Dungeons and Dragons Group for LGBTQIA+ Teens
An in person, role playing group for LGBTQIA+ teens ages 13-17
All levels of experience are welcome
Thursdays from 7-8:30pm starting
$150 for the 9 week session
If you are in need of financial assistance, you are welcome to include one of the following codes in the registration form when signing up for the group:
*If you are financially stable, we ask that you please consider paying full cost so the codes can be used for those with more financial need*
What is Dungeons and Dragons?
Dungeons and Dragons (colloquially known as D&D) is a table top role playing game which invites players to engage in collaborative storytelling to go on exciting and expansive adventures with others while using dice to determine the outcomes of those adventures. Players create characters who are lead through the game by a Game Master (GM), who leads/supports the world the story takes place in. A game can last as short as a few hours for one time, or several short sessions over a longer period of time in what are called "campaigns".
D&D provides a space for teens and adults alike to connect with peers, as well as try on and play with aspects of their own identity. The creative aspects of this game also provide opportunities to develop and explore social skill building, emotional regulation, mistake making, and communication. Often, folks find this a safer space to try on different ways of being in connection with others due to the imaginative qualities of the game.
What a Therapeutic D&D group is....and isn't!
This D&D group is a therapeutic space for teens who are struggling with identity, mood, relationships and seeking a space to find others to be in community with in navigating those areas of struggle. While folks in this group may have therapeutic needs, this group differs from other kinds of group therapy in that there is no direct processing of symptoms or mental health diagnoses. The group is run by a licensed mental health counselor who holds the space for those in the group and often supports the group in navigating areas of discomfort.