Do you often find yourself mindlessly grabbing your cell phone or tablet, scrolling aimlessly, and wondering where the time went? You’re not alone. Technology is developed to be alluring, with the promise of constant stimuli to entertain us and keep us ever distracted from being fully present in our lives. The recent and salient book by Adam Alter, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, exemplifies the hidden danger of this psychological and behavioral addiction. And the cost to our mental health is evident, with declining life satisfaction and increased feelings of loneliness.
In therapy, we can explore what motivates you to pick up tech devices, what needs are and are not being met, and how the use of technology has influenced the relationship with yourself and others. We can collaborate on goals, aspiring to allow you to get the most out of your devices without them overtaking your life.