Art Therapy

How is art therapy used for mental health?


Creative expression is a wonderful way to support mental health and the treatment of various conditions. It provides a wide range of benefits, from relaxation to improving cognitive function.

The many benefits of art therapy include:

  • An alternative, non-verbal form of communication
  • Externalizing and processing traumatic memories
  • Reducing stress while increasing calm and mindfulness
  • Healthy distraction from negative thoughts and thought loops
  • Exploration of one’s own identity and experiences
  • Improved self-esteem, confidence, and sense of accomplishment
  • Develop collaboration and teamwork in group projects
  • Strengthening problem-solving, memorization, and concentration skills
  • Enhancing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination

What mental health disorders does art therapy help?


Art Therapy can be used to support the treatment of the following mental health disorders:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
  • Eating Disorders

Art Therapy for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders at Horizon Recovery


We support our teens through their addiction and mental health recovery by providing a variety of clinical and holistic therapies that serve both mental and physical health.

Our range of holistic therapies includes:

  • Pet Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Music Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Meditation

Would your teen benefit from a recovery program like ours? Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment today.