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Lesley M. Cruz
Creative Therapy for Children,Adolescents, Individuals , & Families
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Sandtray Therapy

Sandtray Therapy is a creatively expressive, hands-on, non-verbal, dynamic experiential process that is used by children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, families and groups in the presence of a trained Sandtray Therapist. A typical sandtray office is furnished with a vast collection of diverse miniature objects, and blue Sandtray filled with sand. The sand is contained in a tray with a blue bottom. 

The client is then invited to create a scene in the sand using the objects he/she previously selected and placed in any random or concious configuration feels right to them. The client's meaning unfolds as they share and attempt to make sense of their "world" metaphorically and visually represented in the scene created.