Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is defined by the inability to curb or stop going on the internet, in spite of the damage it causes. Similar to substance abuse, the internet can stimulate the reward center of the brain, leading to addiction. If you find yourself always thinking about internet and have trouble filling personal and professional obligations because of your online activities, you may have an internet addiction. Or, perhaps your use of the internet is causing a strain on your relationships with family and friends? A therapist trained in internet addiction will strive to learn more about your habits to understand the patterns that trigger an episode. They will work to help you identify unhealthy or irrational beliefs that may be contributing to this behavior, and teach you tools to replace the internet with healthy behaviors. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s internet addiction specialists today.

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As a lifelong gamer myself I have an acute understanding of this lifestyle. For as long as I've been able to pick up a controller I have been playing video games and browsing all the corners of the internet.

— Bryce Miller, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

I specialize in digital addictions, notably video game addiction. I have been a active member and player in the video game community for 28 years. I understand the joy and anguish video games can cause depending on how they are being used.

— David Klemm, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington Heights, IL

In an age where technology is becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives, it is also leading to behavioral, social, and emotional issues. Services are designed to develop a technology routine that is best for your child and yoiur family. They are also aimed at addressing related behavioral issues.

— Brian Goldberg, Clinical Psychologist in Commack, NY

Internet use and over use are misunderstood. Behaviors of two people using the internet throughout the day may seem similar, but have different purposes. The first may be using it to promote health, wellness, and productivity for themselves or others, while the other is compelled to use it due to their negative emotions. The why is overlooked or mischaracterized, but I take a deep look into the purpose internet use plays in the person's life.

— Joshua Garth, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA

Specializes in treating video game addiction, internet addiction, social media addiction, phone addiction, and other technology. I also work to help parents support their kids who are addicted to technology.

— Adam Holman, Mental Health Counselor in Tempe, AZ

Advanced certification in Sex Addiction

— Nicole Shields, Clinical Social Worker in Lubbock, TX

Advanced certification in Sex Addiction

— Nicole Shields, Clinical Social Worker in Lubbock, TX

My absolute favorite topic, and one that comes up frequently in clients of all ages. No matter what your age, you have been impacted by social media and deserve a space to talk about it. Love it or hate it, it's here to stay and I'd love to help you navigate it with healthy mindfulness.

— Kasey Ramoth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brick, NJ

It can be hard to pull away from the internet or technology in general. It can get in the way of us interacting with the world in ways that are meaningful to you. Its easy, its available. Our brain likes to turn towards what's easy. In our time together we will explore what is important to you and to have you notice when your brain wants to head toward the screen. We will work together to create a life that is meaningful to you even if the pull to the screen is present.

— Mark Holt, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Austin, TX

I am experinced treating internet and gaming addiction and cybersex/pornography addiction for teens and adults and provide free presentations to parent, school and religious organizations to educate the public about this epidemic, and how it is changing our brains.

— Michelle Holleman, Addictions Counselor in Charlotte, NC