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You are not alone

Join weekly group support sessions guided by a therapist inside your favorite games

The HJC
Program

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80 Minute Sessions

Group mental health support while you play your favorite games—anonymous, private, secure & voice-only.

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Personalized Group

Custom-matched group of peers based on your age, life stage, mental health areas, games, and more.

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Led by Expert Therapists

Doctorate & Master’s-level therapists guide the discussion and offer evidence-based tools for personal growth.

$30 / Session
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Your Program Includes:

  • Weekly 80 minute group mental health support sessions while playing your favorite games
  • Sessions are hosted in an anonymous, private, secure, voice-only channel exclusively for your group, capped at 5 journeyers
  • Facilitated by our expert Journey Guides - who are trained therapists with Doctorate or Master’s degrees
  • Evidence-based tools and practices to support you on your mental health journey

Some Games We Play

How Does HJC Work?

Meet Our
Care Team

Thomas Derrick Hull, Ph.D

Ph.D - Clinical Psychology
Columbia University

Ed.M - Neuroscience and Learning
Harvard University

he/they

Derrick is the Chief Clinical Officer at Hero Journey Club. He is a clinical psychologist and has been in the digital mental health space for 15 years in clinical leadership roles at companies like Talkspace and Noom. Derrick leads the care team and is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of mental health support in our program.

Anna Choquette

Masters of Social Work
The Ohio State University

she/they

Hiya! My name is Anna. I have an MSW with areas of emphasis in mental health and substance use. I've worked in private practice as well as a substance use rehab facility. I use motivational interviewing in almost everything I do, and really want people to know that they hold all the power they need to see positive changes and effects in their lives.

Dina Bdaiwi

MS Counseling and Clinical Mental Health
California State University Fullerton

she/her/hers

Dina is a therapist in California. She is a queer AUDHD mixed woman of Mexican and Syrian descent. Dina approaches therapy with harm-reductionist, agentic care, intersectional feminist lenses, and relational cultural theories. Dina is an advocate for neurodivergence visibility and radical self-acceptance.

She works primarily with teens and young adults with disordered eating, body image, and trauma.

Diana Kopicki

MEd Community Counseling
Loyola University Chicago

she/her

My name is Diana, I specialize as a person-centered therapist with expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help with symptom reduction. I firmly believe that everyone is doing the best they can with the resources they have access to. Typically you will find me playing story-based games and cozy games like Pokémon, Stardew Valley, and Animal Crossing.

Carson Haynes

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Spalding University

she/her/hers

Carson earned a masters and doctorate in clinical psychology. She utilizes an integrated approach that pulls from ACT, attachment, DBT, IFS, and interpersonal neurobiology. Utilizing a person-centered approach, Carson’s practice is rooted in understanding that our brains are wired to be connected with each other; we cannot and should not endure our journeys alone. Outside of work, Carson enjoys gaming, reading, community organizing, and cooking.

Diana Huynh

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Pacific University

Ph.D. Candidate

she/her/hers

Diana is a neurodiverse clinical psychology grad working towards her doctorate. Her Vietnamese American background inspired her to pursue psychology and serve marginalized communities. Diana’s therapeutic work draws from humanistic and liberation perspectives. She is passionate about providing non-judgmental, culturally-informed therapeutic services while also highlighting the various systemic and institutional barriers that negatively impact an individual’s wellbeing.

Ennis Rook Bashe

Licensed Master of Social Work
Silver School of Social Work

they/them

Ennis is an LMSW that is interested in DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and narrative and creative modalities. They have run support groups for people dealing with rare diseases. Outside of work, they are super-passionate about disability advocacy, tarot and witchcraft, indie TTRPGS, LARP, Magic the Gathering, and refreshing their hurt/comfort fanfiction to see if it’s gotten any new comments in the last five seconds.

Gabriell Gereau

MEd Mental Health Counseling
Alfred University

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Gabriell Gereau especially enjoys working with the LGBTQIA+ population, neurodivergent individuals, and teenagers, among other populations. Their main approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and play therapy. When Gabbi is not working, they enjoy writing novels and short stories, spending time with their pets (two cats and a bearded dragon), making art, beachcombing, singing show tunes, and playing video games.

Kylee Romero

MA-CMHC
Hawai'i Pacific University

they/them

Ky is a clinical mental health counselor specializing in treating both populations of indigenous and LGGBTQIA+ folx. Ky is a trauma-informed therapist who has a Humanistic theoretical orientation. They are passionate about giving back to their community, and can be seen at various marches and acts of activism in their community.

Courtney Gowen

Masters of Social Work
Florida State University

she/her

Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked in community mental health settings as well as private practice. Her primary theoretical frameworks are interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and humanistic/existential therapy; and she utilizes CBT and DBT techniques. She's worked with people with a variety of backgrounds who are dealing with stressors including substance abuse, trauma, interpersonal stressors, and systemic oppression.

