Support & Treatment Services

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Program Services

Free, confidential, multilingual services are available to British Columbians struggling with their own or family member’s gambling.

Flexible, accessible support and treatment services are available throughout BC.

  • Any British Columbian can access the free services regardless of age, language spoken, location, or gambling status;
  • Individual, couples, and family support services are available;
  • Group therapy and intensive day treatment programs are available.

Not sure if Program support services are right for you?

Learn the facts about our counselling services and let us debunk common myths that keep people from accessing those services. Also read about our intensive day treatment program.

Gam Info Rep

If you are not seeking counselling, but are looking for support or an alternative to counselling, you may wish to access our Gam Info Rep service.

Our team of Gam Info Reps are outreach specialists that provide support to directly engage individual needs, assist with personal goals, and to connect individuals and families with harm reduction resources and appropriate services.

The Gam Info Rep is a resource that provides information, support, referrals, and accompaniment to resources, including:

  • peer support organizations (such as 12 Step groups or Smart Recovery)
  • online self-help resources,
  • community support organizations (such as bankruptcy trustees, legal services, housing services, community mental health services, debt management services).

The Gam Info Rep offers services by phone, text messaging, web chat, or in person. All services are free of charge.

About our team of counsellors

Clinical counsellors working through the Program have at least a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology or Social Work from an accredited university.

Our team of clinical counsellors are active members in either the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or the Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association.

Our counsellors with Master’s degrees in Social Work hold a Clinical designation as part of their degree; they are active members in the BC College of Social Workers.

Many of our counsellors have been working with the Program for a number of years. We have male and female counsellors; members of our team can deliver services in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese and Punjabi. We also have Indigenous counsellors who specialize in working with Aboriginal communities and community members.

Seeking support services from another source?

Learn about Gam-Anon and meetings happening in your community.