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Find Video Game Use Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Video games can be fun, but sometimes their use becomes concerning. An addiction to video games can leave you feeling isolated and disconnected from the world. In severe cases, it can lead you to sever relationships and even neglect your own physical health.

So, if you have a video game addiction, you should definitely seek help from a licensed therapist or counselor. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

How Do You Know if You Have a Video Game Addiction?

When does a love for video games cross the line and become an addiction? It can be difficult to tell, but there are some signs to look out for.

Here are five signs you are addicted to video games:

  • You feel upset when you can’t play video games.
  • Your gaming habits cause rifts or separation between yourself and those you love.
  • You pick up the controller to escape or numb negative feelings and stress.
  • Things that you used to enjoy don’t give you as much pleasure.
  • You always think about gaming.

Can therapy help you? If you’d like to read more, check out licensed therapist Keiko Wolfe’s article about when you know it is the right time to begin therapy.

Get Video Game Addiction Therapy Today!

A video game addiction therapist can teach you tactics to control your gaming habits, repair relationships, and heal from any mental issues you may have. Mental Health Match can help by quickly matching you with an addiction therapist. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Eric van der Voort
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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!


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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based in my work. I draw primarily from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when conceptualizing and treating individuals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Front Line Workers
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
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  • Sex Addiction
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  • Sex problems
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
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Dan Montgomery
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Explore every aspect of your human experience‚ past, present, or future‚ that brings you stress or unhappiness. I am a World Class therapist who will bring positive solutions to any situation you are facing, especially during Covid-19.


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Together, we will:

Explore every aspect of your human experience‚ past, present, or future‚ that brings you stress or unhappiness. I am a World Class therapist who will bring positive solutions to any situation you are facing, especially during Covid-19.

Something to know about my approach is:

Many clients have said their former therapist was too passive and progress too slow. I am known nationally for getting the show on the road by generating action steps to resolve issues from the moment therapy begins. I love seeing your success!

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  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Engagement and Marriage
  • Food and Eating Concerns
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  • Pornography Use
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Stephanie Antoni
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explore the patterns and cycles that underly your experiences. How has your family of origin or childhood experience impacted your current areas of discomfort? What deeper patterns can we address to help you find joy and satisfactiction?


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explore the patterns and cycles that underly your experiences. How has your family of origin or childhood experience impacted your current areas of discomfort? What deeper patterns can we address to help you find joy and satisfactiction?

Something to know about my approach is:

I guide clients through their own emotional and cognitive landscape, identifying patterns and old wounds that are asking to be healed. There are many roads to healing, and together, we will find what works best for you based on your comfort level.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
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  • Complex Trauma
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  • Domestic Violence
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  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Stephanie Antoni remote and phone therapy in California