Gaming Addiction Help for Teens From Washington

Gaming Addiction Help: Individual Therapy for Washington Teens

At Camp Pocono Trails, we support individual therapy.  We can work in tandem with therapists back home in Washington to ensure a smooth continuity of care from our Pennsylvania summer camp on 350 private acres.  We also recommend our families engage in family therapy sessions while your child is in attendance. This is done during workshop weekends. video game disorder help

Sometimes individual outpatient therapy does not work because the teen is not honest or realistic about their issues. Many people have shame and anxiety about discussing their most problematic behaviors or thoughts and only share part of the story with their therapist. For example, a teen my complaints about not being able to sustain friendships in therapy, yet they don™t reveal to the therapist they were invited to a birthday party but did not go in order to stay home and play video games instead.  For this individual, outpatient therapy is unlikely to succeed at accomplishing the initially stated goal.

Also, sometimes a teen just needs a higher level of help than outpatient therapy can provide.  Or the teen may be unwilling to attend therapy sessions. For outpatient therapy to be effective, the student needs to engage with the therapist.  For example, most behavioral therapists have the student journal or track behaviors in order to change behaviors.

If a student is unwilling to do these most basic components of help, parents should look at going up to the next level of intervention.  This can be a help center like Camp Pocono Trails which specializes in video game disorder help.

Washington Teens Can Find Success at Our Gaming Addiction Help Center

Washington teens often struggle with video game disorder, which leads them to our Pennsylvania based facility.  This can lead to depression, being bullied, and having a hard time making friends. Part of our help process is catching campers back up on social skills they may have missed out on due to excessive gaming.

Finding success also means building motivation to pursue meaningful life pursuits.  Building motivation is fun! We use systematic self-monitoring techniques to guide campers to better habits that also builds motivation.  Systematic self-monitoring is just a fancy term for carefully planning your daily behaviors, in addition to setting up support plans to ensure planned behaviors are executed.  Campers set themselves up for college success or life beyond high school by building the life skills they need to be successful on their own.

 

Gaming Addiction Help for Washington Teens

Washington families seek our video game disorder help center because of our unique ability to adapt to the academic curriculum for Washington campers.  Our video game disorder help center helps gamers develop the internal drive and motivation to focus on academics- not the latest video game. video game disorder help

Instead of devoting energy to “real-world” activities and pursuits, teens needing video game disorder help will spend most of his or her time playing games. If your teen has developed a need for video game disorder help, it’s most likely they have prioritized gaming accomplishments over all other activities such as spending time with friends and family, school achievement, work performance, and interpersonal relationships.

Video game disorder help is not a simple as taking away the student’s video game system.  Screens are everywhere, and many parents come to us with stories of how their student has been able to bypass whatever safeguards they put of.  Using a harm reduction approach, Camp Pocono Trails campers become enlightened as to the habit-forming qualities of video games and social media, in addition to how exposure to different types of online media can change your perceptions of violence or gender roles.

We Help Transfer Online Success to Offline Success for Washington Teens

Many parents seeking video game disorder help for teens report that limiting screen time is very difficult to accomplish. It™s easy to get locked into a pattern of policing electronics. The problem with a policing strategy is that it does nothing to help the child learn how to manage electronic use independently.  If your child is headed to college or independent living soon without the ability to manage their screen activity, you should intervene as soon as possible.

Video game disorder help is uncharted territory for most parents.  Parents today are tasked with raising the very first generation of teenagers immersed in a world of technology.  Screens are everywhere- teens bring internet-connected smartphones to school and often have access to games on the bus, in class, in the lunchroom, and back home again until mom or dad return from work.  For most families, gaming addiction is an issue that requires high levels of intervention.

Teens with video game disorders, especially those in emotional pain, don™t need fixing; they need to grow emotionally.  Parents and teens can become deadlocked in a disagreement about video game use. This is where Camp Pocono Trails can help. We give the teen a format to reinvent themselves in a nonjudgmental, supportive atmosphere with other former gamers. In our supportive environment, we can provide the structure for emotional growth and help teach practical life skills the teen will need when they reach independence.

 

Who does Camp Pocono Trails help?

Camp Pocono Trails helps teens struggling with issues similar to those below:
– Social Anxiety Disorder
– Technology Addiction
– ADHD
– Social Issues
– Social isolation
– Low Self Esteem
– Family Conflict
– Trauma
– Autism Spectrum
– Poor Communication Skills
– Anxiety
– Video game addiction
– Impulse Control
– School Refusal
– Depression
– Addictive Behaviors

Resources

Smartphone and Tablet Resources for Teens with Video Game Disorder

Teens are becoming increasingly tech-savvy these days.  It™s hard for us as parents to keep up. At Camp Pocono Trails we’ve heard it all – campers bypassing routers, logging on to friend™s routers next door, creating proxies, you name it and we’ve heard it!

Here are some resources specifically for smartphones and tablets.  These devices are especially problematic for parents because they are portable and you can™t just block them through your router if your child is connecting at school or a friend™s house:

Android Devices: https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/android-parental-controls-3461359/


Apple Products: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304


Google Play Store: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1075738?hl=en

 
Gaming Addiction Help: ESBR Ratings

http://www.esrb.org/

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is the non-profit, self-regulatory body that assigns ratings for video games and apps so parents can make informed choices. The ESRB rating system encompasses guidance about age-appropriateness, content, and interactive elements.

As part of its self-regulatory role for the video game industry, the ESRB also enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible web and mobile privacy practices under its Privacy Certified program. ESRB was established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

Camp Pocono Trails Helps Washington Families From Cities Such As:

Some examples of cities from Washington which may have families who could use Camp Pocono Trails: Seattle Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Bellevue Kent Everett Renton Federal Way Yakima Spokane Valley Kirkland Bellingham Kennewick Auburn Pasco Marysville Lakewood Redmond Shoreline Richland Sammamish Burien