I’m Mike – The Nerd Therapist.
I provide a nerd-affirming mental health counselling service, using Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft, and Fortnite, for therapeutic outcomes. I’m a counsellor, specialising in neurodiverse folks and the LGBTQIA+ community.
I’m based in the northern suburbs of Perth, providing sessions from Joondalup, Midland and online.
One thing I speak about with a lot of parents is how to properly navigate game time as part of a balanced lifestyle. Often parents have concerns over screen time and some of the problematic elements of online engagement – and these concerns can be valid.
But there is a difficulty which arises – what to do instead? There aren’t always a lot of alternatives that are still interesting to gamers, or inclusive to folks experiencing mental health, at least, not without knowing where to look.
Roll for Growth has been my passion project for the last year now, and at its core lies a really simple and very human experience; coming together to tell stories.
But in playing a storytelling game we can create wonderful opportunities to express ourselves, share stories, and play a game game driven by our own creativity. It’s a wonderful opportunity to engage in fun, nerdy play, but off-line, in-person, with a small group of folks who might even become friends.
I provide a variety of services
> School and Community Organisation Talks & Training
> Roll for Growth - the Therapeutic Roleplaying Game Program
> Squad Up! Fortnite social skills groups
> Minecraft Therapy
> Pop Culture Competence Consultation & Training
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