Internet & Gaming Addictions
Are you spending more time than you like surfing the internet, gaming, checking Twitter, updating Facebook, or using other social media? Internet addiction has crept up on many people. I wrote more about internet addiction in my blog.
In Sunnyvale and the rest of Silicon Valley, excessive internet use is widespread. People are often staring at their screens, even when they are with family and friends.
The Center for Humane Technology is looking at how technology hooks us and what can be done about it.
Is Internet Addiction Really an Addiction?
Some people don't see internet addiction as a true addiction. It could be seen as merely a bad habit. Regardless of what term you use, it can take up a lot of time and keep you from doing other activities.
Therapy Can Help
Therapy can help you
Determine if you're excessively gaming or using the internet
Develop a plan to stop or cut back
Identify the positive benefits of gaming/internet surfing and find other ways to achieve these benefits
Increase your motivation to spend time doing other activities
Find a balance between internet surfing/gaming and other activities
Ambivalence is normal and expected. Change is possible even when you are ambivalent.
Therapy Office in Sunnyvale
My office is in Sunnyvale, California on Wolfe Rd., near El Camino Real (also close to Santa Clara, Cupertino, and Mountain View). Parking is easy; there is a large parking lot.
1021 S. Wolfe Rd., Suite 255
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
I am a therapist/counselor in Sunnyvale, California. I work with adults, teenagers, and children. (LMFT Lic. # LMFT40414)
Please visit my therapy home page for more information about me.