Palo Ato University
Professor, PhD Clinical Psychology
South Bay, San Francisco Bay Area
Dr. Serenity Serseción is from Puerto Rico and started gaming at a young age. They have a BS in psychology, an MS in counseling: marriage and family therapy, an MS in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. The first game they remember playing was Bonk on the TurboGrafx-16, then moving on to the original Gameboy, Nintendo, and Sega. Gaming helped them get through school, life on the island and helped them learn and eventually master speaking in English. Going for graduate education in the states they credit their few moments of gaming as one of the reasons they were also to complete their programs. Lifelong gamer and queer person, they've been providing therapy and counseling for almost 10 years. They use of transpersonal psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Currently, they use gaming not only for themselves but as a way to connect to clients and to help them improve their mental health.