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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I went with a few of my friends. It was really fun. We all had a blast! Very therapeutic!! I recommend everyone to go experience this. You can also bring your own breakables and you can also donate breakables. I did a group event and we had pizza and sodas in the event room. Barro’s pizza. Yum

Manny Rios

Just got done with a session at Breakthrough and it was absolutely therapeutic. 10/10 would recommend for any occasion!

Maria DeVine

Amazing experience. I accidentally requested the wrong room, they helped me change that reservation and it was the best time. 10/10 recommend

Faery Dust


Frank Hdez

Amazing service best stress relief I have found in a long while highly recommend visiting

Garrett Firth

Such a cool place to go destroy things and not get arrested for vandalism/ destruction of property! The girl at the front desk so friendly and made our stay much more enjoyable. 10/10 would recommend

Amaya Openshaw

SO AMAZING!! The employee was SO HELPFUL AND SWEET!!!!!!!

Karen Chancellor

The staff were truly amazing! This was our first time here and the occasion was my daughter’s 17th birthday. She connected her playlist, geared up, and jammed out! It was so much fun! They even threw in a happy birthday sign and some confetti for her to celebrate with. Super kind and courteous. Will 100% be attending again soon!

Jen G

Had so much fun! What a great way to relieve stress. Went with my company as an event and just brought my friend to also get into the fun as well. We are already planning on going back again.

Khiry Watkins