Online Counseling for Online Addictions
Time spent online can be very productive, however compulsive internet use can lead to a number of negative consequences. Counseling On Demand has addiction specialists available to help you gain control of your online habits and establish a healthy balance with internet usage. We specialize in a number of online addiction areas including:
As many as 24 million Americans are addicted to on-line pornography in some form. While many individuals struggle in secret with internet pornography, for many the addiction can be a gateway to compulsive and risky sexual behaviors. Whether it’s an addiction to on-line images or chat rooms, the search for on-line stimulation can come at the expense of jobs, social life, family and even sleep. If you or a loved one is addicted to on-line pornography, know that you are not alone. There is hope. Through the help of an experienced and compassionate therapist, individuals can regain control of sexual compulsions and once again experience healthy relationships and intimacy.
Web sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest provide a good medium to interact with friends, colleagues, organizations or businesses. For many, however social media sites have become a problematic addiction. Social media usage can become a destructive compulsive habit which as with any addiction can lead to broken relationships, job loss or financial issues. People addicted to social media often feel anxiety or even feel physically ill if unable to access the internet or their favorite social media sites. Through the help of a professional therapist, individuals addicted to social media can find methods to cope with destructive internet behaviors. On-line therapeutic support ironically has been found to be extremely effective in the treatment of many internet based addictions.
On line gaming issues can strain relationships, interfere with work and lead to financial ruin. Those addicted to gaming may even steal to gamble or pay debts. Gaming addiction is an impulse-control disorder which addicts can’t control even when they know it’s hurting themselves and their loved ones. While you may feel you can’t stop, with the right help you can overcome gaming addictions and regain control of your life.