Atlanta Adolescent and Young Adult Group Therapy

Therapeutic Gaming Social Skills Groups

In the recent years, tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) have expanded to include new games, environments, and players. This growth has lead to awareness that RPGs and other games are more than just a great way for friends to have fun together; they also have therapeutic benefits that include personal growth and social and educational awareness (Berkenstock & Blakley, 2019). For example, RPGs involve imagination, creative problem-solving, risk-taking, empathy, advocating for yourself, communication, and perspective-taking, just to name a few (Berkenstock & Blakley, 2019).

In our therapeutic gaming social skill groups, we help players that struggle with social skills to be in a supportive environment to learn, practice, and witness others engaging in social skills through game-play. In our current groups, we provide the platform for players to make team choices and work through the consequences. We model and coach on in-the-moment social skills to help our players thrive and grow.

We currently offer several therapeutic gaming social skills groups for teenagers and young adults that meet weekly or bi-weekly. Our two hour groups costs $110 per session.  Groups that meet for an hour costs $70 per session.  Many of our groups use Minecraft, Dungeons and Dragons, or Kids on Bikes as the primary avenue.

We are actively considering other RPGs and table-top games to include in our therapeutic gaming social skills groups. Be on the lookout for new offerings coming soon.

Please check back in for updated dates or contact the office at 770-726-9624 or for more information.