Find a Therapist
Below are some practitioners who specialise in Internet Overuse Problems. While we cannot recommend any particular practice, these have experience in the field.
You can also find registered psychologists through the Australian Psychological Society 'Find a Psychologist' page.
Manningham YMCA has been assisting gamers in a range of programs and activities including a therapeutic group program that seeks to establish a better balance between gaming and real life for problem gamers. Participation in this group program increases social and community connections, improves mental wellbeing and supports parents in dealing with problematic video game use at home.
Participants meet as a group weekly, and a Mental Health Professional will assess whether individual counselling would be beneficial. The course runs over a period of 20 weeks.
More information on Video Games and its impact on children can be found on www.videogames.org.au
Contact Steven Dupon for more information: Steven.Dupon@ymca.org.au
Yana Belogiannis - Clear Horizons (Surry Hills, Sydney)
Clear Horizons believes that positive mental health is paramount to a healthy life. Our primary responsibility as allied health providers is to offer high quality support to our clients and the greater community across all stages of life.
For booking information, please see our website (www.clearhorizons.com.au) or contact Clear Horizons on (02) 9261 5336 and ask to see Yana Belogiannis.
Video Game Addiction Treatment Clinic
The Video Game Addiction Treatment Clinic helps people affected by problem gaming. By attending the Video Game Addiction Treatment Clinic you will gain the support and guidance of a highly qualified and experienced Psychologist or Social Worker. Our team of Emil Hodzic (Psychologist) and Joanne Kaplan(Social Worker) is guided by research validated techniques used in dealing with addictions, mental health challenges and relationship problems.
Suite 704, 135 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
Mobile: 0400 816 915
Northshore Kidspace is a service that specifically caters for children, adolescents and families experiencing psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
We have a team of clinicians including Dr Damian Fong, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert. Child Adol. Psych) and Brad Marshall, Psychologist (B.A. Psych, M.HSc. Beh Sci, Assoc MAPS).
Suite 208, 13 Spring St Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone: 02 8065 2705
South Pacific Private
At South Pacific Private, we understand that the Internet is a wonderful resource for the world but for some people it becomes a pathway to problems. Internet Addiction Disorder is a condition where a person spends excessive time, effort and/or money in pursuing compulsive online activities. Family and friends are often the first to guess there may be a problem as they begin to worry about changes in the behaviour of the person they are concerned about. Sometimes there are underlying issues that have contributed to the development of the addiction, such as depression and anxiety problems.
Call (02) 9905 3667 or visit www.southpacificprivate.com.au
Dr Ben Teoh (MBBS FRANZCP FAChAM GAICD is a Psychiatrist and Physician specialising in Addiction Medicine. His Masters Degree is in Psychotherapy (with a thesis on the psychotherapy of depression) and he is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Psychiatrist and Royal Australasian College of Physician (Addiction Chapter).