Podcast 009 | Interview with The Digital Diet Guy, Mark Ostach. Passive income | Internet Use Disorder | Digital Addiction

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by Joseph R. Sanok


Joseph R. Sanok: Counselor, Private Practice Owner, Consultant, Marketing Expert, and Blogger

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In this podcast I with the one, the only, the never replicated…drum role please… Digital Diet Guy! Mark Ostach (Digital Diet Guy) is a recipient of Crain’s Detroit business 20 in their 20s, Mark is dedicated to growing his business in Detroit.   Mark earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Neuroscience, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Management from Albion College. He is Chief Operating Officer at Digerati, Inc., a creative engineering firm in Downtown Detroit where he handles staffing and project management.

Within the community, Mark participates in a number of organizations, including being on the board of directors for Digerati, Inc. and Neighborhood Service Organization; a non-profit serving the mental health community. Additionally, Mark is an alumnus and on the board of trustees for Leadership Detroit. He also serves as a committee member for the Farmington Hills Suicide Prevention Task Force.  Mark lives in Royal Oak with his loving wife, Ksenija and their handsome dog Jones.

Can you believe I landed this interview!?


In this episode you will learn:

  • What clinicians need to know about internet use disorder, the DSM-V and technology.
  • How to identify issues in clients around the topic of internet and technological use.
  • Teaching parents about the need for immediate action.
  • Ways that you can implement psychological principles to build your own passive and complementary income.
  • Tips, advice, and ways to continue to grow your counseling private practice

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These are things that I discussed in the podcast. I’m so glad that you’re checking these things out. I have learned so much for these folks and I really appreciate them as partners!

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5 Reasons Why Technology Addiction Needs Immediate Attention

Mark Ostach’s website and blog DigitalDietGuy

My Mental Space |  STOP wasting your time online. START managing it.

Digital Health Assessment

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Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is a licensed counselor and owner of Mental Wellness Counseling in Traverse City, MI. What have you learned from these podcasts? Will you comment below or email Joe? If you want to take your private practice to the next level, check out the paid e-newsletter subscription.

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Thank you to Aaron VanHeest for the awesome photos!