THE CENTRE FOR HEALTHY INTERNET USE IS SOLELY DEVOTED TO MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES RELATED TO USE OF INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS INTERNET ADDICTION.
WE PROVIDE IN-PERSON COUNSELLING SERVICES IN THE GREATER VANCOUVER AREA AND TELE-COUNSELLING TO ANYWHERE IN NORTH AMERICA.
Is the amount of time you spend on the internet lowering the quality of your life? Do you know someone who can’t stop gaming, can’t put their phone down, is addicted to streaming pornography or surfs the net endlessly?
If the answer is “yes,” the counselling team at the Centre for Healthy Internet Use is here to help you. Psychologists recognize internet addictions as a mental health issue that in some cases requires counselling therapy and lifestyle interventions.
Internet addictions may contribute to physical, psychological, cognitive and quality of life harm.
Clinical evidence shows that excessive internet gambling, gaming, pornography, cell phone use or information surfing may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of internet addiction. Furthermore, the frequency of high risk for addiction is higher among college students and adolescents. Most importantly, excessive internet use is associated with depression, anxiety, ADHD and other mental health issues.
Excessive internet use may decrease your ability to read deeply, think with focus, concentrate and control impulses.
Excessive internet use takes you away from activities that promote mental health and may increase your risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
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THE CENTRE FOR HEALTHY INTERNET USE ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO BREAK UNHEALTHY HABITS AND USE DIGITAL MEDIA SAFELY AND PRODUCTIVELY.
Counselling for individuals with problematic digital media use and for family members who support recovery of loved ones.
We offer consultations to evaluate your needs. Working with you, we first construct an action plan that will lead to the changes you want. Next, we provide a variety of treatment approaches aimed at breaking patterns of unhealthy use and assisting you to engage in a world that is not dominated by digital media. Additionally, we provide information and resources to help you obtain your goals.
Presentations, workshops and coaching for public and private organizations about creating an environment of healthy internet use.
Therapy for the workplace applies the principles of counselling to creating a healthy (restorative) digital work environment. As a result you’ll see increased productivity and improved time management.