Lorraine Freedle

The mission of Black Sand Neuropsychological Services is to facilitate “whole brain” healing for children, adults, and helping professionals.

Whole brain healing involves a mind-body approach to expanding consciousness and integrating neural networks to maximize growth, balance, and learning potential.  The result is a deeper connection to our essential self, others and the larger world.
~ For children with learning differences or a variety of medical or psychological conditions that impact the brain, healing can take place when their neuropsychological profile is better understood and effective interventions can be implemented tailored to their specific strengths and needs.
~ For individuals who seek therapy to overcome personal challenges, whole brain healing involves using methods such as sandplay, art , active imagination, and meditation to tap into unconscious resources, reorganize neural networks, change behavior, and ultimately develop vitality, purpose and a new perspective on life.
  • Sandplay therapy - including personal process, training, individualized retreats, and case consultation
  • Pediatric and school neuropsychological evaluations and consultation services
  • NMT® assessment and trauma work
  • Psychotherapy for children, families, and adults
  • Supervision for social workers, mental health counselors and psychologists
  • Professional consultation in clinical administration and staff development
  • Speaking/training in children's behavioral health, trauma, neuropsychology, and sandplay therapy
Featured Events
December 26, 2017 - Shrink Rap- The Healing Power of Sandplay
Watch Dr. Freedle talk about sandplay on Shrink Rap Hawai`i. The Healing Power of Sandplay (You Tube video) The roots of sandplay How it works Sandplay and trauma Research in sandplay ...
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For the Soul
18 years after his Sandplay process, "Ese" writes Dr. Freedle from Afghanistan. 18 Years Later... Sometimes it takes a grain of sand to make a lifetime of changes. Ese On the night of my daughter's graduation from high school, I felt heartache and joy. My baby, now a beautiful young woman, was leaving the nest. Alone at my computer, I discovered an e-mail from "Ese," a once gang-involved young man who completed a Sandplay process with me eighteen years prior.