Drew Edmund Psychiatric Centers offer a wide range of holistic therapeutic services to enrich the lives of our residents and provide the most effective level of care possible. It is our mission to deliver treatment that responds to the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the individual. In addition to treating the symptoms of mental and emotional illnesses, we want to expand the interests of our patients and help them find joy in each and every day.

Individuals suffering from a mental, emotional, or personality disorder often wrestle with issues they are unable to put into words. We utilize art therapy as a way to allow our patients to open up in a safe and trusting environment. With its encouragement of creativity, art therapy can be an effective tool for reaching patients who are resistant to other forms of treatment.

Art Therapy

Art therapy has been demonstrated to have incredible benefits in a variety of situations. In particular, it has been useful for combat veterans, disaster victims and abuse sufferers who have developed PTSD. This is because it provides unique, new ways for sufferers to get in touch with their own feelings and express what they have not been able to say in words – perhaps for years.

This kind of therapy does not require any kind of formal art experience or training. Instead, it connects our residents with a number of different art and sculpting resources and a supportive environment for exploration. There is no “right or wrong,” but therapy sessions are always facilitated by an expert in the field to make them as helpful and engaging as they can be for everyone involved.



Our intensive residential and outpatient programs allow patients to benefit from a wide range of different treatments. Residents experience a structured, yet liberating schedule of multiple different approaches – and therapy using art is a universal favorite.

We are one of the top residential treatment centers for depression in California. We offer art therapy San Diego residents can truly benefit from. One secret to our success is our dedication to personalized treatment plans for each individual.

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