Are you spending all of your free time on the internet or social media? Are you missing work or school because you are too busy binge-watching Netflix or Hulu? Are you obsessed with checking all of your social media accounts? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might have internet addiction or be on your way to developing one. It’s important that you manage this problem quickly and appropriately.
Thriveworks Boca Raton, FL internet addiction therapists and psychologists can help you address and resolve this problem before it gets out of control. If you are concerned with how much time you’re spending on the internet and how it’s affecting your life, reach out to Thriveworks Boca Raton, FL in Palm Beach County today. We can schedule you a next-day appointment. Just give us a call at (561) 285-3503.
What Is Internet Addiction? What Are Internet Addiction Symptoms?
Many people will confess that they’ve stayed up too late watching their favorite Netflix show or scrolling through Instagram. However, we often struggle to recognize when our internet use becomes a problem and turns into an addiction. To put it simply, internet addiction is when your internet use or activity is excessive and has negative effects on your life. For example, if you are constantly missing work or school because you’re staying up too late on the internet or you’re spending time on the internet instead of going to work or class, you might have a problem.
There are many different symptoms of internet addiction, including emotional and physical symptoms. Here is a short list:
- Carpal tunnel
- Sleep trouble
- Avoiding school or work
- Mood swings
- Vision issues
These symptoms can stem from different conditions or problems, but if you are experiencing internet addiction symptoms in addition to spending a questionable amount of time on the internet, you might have a problem. Fortunately, you can find help for your internet addiction or excessive internet use today. If you are in the Palm Beach area, just give Thriveworks Boca Raton, FL a call to schedule an internet addiction therapy appointment.
How Does Internet Addiction Therapy in Boca Raton, FL Work?
Excessive internet use can cause many different problems, especially when it becomes an addiction. These short term effects might include gaining weight and neglecting big responsibilities (like work) as well as relationships. Long-term negative effects include job loss and financial trouble. If you are experiencing any of these negative effects, finding the proper treatment is crucial to your wellbeing. Thriveworks Boca Raton, FL has internet addiction therapists and psychologists on staff who can help you take care of these symptoms. If you are in the Palm Beach area, reach out today to schedule an appointment.
Your therapist at Thriveworks Boca Raton can help you to understand where your internet addiction stems from, how severe it is, and how you can get it under control. Oftentimes, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the right therapy approach, as it helps many people to fix negative thoughts and behaviors that contribute to internet addiction. In addition, your Palm Beach therapist will work with you on self-corrective behaviors that can also go a long way in correcting your internet addiction. For example: cutting back on time spent online or picking hours that one may go online.
Work with an Addiction Therapist or Psychologist at Thriveworks Boca Raton, FL in Palm Beach
If you think you’re spending too much time online and you want to get your internet use under control, consider working with an addiction therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Boca Raton in Palm Beach, FL. We have therapists and counselors on staff who specialize in helping people with their addiction, including how to manage their symptoms and live an overall healthier life.
To set up an appointment, just give us a call at (561) 285-3503. A scheduling specialist will help you set up a session at your earliest convenience. If you are interested in a next-day appointment, we can do that for you. Also, know that we have evening and weekend availability. Thriveworks Boca Raton in Palm Beach, FL wants to help you as soon as possible. Reach out today.