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Game Assisted Therapy

For some people, traditional talk therapy may not be effective. If you're a gamer, you may have faced criticism for your hobby, but gaming can actually be a valuable way to connect with others and promote healing. Don't let anyone make you feel ashamed for doing what you enjoy. Embrace your love for gaming and use it to your advantage.

Game-assisted therapy offers a safe and enjoyable alternative to traditional talk therapy, allowing individuals to develop new skills and coping mechanisms in a fun and interactive way. In addition, games can help build rapport, making the therapeutic process more effective. Overall, game-assisted therapy can be a valuable tool for those seeking non-traditional mental health support.

Game Assisted Therapy can help with:

  • Impulsivity

  • Attention problems

  • Low self-esteem

  • Depression

  • Social anxiety

  • Lack of motivation

  • Poor emotional regulation

  • Interpersonal conflict

  • Suicidal and self-harm thoughts

Positive Effects of Game Assisted Therapy:

  • Improvement of overall mood

  • Improvement of relationships

  • Fostering positive interactions that challenge typical toxic online interactions

  • Emotional awareness building

  • Great connection building vehicle for family members

  • Fostering the growth of socialization skills

  • Improved focus

  • Improved working memory and cognitive skills

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Video games have the potential to improve mental health by providing a sense of connection, which is crucial for overall well-being. Isolation can contribute to mental health disorders, but playing video games can help combat this issue. Moreover, video games can offer more affordable and accessible therapeutic interventions compared to traditional extensive care options, which can be prohibitively expensive.
How do I know if Game Assisted Therapy is right for me? Game Assisted Therapy is ideal for those who struggle to connect during traditional talk therapy sessions. Or find making repeated eye contact while talking about distressing topics overwhelming. Schedule a free consultation to see if Game Assisted Therapy is the right option for you!
What do I need to participate in Game Assisted Therapy? All you need is you! I have various board games, and online games I utilize during Game Assisted Therapy.
How does Game Assisted Therapy work? We work together to clearly define your goals for the course of treatment. Whether it's managing stress, improving focus, or addressing specific challenges, understanding your goals will guide the integration of gaming into the therapuetic process.
Why isn't this well established in Ohio? Ohio takes pride in holding mental health professionals to a high standard and protecting you as the client. Game Assisted Therapy is an evolving approach, still in its infancy. I have worked hard to make sure that I abide by all the guidelines to help protect your confidentaility and privacy during therapy sessions.
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