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Addiction
Digital & Sex Addiction
Coping strategies that don't end well

Addiction is a pleasure seeking strategy to deal with pain. Yet addiction ends up causing more pain than the pain that it tries to run from. An integrative approach to addiction is essential. Addiction is hard to beat once the brain is wired to seek it out when life gets hard. We use a multimodal integrative approach that addresses the individual and the social context in which the individual lives. We promote connection to heal addiction.

We Treat Addiction

Do you play video games, surf the web, or use social media for more than 2 hours per day? Are you ashamed of your porn use but can't stop? Are you isolating, losing sleep, or less effective at life tasks? Have people told you that you may have a problem? Do you find yourself lying despite knowing that it is wrong?

Families
Family Therapy
Family systems work matters

Whether your family is intact, in transition, or in trouble we can help. Whether your family is blended, nested, or conflicted we have solutions. Stable loving families raise kind, caring, and responsible children. These families don't happen without effort. We can help accelerate your path towards healing, hope, and forward motion for your family.

We Help Families

Reduce tension, address alliances and triangulation, create healthy boundaries, promote a positive values-based culture, reconcile past wounds

Parenting
Positive Parenting
with a Plan
Succeed in the two major tasks of parenting

The first job of parents is to love their children. The second job is to teach, form, and guide them so they know how to live as a responsible happy adults. Our XYZ parenting model provides the structure needed to accomplish these two tasks.

We Help Parents

Empower children, manage oppositional behavior and defiance, teach agency and communion, build family cohesion, and a positive family culture

Trauma
Military Grade Trauma-Informed Care
Driven by our extensive work with veterans

Trauma can be at the root of many mental health disorders from addiction to depression to relationship struggles. We offer an integrative approach to addressing trauma at its root cause. From EMDR to Neurofeedback to CBT to emotional freedom technique and behavioral strategies we understand the neuroscience behind trauma and can help.

We Help Heal Trauma

Unexplained emotional reactivity, unmanaged triggers, sleep disruption, thoughts that get stuck, intrusive thoughts or flashbacks, high anxiety

ADHD
ADHD & Executive Functioning
A truly holistic treatment approach

Treatment starts with a thorough assessment. We help you understand your challenges and create a treatment plan that may include therapy, Neurofeedback, health education, and a referral for medications. We help you get focused and get back to pursuing your dreams.

We Help with ADHD

Concentrate and do deep work, avoid distraction especially from digital devices, control your emotions or impulses, plan and follow through on what matters to you

Autism
Autism Help from Silicon Valley
The world's tech hub struggles & thrives with ASD

We know well the challenges of being on the Autism spectrum. We also know the amazing strengths and gifts that ASD can bring. There is a quirkiness and beauty deep in the Autistic mind but it needs to be understood. Like all mindsets there are strengths and challenges. We help accentuate the strengths.

We Help with Autism

Neurodiverse relationships, alexithymia, special interests, social & emotional intelligence, stimming, perseverating, OTRS, Cassandra

Couples
Neurodiverse
Couples Experts
ISM communication drives emotional connection

Our ISM relationship program will accelerate healing, hope, and forward motion in your relationship like nothing else. It integrates yet goes beyond other approaches and brings you the best strategies to achieve your relationship goals.

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We Help Relationships

Neurodiversity, infidelity, lack of intimacy, emotional distance, conflict resolution, culture of negativity, difficult issues

Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback goes beyond talk therapy
Train your brain to be your optimal self

Neurofeedback compliments talk therapy. It trains your brain to resolve your mental health issues faster than with talk therapy alone. There are no side effects and no reason not to try Neurofeedback. It's like going to the gym for your brain and walking away feeling great.

Neurofeedback Helps

ADHD, Addiction, Anxiety, ASD, Emotional overwhelm due to unregulated sensory processing, Headaches, Migraines, Mood disorders, Trauma

Good People with a Bad Problem

Addiction can create deep feelings of guilt and even shame.  It’s important to understand that you are not the problem, the addiction is the problem.  Separating yourself from your problem is a powerful technique that is used extensively in Narrative Therapy.  Silicon Valley Therapy providers uses many theories and techniques to help you with your problem, Narrative Therapy is just one of them.

Addiction is a Brain Disorder

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder. The brain of an addict has features that distinguish it from that of a non-addict. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for impulse control, judgement, focus, and follow through – the prefrontal cortex is the “brains brake.” The strength or weakness of our prefrontal cortex determines to a large extent our ability to say “no” to risky and bad behaviors. When addiction happens the person loses the ability to say “no” to that specific behavior because other much stronger circuits in the brain weaken or block entirely the ability of the prefrontal cortex to apply the brakes of better judgment.

Habits >> Addiction

Addiction can be understood as habits gone awry. Everyone has habits. Up to 90% of behavior is driven by habits. Brain pathways are re-enforced when habits are repeated There are good and bad habits. Good habits lead to pro-social behavior, positive well-being, and life purpose. Bad habits can lead to addiction which can lead to anti-social behavior, crime, hospitalization, and death. It’s simply not a sustainable life path. As a result, the longer one waits to change bad habits, the harder it is to change them. If you or a loved one is exhibiting bad habits or are in the throes of addiction get help now.

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For Parents

The adolescent prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until about the age of twenty-five. Until that process is complete a young adult’s brain lacks the developmental circuits that carry the “stop” messages to the rest of the brain. This can preclude the young adult’s ability to fully comprehend the consequences of risky behaviors. This is why adolescents are more likely to say “okay” when a friend offers them pot, beer, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy or endless gaming, endless on-line chatting, endless non-stop texting and other Internet based obsessions.

Because their brains are still developing, adolescents are particularly vulnerable to addiction. Addiction imprints developed in the adolescents brain significantly negatively impact the full development of the adolescents brain. This greatly increases the likelihood of them acquiring “sequential” and additional addictions. The earlier in life addictions take hold, frequently, the harder the person is to treat. Parents need to keep working at keeping their adolescents and young adults safe until they are twenty-five.

Adolescent Addiction Risks

  • Excessive gaming, in school texting, excessive Internet use, pornography, and obsessive social network use is common with poor performance in school
  • Many children and teens choose video gaming and other Internet pursuits over physical activities, chores, homework, friends and other activities
  • Children or teens in 10 or 15 years living in your basement isolated, with early teen social skills and maturity levels with no real friends, and never have had a lasting or any romantic relationship

People Do Recover From Addictions

When addictive behaviors are stopped your brain can be healed by creating new pathways between the brains reward system and the prefrontal cortex.

Benefits of Treatment Include:

  • Stopping problems associated with digital addiction
  • Personal healing and restoring your life
  • Relationship healing and restoration
  • Regain and improve self esteem
  • Increased self confidence
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved family communications
  • Improved relationships with family, friends, co-workers
  • More time to engage in life and pursue personal and career goals
  • Increasing healthy activities
  • Regaining a sense of meaning, purpose and direction in life
  • Living life without the imprisonment of addiction and shame
  • A new sense of freedom

Treatment

Effective treatment addresses multiple needs of the individual – not just the addiction.  This type of treatments involves the whole person – mind, body, spirit, social.  We work with those affected by screen or substance use addictions in a way that addresses your specific needs.  No single treatment is appropriate for everyone. All treatment is assessed continually and modified as necessary to meet your needs.  Treatment plans need to make sense, be realistic and be feasible.  Our providers work collaboratively with you.

If you are serious about getting you or your loved one’s life back, then now is the time to get the kind of help and support that working with an effective professional addiction therapist can provide you.

How do you know you or a loved one has an addiction problem? The following are some self-assessment tools you can use to determine if you have an addiction problem. If you take these assessments save the results and bring them to us when you begin treatment.

Internet Addiction Test
Excessive Gaming Test
Sexual Addiction Screening Test