Sand Tray Therapy

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I use sand tray for in-person sessions. This is very effective in activating your right brain and deeper emotions and awakening your unconscious mind.

— Bitna Lee, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

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 Overland Park, KS
 

Sandtray therapy is a unique type of expressive therapy where you can tell your life stories without having to rely on verbalizing. This can be especially helpful for those who have experienced traumatic events. This type of therapy uses sand and miniatures as tools, or emotion words, to tell your story in a safe environment.

— Katelyn Sager, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brentwood, TN

I use sand tray for in-person sessions. This is very effective in activating your right brain and deeper emotions and awakening your unconscious mind.

— Bitna Lee, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

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,
 

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 www.SandBrainPortal.com

— River Dowdy, Creative Art Therapist in St. Peters, MO

Especially for children, using objects in a sand tray can be a more effective pathway for expression than hard-to-find words. Relational configurations in the sand can also enable experimenting with moves that can get us unstuck and bring relief.

— W Ellen Raboin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
 

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

— Robyn Reyna, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

Trained in trauma-sensitive expressive play sandtray therapy, grief/loss sandtray therapy and grounding/containment

— Laura Rushing, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
 

Sandtray therapy is an expressive and projective process which helps children and families process their issues and emotions. Children and adults with trauma have difficulty with expressing their pain. It is easier for them to use the sand tray and miniatures to express their feelings as sand tray provides a safe place and gives individuals a sense of control. Sandtray Therapy often helps children access pre-verbal experiences that are in the unconscious mind (right brain).

— Janine Kelly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Middlesex, NJ

As a licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in sand tray therapy, a powerful therapeutic modality that utilizes a tray of sand and miniature figures to help clients explore and express their inner thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a non-verbal manner. With extensive training and experience in sand tray therapy techniques, I facilitate a safe and supportive environment where clients can engage in symbolic play, allowing for deep insight, emotional processing, and healing.

— Olivia-Beth Horak, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX