Sand Tray

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain”

-Carl Jung

Sand Tray is a modality in psychotherapy that provides a chance for the unconscious to be expressed symbolically by placing small figures and objects in a tray of sand (pictured below). It’s a hands-on, non-verbal tool for anybody and everybody. No client is too young or too old to try this therapy, it can be very powerful for dealing with issues of trauma, grief & loss, depression, anxiety and life transitions. One of the originators, C. G. Jung created it as a way for both the client and the therapist to have the opportunity to observe the symbolic process, and introduce symbolic material into the therapeutic field. 

I use sand tray in my practice to explore elements of the client’s life that may not come to the forefront of classical talk therapy. My office has a wide array of sand tray figurines, props, objects, tools, and a full-sized sand box. Ask me more about sand tray, and how I use it online in video therapy during COVID-19 by calling me 415-841-2634, or emailing me at peggy@peggylmft.com for a 15-minute consultation.