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Online Adult Therapeutic Gaming Group

Online Adult Therapeutic Gaming Group

Who: Adults ages 18 and older who have an interest in playing longform campaign-style group games like D&D. All group members must have access to a laptop or desktop computer that has high speed internet, a camera and microphone, and ability to use the website Roll 20 while on a zoom video call.

What: This therapy group will play a tabletop role playing game (RPG) campaign in the style of Dungeons and Dragons and the Critical Core gaming system, which was developed by mental health professionals. This group will support the mental health of group members through healthy social connections, conversation, and teamwork.

When: This group will meet for 9 weeks on Thursdays from 6-8pm from June 22 - August 17, 2023.

Where:  This is a virtual group that will be using zoom and Roll 20.  Instructions will be emailed on how to access both of these.

Why: The purpose of this group is to provide a safe place for gamers to make social connections while working on skills like emotional regulation, planning, and perspective-taking. To learn more about the benefits of therapeutic gaming and how it is different from recreational game play, please read our blog post on the topic.

How: Please email Ellie, our Client Care Coordinator, at or call 763.913.8261 to schedule a group Intake session at least two weeks prior to the start date. Group member must be on the computer/using the internet they plan to use during the game for Intake session in order for Mary to assess the speed of client internet connection.

Therapist: Mary Devorak, MS LMFT

Fees: Group cost is $75 for the group intake and per group session and does include materials. Clients are charged for missed sessions, as group attendance is critical. Sliding fee available; inquire with therapist. Superbills are provided for all group members and are particularly helpful for those who would like to submit to HSA, flex accounts, or insurance providers for out-of-network reimbursement. Therapist may be able to electronically submit out of network insurance claims if requested following payment.

Future Adult Online Gaming Groups


Fall 2023

September 14 - November 9, 2023