SIGNS OF VIDEO GAME ADDICTION
- You lose track of time playing video games
- Your family or partner complain that you play too much
- Often tired or not properly rested
- Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or irritable?
- You play video games on most days?
- Irritable or have difficulty concentrating if you don’t play video games?
VIDEO GAMES CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN FUNCTIONING
We understand that you get stressed and how video games are an escape after a long day. It’s healthy to have hobbies and interests. The problem is that your brain is not made for being plugged in like this. As you play video games your brain is flooded with endorphins and as a result you feel good. But when you have this flooding over and over again, you become desensitized to it and lose sensitivity to these neurochemicals in your daily lives.
WE CAN HELP YOU FIND BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE
We can help you decrease your game usage and find other areas of your life that are rewarding and healthy. In your private appointment, either online or in the office, you can say what you really think. Our therapists will listen to you and help you feel again. We have a safe place for you to identify what you are avoiding and what you want your life to really be. Why wait?
In working with adults, adolescents, and children, we have developed effective methods for dealing with these common challenges. Video game addiction is real and you are not alone. This is not just “too much screen time”. There’s usually no need to analyze your childhood or talk about your relationship with your mother. These are just misconceptions. Our therapists work in the present and teach practical tools to help you now. You can get better and we would love to help you.
Our licensed and skilled counselors, psychologists, or social workers listen to you to understand you. We rely on the newest scientific research to find the quickest and most long lasting strategies to help you reach your goals and live the life you are meant to live.