Therapy of light in a tunnel

Therapy

We provide evidence-based professional therapy consultation to gamers and their families by our team of clinical psychologists who understands the gaming culture and struggles as gamers.

Personal Consultation

COMEBACK Clinical Psychologists are available for personal consultation for gamers and/or gamers’ parents who require personalised and private sessions. We are also available for home visits if required.

1-on-1 Consultation

Methodology/ Therapy

  • Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • NeuroFeedback Therapy is one viable intervention for game dependency that is noninvasive, non-medication-based, and empirically proven in treating disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 

FAQ

  Onsite Hourly Rates Offsite Hourly Rates
Associate Psychologist $190 (office hours)
$220 (after office hours)
$190 (office hours)
$220 (after office hours)
Chief Psychologist $250 (office hours)
$330 (after office hours)
$350 (office hours)
$430 (after office hours)

All consultations are by appointment only. 

  • Off-site consultations are held in prearranged venues like home, school, hospital, cafes, gaming arenas, etc.
  • On-site consultations with Chief Psychologist are conducted at 360 Orchard Road, International Building, Singapore 238869 OR 79 Anson Road Singapore 079906.
  • Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. 
  • Additional Charges past the 1st hour of consultation:
    • 15min extension $45 (associate)/ $60 (chief).
    • 30min extension $90 (associate)/ $120 (chief). 
    • More than 30 extension, the full hour rate is charged.

The best persons to reach out to your child is the family. If you child refuses therapy, you can choose to have consultation with our psychologists so that you can help and support your child. 

Each therapy session is scheduled to be an hour. The psychologist will only extend beyond an hour if necessary. If there is a need to include consultation with parents or as a family, the session might extend beyond an hour. Please note that additional charges apply with extensions. 

It all depends on the extent of support required. If it is game dependency without other underlying conditions and circumstances, we will decrease the frequency of consultations and eventually stop within reasonable length of time if the client is able to get back to normalcy of life. 

At COMEBACK, we believe in finding out the root cause of what is driving the undesirable behaviour. The root cause is usually not as visible as the behaviour, which often times your child is unaware as well and takes time to uncover. When the driving factor is addressed, the desirable behaviour comes forth with a lot less pressure and tension. 

If the driving factor of your child’s gaming behaviour is a circumstance that is beyond anyone’s control to change, then a lot more time is needed to help the client to overcome 

Students spend a large portion of the day in school. Thus school is also an important aspect of our clients that we journey with our clients. Our psychologists work closely with the school and school counsellor to overcome the various challenges together with the family. 

Yes we can help, but it will require a lot of cooperation with the family. We do house visits, especially for clients who have isolated themselves physically. A lot of patience and love is required from the family and therapy can take some time before tangible results can be noticed.

While video-gaming has well-documented positive effects, prolonged, excessive usage can cause long-lasting structural changes in the brain, especially in the executive regions. Hence, individuals with game dependency have often demonstrated increased inattention, impulsivity, and impaired control over their behaviours.

Neurofeedback therapy is thus one viable intervention that is noninvasive, non-medication-based, and empirically proven in treating disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The therapy works by utilising neurofeedback to reprogram the brain in behaving toward a desired manner (e.g. reduced dependency on gaming). Clients are equipped with a device that measures brain activity (neurofeedback) while engaging in specific cognitive tasks that stimulates activity in the target brain regions. Through consistent repetition, new neural-pathways are formed that encourage desired behaviours, such as having enhanced focus and better control over impulses and behaviours. Hence, neurofeedback therapy helps shape the brains of game dependent individuals to be better equipped for mastery in both their games and real life.

If you are interested in this therapy, please register to book an appointment with our Chief Psychologist for initial assessment. 

COMEBACK Therapy Service

If you will like to engage COMEBACK therapy services, please fill up the registration form and we will get in touch with you shortly to arrange for an appointment.

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Assessments

COMEBACK GAME DEPENDENCY TEST

This is a simple test that a gamer can do to assess your own game dependency. Please note that this is not a diagnosis as you will need a professional to confirm.

COMEBACK GAMER PLAYER TYPE TEST

You can use this test to see which player type you are – Achiever, Guru, Explorer or Socialiser. 

Resources for You

Understanding Games and Gamers is put together for both non-gamers and gamers. Understanding a little about game design empowers the gamer to have better control. Player motivations is explained through gamer types that are mapped to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.

COMEBACK Parents Resource – Here’s a compilation of COMEBACK articles and videos that might be helpful to parents.