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Starting Video game addiction counseling

What is Video game addiction counseling?

Thriveworks video game addiction counseling in Peachtree City, GA helps people who have an obsession with playing video games as well as with the more severe internet gaming disorder. People may have mild, moderate, or severe internet gaming disorder if they struggle to control how often or how long they game. The symptoms of internet gaming disorder may include deceiving loved ones about when and how often they play, thinking constantly about gaming, and using video games as a distraction from real-world problems.

How does Video game addiction counseling work?

Thriveworks video game addiction counseling in Peachtree City helps those who suffer by assisting them in regaining control over video gaming. In addition, it can help them cope with the negative effects of video game addiction counseling from anxiety to depression, insomnia, and more.

Is Video game addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Video game addiction counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Video game addiction counseling last?

The length of video game addiction counseling depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their problem and those that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in the first weeks to months of therapy.

Need more help deciding?

If you or your child is having difficulty with when and how long they game, interventions are available. Many people are turning to mental health professionals at Thriveworks Peachtree City for guidance.

Thriveworks Peachtree City provides counseling for video game addiction: So that people can regain control of their video game use. To book a session, simply call us or go online to book a session today.

Video Game Addiction: Recognizing the Signs

The DSM-5 gives the following diagnostics for internet gaming disorder. Many overlap with signs for other addictions:

  • Tolerance: Playing video games more often and for longer periods of time in order to feel the same amount of satisfaction.
  • Obsession: Being preoccupied with gaming, even when not playing.
  • Avoidance: Using video games as an escape from real difficulties and challenges.
  • Withdrawal: Experiencing irritability, moodiness, depression, or restlessness when trying to quit gaming.
  • Skewed priorities: Choosing videos games over time with family and friends, or over career and educational opportunities.
  • Deceit: Lying to loved ones about gaming.
  • Escape: Alleviating challenging emotions (guilt, shame, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, boredom, depression, et cetera) by playing video games.

Compulsive Gaming’s Potential Negative Effects

Any impulse control disorder or addiction has the potential for devastating effects within a person’s life, and internet gaming disorder is no different. Those who struggle with video game addiction may experience negative relational, physical, and emotional effects.

  • Relational: As people form attachments to video games, their real-world relationships may suffer. In particular, lying about video game use can wound loved ones, as can irresponsible spending on equipment and monthly fees.
  • Physical: Indirectly, obsession with gaming often leads to neglect of one’s body, resulting in poor eating habits, lost sleep, and neglected hygiene. Directly, too much gaming can cause Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, dry eyes, headaches, and back pain.
  • Emotional: Using video games to avoid emotional problems often means those issues grow.

Therapy for Internet Gaming Disorder at Thriveworks Peachtree City

If you or your child is struggling with compulsive video game use, you are not alone—but many people are also turning to therapy to help re-establish control.

If you are ready to reach out for help, know that Thriveworks Peachtree City has worked with children, teens, and adults who struggle with their gaming habits. Call or book online with Thriveworks Peachtree City today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Peachtree City therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

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I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Read more I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Craig Jan 2024
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I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Read more I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Peachtree City Dec 2021
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Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Read more Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Read more Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Read more I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Peachtree Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Peachtree City is located off Westpark Drive, behind Westpark Walk Shopping Centre. We currently share the building with Renaissance Skin Care and Homebridge mortgage lender, among other businesses. Within 1 mile of Hwy 54/ Floy Farr Pkwy and Northlake Dr intersection.

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(678) 679-9796

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