Two Different Online Games Groups for Kids, Tweens, Teens, Young Adults

Groups for Kids and Teens: Need for socialization and connection outside of family during COVID-19

 

Our groups, individual therapy and assessment services are now Online via secure video conference.

Since COVID-19, kids and teens are at home with their families, often feeling alone, and probably have a harder time staying connected with their friends. Groups for kids and teens are more important than ever.

Our games groups help kids and teens stay connected with each other and also get support. 

COVID-19 impacts kids and teens in many ways, including worries, frustration, mood fluctuations, irritability, outbursts, or a sense of being alone in their experiences. Our games groups for kids and teens work to provide support, help build connections, self-understanding, and self-acceptance, while also providing a sense of community and connection with other kids or teenagers.

Facilitated groups are a great way to support your teen during this difficult time in our world. 

Contact us so that we can answer your questions, or schedule a consultation right away. We also offer single-session drop-in appointments if you need temporary support or just want to try counseling for one meeting or only a few.

Weekly Groups That Engage The Fun and 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.

 

Our online games groups are held via secure video conferencing, and utilizes online board games to foster social interaction and to build self-esteem.

 

Each week will be built around a uniquely themed game and an interesting discussion.

Who: Kids/tweens, teenagers, and young adults seeking to have fun with others (and improve social skills)

What: Weekly 2 hour group sessions to include game play and group dialogue

Kids/Tweens/Teens age 11-14: 5pm-7pm Wednesdays

Teens/young adults age 15+: 5:30pm-7:30pm Fridays

Where: Online, via live secure video conference (HIPAA compliant).

Cost: This professionally facilitated group sequence is for 6 action-packed 2-hour sessions for $570, which is only $47.50 per hour! (much less than individual therapy)

Equipment: Digital device with mic, speakers/headset, high speed internet, and possible membership with Board Game Arena (free or Pro version).

Future: Group sequences possible

New Client Prerequisite for New Clients: 20 minute Individual Assessment meeting with Doug (current clients, please mention your interest to your therapist)

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.