Five identified types of Internet addiction
as identified by Dr. Kimberly Young
- Cybersex addiction (e.g. adult chat rooms, cyber-porn)
- Cyber-relationship addiction (e.g. social networking
- Newsgroups that replace real life friends/family)
- Net compulsions (e.g. online gambling, cyber-shopping, trading)
- Information overload (e.g. compulsive web surfing, “Netflix binges” youTube)
- Computer addiction (e.g. obsessive computer video game playing, programming aspects of computer science)
Digital-Media Treatment & Education
Our team specializes in the intervention, treatment and aftercare of overuse and addictions in the areas of video games, pornography, specific Internet applications, mobile devices and screens in general.
We support the client to both determine a plan to abstain from problematic applications and devices while also developing a plan to reintegrate digital media and specific Internet applications when the time is right, ultimately working to support academic, work, and social connection. We specialize in treating co-occurring issues often experienced with overuse and addiction to technology, such as depression, ADHD, Executive functioning deficits, anxiety, academic problems, relationship issues, and substance abuse.
We offer individual and family therapy, and group support to teens and adults.
We offer several no-cost support groups.Find a Support Group
Presentations and Workshops
We provide presentations and workshops to college campuses, schools, clinicians, and private groups, as well as present at conferences around the country. Please contact us for availability.
Tracy Markle and her colleagues provide specialized presentations and workshops based on the group’s needs. They have presented to medical and dentistry groups, private and public schools, colleges, as well as at therapeutic and academic conferences. The presentations and workshops focus on all age groups and their particular problem areas and needs. For medical and mental health professionals our presentations and workshops provide examples of how Internet and video game addiction can be recognized in clinical practice. They present scientifically based and updated information about validated treatments and also explain how behavioral intervention and treatments are set up for children, teens, and young adults.
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