Mental Health Therapy

Smashing is fun. That’s for sure. But did you know that smashing provides several important mental health benefits?

Confidence and Empowerment

The first mental health benefit of smashing is an increased sense of self-confidence and self-empowerment. Most people feel this right after their first smash session. That’s because you just did something you been told your whole life you “cannot do”. You’ve been told not to break the glasses, don’t drop the dishes, and be very careful around with your computer.

The constant warnings of what not to do eventually bottle-up and are projected on other aspects of your life. You may feel like you “cannot” ask for a promotion, start a business, move to a new city, or anything else you want to do but feel you “cannot”.

When you smash the things you’ve been told not to break, you are also smashing any other preconceived notions of what you cannot do! The actual physical act releases endorphins which sends a very powerful message to your subconscious that says “YES, I CAN!”

That is why so many people emerge from their smash session exclaiming “I feel like I am on top of the world!”

Emotional Catharsis

The second mental health benefit of smashing stems from modern day societal expectations of behavior.

We’re told – especially women – to bottle up our emotions. We’re told to “settle down” when we express any strong emotions. We’re told, in essence, not to be human; not to experience the breadth of human emotions that are vital to our survival.

This is especially unhealthy in our modern world where stress is coming at us from every direction and is historically at an all-time high.

Smashing allows you to tap into that aspect of human emotions and release it in a safe and healthy way. Smashing allows you to release the very emotions you’ve been told to bottle up your whole life.

When you smash, you’ll understand the reason behind the old saying “You don’t feel the weight of something you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release”.


Finally, smashing is a proven way to transmute traumatic life events.

While not a cure, smashing helps to move to the next level of the ladder of healing when dealing with especially difficult life events, including divorce, death, job loss, and illness.

When smashing to work through major life events, we suggest combining smashing with traditional forms of talk therapy.

Breakthrough Smash Room has partnered with The Healing Effect, a licensed mental health therapy company run by Stefanny Balestracci, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director.

To get in touch with Stefanny Balestracci from The Healing Effect and discuss mental health therapy options, please contact Stefanny at or visit her web site.

If you are in immediate need of help, please consider the following hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

What our Guest Say

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Rick Rose

Awesome! One crate of breakables for each person! Plus cool add-ons like TVs, monitors, and printers! Awesome staff! Great experience!!

Kia Evans

This is my second time coming here and just like the first it was a blast! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It’s a great place to come on a date night or just because to get some rage out in a safe environment. Thank you Breakthrough.

Alyssa Cook

They have so many choices, I love the freedom of choice! They gave us so many items and allowed us to use a speaker we can play our own music with. 10/10 would recommend.

Melissa Carignan

I will 100% be back, this place is awesome! The staff was great, I booked my session at 8:30 pm for the splatter room and with in 5 minutes of booking I got a call from them apologizing and letting me know there was a glitch with the system and they actually didn’t have the time I booked available. I thought they were going to say we had to reschedule for another day but she offered to move us to another time that same day which was awesome because my sister and I were going together to celebrate our birthday. When we got there they were very nice, answered all our questions, gave us ponchos and a speaker to play music on and left us to it. We had a blast! When we left they offered to give us another poncho to lay out in the car since our paintings were still wet. I can’t wait to take my daughter here she will absolutely love it and I want to try the smash room as well. Definitely recommend!

Gw Combs

Absolutely LOVED my time here! So much fun and will 100% be back.

Adrianna Jensen

Greatest experience going and letting anger out!! If somethings bothering you, go break some stuff here!


Had a lot of fun! We will be back for sure

autumn lumm

It was amazing I got there 20 minutes early and was able to get right in I did not have to wait. The staff was very polite and friendly. They have lockers so you can lock your stuff in a locker that are free. Overall it was a great experience

Janet Olson

This is so worth it!! So fun and healing. Shannon is amazing!! I was on the super stretch struggle bus today and she was so kind, patient and helpful. Would recommend them for any home therapy, divorce parties, kids birthday bash n smash. I mean it’s for everything and everyone. So go have fun and smash some shiznit up!!! Definitely will be back for more home therapy for me.

John Steinmetz

Did the smash room 1st time totally adrenaline pumping 1/2hour of fun. Finished the glass breaking with 10 minutes left and just pounded the heck out of the monitor and desk top computer. Good workout and experience!