RPG Therapy for Healing Your Childhood


Did you have a parent who was a bad example, who was chaotic or unpredictable, who made you feel you had to earn their love, or would not see you as you were in order to parent you well? Did you learn to please others, to look to others for how to behave, receive your affection from friends instead of family, become codependent, or become especially sensitive to rejection?

This experiential therapy group will subtly address the following issues through the use of play: family instability, consistency, making and maintaining friendships, abandonment issues, healthily processing rejection, use of structure, remaining valuable even if mistakes are made, identity formation, not having to earn one’s keep, boundary setting, and standing up for oneself. We will meet every other week to play a cooperative role-playing game in the style of Dungeons & Dragons. It uses a scaled down rules-set that is easy for the novice player, and familiar to the advanced player. The therapist (Autumn Hahn, LMHC) will run the game, creating challenge opportunities, keeping the story going, and creating a safe-space.

If you would like to be in a group of all gender-queer people, or a group of all neurodivergent people, I can see about making that happen. Please ask.

Once placed, you will be provided with a list of go-no-go topics to return privately so no one is unintentionally upset by a topic that can be avoided. We will also have safety cues discussed in a “session zero” prior to starting the gameplay. We will make your characters as a group and it will be easy and as fun as I can make it.

Group will meet every other week for an hour. Session zero will last 90 minutes. We can bill your insurance for this, or you can pay directly. Times and days are still to be determined. Please contact me with any questions, comments, or requests.

Group Therapist

Autumn loves difficult cases; working with trauma is not for the faint of heart. Having a client suffering from nightmares, insomnia, envisioning and reliving the terrible moments be able to get rid of those symptoms and live a better live than ever before is her favorite thing. She works with teens and adults in the areas of: trauma, anxiety, grief, guilt and shame, and reframing thoughts to feel happier and more "normal" on a daily basis.

Having been taught eclectically, Autumn uses a combination of styles to do what is best for your case, not a cookie-cutter approach. She is trained in: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT says your thoughts influence your actions, and vice-versa), motivational interviewing (MI uses questions to uncover and get you closer to your goals), trauma techniques (TF-CBT, Rapid Resolution Therapy - a short-term therapy using storytelling to access the subconscious), and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist (CHt is great for utilizing the subconscious to do the heavy lifting of deeply held beliefs and difficult subjects like rape, combat, bad breakups, and bad childhoods.

Autumn has been working with clients since 1998. She has been a case manager, therapist, and clinical director of substance abuse treatment centers. She has worked with children, teenagers, and adults. She has worked with severe depression, delusional disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsion, addiction, anxiety, and trauma. She has been in private practice since 2010.

All sessions will be conducted by telebehavioral health (video), so you can see her from any state she is licensed in, where ever in the state you are, without having to commute. She loves video sessions because it allows her to help more people and you don't have to cancel if you have a cold or your car is in the shop.

Autumn Hahn

Autumn Hahn is a therapist in Florida specializing in trauma, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adolescent mental health, substance abuse, loss, grief, and bereavement, and life transitions.

Mon-Thur, times vary, for FL, GA, NY, NV, VA

Florida (Online)

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