Horticultural therapist grows plant therapy program at Carrier Clinic®

Therapeutic Gardening at Carrier Clinic®

Horticultural therapist Laura Ann DePrado displays plants at the site of a newly created therapy garden at Blake Recovery Center™, a division of Carrier Clinic, an NJ psychiatric hospital and recovery center, as she is flanked by Michael Loch, left, director of fund development for Carrier Clinic, and Donald J. Parker, CEO & president of Carrier Clinic. DePrado, president of Final Touch Plantscaping, LLC, and a resident of Branchburg, is working in Carrier’s adult psychiatric, addiction, and older adult units in the first phase of a newly launched mobile cart therapeutic gardening program. Therapeutic gardening for patients is a part of Carrier’s “healing and innovative alternative therapies,” she said.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic

Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic is a nonprofit Central Jersey behavioral health care provider, specializing in psychiatric and addiction treatment. Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic includes an inpatient psychiatric hospital, detoxification and rehabilitation centeradolescent and teen residential facility, and a fully accredited middle and high school for students classified emotionally disturbed. For more information about Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic and its services contact us through our website or call 1-800-933-3579.

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