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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 Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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

I took a full course on sandtray therapy in graduate school and have taken multiple advanced trainings throughout my career to learn the most appropriate ways to include this modality to my clients of all ages.

— Lacey Castilleja Fisher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

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 have hours of training in sand tray therapy and experience integrating sand tray therapy in treatment with children, adolescents, and adults.

— Anthony Dimitrion, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ridgewood, NJ

Sandtray therapy is an expressive and projective mode psychotherapy of involving the unfolding and processing of intra- and inter- personal issues through the use of specific sandtray materials as a nonverbal medium of communication, let by the client or therapist and facilitate by a trained therapist. Sand therapy is the left brain’s liberation through the right brain’s processing. It boldly professes the unspoken by allowing both hemispheres to collaborate in sacred space.

— Leslie Doctor, Clinical Social Worker in Lakeway, TX

I am passionate about using sand tray play therapy with my adult populations. Sand tray helps us get behind the words when talking about our “stuff” is difficult. Sand tray is also a very effective technique for trauma therapy that can help us externalize our experience to help us process it.

— Josh Johnson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Murfreesboro, TN

I have received a great deal of training in sandtray therapy and use it frequently in my work with clients.

— Savannah McCall, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Harrisburg, IL

I utilize Sand Tray Therapy as an expressive technique and intervention to tap into the non-verbal, emotional and creative side of the brain. Clients use a variety of miniatures placed in a sand tray to symbolically identify and work through thoughts, feelings, behaviors, conflicts and struggles. Most people are able to gain new perspectives and insights that are quite meaningful for them.

— Lori Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Monroe, LA