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Online Gaming A Gateway to Therapy

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Believe it or not, there are currently over 3 billion gamers worldwide, and every online gamer spends at least ten hours a week playing games. This makes the gaming industry one of the most popular industries in the world.

For most gamers, it helps them deal with stress and difficult situations in their lives, entertain themselves, interact with people (other gamers), and build relationships. In essence, gaming has been a silent therapy for several psychological and emotional problems. Online gaming has now drawn the attention of the therapists, since most therapists now hold virtual/online sessions due to the pandemic.

A California-based family and marriage therapist, Monet Goldman and Chicago-based clinical psychologist Aimee Daramus utilize online gaming to help their patients. This gives a whole new meaning to the expression: meeting them where they’re at.

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