Therapeutic Role-Playing Game: Group Benefits

Written by: Jennie Fincher, Ph.D. You might be asking yourself, “How can playing a game, like Dungeons & Dragons, be helpful?” As someone who had never played D&D, when I first heard about it as a therapeutic tool, I only had the name to make assumptions of what it was…I guess there will be somethingContinue reading “Therapeutic Role-Playing Game: Group Benefits”

Therapeutic Benefits of Role-Playing Games

By: Matt Nolan Role-Playing Games are a popular form of games that people throughout the world play. Role-Playing Games or RPGs come in many forms in both video game, board game, and table-top formats. Examples of RPGs are Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, or World of Warcraft. This type of game provides opportunities for players toContinue reading “Therapeutic Benefits of Role-Playing Games”

Dear Santa…Should my Children Believe in You?

By Ashley Geerts-Perry, M.S. The day after Thanksgiving at my house means the tree is going up, lights are getting hung, and Hallmark Christmas movies won’t leave the TV until December 26th (okay, you got me… Hallmark was on long before Thanksgiving). For most children, the Christmas season means one thing…SANTA! While standing in lineContinue reading “Dear Santa…Should my Children Believe in You?”

‘Tis the Season to Stay Connected

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”― William James As soon as October ends it seems the whole world goes into overdrive preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Christmas lights go up, stores start advertising their Black Friday deals, and people start preparing for the next twoContinue reading “‘Tis the Season to Stay Connected”

Creating Healthy Boundaries

By: Erin McCall, M.S., LPC-Associate (Supervised by Jennie Fincher, Ph.D., LPC-S) “If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you.” —Cheryl Richardson When people talk about boundaries, they usually think aboutContinue reading “Creating Healthy Boundaries”