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As a female clinician with many years of experience supporting clients through difficult times, I understand the complex needs related to the female e... As a female clinician with many years of experience supporting clients through difficult times, I understand the complex needs related to the female experience and the importance of self-care. Read more

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Greetings! I'm Amy, I'm happy to join with you as you to get to know yourself better and make changes in your life.

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As a mother of 4 unique adult children, I understand the stressors of being a mother and assisting young people and parents in dealing with a variety ... As a mother of 4 unique adult children, I understand the stressors of being a mother and assisting young people and parents in dealing with a variety of life situations. Read more

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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 Raleigh, NC 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 Raleigh 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?

Kaitlin sat down on her therapist’s sofa. She was irritated. While at her son’s swim practice this week, she was on her laptop, catching up on email. After practice, her son asked if she saw his dive. Kaitlin did not, and her son was so upset. He told her that she is always on her phone and that she misses everything. Kaitlin was hurt. She is a busy, working mom. She does her best to do everything, and yes, she is on her phone and laptop a lot. However, she has to be. At least, that is what she told her counselor. To help her get perspective, Kaitlin’s therapist asked her to observe when and where and how she was online during this next week. Next week, Kaitlin was less irritated and more concerned. She had started to see what her son was saying. Katilin was online all evening and into the night. She did miss a lot of real life because she was online. Her therapist explained that Internet compulsion is a growing problem, but there are treatments. Together, Kaitlin and her therapist come up with a plan to treat her Internet addiction.

“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.”
—Steven Spielberg

Kaitlin is not alone in her struggle to control how long and when she goes online. Most people can go online wherever and whenever they want. For many people, they can also unplug wherever and whenever they want. For many people, they have difficulty unplugging. Much like other behavior-based addiction, Internet use can become compulsive, and people depend upon it. Also like other addictions, there are many treatment options available for healing and re-establishing control.

The internet addiction therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC are seeing more and more people who have trouble disconnecting from the Internet. But we are also helping more and more people find the resources they need to treat the Internet addiction.

Compulsively Going Online

Wifi is in almost every coffee shop, airplane, and even the grocery store. The Internet is often easily accessible. It is understandable why people are spending more and more time online. However, Internet addiction goes deeper than access. Even in the mid-90s, when people had dial-up, mental health professionals noticed a problem. Some of the behaviors that certain people displayed around the Internet mirrored other behavior-based addiction, like gambling and shopping. For example, Dr. Kimberly S. Young developed criteria for recognizing Internet addiction. The symptoms will be recognizable to those familiar with other forms of addiction:

  • Risk: Endangering one’s professional career or personal life to be online or to do certain things online.
  • Escalation: In order to feel satisfied, being online for increasingly more and more time or taking more and more risks.
  • Obsession: Constantly thinking about the Internet and experiencing preoccupation with being online.
  • Lost Control: Losing track of time when online—staying there longer than planned.
  • Deception: Misleading loved ones about how much time one spends online or what one does online. Often, people deceive themselves about the seriousness of their Internet use.
  • Difficult Emotions: Feeling irritable, depressed, or moody when one cannot get online.
  • Self-medication: Using the internet to manage one’s mood or avoiding difficult feelings by going online.
  • Failed Attempts to Quit: Wanting to curb or stop use. Attempting to stop without success.

There are also different varieties of Internet addiction. For example, some people struggle with net compulsions—losing control of one’s shopping, gambling, or day-trading. Others struggle with playing video games online or looking at online pornography. Many mindlessly scroll through social media and other websites. In whatever form the Internet addiction may come, many of the treatments are the same.

Healing from an Internet addiction often focuses on building coping skills. Many people want to face life’s challenges directly, but they may not know how. Instead of processing disappointment, they go online to numb the pain. Learning healthy coping skills can often help people regain control of their Internet use. Healing may also involve setting up good boundaries and accountability. There are support groups filled with people who understand and who often help each other set up and keep good online boundaries. For many people, therapy is often helpful as well. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of therapy that has helped many people because it focuses on replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones. Those negative thoughts can often fuel the addiction.

Setting Up Appointments for Internet Addiction at Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh

Many people are struggling with how long and what they do online, but many people are also reaching out for help. If you are ready to meet with a therapist about your Internet use, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Raleigh, NC. Our therapists are taking clients, and we offer appointments for Internet addiction. When you contact our office, know that a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make your appointment. You may be meeting with your counselor within 24 hours. We do not keep a waitlist, but we do offer evening and weekend sessions. We also accept many different forms of insurance. Let’s work together.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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John Feb 2024
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Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Read more Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Alfred Feb 2024
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My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Read more My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Jody Feb 2024
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Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Read more Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Jean Jan 2024
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Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Read more Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Raleigh Sep 2020
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I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Read more I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Read more Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Read more Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Raleigh Jan 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh is located at 8406 Six Forks Rd Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27615, next to Spherion

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