Problem Gambling Treatment
Next, an indvidualized treatment plan is developed that best addresses his/her needs. Treatment might include one or more of the following methods:
The Significance of Treatment
Perhaps, the biggest and most difficult step you will take in treatment is first to look in to your own heart and decide once and for all whether you have a gambling problem. Yes, it takes tremendous strength and courage to do this — especially if you have lost a lot of money, self-esteem and/or someone you love.
Take comfort in knowing you are not alone. Millions of people have had to face the very same problem you are.
Once you have taken the first step and decided you suffer from a gambling problem, then what? Get treatment! Research shows that without proper treatment, addictive behavior (s) only become worse and more destructive both to the sufferer and others.
. . . Counseling / Treatment for problem gambling helps to change unhealthy thoughts that can lead to destructive gambling behavior. Simply stated, treatment is essential; Among other things, it teaches those suffering from a gambling problem how to:
The Goal of Treatment
Simply put, the goal of treatment is to help the problem gambler “rewire” his/her addictive brain by thinking about gambling in a new way.
. . . Finally, seeking help for your gambling problem is not a sign of weakness but of strength. Treatment can help you to achieve happiness in your daily life, relationships and work.
Begin your treatment program . . . NOW!
Initial Appointment: $179.00
The primary purpose of the initial appointment is first to determine and evaluate the extent and nature of the potential client’s gambling problem and second to develop a treatment plan that best addresses his/her problem.
During the course of the evaluation, it might be determined he/she suffers from anxiety and/or depression. If so, they will be referred to the appropriate care giver.
Estimated Time: One Hour to Two Hours.
Treatment at Second Chance PGTC Office:
One-on-one Therapy = $125.00 (50-Minute Session)
Group Therapy = $85.00 ( Up to 2 Hrs.)
Out-Call Therapy to Client’s Home or Office within 25 Miles from Second Chance PGTS Office: $179.00 (50 Minutes)
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Risk Factors for Developing a Gambling Disorder
“At Second Chance Problem Gambling Treatment Center, we respect your right to a safe, confidential treatment environment. Because so many of our clients occupy positions of prominence in their respective work settings and/or in the community at large, we take extra steps to ensure their privacy throughout the treatment process. These steps include providing at home or in-office counseling sessions (whenever possible) during times that best accommodate the client’s need for privacy.”
Rick Smith, CPGC