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Help your child with video game addiction

Healthy Gamer’s Family Support Program provides active resources to help your family build overcome the negative effects of excessive gaming.
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Parents are the frontline defense against video game addiction.

Developed by Harvard-trained psychiatrist and video game addiction expert, Dr. Alok Kanojia.
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Our evidence-based approach is trusted by thousands of gamers, professionals, and parents worldwide.
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Action plan: A comprehensive curriculum designed to help parents of 13-26 year olds who don’t know where to start with supporting their gamer. Strengthen your communication skills and learn how to set healthy boundaries to create an alliance with your child!
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1-on-1 Parent coaching: Work with a HG coach to develop personalized strategies, resolve setbacks, and move forward in a supportive environment. Meet weekly for 50-minute sessions, and get access to exclusive educational videos.

The Methodology

We focus on three major aspects to equip parents with the right knowledge, actions, and emotional understanding to help their gamer.
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Gamer Psychology Education

Overcoming video game addiction begins with understanding how games affect your child's psychology, neuroscience, and physiology.
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Building an Alliance

The biggest problem in video game addiction is the parent vs. child dynamic. We teach communication skills to help parents connect with and ally with their child.
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Setting Healthy Boundaries

Once parent and child are on the same team, we help parents craft a plan to set and enforce healthy boundaries around gaming.

Get to the root of your child's problematic gaming

Action Plan: Learn at your own pace
1-on-1 Parent Coaching: Work with a coach
The Action Plan provides a step-by-step strategy help you support your child. This isn't about quitting video games—it's about supporting gamers.

The Action Plan’s 40+ lessons include lectures on:
- The psychology of gamers
- The relationship between gaming and stress
- How to replace gaming with healthier hobbies
- & More!

Price: $99
Our 1-on-1 Parent Coaching program combines personalized support and educational materials so that you can develop actionable strategies to help your family move forward and troubleshoot resistance along the way.

Healthy Gamer Coaches are trained to help you better understand your own emotions around your child's video game addiction, and practice the skills you need to communicate with them. You'll get access to:

- Weekly 50-minute meetings with a HG Coach
- Personalized support that works with your schedule
- Dedicated time to understanding your emotions
- Includes Action Plan Video Lectures & Dr. K’s Guide to Mental Health

Price: $95/session

Learn from Dr. Alok Kanojia, MD MPH.

Recovered video game addict and Harvard-trained Psychiatrist.
"Most gamers call me Dr. K. I've worked with thousands of gamers to find balance with gaming and real life."
Dr. Kanojia
I'm also a gamer myself. In fact, my gaming almost caused me to fail out of college. Now I'm faculty at Harvard Medical School, and I specialize in addiction psychiatry. I've also worked with thousands of gamers (including pro gamers, streamers, and YouTubers) over the past 5 years. Now, I specialize in developing programs that help gamers understand their mind, change their behaviors, and develop a meaningful life.

I founded Healthy Gamer as the best evidence-based approach to balance gaming and real life. In the Family Support Program, you get years of professional experience put to work in an actionable program any family can use."
Building an alliance with your child
Approaching your child’s psychology based on their stage in life
Managing your child’s expectations
Setting and enforcing fair, effective boundaries
Dealing with resistance from your child
Create lasting change in the trajectory of your child’s life
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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.

 As parents, we have learned to be more compassionate and less judgmental in our interactions, which has helped us to rebuild a trusting relationship with our son.
Before, it seemed like everything we did in an effort to help our son backfired, only making things worse. I now feel like we have a clear understanding of what we need to do, and we are building new skills. While the process is slow, things are definitely moving in the right direction.

Every week, Dr. K and our group facilitator modeled authentic, compassionate, and nonjudgmental communication in their interactions with parents. By observing them, I learned a lot about how to be a better communicator myself. This, more than anything, has helped change the dynamic in our family for the better, and I couldn't be more grateful.
-  Sarah, Parent

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Our Mission

Healthy Gamer is on a mission to change the face of mental health. As we get more connected through the internet, we’re facing unprecedented mental health challenges that traditional therapy and psychiatry fail to meet. Our goal is to deliver accessible, inclusive, and affordable resources to the internet generation that needs a way forward.

How are Coaches Certified?

The Healthy Gamer Coach certification program combines perspectives on mental health and wellness to give coaches effective evidence-based techniques to approach your challenges.

Healthy Gamer Coaches are certified through Dr. Alok Kanojia’s 10-week curriculum: 2 weeks of didactic learning from Dr. Kanojia and 8 weeks of hands-on group and personal coaching experience. Coaches also participate in ongoing supervision and education to improve their skill set. Our parent coaches undergo an additional curriculum including parent-child alliance building, boundary setting, managing expectations, and dealing with resistance to help you identify your unique needs and troubleshoot plans tailored to your family.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you are not seeing your child start to re-engage with the real world within 8 weeks of completing the Action Plan, message us at and we will be happy to refund every dollar.

Personal coaching meetings can be rescheduled or cancelled with 24 hours notice. A session is considered missed with no refund if:
     - you fail to reschedule or cancel outside the 24 hour period before your next session’s start time
     - you are more than 15 minutes late

If coaching isn't working out for you, we will refund 100% of sessions that you had paid for but not used. Your refund will be credited back to your original form of payment. Refunds take 5 - 7 business days to be processed. Past sessions or missed sessions are nonrefundable. Contact information for initializing a cancellation can be found on your Coaching Profile page.