Reconnect with your gamer

Empowering parents and strengthening families

What is
HG Family?

What is HG Family?

HG Family is a parent resource developed by Harvard-trained psychiatrist, and world leading video game addiction expert, Dr. Alok Kanojia MD, MPH. The program was designed to support parents as they help their gamer overcome video game addiction and problematic tech use. It consists of an Action Plan to give parents a step-by-step strategy on combating video game addiction, and Parent Coaching to support them as they build an alliance with their child.
Our parent coaching program is currently under development
Sign up for our waitlist to be notified when spots become available!

Learn at your own pace

The Action Plan is a comprehensive curriculum designed to help parents of 13-26 year olds. This isn't about quitting video games—it's about supporting gamers.

Great for:

Understanding gamers
Communication skills
Video game education
Parenting methods
Purchase action plan
under development

Or, work with a coach

Work 1-on-1 with an HG coach to move forward in a supportive environment. Plus, get access to the Action Plan videos and Dr. K’s Guide to Mental Health!

Great for:

Actionable strategies
Setting boundaries
Troubleshooting setbacks
Emotional processing
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Your first session is on us

HG Coaching has helped thousands of people around the world take control of their lives. We’re confident it can help you too. So, we’re giving you a free coaching session to try it out.
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Claiming your free session is entirely risk-free. If you try out coaching and decide it’s not the right fit, you will receive a full refund for all sessions you have paid for and not used, missed, skipped. If you are a returning HG Coaching client, you will be able to claim a free first session for any coaching type you have not previously participated in.

How it works

Tell us about your goals and unique needs.
Select your coach, and a time that works for you.
Meet weekly and take control of your life.

HG coaches get it

HG Coaches have a proven track record of increasing self-worth and motivation while decreasing feelings of depression and anxiety. We use an evidenced approach that promotes personal growth and sustainable change. Every single Coach is hand selected and certified through Dr. K’s expert curriculum.

Our HG Family Coaches undergo an additional curriculum which includes parent-child alliance building, boundary setting, managing expectations, and dealing with resistance to help identify your unique needs and troubleshoot plans tailored to your family.

Based on internal surveys, HG Family has proven to help:

75%
of families see a 30% improvement in their parent-child relationship
55%
of families see a 20% improvement in their child’s social engagement
These outcomes represent maximum improvements in clients over 12 weeks of coaching. Data from IRB approved coaching outcomes research study.

Evidence-based

HG's digital platform bridges the gap in mental health with affordable, accessible coaching that is at the forefront of psychological research. Where some clinical approaches only see patients, and tech companies only see users, HG sees people.

We use IRB approved research studies to measure the impact that HG Coaching has on people's lives, and collect direct feedback from coaching clients to continuously improve our program.

Based on internal surveys, HG Family has proven to help:

75%
of families see a 30% improvement in their parent-child relationship
55%
of families see a 20% improvement in their child’s social engagement
These outcomes represent maximum improvements in clients over 12 weeks of coaching. Data from IRB approved coaching outcomes research study.

Based on internal surveys, HG Family has proven to help:

60%
of families see a 30% improvement in their parent-child relationship
20%
of families see a 20% improvement in their child’s social engagement
These outcomes represent maximum improvements in clients over 12 weeks of coaching. Data from IRB approved coaching outcomes research study.

Designed by Dr. Alok Kanojia

Dr. Alok Kanojia, known as Dr. K, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in mental health for the gaming community. He is the President and Cofounder of Healthy Gamer, a mental health platform that provides content, coaching, and community resources to help young people take control of their mental health and their lives. Dr. K brings the best of performance psychiatry, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and his own experiences as part of the internet generation to create a unique approach to mental health. He has worked with teams at Meta, Google Cloud, Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs and more.

What our clients are saying

Sarah

Thanks to Dr. K, I now have a far better and more nuanced understanding of what role gaming plays in my child's life, which has allowed me to communicate about gaming with less judgment and more compassion.
June 1, 2022

Suzzane & Heath

Honestly, this program has been life-changing for our family. We were desperately seeking help for years, but health professionals didn’t seem to acknowledge or understand the issues. I am so grateful for all of the information and help this program has provided our family.
July 24, 2022

Stacey

[Coach] is providing helpful guidance on a weekly basis and we are seeing the progress in our son’s behavior which is awesome! Thankful for his help.
July 21, 2022

HekinsiedenTwo

Group has been like the first dungeon Deadmines in World of Warcraft. I had been solo leveling until now and popped that LFR (Looking For Raid) and got a group of randoms who dove into the Group dungeon together, gained some experience points, grabbed some nice loot, added a few People to my friends list, and parted for future adventure when the raid was completed.
April 9, 2021

@videogainer

Should also comment that Dr. K’s group coaching through @HealthyGamerGG really helped get the ball rolling for me last year. It’s incredibly cheap and worth every minute. It’ll put you outside your comfort zone but you’ll learn a lot more about perspective.
May 27, 2021

@bhoff_

Not sure if you've considered it, but the @HealthyGamerGG group coaching has been a game changer for me this year. Their streams and videos are top tier, but developing relationships within a group, with a clear and defined duty, really helped me turn a corner.
November 15, 2021

Razik

Discord
This resource and others of his has given me the ability to progress and they speak to me in a language I understand, which is sometimes difficult to find in this world. Thank you Dr. K and your amazing team!
Feb 10, 2022

Jcash4002

Discord
Dr. K's meditation guide has been absolutely revolutionary. The advice given can transcend the meditative practice into ontological understanding. Thank you so very much for the sharing of your wisdom.
Dec 31, 2021

Warpas

Discord
This guide didn't "fix" me, but it gave me all the tools I needed to understand myself and be more kind towards myself. From the bottom of my heart - thank you for that! 
Nov 20, 2021

Includes Dr. K's Guide to Mental Health!

Along with your coaching package, you'll get additional resources and support through Dr. K’s Guide to Mental Health. The guide explores Anxiety, Depression, Meditation, and ADHD in over 100+ video chapters. Included free with any coaching package!

Anxiety Module

Discover the different manifestations of anxiety and skills to cope with them.

Depression Module

Learn about the clinical and nonclinical sides of depression.

Meditation Module

Explore 30+ meditation techniques and find one (or 10!) that work for you.

ADHD Module

Expand your knowledge on attention, focus, and the motivation needed to follow through.

Anxiety Module

Discover the different manifestations of anxiety and skills to cope with them.

Depression Module

Learn about the clinical and nonclinical sides of depression.

Meditation Module

Explore 30+ meditation techniques and find one (or 10!) that work for you.

ADHD Module

Expand your knowledge on attention, focus, and the motivation needed to follow through.

Get your family on the same team

Action Plan

A step-by-step strategy to help you understand your gamer, and set healthy boundaries.

40+ lessons on:

The psychology of gamers
The relationship between gaming and stress
Replacing gaming with other hobbies
under development

1-on-1 Parent Coaching

A coaching program tailored to support parents in building an alliance with their child.
Create actionable strategies
Set healthy boundaries around gaming
Troubleshoot setbacks and resistance
Dedicate time to processing emotions
$70
/ session
12
sessions

What is the cancellation policy?

Apply for subsidized coaching!