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

Sand Tray therapy is a modality that allows a person to create their internal world externally through the utilization of miniatures in the sand. It is a creative way to express yourself in a different way than talk therapy and allows a person's inner thoughts, struggles and concerns to be reflected in the sand and to gain a different perspective. I am currently trained in Sand Tray levels one and two and am excited to continue my education in sand tray.

— Mary Moran, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chandler,
 

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

The Sandtray translates personal experiences into a concrete, three dimensional form. Through the use of figures and objects, whether they take humanistic, animalistic or some imaginative form, one can accurately represent aspects of their lives in such a clear, expressive and symbolic manner without using words which might be difficult or painful to share. A client also has the unique opportunity to physically and organically work out such emotions through the natural qualities of the sand.

— Deborah J Adler, Creative Art Therapist in Roslyn, NY
 

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 Clayton, MO
 

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

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

— Mariesa Hipolito, Counselor in Plymouth, MN