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This ‘Twitch Therapist’ Is Raising a Killing Solving Your Favorite Streamer’s Issues

Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:58 PM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:58 PM
  • Psychiatrist Alok “Dr. K” Kanojia regularly hosts live-streamed therapy sessions with some of the biggest names on Twitch.
  • The most recent session featured popular streamer Katerino.
  • During the stream, Katerino’s ex-boyfriend – prominent YouTuber CallMeCarson – donated a staggering $10,000.

A psychiatrist is banking some serious cash by hosting live therapy sessions on the Amazon-owned Twitch streaming platform. Those proceeds help fund mental health initiatives targeted at gamers.

During a recent stream, Alok Kanojia, who’s known as Dr. K on the HealthyGamer_GG Twitch channel, landed a mammoth donation of $10,000 . The generous tip came from none other than the streamer for this particular session’s ex-boyfriend.

Twitch’s Very Own Resident Psychiatrist

This Therapist Is Making a Killing Solving the Issues of Twitch Streamers
Dr. K’s sessions have featured some of Twitch’s biggest stars. | Source: Twitch via YouTube 

One doesn’t immediately associate Twitch’s drama-filled microcosm with wholesome therapy sessions exploring complex and deep-seated mental health issues. Indeed, Twitch is a world of memes, video games, the odd controversy, and a colorful cast of broadcasters.

Yet this is precisely what Twitch’s resident shrink is bringing to the table. Dr. K has offered some of the platform’s most prominent figures the chance to face their demons live in front of thousands of viewers  – chaperoned by Kanojia’s Harvard-vetted expertise.

Pokimane, Reckful, Mizkif, Destiny, xQc, LilyPichu – the list of participants reads like a roll-call of Twitch royalty.

The overwhelmingly positive response to the streams and the rapidly swelling viewership suggest Dr. K has hit on something that resonates not only with streamers but also with audiences .

$10k Donation From a Streamer’s Ex

Dr. K most recent session featured streamer Katerino . The 20-year old was recently involved in a relationship with popular YouTuber CallMeCarson.

The relationship ended in very public fashion in March of this year as rumors of infidelity on Katerino’s part surfaced . The streamer admitted that the allegations were true in a confessional video in mid-April .

Following the breakup, CallMeCarson went on a self-imposed indefinite hiatus  to focus on his mental health.

Towards the end of the session, Dr. K’s overlay lit up with a staggeringly large $10,000 donation  from none other than CallMeCarson.

It was accompanied by a heartfelt word of thanks. It read, “Thank you for helping her.”

Those funds, along with all donations raised during the month of May, will fund HealthyGamer’s new coaching program .

Who ever said that Twitch couldn’t be a wholesome vector for good?