Facilitated by: VICTORIA TANCSAK, LPC
TUESDAYS AT 6:30PM FREEHOLD LOCATION
What is a Process Group?
Group therapy is a powerful tool for growth and change. In process groups, individuals meet face to face to share their struggles and concerns with the facilitation of a trained group therapist. The power of process groups lies in the unique opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement and feedback from other individuals in safe and confidential environment. These interpersonal interactions can provide group members an opportunity to deepen their level of self-awareness and to learn how they relate to others.
Group goals include: increased communication skills, building healthy relationships, managing anxiety, dealing with peer pressure, increased self-esteem and empowerment.
COST $65 PER 50 MIN SESSIONS
years old- Thursdays at 5:00pm
Facilitated by: Kelly Rosenberg, LPC
Boys & Girls
13-18 years old- Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Facilitated by: Jessica Goncalves, LPC
Focus to include:
and identifying feelings
social cues/body language
Effective socialization skills
Improve communication skills
per 1 hour session
Sand Tray Process Group
(Ages 8-12 for group)
Individual sessions available for all ages- please contact office to schedule
Whether on a stretch of
beach along a lake front or in the sand box in our back yard, most of us as
children have the experience of playing in the sand. Many people probably don't
know that "playing" in the sand can also be used as a counseling
technique for people of all ages.
What Is Sand Tray Therapy?
Sand tray therapy is a
technique which can be used to facilitate healing in adults, adolescents, and
children, allowing them to express their thoughts and feelings when words alone
are not enough. In addition to its therapeutic use, sand tray can be a tool for
personal growth and the development of creativity.
A sand tray therapist's
office is equipped with a specially proportioned sand tray with a blue
interior, water and a large collection of miniatures, including human figures,
fantasy and folklore figures, animals, buildings, objects from nature,
vehicles, and others. The miniatures represent all of the elements of life-the
good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the comforting, the frightening, the
happy and the sad. The therapist, who has been specially trained in the use of
the sand tray, provides an accepting environment in which the client is invited
to create a world in the tray using the sand and miniatures.
Though some of the people
with whom I have worked express concerns that they are not creative enough to
use the sand tray technique, creativity is not a requirement. There is no right
or wrong way to build a world in the sand. Some people use only sand or sand
and water, though most include miniature objects in creating their worlds.
After the client has finished building, she or he tells the therapist about the
world, sometimes making up a story about it. Together the client and therapist
then discuss the ways in which what has been experienced in the sand relates to
the client's life.
How Does Sand Tray Therapy
People think not only in
words but in images. The use of the sand and miniatures activates this
nonverbal manner of thinking, allowing the client to express images, emotions,
perceptions, and conflicts about which they may not be able to talk. New
solutions to emotional struggles can be experimented with through the
The meaning of the work in
the sand tray emerges as the client shares the world with the therapist.
Through the use of the sand tray, emotional struggles which previously were not
conscious or could not be talked about are brought into awareness so that they
can be understood and resolved. An increased capacity for self-expression,
self-awareness and communication can be developed through the use of sand tray.
Who Can Benefit from Sand
The use of sand tray is very
effective with children who are not yet mature enough to express complex
thoughts and feelings. Most children take to the use of the sand tray very
However, sand tray therapy
is also a powerful therapeutic tool for adolescents and adults, with whom it
can be used along with verbal therapy. Working in the sand tray allows clients
to move to a deep level more quickly than they might when relying on words
alone. One might compare the world created in the sand tray to a waking dream.
In my clinical work, I have
found sand tray therapy particularly helpful with adults and teenagers when
they are "stuck" in verbal therapy. Using the sand and the miniatures
can open the way to feelings which we have been unable to reach by talk alone.
For people who tend to rely too much on their intellect to the exclusion of
their emotion, struggle with perfectionism, have a history of trauma or loss,
or have unresolved family issues, the use of the sand tray can be especially
effective. Sand tray therapy can also be employed in counseling families or
“The sand play method takes the limited therapeutic possibilities of
language into account with great seriousness and offers alternative means of
led by Kelly
$75 per one hour session
Runs for 10 weeks
* MINDFULNESS *
DISTRESS TOLERANCE *
* EMOTION REGULATION *
* INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS *
Facilitated by: Kelly Rosenberg, LPC
$100 per 1½ hour session
501 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite 6 Freehold, NJ 07728
If new to the practice, to determine appropriateness and admission to the groups, an intake interview with the group facilitator is required. Fee $175
information or to registration please do not hesitate to contact us at 732-761-1900
or by email at ZaidiMD501@aol.com.