Below is a photo of a school counselor's play therapy room. This play therapy room is huge because it is an actual classroom. It feels a little too big to do play counseling (modified play therapy) in.
While the large room can hold a lot of toys, the students tend to get lost amongst the toys in the play therapy room.
A kitchen is ideal to have in a play therapy room. So many encounters happen in the kitchen within a family.
The perfect amount of play therapy puppets in a play therapist or school counselor's office. Notice they are neatly hung up on the shelf using puppet holders.
Teddy Bear Therapy in Play Therapy Basket! So cute, warm and fuzzy for sad times.
Sand tray therapy miniatures neatly arranged for the play therapy client to use. This is a great way to keep your sand tray therapy miniatures organized, yet accessable to the play therapy client.
My wish is that you will find the benefits of play therapy either as a trained professional play therapist, or play therapy client!
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.