Experiential Therapy

Lexi Giles
Admissions Director


To help overcome past trauma, addiction, eating disorders, conflict & communication issues, and other diagnoses’ Experiential Therapy introduces opportunities to reenact past and present situations through activities, tools, and other methods.

How Does Experiential Therapy Work?

This therapy is centered around individuals revisiting memories or past trauma in hopes that they can relive these experiences in a new light. We hope our students can feel peace and love in their present lives after working through past traumas.

An example of how this therapy works is a patient may be asked to draw a picture of their family. As the student draws their family, the therapist may ask questions about the illustration and discover how they perceives her family. Any found perceptions can then be further discussed in the session.

Types of Experiential Therapy:

Equine Therapy

Students interact with horses through feeding, grooming, and leading horses. 


Patients can better understand emotional conflicts and concerns through role-playing.

Art Therapy

Patients express their emotions, thoughts, and concerns through art. This helps patients work through difficult emotions and situations in a productive way.

Adventure Therapy

Adventure therapy usually takes place in a group where individuals can work on communication skills while doing activities such as rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.  

Music Therapy

Whether it is only listened to or the patient is performing music, music can improve mental, physical, and emotional circumstances. 


Who can benefit from experiential therapy?

Experiential therapy can benefit individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are struggling with a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse disorders and addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, grief, and more.

What are the benefits of experiential therapy?

Those who participate in experiential therapy may experience enhanced emotional expression, improved self-awareness, enhanced interpersonal skills, personal growth, and the ability to access their emotions in a more holistic way.

Illustration of origami cranes

Theraputic modalities

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Trauma-focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Additional questions?

General Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Imperial House located?

Imperial House is in Provo, Utah (50 minutes south of the SLC airport). The house is a residential home in a local neighborhood in the eastern part of town.

How long will my child be at Imperial House?

The length of stay is based on individual treatment needs and funding source.

How do I start the admissions process?

Start by giving us a call at 385-312-0352 or a text at 385-226-7653.  Our team carefully screens each student to make sure we are the best fit for your family.

What does family involvement look like?

Imperial House is a private organization dedicated to providing high quality, accessible, and affordable care.  We work with a wide variety of insurance companies that help families to afford treatment.  We can verify your benefits within 24 hrs and let you know what your policy details look like.  Call 385-312-0352 with your policy information to get started.