with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. Alexis is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy in California, Florida, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
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