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Gaming Approaches Towards Education, LLC (GATE) are mental health service providers. Who strive for Individual and social wellness in your home and community.
Our programs use a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and AutPlay Therapy (Autism Play) techniques. Then, mix tools such as board gaming, storytelling, role-playing, sand tray, and expressive arts. Ultimately, the goal is to work on challenges you or your family may be facing in your daily lives. Our group and individual therapies are based on your needs. Most importantly, we focus on what matters most creating healthy, thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. At the same time, working towards eliminating unhelpful ones.
We offer Individual and Group therapy. Social Skills development groups are; also, an option for individuals who need to learn and practice their social skills. This is all done in a safe environment.
Our therapy works best with a related diagnosis of:
Years ago as therapists we worked in family’s homes. We used gaming as a way to build rapport with them. Then, years later, we realized that gaming shouldn’t be limited to just building a relationship. Gaming could serve a greater purpose; in fact, It could create opportunities for families to come together and play together.
We found that the best games emphasize everyone’s strengths. They make us think, feel, and adapt to different situations. We believe play can become a way to practice for everyday life.
Our Therapeutic Role-Playing Groups allow you to identify your own feelings surrounding a given situation. While simultaneously learning empathy, problem-solving, critical thinking, and more.
Raising a child takes a village. We all need support sometimes. Without it, we could feel isolated. Sometimes we forget or just don’t want to ask for help. Let us guide you to learn coping strategies, new parenting ideas, and share parenting stories. You might gain a few villagers along the way.
Learn together how to strengthen your family’s relationships and empower you as a parent.
In our Skill Focused Board Game Therapy sessions, we concentrate on building up skills. We do this through techniques you will learn from a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy. Then, you are taught how to relate and apply the skills learned. Hoping to create a positive change in your everyday life.
Our Autism Play Therapy program is led by Dr. Brian Quinones. He is AutPlay certified, a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years of experience. In his program, we focus on how to Increase Emotional Regulation Ability and Concentration. While, also Improving the Parent/Child Relationship, Social Skills, Relationship Development, and Sensory Processing. The goal is to reduce Unwanted Behaviors and Anxiety Levels.
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