How Using Expressive Art Therapy Can Aid in the Recovery Process

How Using Expressive Art Therapy Can Aid in the Recovery Process

Drug and alcohol addiction can be an isolating experience. In a world that often treats addiction as a moral failure, it’s easy to feel alone in your struggles. Fortunately, there are many forms of therapy available to help you recover from substance abuse. Expressive arts therapy is one such treatment option.  You may be surprised […]

Reducing Anxiety With Equine Therapy

Reducing Anxiety With Equine Therapy

While many experience equine therapy as a pleasant way to spend an afternoon at their local stable, it is also one of the most effective ways to address anxiety and depression. The gentle presence and unconditional love of an animal can have a profound effect on people’s mental health, helping them learn to identify what […]

How Trauma Therapy Can Improve Your Mental Health

How Trauma Therapy Can Improve Your Mental Health

Trauma therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit of victims of physical or emotional trauma. This type of therapy involves addressing the often overwhelming emotions associated with past experiences. A therapist works with the person to help them process their emotions so they can move forward in […]

How to Know if Group Therapy Is Right for You

How to Know if Group Therapy Is Right for You

Group therapy is a big part of our Villa Oasis San Diego program. However, if you don’t know much about group therapy, you might not know if it would be right for you. This article discusses group therapy’s benefits and how it can help you heal during treatment. Healing Together You might have heard of […]

Why You Should Try Equine Therapy

Why You Should Try Equine Therapy

Don’t underestimate the healing nature of horses. Some people are currently using horses as a way to heal from trauma, addiction, and anxiety. This article explains why people recommend equine therapy and how it can help you heal. Even if you’ve never ridden a horse, you might find this therapy works for you. What Is […]

The Difference Between Dialectical and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

The Difference Between Dialectical and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Talk therapy is a common form of counseling. But what are the differences between the dialectical and cognitive modes of this therapy? How are they the same? This article will explain what each type does and what it’s commonly used to treat. Psychotherapy and Talk Therapy If a person is hoping to work through problems […]

How to Cope With Withdrawal Symptoms

How To Cope With Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms can be a challenging experience—they could even create dangerous thoughts of relapse. However, these symptoms are an inevitable part of quitting substance use and choosing sobriety. Withdrawal can be a scary part of the recovery process that can keep people from staying substance-free. Knowing the process might alleviate the fear and give you […]

How to Be Open in Group Therapy

How To Be Open in Group Therapy

Group therapy can be among the best treatments to help you build and restore your relationship with yourself. However, it can be intimidating to open up to others. At face value, group therapy looks like sharing intimate details with strangers, and if you’re not used to being vulnerable, that can seem scary. This article will […]