Dr. Spector is a nationally recognized expert in digital addiction.  Since 2009, Dr. Spector has specialized in the treatment of compulsive tech use in his Maryland based private practice. His work has been recognized via media appearances on Good Morning America, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, NPR’s the Diane Rehm show, as well as Channel 4 and Channel 5 local News.  He is a sought after speaker and presenter at national conferences focusing on innovative and ground breaking treatments for addiction and mental health as it relates to digital media.  He has consulted with or been highlighted in numerous articles about digital wellness including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Voice of America, The Baltimore Sun, Scholastic Magazine, rewire.org, and Bethesda Magazinelearn more

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Individual Psychotherapy
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Group Therapy
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Consultation with outside professionals can often be useful to identify areas of difficulty and to...
Dr. Spector now offers Telehealth services. Under PSYPACT, mobility number: 13123, issued: 1...

Featured Updates

Ask the Experts: Bringing Up Boys in a Digital World
February 22, 2024
Digital media’s growing influence on children during their critical developmental years affects youth of all gender identities. In this “Ask the Experts” w
Ask the Experts: 12 to 18: Coming of Age Online
February 22, 2024
Explore tweens’ and teens' complicated and dependent relationships with phones, social media, games, videos and more with Children and Screens “Ask the Exp
How to Talk to Your Kids About Technology
February 22, 2024
Download the Webinar Slides This webinar focuses on how parents can have more productive conversations with our kids about healthy use of technology...
Ask the Experts: Win or Lose: What to Do About Videogaming
February 22, 2024
Videogaming has become a fundamental part of our culture, especially for young people. The medium offers immersive entertainment and, in some cases, a foru...
Foundations in Gaming Disorder: Presenter Ed Spector Video Blog
February 22, 2024
Digital Addiction and Psychotherapy with Edward Spector Psy.D.
Maryland Peace of Mind: Compulsive technology use
February 22, 2024
Licensed psychologist Edward Spector discusses compulsive technology use on Maryland Peace of Mind.
“Gaming Disorder”?
June 19, 2018
Gamers Learn To Play Responsibly     As quoted in her article, Dr. Edward Spector said, There are many resources out there for people to get h...
April 26, 2018
FORTNITE FEVER: WHY PARENTS SHOULD PLAY GAMES WITH THEIR KIDS Description: Teens are obsessing over newly mobile game Fortnite – a wildly popular game that p
How To Help Teens And Children Fight ‘Tech Addiction’
March 16, 2017
How To Help Teens And Children Fight ‘Tech Addiction’ Hear the Podcast from The Diane Rehm show where I talk about how to battle Tech Addiction just Click 
What Your Kids Don’t Want You To Know: Phone Addiction?
February 8, 2017
See the video below where I am featured on Good Morning America