IAmA Therapist who uses D&D as a form of group therapy! AMA
Hi folks! I'm a private practice counsellor in Perth, Western Australia! I opened my practice during our Covid-19 lockdowns last year as an online therapist and eventually found my niche as a nerd therapist!
I run D&D as a form of group therapy and write a blog resource for therapists who aren't nerdy, where I explain anime, comics, videogames and movies to them through the lens of a nerd and therapist.
D&D therapy is a really cool way of working and I thought an AMA might be a fun way to spend some time and think about things. I've run several groups and have a few ongoing therapeutic D&D campaigns.
Here's my proof, my social media pages where I write about accommodating disability in therapy sessions, and advocate to further awareness of this growing style of therapy!
My Facebook Page; Counselling with Mike - The Nerd Therapist.
My personal website, Counselling with Mike
**Holy heck I cannot believe the response this is getting! Thank you all so much. It's coming up on 1:30am for me and I have to be up in the morning for work. I will get back to this thread on my commute! Thank you all for your amazing and supportive questions and comments. I will be back at 8:00AM GMT+8 which is 8:00AM NYC time. **
EDIT 2: THE QUEST FOR MORE REPLIES: I am back and responding to replies for the next hour! I am on my commute and didn't bring a book!
EDIT 3: THE UNNECESSARY SE-SEQUEL. I'm back on for another hour or so and I'll be closing this AMA officially at 2200, GMT+8.
EDIT 4: THE NEW DISNEY CANON TRILOGY: That's a WRAP! Thank you so much for all the absolutely amazing engagement with this post! I tried to respond to everyone and I'm sorry if I missed anyone.
A spur of the moment decision has led to my most heartwarming and thought provoking experience on Reddit - and I've been on here since 2007!
This has been absolutely wonderful! You're welcome to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! I'll be providing constant updates and new material for therapeutic roleplaying games, unveilling my training course, and exploring new games such as Masks when it arrives in the mail! If you have any questions I am ALWAYS happy to answer them and am going to be posting regular AMA's to Insta Stories!
Also feel free to follow Pop Culture Competence on Facebook! It's an amazing free resource to therapists, teachers and parents who aren't yet hip to nerd speak.
I'm taking clients if you're in Australia and want to engage in nerdy therapy or the Roll for Growth RPG therapy program! Hit me up on my socials!
Next time you see me here it'll be for my serialised D&D Therapy Podcast or LitRPG novels based on the worldbuilding for my campaigns! Thank you so much Reddit! Have a wonderful insert your timezone here.
Also, the majority of my activity on this post took place on the 31st of March. Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. I urge you all to support transgender advocacy organisations. Today is a day to learn about and support our friends, family and fellows in the community who are transgender or gender diverse. Trans rights are human rights, and now more than ever it's vital to stand together and support fellow humans.