Wisdom Through Games

A Weekly Teen Group That Engages The Wisdom of Games

  • Games are an engaging way to have fun while talking with other people, learn about yourself and others, build social skills and meet new people.
  • Explore identity, aspirations, and personal responsibility.
  • Cultivate wisdom and tools to navigate relationships and life transitions.
  • Honor non-conformity and build empathy.
  • Through games, you can learn to regulate emotions and and cope with frustration, perfectionism, or disappointment.
  • Playing games can help you learn how to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Whether a game is fast paced or a slow burn, collaborative or competitive, encourages authenticity or bluffing, draws on knowledge or a quick wit, each scenario or set of rules invites different strengths and evokes different skills, offering rehearsal for different ways of interacting.
  • This highly experiential group uses thought-provoking themes from gaming.


This group will utilize board games to foster social interaction and build self-esteem.

Each week will be built around a uniquely themed game with discussion and really good snacks.

Who: Teenagers seeking to have fun with others (and improve social skills)

What: Weekly 2 hour group sessions to include tabletop game play, group dialogue, good snacks.

When: 5:30pm-7:30pm Fridays (starts March 2020)

Where: TheraThrive: 986 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA

Cost: This group sequence is for 6 action-packed 2-hour sessions for $570 (only $47.50 per hour!)

Future: Group sequences possible

New Client Prerequisite for New Clients: Individual Assessment meeting with Doug (cost $92), schedule January-March 2020 (current clients, please mention your interest to your therapist)

games group at TheraThrive for teens, social skills, communication
Snacks will be served.

About the Facilitator

Doug Ronning is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 51086) and Registered Drama Therapist (RDT/BCT). He is a produced screenwriter and a life long fan of adventures. Learn more about Doug.

To Register

Contact us via email, or Call Doug at 925-954-6229, ext. 4#.