Expressive Arts Therapy

Patients at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center engage in expressive arts therapy to express themselves through a variety of modalities ranging from painting to music therapy to psychodrama. An effective component in the recovery process, expressive arts therapy empowers patients with their own unique voice.

Healing Through Art

Among the advantages of expressive arts therapy:

  • Patients share their perceptions and viewpoints that might otherwise be difficult to express through more traditional therapies.
  • Promoting a sense of freedom allows patients to unearth and dissect their inner feelings during the healing process.
  • Using images to express their feelings may be easier than conveying these feelings in words.

Holistic Treatment For Young Adults

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for young adults ages 18 – 26 who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual diagnosis or who have failed past addiction treatments. Dr. Claudia Black - renowned author, speaker, and trainer who has been working with family systems and addictive disorders since the 1970s - is the clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center. 

In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, young adults are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6075.

Our staff have an expert understanding in both in-network and out-of-network benefits:


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Intensive Family Program • Innovative Experiential Therapy • 12-Step Program Focus

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