According to the National Library of Medicine, video games are more than just play; they’ve been shown to help with various mental disorders, from ADHD to anxiety. That’s the heart of what we’re getting into on this week’s episode of “Theblerdgurl Podcast.” I had the chance to sit down with Derrick Hoard, aka “The Situational Therapist.” He’s a practicing therapist and a gamer, which means he really gets the potential games have for our mental health.
Derrick and I chatted about how gaming is often misunderstood. It’s not just about addiction or escape—sometimes, it’s a vital social lifeline. (This episode was set for May, but hey, better late than never, right?)
This episode is packed with insights, but remember, it’s no replacement for one-on-one professional guidance. If you find it resonates, don’t hesitate to seek out a therapist. (I’ve left a couple of resources in the show notes)
NOTE: DERRICK IS A LICENSED FAMILY THERAPIST NOT A CLINICAL DOCTOR.
This episode was sponsored by Otaku Noir
Derrick Hoard is a licensed family therapist also known as “TheSituational Therapist”
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