Jeremy Edge is a Therapist based in Texas USA. My areas of speciality include therapeutic practices. This profile is currently unclaimed; please validate the details are current when communicating with the mental health professional.
You’re conflicted. The Internet is a vital part of your work, friendships, and fun. It has great ways to escape the uncertainty of COVID-19 through gaming and social media. But part of you feels an unhealthy focus on those outlets. You started to play video games just for fun, but recently you’ve been wanting to play Valorant more than anything else in the entire world and your responsibilities have suffered. It’s great to check on your friends on Instagram or Facebook but you find yourself feeling more depressed the more you spend time on social media. The internet has its benefits, but you have experienced much of its problems. You want to have meaningful relationships rather than feel guarded. You would like to have a family that wants to spend time with each other rather than focusing on their screens. You would love to have more joy at work or school but are constantly focused on things you want to do online. Your health does not have to to be dependent on screens. If you are stuck, set up an appointment with me. You will learn practical ways to experience healthy, balanced screen use. You will gain more understanding of yourself and find that inner strength that has been eluding you for too long. With your commitment to counseling, you will have a safe place to move towards your goals and improve your life.