Internet Addiction Treatment Toronto - The Mindfulness Clinic

Internet Addiction Treatment

We use the Internet every day. It is a convenient tool for connecting with others, viewing entertainment, and many other things. The Internet can also be misused and can lead to addictive behaviours.

Internet addiction is now so common that good and effective treatment approaches have been developed for it.   The first step toward changing addictive behaviour is to admit that you have a problem. You are not alone. Therapists at our Clinic can help you regain control of your Internet behaviour.

  • you have felt guilty or ashamed because someone observed you using the Internet or happened to see your browser history
  • you compulsively access adult video sites or gambling or gaming sites
  • you feel fatigued and stressed during the day because of late-night web browsing
  • you risk workplace repercussions because of inappropriate computer use
  • the Internet is taking up too much of your time, money or energy
  • important personal relationships are being neglected or harmed because of your Internet use
  • when you try to stop or cut back on Internet use you get withdrawal symptoms
  • when you are off-line more than usual you feel irritable, restless, or anxious

Our therapists will work with you to design a treatment plan that will be right for you. You can learn skills to monitor and control your behaviour and also deal with the feelings of restlessness or irritability that will probably come up when you stop giving in to addictive behaviour. Your treatment program will be based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and other relapse prevention techniques. When your Internet use is under better control you will feel proud of yourself and you will have more time, energy, and money to the devote to the people you care about and to meet your other life goals.

Need help with Internet Additction?

To get you started we can help find a therapist that is best suited for your needs.

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Therapists offering Internet Addiction Therapy

Ben Gibson, M.Sc.

Master of Science (MSc) degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

Ben Gibson, M.Sc.

Master of Science (MSc) degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

  • Trained in working from a variety of clinical models, including Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotionally-Focused and Narrative therapy
  • Can help to: find solutions for family, couple and workplace conflicts; improve communication at home; manage stress, anxiety, anger and moods; cope with grief and loss; resolve trauma and past hurts; increase confidence and self-esteem; overcome unwanted substance use or addictive behaviours; find sexual intimacy; and, be the parent and family member you prefer to be
  • Ben offers a positive space for all clients, supportive of diversity, including cultural and racial diversity, gender diversity and sexual diversity
Watch a 2 minute video with Ben Gibson
416-847-7118
The Annex

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.

  • Informed by Jungian psychology, Narrative Therapy, Art-based therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, and EMDR (which draws from mindfulness to neutralize traumatic memories and fears)
  • Compassionate, strengths-based, person-centred approach
  • Experienced in working with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, work stress, unwanted substance use, PTSD, history of abuse or neglect, attachment issues, existential crises, feeling 'stuck', and life transitions

Jennifer Brighton, MSW, RSW

Masters of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

Jennifer Brighton, MSW, RSW

Masters of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

  • Registered Psychotherapist.
  • Works with Individuals, Couples, and Families.
  • Training in Narrative, Solution-Focused, Emotion Focused (EFT), and Dialogic Therapy.
  • Experience working with relationship challenges, improving communication, balancing parenting and relationship needs, intimacy concerns, life transitions, separation, anger, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, and increasing self-confidence.
  • Strengths-based, person-centred, nonjudgmental approach to therapy.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

LeeAnna Deringer, MA

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

LeeAnna Deringer, MA

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

  • Meditation practitioner
  • Client and relationship-centred practice informed by mindfulness, somatic psychotherapies, narrative therapies, attachment theory
  • Compassionate approach that is strengths-based and holistic
  • Experience working with: trauma including intergenerational, relationships, chronic stress and anxiety, career counselling, sleep problems, family systems, addictions, self esteem, life transitions, existential issues and meaning-making, identity development including gender and sexuality, decolonization, loneliness and isolation
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Fiona Holding, M.Psych.

Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.

Fiona Holding, M.Psych.

Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • An integrative psychodynamic, warm, and compassionate approach
  • Additional training in DBT, mindfulness, and trauma models of therapy
  • Experienced in working with grief, loss, trauma, survivors of sexual assault and abuse, difficulties in relationships, life transitions, existential crises, depression and anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, envy, self esteem, sexuality difficulties, couples and parents
  • Extensive work with LGBTQ communities
Watch a 2 minute video with Fiona Holding.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Marco Mascarin, PhD

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy–Dissertation Focused on Systemic and Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing.

Marco Mascarin, PhD

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy–Dissertation Focused on Systemic and Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing.

  • Over 20 years of meditation practice and 15 years as a meditation teacher
  • Clinical expertise working with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem concerns, spiritual growth & life transitions, existential issues, identity and development
  • Trained in solution-focused, grief & trauma models, Creative Therapy and systemic-integrative approaches. Mindfulness approaches inlcude mindfulness-based addiction recovery (MBAR), mindfulness-based trauma recovery (MBTR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
  • Extensive training in Medical Qigong and somatic approaches to healing
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Simone Moir

Completed Sutryana Seminary in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage.

Simone Moir

Completed Sutryana Seminary in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage.

  • Gestalt psychotherapy—uses mindfulness and awareness of your feelings and experiences in the body
  • Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in addressing stress, anxiety, insomnia and habit change
  • Visual and performing arts background
  • Experienced in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief and loss, self-esteem, couples and relationship work, life transitions, sexuality, LGBTQ issues, addictions and trauma
  • Simone works out of an office near Queen and Dufferin
Watch a 2 minute video with Simone Moir
416-847-7118
Queen St. W (Queen St. W. & Dufferin St.)

Vaishnavi Nadesu, M.A.

Master’s degree in Psychology from Adler School of Professional Studies in Toronto, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

Vaishnavi Nadesu, M.A.

Master’s degree in Psychology from Adler School of Professional Studies in Toronto, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

  • Worked with diverse clientele, and have a vast understanding of cultural differences.
  • Experience working with individuals presenting with depression and anxiety, as well as substance abuse, addictions, trauma, gender, anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns.
  • Believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client.
  • Specialized training in Trauma Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
Watch a 2 minute video with Vaishnavi Nadesu
416-847-7118
Don Mills/Eglinton

Greg Samuelson, RN

Registered Nurse With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

Greg Samuelson, RN

Registered Nurse With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

  • Training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
  • Experience treating Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychotic Disorders and Personality Disorders.
  • A practitioner and teacher of Zen Meditation.
Watch a 2 minute video with Greg Samuelson, RN
416-847-7118
New Market / York Region

Crystal Styles, M.A.

Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Crystal Styles, M.A.

Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

  • Meditation practitioner for over 10 years
  • Utilizes mindfulness practices and skills training in therapeutic interventions
  • Can work with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, guilt and shame, life stress, trauma, unhealthful substance use, disordered eating behaviors, panic attacks, insomnia, and chronic medical issues
  • Also works as an individual therapist within the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy team
Watch a 2 minute video with Crystal Styles.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)