Art Therapy

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What is Art Therapy?

Art and Healing

Being able to recognize our emotions and verbalize them can be a difficult task for many adults. This is a skill that is best learned during our childhood. We learn how to cope with and express our emotions by observing those around us. Individuals who are unable to express themselves tend to bottle up their emotions. This approach may work temporarily. However, one day your bottle with overflow and likely shatter. 

Using drugs and alcohol is one way to bottle up our emotions. Drugs and alcohol can be used to self-medicate and numb emotions that we are uncomfortable with, and the emotions we don’t know how to manage. While it may feel as though drugs and alcohol are effective coping skills, the bottom line is that they aren’t and that this can increase your risk of misusing and abusing substances. 

When individuals reach a point in their recovery where they are ready to ask for help, one of their early observations is that their therapists and other staff members encourage being vulnerable. You may be prompted to open up in group or individual sessions. But what if you’re one of many individuals who don’t know how to identify or verbalize your emotions?

This situation is more common than you may think. It can make individuals feel uncomfortable and unsure of how to act. This is a perfect example of a situation where alternative therapies, such as art therapy, can come into play in addiction treatment.

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What Are the Benefits of
Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a treatment approach that can be used in a variety of settings. It can be a helpful tool for individuals struggling with a mental health concern, such as an addiction. It can also be used for individuals of all ages. Art therapy can be used in school settings, nursing homes, shelters, and so many other locations. 

Art therapy can also improve a person’s communication skills and improve their confidence in social settings. This can be an important skill for those in recovery because it can help improve their social support and rebuild relationships that may have been damaged.

Southern California art therapy is available within the Coachella Valley Recovery Center’s addiction treatment programs. We believe that art therapy can provide you with a safe and effective outlet to process your emotions and practice expressing yourself freely. The Coachella Valley Recovery Center can provide you with treatment for various stages of your addiction. To learn more about how our inpatient addiction program in Southern California can help you, you may speak with a representative by calling (442) 888-6484.

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An Art Therapist is a specially trained therapist who will guide you in art activities designed to encourage you to tap into emotions and express them in your art. This can be especially helpful for individuals who have difficulty putting their emotions into words. After completing your artwork, your Art Therapist will then use it as a tool to explore and better understand what you were feeling and thinking. 

It is important to note that art therapy includes more than using a paintbrush or drawing. Art therapy can involve music, dance, and various forms of writing.

Coachella Valley Recovery Center is proud to offer art therapy in Southern California. We take a holistic approach to our treatment by believing that healing needs to occur within your mind, body, and spirit. Art therapy is an effective and powerful tool for this. To learn more about our Palm Springs treatment programs, we encourage you to speak with a representative by calling (442)888-6484 today.


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Mental Health and Art

Can Art Therapy Improve Mental Health?

Art therapy can help reduce symptoms associated with various dual diagnosis disorders. This includes anxiety, depression, addiction, autism, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Many find that it helps improve their self-awareness by learning to be more in touch with their emotions. As a result, a person’s self-esteem can improve as well.

The Coachella Valley Recovery Center is an art therapy rehab in Southern California. We can provide you with a variety of treatment programs, including detoxification, inpatient residential treatment, and outpatient services. We work with you to meet your individual during every phase of treatment. To learn more about how our program can be tailored for you, please call (442) 888-6484 today.

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Can Art Therapy Be Used in Addiction Treatment?

Addiction treatment facilities are an excellent place for art therapy to be offered. A piece of this is that approximately 7.7 million individuals are living with both mental health and substance abuse concerns. Art therapy has been proven effective for both mental health and addiction treatment.

Art therapy can also be used with individuals who are hesitant about addiction treatment. This would include those whose decision to get help was significantly impacted by others such as work, family, or a legal entity.

The Coachella Valley Recovery Center is proud to offer Palm Springs art therapy programs. We recognize that your addiction has touched every part of your life and see that all of those aspects of you deserve to heal. We will work with you to identify goals for your recovery as well as other areas of your life, and support you while you work towards them. To learn more about how our art therapy program can help you, we encourage you to speak with a representative by calling (442) 888-6484.

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Art Therapy at Coachella Valley Recovery Center

If you have reached a point in your addiction where you are ready to find treatment, there are many different levels of care that you could go to. If you find these choices confusing or overwhelming, know that this is a common reaction. Especially for individuals who have never been in treatment before. 

The Coachella Valley Recovery Center is an inclusive drug and alcohol treatment provider. We can provide you with detox, residential inpatient treatment program, and outpatient treatment programs. 

Our art therapy program supports our belief that individuals in recovery need space to heal their minds, body, and soul. Addiction is a chronic disease that affects every aspect of your life, as well as the people you are close to. While you can make significant progress and growth during an inpatient stay, the work doesn’t stop there. 

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At the Coachella Valley Recovery Center, we can provide you with treatment for a variety of other mental health concerns. Common mental health diagnoses for individuals who struggle with addiction include anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder. For mental health and dual diagnosis treatment in Southern California, CVRC is here to help.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, we encourage you to look into how art therapy in Southern California can help. For many of us, learning to express ourselves in a healthy way is challenging and can feel overwhelming to learn as we get older. Art therapy is a tool that you can learn to use while in Palm Springs addiction treatment at the Coachella Valley Recovery Center. 

Our staff is experienced in a variety of treatment approaches, including art therapy. To learn more about how our addiction treatment program can help you, we invite you to speak with a representative by calling (442) 888-6484 today.

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