Sand Tray Therapy

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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 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

One of my favorite therapies! Utilizing a sand tray and "miniatures" (small toys that represent a series of emotions, ideas, and life), we

— Sara Beth Geoghegan, Counselor in Franklin, TN

I am trained in Humanistic Sand Tray therapy and have been practicing Sand Tray and Sand Play therapies as long as I have been licensed.

— Alexandria Pena, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Carrollton, TX

I have an extensive sand tray collection and have worked since be beginning of the pandemic to find ways to make it accessible via telehealth. You can find out more at

— River Dowdy, Creative Art Therapist in Clayton, MO

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 received training in sand-tray and was supervised under a sand-tray therapist as well.

— Mariesa Hipolito, Counselor in Plymouth, MN

Sand tray therapy allows individuals to build their world using miniatures and sand. This experiential technique is helpful for all ages to visualize aspects of their current situation they may not have considered otherwise.

— Morgan Ticum, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lenexa, KS

Sand tray is a fantastic modality that lets clients explore their thoughts and feelings on a deeper level.

— Robyn Rausch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX