Screens and digital engagement dominate our world with every individual, parent, child, relationship and workplace feeling the effects. My passion and work is treating digital illnesses but more importanly promoting digital wellness!
Formerly in banking, I am a psychotherapist, family coach and consultant focused on treating adolescents and adults who suffer from Gaming Disorder and other technology based problematic behaviors, as well as often cooccuring ADHD, anxiety and depression. I also serve as Programs Director at Game Quitters where I co-created our signature family program, RECLAIM.
I recieved my Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and have specialized training in CBT, EMDR, and Gaming Disorder. I am a member of the Digital Wellness Collective, the NASW, Children's Action Screen Time Network Mental Health Working Group as well as being a participant in numerous activist groups oriented towards the development of ethical and humane technology. I also hold the designation of Certified School Social Worker in the state of Connecticut.
Along with my professional background I have direct knowledge and experience as a mother of three children who have grown up during the current technology driven era. I have the pleasure of being a sought after speaker and podcast guest. speaking to a variety of audiences on a local and national level.
When it comes to technology, being critical thinkers helps us find ways to maximize the positives and minimize the negatives.
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+Eat nutritiously and tech nutritiously. Watching TikTok or being on Twitch for hours is not the same as looking up how to build your own drone or a doing digital art program.
+If you would only eat at a slice of cake, but not the whole cake, apply the same proportion control to “sugary tech” like TikToc and Twitch, cat memes and gaming
.+If you eat all day, you’ll gain unnecessary weight. If you tech all day you’ll experience unnecessary strain.
+Eat at regular times. Tech at regular times. 3x a day, 6x a day whatever works for you, just not all day.
+If a certain foods upset your stomachache don’t eat them! If what or who you follow upsets your sense of well-being then don’t follow it.
+If you don’t eat in bed, don’t tech in bed. They both disrupt sleep.