Mental Health

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Our mental health affects how we act, think, feel, and respond to the world around us. Mental health dictates how we relate to others, problem solve and handle life’s stressors. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence, through adulthood. We understand that college life can be especially stressful–and we are here to help navigate those major life changes! 

Mental Health and Art Therapy

Art therapy uses art as a means of communication and lets you explore and express your emotions and thoughts. The good news is that you don’t have to be creative or artistic to participate in this therapy. The goal of art therapy is to manage behaviors, process feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase self-esteem. Expressing your emotions is an important part of mental health and we’re here to help!

Mental Health and Music Therapy

For various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and anxiety (to name a few), research has shown music therapy to be a beneficial tool in the healing process. Music acts as a medium for processing emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be utilized as a regulating or calming agent for anxiety or for dysregulation.  Research has shown that music therapy can increase motivation and self-esteem, reduce muscle tension, improve self-awareness and strengthen coping skills.  Plus our groups can help you with social skills while working on the same goals as others in your group.  Check out our group calendar!

Mental Health and Recreational Therapy

We all need a little help on our well being journey.  Recreation therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, will increase social confidence, improve communication skills, help develop interpersonal skills, decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness.  This form of therapy can also help you identify purpose and meaning of life while increasing feelings of balance and stability.  While improving your emotional health in all of these aspects, you also improve your mental wellbeing.  We can work on many forms of recreation therapy in both 1:1 sessions and in group therapy.

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