The creative counseling play therapy room is different and much more unique than the traditional therapy room, or therapist's office. It is a conglomeration of a play therapy room, sand tray room, art therapy room, etc.
This special play therapy room combines play and art elements, however, it is not cluttered with toys, miniatures, or massive amounts of art supplies. Nor is it a boring therapist's office with a few toys in the corner with only paper and pen to draw with.
I use the five senses in my play therapy / creative counseling with my clients. Client’s are able to use the sense of smell by the lingering scents of gingerbread, lavender, lemon, peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate chip cookies.
Clients see a well organized play therapy room that is visually pleasing to the eye. The room is attractive to the child as well as the teen and adult.
The client can listen to beautiful sounds such as the rainforest, whales, or a visual imagery c.d.. Clients are encouraged to touch all the objects in the room.
Nothing is off limits to my play therapy clients and they are encouraged to explore. They can taste cookies (see the feeling cookie) and ease trauma with sugar (see Sugar Therapy).
Below are some of the things you will see in my creative counseling room:
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I truly hope that Creative Counseling 101 can open the creative doors for your practice with clients!
Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended for trained licensed mental health professionals and school certified mental health professionals to use for their clients / students at their own discretion.
*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.
For any other type of mental health emergency call your local 911 / Police Number immediately.
Dr. Stangline does not offer advice / suggestions to anyone who is not a professional mental health provider, or a student who is studying this field and has questions about mental health programs of study.
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