Therapeutic Services:

Art:  The Art Therapists at the Resiliency Center of Newtown are Board Certified Master’s level clinicians. Art Therapists are trained to work with people of all ages in a variety of settings, as well as with individuals, groups, and families. Within the professional art therapy relationship, individuals utilize the creative process to express thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This process assists people in reconciling emotional conflicts, developing social skills, solving problems, reducing anxiety, and resolving trauma. see more

Music:  The interpersonal, creative process of music therapy can help children and adults who have experienced trauma in developing a sense of safety, strategies for stress management, creative expression, communication, social support, positive coping and resilience.  Working individually or in dyad, family or group sessions, our clients work with our masters-level board-certified music therapists through individually tailored experiences like song discussion, improvisation, listening, instrument playing, drumming, songwriting and singing.  No previous musical experience is required to participate in and benefit from music therapy. see more

Play: Licensed counselors who are trained in play therapy work with children who interact through play as they discuss the trauma and issues the child is currently experiencing.  Play therapy is the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process using the power of play to help the child prevent or resolve the difficulties resulting from the trauma to achieve optimal growth and development. see more

Brainspotting:  Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing. see more

– MNRI: (Masgutova Neuro-Sensory-Motor Relfex Integration) MNRI is a non-verbal, body based therapy that uses movement and stretching to address the activity in our reflexes in response to stress or trauma. see more

Community Outreach Events:

These events include festivals, professional sports events, and other social activities designed to bring the community together to heal.

Training Programs:

The organization recruits industry experts as requested by community members for their services to provide training to professionals and others in the areas of trauma-informed counseling, grief counseling, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), identifying at-risk behavior and depression (suicide, drug abuse, divorce, etc.).


The center has a variety of groups throughout the year.  They consist of, but not limited to, grief/loss support group, mother’s morning out, father’s evening support and children’s playtime.