dTEC® Specializes in the Treatment & Education of Digital Media Overuse
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Digital Media Overuse (DMO) commonly known as “gaming, Internet or technology addiction” interferes in academic and workplace success, leads to sleep problems, increases social isolation, and negatively effects physical and mental health. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Watch Tracy Markle Help a Family Struggling with Social Media Addiction

Tracy Markle, digital media addiction expert and founder of Digital Media Treatment & Education Center, appeared on the premier episode of A&E’s “Digital Addiction” to help a woman and her family address her social media addiction.

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Our Approach: FITS-IA ®

FAMILY
INTEGRATED TREATMENT
connection
for treating
INTERNET ADDICTION

FITS-IA® is a systemic treatment approach that provides education and clinical support to those struggling with digital media overuse. FITS-IA works by creating a mindful approach to our online behaviors, improving family relationships, developing effective emotional regulation and self-care skills, and enhancing interpersonal relationships through face-to-face social connections and community engagement.

FITS-IA® is collaborative and prioritizes FAMILY engagement, INTEGRATED TREATMENT, and builds SOCIAL connections to support recovery and long term change for individuals and families from digital media overuse and INTERNET ADDICTION.. See more

No-Cost Digital Media Overuse Weekly Support Groups

The Problematic Internet Technology Facilitated (PITF) Support Group is led by a facilitator who is knowledgeable in digital media issues. Group members receive education, strategies, and resources related to digital media overuse and are encouraged to engage in discussion about their challenges and successes in sobriety. The primary goal of this support group is to cultivate a balanced lifestyle.

The Premier Clinician’s Handbook Addressing Digital Media Overuse in Children and Adolescents

Tracy Markle, founder, and co-director of dTEC® developed the Family engagement, Integrated Treatment, Social Connection for Internet Addiction FITS-IA®, approach and is a featured author, along with other experts from around the globe, in the book: Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents; Risk Factors, Assessment & Treatment, where she shares the philosophy and interventions embodied in FITS-IA®. This is the first book to thoroughly examine how early and easy access to the Internet and digital media impacts children and adolescents.

“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.”
– JOHANN HARI

Why In-Person Therapy is Better

Why in-person therapy is better for treatment of internet addiction or digital media overuse issues.
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The Modern Athlete and the Internet

The modern athlete is more likely to fact check their coach. They have notoriously short attention spans. They struggle with in-person communication. And their athletic focus is challenged at every turn. All of which can be directly attributed to the internet.
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How to improve focus in sports in the age of the Internet.

Improving focus in sports is one of a coach’s greatest challenges. Social media and video games haven’t made that any easier. This guide is full of helpful ideas for building a team culture that prioritizes healthy digital media use and gets buy-in from your players to turn off the internet and get their heads in the game.
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How does social media and gaming affect athletes’ performance?

Using social media or playing video games for just 30 minutes causes enough mental fatigue to impair athletic performance.
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Autism and Technology Addiction

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common co-occurring diagnosis for people who struggle with technology addiction or digital media overuse. Few therapists, however, are trained to recognize the wide array of characteristics that a person on the autism spectrum can present.
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A Guide to Turning Off Devices & Playing Outside (For Teens, Kids and Parents)

A Guide for Teens, Kids, and Parents How To Turn Off Devices & Play Outside This guide is full of ideas from real parents who not only got themselves and their kids to play outside but helped change the culture…
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We are currently not accepting clients who are seeking psychotherapy services. We encourage you to check back in August, 2022 for further updates.