The facilitators in this directory have been certified in the Game to Grow Method of Therapeutically Applied Role Playing Games.
To learn more about what this certification means and/or to seek certification yourself, see the details here.
Disclaimer: As TA-RPGs can be implemented across multiple disciplines and professions, Game to Grow does not require licensure as part of the certification process. We recommend you confirm with your provider about licensure for such services that require it (i.e., clinical diagnosis or psychotherapy). If a clinician’s listing is no longer accurate or active, please contact us.
Samuel Chun, PhD Candidate
Brigham Young University — Counseling and Psychological Services
Individual therapy, Group therapy, Couple’s therapy
Nathaniel Lightfoot, LMSW, LCDC
Texoma Community Center
Individual and group counseling including therapeutically applied role playing groups.
David Lindskoog, MA, RCC
Simon Fraser University Health and Counselling Services
Lindskoog Counselling Services
At Health and Counselling Services, I provide individual and group therapy for students at SFU, including the popular “Dungeons & Worry Dragons” TA-RPG group counselling program. In private practice I offer individual counselling with youth and adults with a wide range of concerns, specializing in TA-RPGs, gaming/geek culture, youth suicide prevention, and career counselling.
Garrett Serrels, MA, Resident in Counseling, Certificate in Ecotherapy
Individual and group counseling services from solution-focused, play therapy, and ecotherapy perspectives. I specialize in working with adults, where I use tabletop role-playing games to address important communication and life skills in a non-traditional way.
Trained Therapeutic Game Masters
Some trainees have taken all of the required trainings, though haven’t been able to schedule the final step in the certification process: the consultation groups and final interview. The following trainees are fully trained and awaiting certification.
Adam Baldowski, PhD, MA, LMHC
Winter Park, FL
Adam’s counseling focus is working with the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals ages 13+ specializing in gender identity/dysphoria, sexuality, anxiety, life transition, trauma, and dissociative disorders. Adam offers therapeutic TTRPG, is a certified Geek Therapist and Game Master, and is a self-proclaimed geek. In their academic and research work, Adam studies the impact humans and media have on one another, focusing on the psychosocial impact of pop culture, Parasocial Interactions and Relationships, and making meaning and connections through social media.
John Bert, LMHC
University of Rochester Medical Center: Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness
I provide individual therapy for kids ages 6-21. My main focus is on helping families with kids struggling with symptoms ADHD, depression and anxiety that have negatively impacted their lives. In addition, to individual therapy I am the group leader for several therapeutically applied role playing game groups, called the Guild of Adventure or Adventure Group. Adventure Groups run for 12 weeks, 90 mins per session. The group’s goals are to help teach and practice social and emotional learning skills. In addition, the group hopes to help kids build community outside of a clinical setting.
Meleny Chamberlain, NCSP
National Association of School Psychologists
Social flourishing D&D groups for youth and adults custom D&D groups for families/friends/teams/organizations that want to develop executive functioning skills, creative thinking and team problem solving psychoeducational evaluations (learning disabilities, etc).
Danon Hennessey, RSSW
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Social and life skills development, Mindfulness and self-care support, group facilitation, respite
Christopher Moore, MA, MLS, CPSS
Oaks Recovery Center
To better advocate and promote personal development at Oaks Recovery Center I offer Therapeutic Role Playing Groups, Social Flourishing TTRPG, Peer Support Modeling, and Collaborative Therapeutic Modeling through Peer Support driven modalities.
Phil Quinn, LLPC
Alliance Counseling Group, Out on the Lakeshore
Individual, relationship, and group therapy as well as therapeutic gaming groups in partnership with the local LGBTQ+ community center.
Julia Stamman, LPC
Heart of the Realm, PLLC
D&D Therapy Groups for adults; Individual counseling for geeks, gamers, and misfits
Hannah Tottenham, MA, HCPC registered
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust & Private Provider
1:1 therapy for children, young people and adults; Group therapy
Jeffrey Weist, LICSW, RPT-S
Center for Child and Family Therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families, in a private practice setting. My areas of focus are family problems, school issues, social problems, mood and behavior issues, parenting skills, trauma, and victims of abuse. I utilize numerous social work interventions including but not limited to cognitive/behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and child centered play therapy.