Proudly Serving Montgomery County Maryland
301 Inspiration Lane, Second Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Our virtual RPG tabletop games are specifically designed by mental health and game-making experts to help your youth improve social skills, nurture self-confidence, and expand their problem-solving abilities. And, we’re online and accepting participants locally, nationally, and worldwide!
Tabletop and roleplaying games, such as the well-known Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), have a decades-long history of being used to harness creativity and imagination. Our RPG games take these benefits to a whole new level.
With built-in opportunities for skill-building and guidance from our professionals, your kid will learn empathy, build relationships, and practice communication skills in a supportive, playful environment. Small groups ensure they won’t be lost in the crowd!
Through character development, group storytelling, and working with others in an active and changing imaginary world, your teen or tween will be the main character in their own story. They can try new ways of solving problems and interacting with problems or circumstances without real-world social risk.
“I have to tell you Mikey is always excited to join group each week. He often is all set to go and join early, as you and Max see. Mikey loves hanging out with everyone in the group. He hopes you offer it again!!! Thank you so much!!!”
“Thomas is excited each week to play/chat. I can hear him talking up a storm which is great for a kid that has some social anxiety!”
“Max is an absolute treasure! You clearly have a fantastic staff. 🙂 he’s checking with my daughter made her feel like 1 million bucks! 🙂 She was so excited to start camp. Max drew her out, got her thinking, made her feel safe and really gave her permission to get excited about connecting with others imaginatively… I can’t wait to see how she tries out the new rules new social skills in the setting… I’m so excited for this opportunity for her!”
Update: “My daughter is BEAMING as she comes off day one of camp…. Find Max and give him a hug!!!”
Roleplaying Games Aren’t Just Child’s Play Anymore! The benefits of roleplaying games aren’t only reserved for children and youth! We have special groups open to adults as well! You, too, can join one of our virtual campaigns to increase your social interaction, make friends, and learn more about yourself through play and performance.
Are You Ready to Begin Your Journey to a Happier, Healthier Family? Choose Your Adventure! Our sessions are open to players of all experience levels (including no experience with RPG or D&D)! And, we accept players from all over the globe!
To participate, you will need reliable Wi-Fi and a computer (preferred) or tablet with video and microphone. Headphones are recommended.
Groups are limited to just 3-6 players so act quickly to reserve your spot in a campaign.
We offer two exciting tracks for our would-be adventurers: Social RPG and Therapeutic RPG!
This Weeklong Adventure Camp Meets Daily:
Camp Dates To Be Announced
Summary: This group is facilitated completely online. Players will dive deeply into a self-contained story, fully exploring and helping shape the narrative in this one-week intensive experience.
Cost: Social connections summer camps are $315, run daily for one week, and are two hours per session plus one initial 30 minute, 1 on 1 personalized character creation and tech check so you’re 100% ready on game day.
8 Week Journey of Discovery & Adventure Meeting Once a Week:
Accepting Registrations for Groups starting the week of July 12th, 2021
Summary: This group is facilitated completely online. Players will make friends, build connections, and find adventure over the course of 8 weeks, shaping both their own characters and the world around them in a more extensive and player-driven experience.
Cost: Social skills tabletop roleplaying groups are $400, run for eight consecutive weeks, and are 90 minutes per session plus one initial 30-60 minute, 1 on 1 personalized character creation and tech check so you’re 100% ready on game day.
For individuals that need a bit more help, we are excited to offer a unique therapeutic group that uses role-playing games as a tool for developing social skills and fostering interpersonal well-being. This group features two facilitators to provide unparalleled support. The Game Master is Max Raabe, MA who has a masters in game design and has been Game Mastering (aka facilitating) group tabletop games for over a decade. Driving the therapeutic side of the equation is Dr. Kelli Dunlap, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in games and mental health.
The benefits of roleplaying games are clear, but we have “leveled up” our Therapeutic RPG Groups to provide even more support!
Our Therapeutic RPG Groups feature three Guides (facilitators) for your teen or tween’s next adventure:
Goals of the Therapeutic Tabletop Roleplaying Groups include the development and improvement of:
8 Week Journey of Discovery & Adventure Meeting Once a Week:
Group Dates To Be Announced
Summary: This group is facilitated completely online. Each session is approximately 90 minutes, during which the players will step into the character roles of their choice, from intrepid adventurers to spell-casting wizards. This is a therapeutic group session facilitated by Mr. Max Raabe and supported by either Dr. Kelli Dunlap. The clinicians’ assessments drive the structure, format, and story design to ensure that the role-play and surrounding stories are customized to the group’s needs.
Cost: Therapeutic tabletop roleplaying groups are $620, run for eight consecutive weeks, and are 90 minutes per session plus one initial 30-60 minute, 1 on 1 personalized character creation and tech check so you’re 100% ready on game day. These costs may be partially reimbursable by insurance.
Dr. Kelli Dunlap, PsyD is a licensed psychologist specializing in games and mental health. With a masters in game design as well as her doctorate in clinical psychology, she’s our resident Geek and GamerTherapist. Dr. Dunlap has been researching games and mental health for over a decade and is internationally known as an expert in the field. Her clinical expertise is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and she integrates her experience in gameplay and game design to foster personal development and psychological growth in both individual and group settings.