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I am trained in both Foundations and Advanced Techniques in Sand Tray Play Therapy, including the use of Sandtray to resolve trauma, virtual uses of Sand Tray, and the combination of EMDR & Sandtray techniques. Trauma affects the area of the brain dedicated to speech and reason, making it hard to fully process using only words. Sand Tray is a great tool for all ages (children through adults) that can allow you to process past events using your creative right brain.

— Jamie Martos, Therapist in Helendale, CA

I have training in Sandtray through an online program called the Southern Sandtray Institute. I've also attended a Sandtray summit to get more hands on experience in sandtray. I have experience using sandtray with adults to help bring about deep change and healing. Sandtray helps clients use both parts of their brain, which can be especially helpful for grief and trauma. On top of this, sandtray can be a refreshing change to traditional talk therapy or when talking isn't working.

— Robin Poage, Clinical Social Worker in Naperville, IL

Sometimes it is hard to find words for our feelings and experiences. Sand Tray allows you to interact with your inner self and your lived story through the use of miniatures. Together you and I will then discuss the scene that you have created and allow your unconscious to be brought into the conscious so that you can learn from the part of you that was hidden. I have received training from Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA.

— Victoria T. Eades, Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

I received my training in Sand Tray Therapy from the Institute of Playful Healing and am working toward certification. I am trained and experienced in use of sand tray with individual trauma work, children and adolescents, couples, families and groups.

— Mary Bernard, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in DeLand, FL

Delve into the grounding power of the sand! By allowing your body to choose mini figures that are calling to you, you tap into a deeper level of awareness and insight. Place the figures in the sand to create a story of your inner world that can then be witnessed, altered and explored. Sandtray is a kinesthetic therapeutic modality that unleashes a sense of play and connection that leads to a deeper understanding of our authentic selves.

— Kim Fahlen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

Sand tray therapy can be a powerful way to use symbolism as a way to gain insight into dilemmas and to bring healing into situations in which a client may not have to words to express their thoughts and emotions.

— Aime Ferow, Licensed Professional Counselor in Spring, TX

I have studied using sand tray therapy and have used it often in my work over the past few years. I receive supervision for my sand tray work with clients.

— Lauren Krzyzaniak, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saginaw, MI

The use of Sand Tray can be helpful for clients who struggle with traditional talk therapy. The proprioceptive feedback and use of miniatures to explore stressors can be powerful.

— Emily Cox, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville,