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FLYING SOLO (207) 892-7656
Trauma Treatment
Sometimes, what's needed is not traditional counseling, but instead (or in addition) specialized trauma treatment can offer resolution.

What is trauma? The dictionary ( defines trauma as "a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. What we've learned as a society, is that following any distressing or life-threatening event, psychological trauma can set in. These events can include accidents, losses (of people, homes, jobs, even treasured possessions and mementos), particularly when we have been "blindsided".

While the event may have happened yesterday, a year ago, or many years ago, feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fear, anger, guilt, shame, etc., may result in physical or emotional pain, loss of sleep, unwanted addictive behaviors and more. While traditional "talk" therapy can be helpful, Cheryl Klein also offers Jungian sandtray to help adult women and men, struggling with trauma from childhood or even more recently to discover and move toward a place of peace.

Using a round, wooden uniquely constructed sandtray (table height, and we sit around it) and "miniatures" of people, animals, cars, and much more, we may be able to uncover symbols stored in an individual's subconscious, that may be triggered when something new (something similar?) occurs. We observe, we discuss, we work toward resolution of feelings.

If this sounds like something you'd like to try, please contact me for more information and a time to see what it's all about.


Cheryl Klein has completed over 700 hours of training in sandtray/play therapy, and continues to learn new strategies and skills. In addition, she has served as Adjunct Faculty at Saint Joseph's College, University of New England, Southern Maine Community College. She currently teaches online courses in Ethics, Sociology and World Religion at York County Community College.

Cheryl Klein, M. Div., LPasC
Phone/text (207) 892-7656