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I take a lively, compassionate approach to therapy. I am enthusiastic about people's individuality and accountability to grow.

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As a woman, married with two children to a spouse who is a firefighter, I relate to the struggles, stress, patterns, and problems that life presents.

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Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in t... Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Read more

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 Littleton, CO 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 Littleton 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.

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Len’s parents had made this counseling appointment for him and then insisted on coming. They were worried about him, but Len did not see the problem. As they sat down in the therapist’s office, Len’s parents explained that he is spending a lot of time online. He used to stay after school and go to practice or hang out with his friends. However, this year, Len has been coming home and getting online instead. He has lost weight and is having difficulty sleeping. Len’s parents were also concerned about his safety: Who was he meeting online and what was he doing?

Len was irritated, and he said his parents did not understand. The therapist invited him to share his understanding of the situation. Len took a brave step: He explained how his friends had stopped inviting him to hang out. They ignored him at school, and his only friends were online.

That first appointment was a big step in the right direction. Len and his parents had more work to do, but they were heading in the right direction. They are not alone. Many people are like Len—they are struggling with big life challenges as well as compulsive Internet use. Addiction to the Internet is a growing mental health problem.

“Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.” —Gretchen Rubin

What Is Internet Addiction?

With smartphones and unlimited data plans, the Internet is more easily accessible than ever. Some people have no trouble unplugging. They can set their phone down, have a meal with friends, and not think twice about looking at their email. However, others struggle. They may use the Internet excessively or in a way that puts their personal or professional life at risk. Internet addiction shares many characteristics with other behavioral addictions—like gambling or shopping. Like other addictions, compulsive Internet use can have devastating effects in an individual’s life, but also like other addiction, compulsive Internet use has effective interventions.

The licensed therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO have worked with many clients who are struggling with how, when, and where they are using the Internet. We have walked with them as they regain control and learn healthier coping skills.

What Are the Symptoms of Internet Addiction?

When Dr. Ivan Goldberg first suggested that people could become addicted to the Internet, it was received as a joke. That was 1995, but within a few short years, mental health professionals were taking the condition seriously. In 1998, Dr. Kimberly S. Young had outlined diagnostics for recognizing compulsive Internet use. If an individual has five of the following eight symptoms, they may have an Internet addiction:

  1. An obsession with being online or the Internet.
  2. The inability to curb Internet use or stop going online.
  3. Staying online for longer than one intended.
  4. Putting one’s professional or personal life at risk because of Internet use.
  5. Managing one’s mood with the Internet.
  6. Increased time spent online in order to feel satisfied with one’s use.
  7. Feeling moody, irritable, or depressed when unable to use the Internet.
  8. Deceiving loved ones about when and/or how much one uses the Internet.

Being online too much or taking unnecessary risks on the Internet can have difficult consequences in real life. When people are addicted to the Internet, they often display certain physical and emotional signs. The experienced counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO will be on the lookout for these symptoms.

Physically, being online compulsively can lead to difficulties like:

  • Poor personal hygiene (e.g., not bathing)
  • Backache
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Insomnia
  • Dry eyes and other vision problems
  • Poor nutrition (forgetting to eat or eating excessively)
  • Neck pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches

Emotionally, being online compulsively can lead to difficulties like:

  • Depression
  • Avoidance of work
  • Loneliness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Isolation
  • Losing a sense of time
  • Defensiveness
  • Agitation
  • Fear
  • Feelings of elation when using the Internet
  • Mood swings
  • Dishonesty
  • Boredom
  • Anxiety
  • Procrastination
  • Inability to keep to a schedule

What Are the Types of Internet Addiction?

Mental health professionals like those at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO also came to see that Internet addiction can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Dr. Young also formulated subcategories of Internet addiction, including the following:

  • Net compulsions: Compulsively shopping, gambling, or day-trading on the Internet.
  • Information addiction: Endlessly searching databases, looking at social media, and surfing websites.
  • Computer addiction: Obsessively playing video games online.
  • Cybersex addiction: Compulsively using the Internet for porn and/or sex.
  • Cyber-relationship addiction: An obsession with online relationships.

Get Help for Internet Addiction at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO

When people are struggling to regulate their time online, there are a number of resources available to them. Some people benefit from support groups or 12-step groups. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or another therapeutic method may help others. Often, people need a multifaceted approach to healing from Internet addiction that involves one or more of these options. The exceptional therapists at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO work with each client individually to find options that fit their unique situation.

Are you struggling with your Internet use? If you are ready to meet with a licensed therapist to talk about your issue, Thriveworks in Littleton, CO offers appointments for Internet addiction. When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make an appointment. Weekend and evening sessions are offered, and we accept many different insurance plans. Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Littleton therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Littleton
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Hear from our clients

4.9 Thriveworks Littleton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Read more Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Littleton Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Great place!!
Littleton Aug 2018
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Thanks for all the great books to check out.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Great place & a very calm environment.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Found this office and Stacey in my Cigna network and couldn’t be more impressed!!
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Very friendly and calming! I was very nervous but she made me feel right at home!
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★
My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Read more My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Professional, caring, and supportive. Very pleased with my experience here.
Littleton Jun 2018
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Littleton is located off of W Cross Dr., near Southwest Plaza We are near other major health centers including Centura Health, and we share a building with Integrated Physical Therapy of Colorado.

Phone number

(720) 358-7560

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