Caribbean Sandtray

Caribbean Sandtray Institute Ltd. (CSI) was developed and founded in August 2019 by Nidhi Kirpalani. The CSI believes that using the techniques of Sandtray Therapy and the Neuroscientific research behind the therapy, persons can heal through connection with themselves and others. As mental health professionals, we know about burnout and that feeling that something in the practice is missing.

It is our goal to share this in-depth knowledge of Sandtray Therapy to heal as an individual, as a therapist, and as a support system for your own clients. The quick, positive transformation that we have experienced within ourselves and our clients makes us even more excited to share this with you! This is also why we want to bring the training to you, internationally and everywhere!

Welcome to Caribbean Sandtray Institute

Our Services

Sandtray Therapy Training Credential

Internationally credited sandtray therapy training for mental health therapists. Build your confidence to work with children to adults. See your clients improve quicker.

Sandtray Therapy Training Advanced

You are not alone as a mental health therapist. We support professionals on their journey to develop themselves into a confident, connected therapist.

The Neuroscience Workshop Series

Workshops designed to evolve your practice and move clients from the "icky" and "stuck" phases, using Neuroscience and Sandtray Play Therapy.

Awards/Certifications/Professional Accreditations
  • Director of International Relations - International Association for Sandtray Therapy
  • Approved IAST Provider 2024

Nice to meet you!

Hi, I'm Nidhi

Nidhi Kirpalani is an ICST-P(#006), owner and founder of Caribbean Sandtray Institute.

She is a Clinical & Counseling Psychologist based in Trinidad and Tobago working in a child protection agency with kids, adults, families, foster care, adoption and doing forensic interviews. Nidhi’s private practice is primarily adults with symptoms of depression or anxiety, but over 90% reveal a history of trauma or abuse, especially sexual abuse.

Nidhi studied Clinical Psychology at the University of the West Indies and Counseling Psychology at the University of the Southern Caribbean. Nidhi loves seeing clients journey in the sandtray after becoming trained in Sandtray Therapy. As an international, she knows finding quality training, taking time off, and saving for travel is hard. That’s why she became an ICST-P in 2019 and strives that at CSI, we bring the training to you! Nidhi

Real people... Real Stories

Shari Shine / Davie, FL

Caribbean Sandtray Institute, and Nidhi Kirplani, provide the force and good vibes for newbies aspiring to practice Sandtray for all ages. From the minute I walked into class I felt her energy exuding out because she LOVES Sandtray and wants therapists to experience true healing to share with their clients and the neuroscience behind it.

I tend to notice, "the little things," and Nidhi did not disappoint, going above and beyond to make her students comfortable. I felt encouraged while Nidhi directed a manuscript that only her style can achieve!

Our class received invaluable observation, experience, and lessons that have helped me to evolve as a Sandtray therapist!”


“I am very happy to accomplish the training at Caribbean Sandtray with Nidhi Kirpalani. I was surprised with the amount of resources shared during the training. Nidhi is a compassionate therapist and very committed to teach the students using her experience to exemplify cases. I am grateful for entering in the path of Sandtray therapy with Nidhi Kirpalani.”