A cornerstone of expressive therapy at SEAL is the music therapy program. Led by a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), SEAL music therapy groups integrate rhythm, music, lyric analysis, songwriting, relaxation, and various additional activities into a therapeutic approach through which music becomes an emotional outlet as well as a coping skill.
Recreation therapy is an "action-oriented" therapeutic approach providing students with physical and leisure activities to promote teamwork, increase self-esteem, experience positive peer interactions, improve coping skills, and release physical tension and energy. Recreation therapy at SEAL varies from settings similar to physical education classes to such activities as pet therapy, yoga, crafts, trust-building activities, and many others.
Art therapy groups at SEAL explore emotions, experiences, and opportunities for personal growth through mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and other types of artwork. Art therapy provides a facet for nonverbal self-expression that serves students well, particularly in expressing complex, upsetting, or other highly personal feelings that are difficult to convey through words.