Online Individual Behavior Coaching for Technology Addiction
Online behavior coaching for technology addiction offers several advantages that can aid individuals in overcoming their excessive technology use. At the Summerland Program, we are truly experts at helping young people overcome their problematic technology use habits.
We are the oldest and longest-running summer camp program for technology overuse behaviors. We have developed a clinically sound curriculum that gets young people’s buy-in and relies on interventions backed by peer-reviewed research into what works for long-term habit change.
Here are some of the benefits of online individual behavior coaching for technology addiction:
Accessibility and Convenience: Online behavior coaching provides greater accessibility, allowing individuals to receive coaching from the comfort of their own homes. We utilize the Zoom platform for our individual and group sessions. This convenience removes barriers such as travel time and expenses, making it easier for people to access support.
Flexible Scheduling: The Summerland Program’s online coaching offers more flexibility in scheduling sessions. This can be especially beneficial for individuals with busy lifestyles or those living in different time zones, as they can find suitable appointment times that fit their schedules.
Anonymity and Reduced Stigma: Many young people may feel more comfortable discussing their technology addiction and related issues in an online setting due to the anonymity it offers. This can reduce the fear of judgment and stigma associated with seeking help for addiction. In our experience, this is especially true for young people with social skill deficits or issues that affect social functioning such as neurodivergent teens with autism or ADHD.
Personalized Coaching Plans: Online behavior coaching with the Summerland Program allows for tailored coaching plans that cater to an individual’s specific needs and challenges related to technology addiction. This personalized approach enhances the effectiveness of the coaching process.
Access to Expertise: Online coaching with the Summerland Program includes access to individuals who specialize in technology overuse habits with adolescents, teens, and young adults. We can connect individuals with experienced coaches or therapists who specialize in technology addiction and related behavioral issues. This expertise can provide valuable insights and strategies for recovery.
Additionally, the Summerland Curriculum has been developed and refined over the last 7 years and offers insight-oriented worksheets, informational handouts, goal setting activities, in addition to parenting tips, information on setting up safeguards on devices, and so on.
Incorporating Technology as a Tool: Since technology addiction involves technology use, Summerland online coaching utilizes digital tools and resources to monitor progress, set goals, and provide ongoing support including the Behavior Planning Journal (BPJ) and a variety of other support tools.
Consistency and Continuity: Summerland online coaches facilitate regular check-ins and follow-up sessions, promoting consistent engagement and progress tracking. Consistency is crucial in behavior change, and Summerland online coaching can help maintain this continuity.
Resource Sharing: Summerland coaches often share relevant articles, videos, and educational materials online to enhance clients’ understanding of technology addiction and equip them with coping strategies.
Monitoring and Accountability: Through online communication channels including Google Drive (we utilize Google Sheets or Google Calander for ongoing behavior tracking), Summerland coaches track clients’ progress, hold them accountable for their goals, and offer timely feedback and encouragement.
Skill Building and Coping Strategies: Summerland online coaches provide clients with practical skills and coping strategies to manage technology use, handle triggers, and avoid relapse.
Lower Cost: Online coaching through Summerland is more cost-effective than traditional in-person therapy, making it a more affordable option for some individuals seeking help for technology addiction for their child.