Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon
Dr. Preston-Dillon is the founder and director of the Center for Culture and Sandplay and the Clinical Director of Mindology. She is an affiliated graduate faculty in George Washington University, Art Therapy program; Psychology Professor in University of Maryland Global Campus.
A clinician educator, Dee’s 40 years teaching and clinical work anchor her immersive approach with clinicians and graduate students. She considers her life work a study of sand therapy as a projective process, incorporating cross-cultural, client-centered, and existential approaches. A master’s in counseling and a doctorate in psychology, her dissertation was a cross-cultural study of Sandplay, a qualitative analysis comparing indigenous and Jungian understanding of sand scenes.
Christy Huang, MA LCPC NCC
Christy Huang obtained her counseling degree in George Washington University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Play Therapy Association and the Association for Creativity in Counseling.
Ms. Huang's experience as a therapist has been focused on helping individuals who have experienced traumatic, confusing, or stressful life events, such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, and the death of a loved one. She also has extensive experience working with children and adolescents using different modalities of expressive therapy. In addition to talk therapy, she uses EMDR, Sand therapy, sensorimotor therapy etc. to enhance therapy outcomes.
Ms. Huang's therapy approach is trauma-informed strength-based. She values the connections of mind-body-spirit holistic healing process in the therapy. She believes you are the expert of your life and her role in the therapy is to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship where you can access to your inner strengths to experience a life you find meaningful.