My Approach to Helping
It’s normal to feel lost or anxious about the future. In pursuit of a meaningful life, I believe it can be valuable to share that journey with another who can help scaffold you towards your ideal outcome. I approach therapy by humbly applying my clinical knowledge in order to assure your mental health treatment is a collaborative and evidenced-based process. I value your uniqueness, and I will work to see, hear, accept, and respond to you as the individual you are. I am also largely involved in geek and gamer culture and am happy to include it in our time together.
I help my clients learn and apply skills to actively respond to the pain and stress life can bring, while also living a present-focused and values-based life. I work with you to cultivate the strengths you have so you can feel more confident in all that you do. It is my hope to help you live the life you want to live and walk that winding passage with you.
Life is about change, and although some changes are more difficult than others, I believe you hold the potential to grow and adapt with effort and deliberate intention.This is the first step of many you are taking. I want to help you keep that momentum going and I encourage you to reach out if you believe I could be a good fit for you along your journey.
More Info About My Practice
Game to Grow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the use of games for therapeutic, educational, and community growth. Game to Grow believes in the inherent benefits of games to those who play them, and understands these benefits are enhanced when games are intentionally facilitated by a trained professional. Our organization has three main goals: 1. Provide therapeutic and educational gaming groups that contribute to the growth of communities. 2. Promote an understanding of the power and benefit of games across the world. 3. Train others to use game-based interventions intentionally to help youth and other populations.
Individual Counseling Services
Game to Grow provides effective, accessible, and professional individual counseling services via telehealth software, tailored to the specific needs of each individual client. In addition to their individual specialty areas, each of our clinicians have specialized training and experience in working with individuals who identify as geeks and gamers. We strive to offer affordable counseling rates to the community, making mental health and wellness services affordable and accessible to all.
Therapeutic Social Skills Groups
Game to Grow’s weekly therapeutic social skills groups help participants become more confident, creative, and socially capable through the intentional facilitation of customized, collaborative gaming experiences. Our facilitators use games of all kinds, most notably Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Minecraft to help participants overcome personal challenges and form meaningful, supportive friendships. While a diagnosis is not required to attend groups, participants in Game to Grow’s therapeutic social skills programs are frequently struggling with challenges associated with autism, ADHD, social anxiety, or depression. Participants develop valuable skills related to self-regulation, perspective-taking, communication and collaboration, executive functioning, and imaginative play, all while playing games in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.