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Video Gamer Group



General information

Gaming culture and those within the gaming community face unique challenges that can be commonly misunderstood by those outside the gaming community. In recent years, mental health in the gaming community has begun rising to the surface, however, proper mental health support can still be difficult for a gamer to find. Societal stigma and misconceptions about gaming can prevent gamers from seeking mental health support, in fear of being judged or misunderstood. The Video Gamer Group creates a safe space for gamers to feel understood, process their experience as a gamer, and the impact on their mental health. Members are invited to explore their identity as a gamer, and to make meaning of their experiences


Video Gamer Group Facilitator

 

Natalie Jeung is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Skylight Counseling Center. She obtained her Master’s degree from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Natalie identifies as a female gamer and has grown up in a gaming family. She is passionate about destigmatizing video gaming and gamers, and bringing positive mental health into gaming communities.

 

Natalie first found her love of gaming playing Donkey Kong Country on her first console, Super Nintendo Entertainment System. She predominantly plays shooters and is currently invested in playing Destiny 2. Since the pandemic, she has connected with her family and friends by playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Minecraft, and Maplestory.


Day & Time

Thursdays 4pm-5:30pm


Location

Google Meet


Age Range

20-40


How to Register

For more information, please call Natalie at 847-529-8300 x 121 and email
natalie@skylightcounselingcenter.com 


Cost

$50 per session

BCBS PPO Insurance Accepted