All new clients meet for a free 30 minute initial consultation before the first appointment is scheduled.

myFIRE Studios, LLC

5 Northern Blvd. Suite# 16-07

Amherst, NH 03031

(Located near the Amherst Wal-Mart, directly off Route 101A)

kimberly@myfirestudios.com

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"Why is there no phone number listed?"

In efforts to make sure that we connect in a timely fashion, we ask that you contact us through email first, that way we can set up a convenient time to talk via phone.  This eliminates "phone tag" and misheard numbers.

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Everyone deserves therapeutic services that are honest, creative, and respectful.  One way we assure this is in our multi-modal approach, which helps you to access the parts of yourself that are required for change.

 

People assume that we should be able to talk out all of our problems, but this is not true. 

Many parts of ourselves: our feelings, our fears, our memories are stored in other ways in our body.  As we unconsciously develop coping skills to deal with our struggles, some of these coping skills cause us to "shut off" or "push down" the feelings that are overwhelming.  These feelings are not always easy to access and need time, support, and care to be dealt with.  By using creative methods, we can access the other parts of the brain and the body that hold memories and feelings and give them a chance to "speak" in their own way.

 

When memories are made, they are often stored in the language they were created in.  Therefore, if something happened to you before you could speak, it is not stored into your memory in words.  Similarly, people whose native language is not English, will find they are better able to verbalize their feelings in the language in which they process information.  This is also true in children, which is why play therapy works so well.

 

Using this concept, it makes complete sense that it would be difficult and sometimes impossible, to access some feelings through just talk therapy.  Often we can start with talk therapy, because it is the most comfortable to us, but we encouraged you to try to explore in other ways.  There are so many ways to get a better understanding of yourself and your needs, why limit your treatment to just one?

Expressive Arts Therapy

We use a combination of Expressive Arts Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy along with different types of body oriented psychotherapy and non verbal ways of expression.  This means we can use a combination that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

  • Art (painting, clay sculpture, drawing, building, mask making, bookmaking, collage, photography, etc.)

 

  • Music 

 

  • Bio-energetic Movement 

 

  • Poetry & Writing

 

  • Sand Tray (a technique using sand and figures, similar to playing in a sandbox but with a therapeutic focus)

  • Family Constellations

  • Breathwork

 

  • For children, we also use Puppets, Dramatic Play (Dolls and doll houses are used in a variety of ways) and Role Plays (help with behavioral issues and problem solving)