Specialized treatment for tech-related overuse, abuse and dependence (e.g. gaming, social media, binging, etc) & common co-occurring issues
Addictions Counselor in Menlo Park, CA
CBT is incredibly popular as it is one of the most evidence-based treatments. It helps us restructure and heal our thoughts, core beliefs, behaviors and emotions. I have received extensive training in many forms of CBT (Internet Addiction, Insomnia, Exposure & Response Prevention, Trauma-Focused).
This is a collection of different therapeutic approaches, each of which has been refined to best treat those struggling with some form of addiction. These approaches are ones I also provide training workshops to other clinicians on and are thus quite familiar to me: Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy & Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
A values-based Mindfulness approach that teaches acceptance of one's thoughts and feelings, and commitment to taking values-based actions. It encourages individuals to be present in the moment, acknowledging their emotions and thoughts without judgment. ACT teaches clients to identify their core values and commit to actions that align with these values, even in the presence of challenging thoughts and feelings. Generally, I find it helps people to respond more effectively to life's difficulties.