Sabrina Vonderhaar

MA Forensic Mental Health Counseling
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

she/her

Sabrina is a Substance Use Disorder Counselor at an outpatient treatment center. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and is working towards her mental health counseling licensure (LMHC). She has helped individuals with intellectual/developmental disorders, substance use disorders, and dual-diagnoses; families involved with the Department of Human Services as well as individuals admitted into an acute psychiatric facility.

Justin Holyfield

MA Art Therapy
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

he/him

Hi there! My name is Justin! I am an Art Therapist and working towards my independent licensure. I love doing the work through art therapy as I feel that self expression is a massive component to our own mental well being and resiliency. I have experience with several modalities such as: Gestalt, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Identity work.

Jennifer Rose Holling

Masters in Clinical Psychology
California Northstate University, School of Psychology

they/she

Hello! My name is Jennifer, I am a polyamorous, nonbinary, transgender woman. My main clinical focuses have been Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Compassion Therapy (ACT), and Adlerian Therapy. I have training and experience in crisis intervention, LGBTQ focused therapy, and trauma informed care. When I’m not gaming, I enjoy creating characters, engaging in puzzles, and exploring art exhibits.

Ivonne Harting

MS Psychology

she/her

Ivonne is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Addictions Counselor with over 5 years of clinical experience. Ivonne identifies as queer and is deeply connected with her Venezuelan roots. She uses an integrative approach to counseling and enjoys empowering other individuals in their journeys. She specializes in trauma work, relationship dynamics, substance use, human sexuality, and mood disorders.

Kimberly Mena

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
SUNY at Buffalo

she/her

I’m Kim, I spent 11 years in the military (6 years Marine Corps and 5 years Army) and am medically retired. When I'm not helping underserved populations, I focus on implementing alternative therapy modalities with veterans suffering from trains or steps related disorders. Outside of work, I love travelling, horror movies, and everything Halloween.

Julian Petrello

Licensed Master of Social Work
CUNY Hunter’s Silberman School of Social Work

he/him

Julian is a board-certified social worker practicing psychotherapy in Brooklyn, NY, with two Master's Degrees and over three years of experience in mental healthcare. He employs different modalities of treatment rooted in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral foundations with the goal of improving lives through talk. His favorite memory is when he helped his World of Warcraft guild defeat Deathwing, liberating the NPCs of Azeroth.

Hear from
Our Members

Michael

34
he/him
Final Fantasy, Stardew Valley, Minecraft Java
Work Stress, Neurodivergence

I've been able to work through a lot of my career stress and my group members have been very encouraging and given me a lot of advice and new perspectives in between sessions.

Lycan

31
they/them
Minecraft, Roblox
PTSD, Neurodivergence

To me, HJC is a space where you can come together and find community and friendships or just be able to share in a safe space with others who care.

Rachel

36
she/her
Animal Crossing
Anxiety, Life Purpose

I personally struggle with anxiety and the guides and the members give me tools for how to help. I talk to people and they're in the same situation, so that means I'm not alone.

Oliver

32
they/them
Stardew Valley
Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Neurodivergence

It is very calming to know that I will have somewhere to spend a little bit of time every week checking in, saying what's going on in my life and knowing these people care about me.

Marlyn

28
they/them
Animal Crossing
Life Purpose, Neurodivergence, Queer Mental Health

I have people that I can like lean on and ask for support and things of that nature. It’s been really helpful, especially when the world is so isolated now.

Natasha

31
she/her
Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing
Emotional Regulation, Work Stress

I think it's really useful to meet new people from around the country, and connect at a point that we're all kind of struggling with the same things so we don't feel as alone.

Andi

30
she/her
Animal Crossing
Anxiety, Depression, Addiction

When I joined, I was looking to join a community that would be familiar with the issues that I struggle with.

Most members report feeling relieved and connected after just one session
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96% report feeling better following an HJC session
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94% tell us they’ve made some of their most profound connections through HJC
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70% reported improvement on scientifically validated clinical measures after joining HJC

How to
Get Started

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Onboard

During your onboarding, answer questions that are designed to get to know you on a deeper level. We then tailor a group specifically for you, based on your needs.

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Meet Weekly

Practice the skills and tools you learn from your sessions.

Reach out to your group members at any time to get extra support, celebrate wins, or simply game together.

As trust develops and grows, your group becomes a newfound support system.

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Team Up

Before each session starts, the group loads up a game and plays together as the session takes place.

Gain knowledge by sharing and listening to your group mates, as well as guidance from your group’s therapist facilitator.

Only share when and what you want to—just listening is always an option.

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1  Onboard

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During your onboarding, answer questions that are designed to get to know you on a deeper level. We then tailor a group specifically for you, based on your needs.

2  Team Up

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Before each session starts, the group loads up a game and plays together as the session takes place.

Gain knowledge by sharing and listening to your group mates, as well as guidance from your group’s therapist facilitator.

Only share when and what you want to—just listening is always an option.

3  Meet Weekly

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Practice the skills and tools you learn from your sessions.

Reach out to your group members at any time to get extra support, celebrate wins, or simply game together.

As trust develops and grows, your group becomes a newfound support system.

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