Apr 15, 2022
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan,
LCSW-C speaks with friend and colleague Charlene MacPherson, LCSW-C
about Charlene's work bringing therapeutic gaming to adults in
Laura and Charlene discuss how embracing one's authentic self
as a therapist helps clients who are looking for what is unique
about us to feel seen and understood in therapy settings. Charlene
talks about her journey to acceptance as a self-proclaimed nerd and
how she learned to embrace her gifts and use them to help her
clients. This is a beautiful conversation that will inspire you to
embrace the parts of you that might be hidden when wearing your
therapist hat. Additionally, Charlene talks about how Role Playing
Games can be used therapeutically and what a therapeutic RPG looks
Self-proclaimed nerd and licensed psychotherapist, Charlene
MacPherson uses nerd culture to create a safe and fun environment
to explore the therapy process. She's also a mother, wife,
Lutheran, podcaster, and owner of Nerd Adventure Therapy 2.0
Charlene's been playing Role Playing games for 15 years and Game
Mastering for 3 years. She's been in the mental health field as a
Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical for 12 years.
Charlene offers Therapeutically Applied Role Playing Game
social skills therapy groups for adults age 25 and up as a part of
her therapy services in Linthicum, Maryland. She's a certified
Therapeutic Game Master in the Game to Grow method of TTRPG
therapy. She's also in the process of completing certification with
Geek Therapeutics. And she has a podcast called Mental Health Quest
which is about demystifying and destigmatizing therapy.
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