Dungeons & Worry Dragons

Face your demons – literally!

Group members become players in the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game, therapeutically facilitated to encourage group members to build social skills to combat depression and anxiety.

Tabletop role-playing games (such as Dungeons & Dragons) can increase confidence, creativity, and problem solving skills – all while having fun playing as powerful adventurers in a fantasy world. Facilitated by a clinical counsellor, this group uses teamwork, role-play, and imagination to encourage participants to meet the challenges they encounter in daily life, and is especially helpful for those suffering from low mood and social anxiety.

Dungeons & Worry Dragons was featured on CBC North by Northwest on September 21st, 2020.

Listen in beginning at 1:22:00 and hear more about the facilitator and this group.

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About the Facilitator

David Lindskoog

David is a Registered Clinical Counsellor holding a MA in counselling psychology from Adler University. His approach integrates emotion-focused, narrative, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, and he prioritizes offering a grounded and caring atmosphere emphasizing safety and empathy. David is passionate about suicide prevention, social justice, career and professional development concerns, and the use of role-playing games in therapy.

Kady Wong

Kady Wong is the daughter of a first generation immigrant from Hong Kong. She is half Chinese and half Scottish and completing her counselling practicum at SFU Health & Counselling Services.



Every Thursday

January 21 to April 1


1:30 to 3:30pm


Online via Zoom


To register for this program, please contact David Lindskoog at dlindsko@sfu.ca with your name and email.