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Starting Internet addiction counseling

What is Internet addiction counseling?

Internet addiction counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to address and alleviate problematic or compulsive internet usage. It offers individuals a structured and supportive setting to delve into the root causes of their excessive online behaviors, which may encompass activities like social media and gaming.

How does Internet addiction counseling work?

Internet addiction therapists at Thriveworks in West Hartford, CT collaborate with you to identify and alter thought patterns and behaviors that drive your dependence, often employing cognitive-behavioral techniques. The primary objective of this counseling is to assist you in regaining control over your internet use, establishing healthier online habits, and addressing any underlying emotional or psychological issues, ultimately fostering a more balanced relationship with the digital world and enhancing overall well-being.

Is Internet addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks internet addiction counseling in West Hartford is conducted both in person and virtually through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Internet addiction counseling last?

The length of internet addiction counseling can differ depending on the person's particular requirements and the seriousness of their addiction. Typically, this form of counseling includes multiple sessions spanning from several weeks to several months. The precise number of sessions and overall therapy duration are determined through discussions with the counselor.

Need more help deciding?

Are you obsessed with logging onto social media and looking at your friends’ latest posts? Are you guilty of binge-watching Netflix or Disney+ every night? Do you feel like your internet use is getting a little out of control? If the answer is yes, you might have internet addiction or be at risk for developing internet addiction. And it is important that you manage your time spend online, of which can be accomplished with a professional.

Thriveworks in West Hartford, CT has internet addiction therapists and psychologists on staff who are dedicated to helping people in the Hartford area with their time spend online. If you’re worried about your internet activity or believe that you spend too much time watching Netflix, playing video games online, scrolling through social media, etc., reach out to Thriveworks today. We can set you up with a therapist or psychologist as soon as tomorrow. Just call us at (860) 553-3374.

Do I Have an Internet Addiction? What Are the Symptoms?

Many of us can admit that we’ve spent one too many hours watching our favorite TV show in rapid succession or stayed up too late playing video games with our friends. Or, maybe we’ve spent a whole afternoon shopping online! Whatever it is, we’re all guilty of spending an excessive amount of time on our computers or phones. It’s normal to do this every now and then, but if you are constantly on the internet and your wellbeing is suffering as a result, there is a problem.

Internet addiction is when your internet use becomes excessive and disturbs important areas of your life. You might be suffering from internet addiction if you exhibit any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
  • Missing work or school
  • Neglecting time with friends and family members
  • Vision problems
  • Back or headaches

If you can check off several of these mental or physical symptoms and you know that you might spend a little too much time on the internet, you might have a problem. Fortunately, you can talk to a professional about this problem and learn to manage it. If you are in the Hartford area of Connecticut, consider working with an internet addiction therapist or psychologist at our office. We are here to help and we can work with you as soon as tomorrow.

Hartford Therapy for Internet Addiction: How Does It Work?

While it might go without saying, excessive internet use or activity can lead to many different problems, especially when it is so severe that it can be classified as an internet addiction. There are both short and long-term effects that you should be cautious of, including weight gain or loss, neglecting responsibilities, and losing friendships. If you are experiencing these side effects, getting the right treatment is critical to your mental, emotional, and physical health.

Thriveworks in West Hartford wants to help people find the addiction help they need. If you are interested in working with a therapist or counselor to improve your internet use habits, reach out to us today. We will set you up with a professional therapist who has the skills, knowledge, and experience to best help you. They will likely use techniques rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and help you adapt self-corrective behaviors like cutting back on how much time you spend watching Netflix, online shopping, or online gaming.

Schedule Hartford Therapy for Internet Addiction at Thriveworks in West Hartford, CT

If you or your loved ones are concerned about your internet use or time spent online, reach out to Thriveworks in West Hartford, CT. If you are in Hartford County or the surrounding area, we can help you with excessive internet use and even internet addiction. We have therapists and psychologists who are eager to help you today.

To schedule an appointment, all you have to do is call (860) 553-3374, or you can book online here. Either way, we’re excited to hear from you and help you with your internet use. We understand that spending more and more time online is becoming more and more acceptable, but we want to help you adapt healthy habits. Reach out today to set up your first session! We have extended hours in the evenings and weekends to choose from.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Talk therapy

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$1

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I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

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(860) 530-5326

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