Multitude of Expressive Therapies Focus on Excellent Care
Willowbrooke at Floyd's programs use expressive therapy as a key component to the therapeutic process. Encouraging patients to use art, drama, music, poetry and other forms of creative arts and activities to explore feelings helps enhance the traditional model of talk therapy.
Commonly Used Treatment Modalities
Commonly used treatment modalities include:
- Animal assisted therapy
- Art therapy - painting, writing, drawing and expressive therapy
- Drum therapy
- Pet therapy
- Play therapy
Rhythmic Therapy Retrains the Brain
Rhythmic therapeutic drumming is a unique treatment modality that will be coming soon to Willowbrooke at Floyd. Our certified professionals will provide this leading-edge modality of care for improved outcomes. There are many studies showing you can actually change how your brain works using rhythm modalities such as drumming. The latest scientific research and outcomes on rhythmic therapy, specifically for Parkinson's disease, is truly amazing. To increase serotonin and dopamine production, which is reduced with Parkinson's disease progression.
Equine Therapy for Mental Health Issues
Horses respond as a mirror to human behavior. Interacting with horses can help people with mental health issues understand their feelings and behaviors, and how that affects their relationships with others. Equine therapy is a summer program that is part of the Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program. It is offered in collaboration with Rachel's Wish Foundation and the Possum Snout Arena in Tallapoosa.
For More Information
For more information about expressive therapy services or other programs available through Willowbrooke at Floyd, please call 706.509.3500.