In just about any public place, you can look around and find a majority of people on their phones. This is the digital age, which means we spend a significant amount of our time on the internet—on our phones, our computers, our iPads. We engage in internet activities for personal pleasure and we must also engage in online activities at work. Add the personal and professional time spent online and you’re looking at a majority of your day being spent on the internet.
So, where do we draw the line? What classifies as too much time spent online? This is a loaded question. The basic answer is this: If you are suffering in any major areas of life due to excessive internet use, you might have a problem. Fortunately, you can learn to manage your time spent online with a therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI. If you are in the Macomb area and you are concerned about your internet habits or a loved one has expressed concern, schedule an internet addiction therapy appointment at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI today. We can see you today. Just call (586) 238-4265 and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up.
Is My Internet Use Out of Control? What Is Internet Addiction?
There is no shame in spending your weekend watching the latest Netflix sensation or choosing to shop online instead of in-store. That said, your internet use or time spent online can get out of control and it’s important that you can identify when you have a problem. If you are exhibiting any combination of the following, you might want to talk to an internet addiction therapist, psychologist, or counselor about your internet habits:
- You feel lonely and isolate yourself from loved ones
- You are neglecting responsibilities at work or school
- You are experiencing vision problems like dry eyes
- Your head and back are aching
- You have carpal tunnel
- You can’t fall or stay asleep
If you are experiencing these symptoms and you think they could be due to your internet use, it is possible that you’re spending too much time online. The good news is that you have come to the right place. Help for your internet addiction is available at Thriveworks Sterling Heights. Our therapists and counselors understand that it’s normal to spend a significant amount of time online each day, but they also know that if it’s harming your personal or professional life, that you need to make some adjustments. If you are in the Macomb area, the Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI want to help you address this problem and develop healthier habits.
Work with an Internet Addiction Therapist or Psychologist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI
If you’re spending an excessive time online or obsess over internet activities, you could likely benefit from working with an internet addiction therapist, psychologist, or counselor. If you’re in the Macomb County or surrounding areas, consider working with a professional at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI. They will look at your specific internet use, needs, and goals for therapy to best help them customize your treatment plan. That said, they’ll likely use techniques rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and help you with self-corrective behavior, which involves changing your current internet habits.
If you are ready to schedule your first appointment, call Thriveworks Sterling Heights right now at (586) 238-4265. Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Next-day appointments: When it comes to your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, we know that time is of the essence. We want to offer you the right help right away.
- Extended hours: We also know that scheduling an appointment during normal hours is difficult for many people. For this reason, we offer extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends.
Thriveworks stands out from other counseling practices in various ways. The above is just a quick glimpse at the benefits of scheduling with Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI. If you are in the Sterling Heights, MI or Macomb County area, reach out to Thriveworks today. We want to help you adopt healthy internet habits and live an overall healthier, happier, more successful life. Call us right now at (586) 238-4265.