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Meet the Support Team

Not sure who you need to talk to? Read about our services, call our Gambling Support Line at 1-888-795-6111 or request support online.

Adrienne Cossom & Heidi Furrer Clinical

Whether you want to decrease or stop gambling or support a family member who struggles with gambling, we’ll get you there.  We both have a graduate degree in counselling and have specialized in problem gambling for 10+ years.  Counselling is free and confidential.  Connect… more

Port Moody
English, French
Allison Rice Clinical

Allison Rice (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 20+ years of experience working with clients in Vancouver and Courtenay offices as well as online. She believes that change is possible and that people can find freedom from their struggles no matter… more

Vancouver, Courtenay
Annick Parizeau Outreach

I have twenty plus years of experience in the human services field and I believe in a person-centered service. You are the expert in your life, and I am here to listen to your story with respect, non-judgmental and our conversation will remain… more

English, French
Brenda MacDougald Outreach

My experience as a Social Worker spans over 20 years with extensive experience in the area of problem gambling, mental health and addiction. I approach this work with a person-centered lens, where I believe people are the experts in their own situation and… more

Prince George, Central Interior
Darryl Anderson Clinical

I am the responsible and problem gambling counsellor for the central BC region. I use a person-centred and narrative approach to counselling. I am a graduate of UNBC and enjoying living and working in the North.

Prince George
David Nickoli Prevention

David Nickoli, MA (Leadership and Training) is a Prevention and Community Engagement Professional, working with Community Partners to enhance the health and well-being of the Southern Gulf Islands' Communities… more

Southern Gulf Islands
Deb Scallion Prevention

Debbie (she/her) resides in the Baker Creek community west of Quesnel, BC. She is dedicated to working in communities to help where she is most needed. She is a natural facilitator and keen listener, who strives to make connections and create space for real growth… more

Central Interior
Dennis Dion Clinical

You deserve to feel listened to, supported and not judged. I invite you to call me and we can talk about the kind of change you want and work together to start making it happen.

Vancouver, North Vancouver
Desne Hall Clinical

My name is Desne Hall and I have a Master of Social Work Degree. I am a registered social worker and registered clinical counsellor who has been practicing psychotherapy in the areas of mental health and addictions for 18 years. I have also worked as a contractor… more

Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon
Donna Simon Prevention

As an indigenous Prevention and Community Engagement Provider Donna connects and build relationships with communities while bringing an awareness about the concerns related to gambling, video gaming and social media. My passion is in providing health related topics to help… more

East Fraser Valley and the Canyon
Doug Hilton Clinical

My counselling approach can involve many different therapy styles and techniques, depending on your needs and preferences. I often use EMDR with clients to resolve triggers to gamble that they cannot let go of on their own.

Heiin Lim Clinical

Through counselling, I can help individuals and families to understand and cope with their life struggles such as depression, anxiety, other emotional and behavioural difficulties, relational difficulties, and problem gambling related issues.

English, Korean
Helen Kwan Outreach

Hi, I’m Helen. I enjoy working with people and being a listener. When people share their stories and seek support to address their concerns, I hope to offer a safe space where they feel heard and understood non-… more

English, Chinese
Irene Tang Clinical

I have been a counsellor with The BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program since 1997. I work with individuals and families who suffer from depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, and self worth as a result of problematic gambling.

English, Chinese
Jackie Jankovic Clinical

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with experience in helping people overcome various personal challenges including problem gambling. Within a safe and accepting space, I use a blend of approaches in… more

Burnaby , New Westminster
Janice Mercredi Murphy Clinical

My approach to counselling is person-centered, which means that you determine what you want to change or work on.

Telephone Only
Jennifer Gregg Clinical

Jennifer Gregg is a clinical therapist and registered member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has been involved with the British Columbia Responsible and Problem Gambling program for over 20 years and held numerous roles in the… more

Langley, Surrey, Fraser Valley
Judy Lee Prevention

Judy is a Prevention and Community Engagement provider who brings education, care, and information to Vancouver residents.  She offers presentations and workshops to explore our relationship with Gambling, Screen Time, Positive Tech Use, and Gamingmore

Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver
English, Chinese
Karen Hlady Prevention

With over 25 years experience serving vulnerable populations across the community education, health and social services field, Karen brings a passion for supporting people holistically. Currently contracted to provide Gambling Prevention Services with RPGP, she… more

Vancouver Island
English, French
Kari Olson Clinical

I am passionate about supporting people with where they are at in their life. Together, creating possibilities of change that previously seemed impossible. I have worked with individuals struggling with mental health and addiction since 2002, and know change… more

Cranbrook, Virtual
Kat Hinter Outreach

Kat Hinter is a Métis woman of French, Ojibwa and Black Irish descent born and raised in the Interior of BC and currently living in Kamloops on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc peoples.more

Kamloops , Victoria
Kuldip Gill Clinical

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I use a respectful and caring listening approach. I joined the program in 2007 and come from an extensive addictions background.

English, Punjabi
Laurie Holton Clinical

I have a compassionate presence and use an integrated approach to counselling. I aim to empower individuals to progress towards improved health, well-being and balance in their lives.

Lindy Devine Clinical

Lindy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's degree from UVic as well as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner(SEP). Lindy has been counselling others since 1995 and is a client - centered practitioner that uses a multitude of counselling theories, strategies and… more

Nanaimo, Port Alberni
Ly Nguyen Prevention

As a Prevention and Community Engagement Provider, Ly brings forth her open-mindedness, compassion and gentleness to engage with people in regards to gambling concerns.

Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster
English, Vietnamese
Margaret Sigsworth Outreach

Margaret has worked with people who have concerns about their gambling since 2008.  As support and outreach person within our program she offers practical support and can help people access a variety of community help, as well as our program’s free counselling.… more

Martha Funk Prevention

Martha Funk was born, works, lives and plays on the Treaty 8 territory in North Eastern B.C.  This land is the traditional territory of the Woodland Cree, Dunneza and Chipewyan.  She is a certified Level 111 Indigenous Addictions Specialist, Gambling… more

Northeastern BC
Matt McLean Clinical

Matt is a father of 3 who has been in the Social Services field for over 20 years, including delivering counselling supports for over 10 years. His focus on addictions and unhealthy coping, depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, and men’s health. He believes that it is our… more

Meredith Woolley Clinical

I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#12205) in Vancouver, BC in private practice with a specialized focus on anxiety, trauma, addiction (gambling, substance misuse issues), depression, workplace and individual stress, and life transitions. I am… more

Michelle Shewell Prevention, Outreach

I have been working with the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling program since 2016. My goal is to support communities and individuals creatively and compassionately. I come from a community health and harm-reduction background. To me, harm-reduction is an… more

West Kooteneys
Phyllis Chan Clinical, Prevention

I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#3261) with good standing and a Community Engagement Advisor. I have over 15 years of counselling and community engagement experiences. I completed my master’s degree in counselling psychology at the… more

English, Chinese
Roxanne L'Esperance Prevention

I am a certified life skills coach, and human service worker, working with people since 1992 delivering presentations, coordinating, counselling, and workshops. I have been an independent contractor to the BCRPG since 2008.  Living, learning and working in the… more

Kamloops, Lillooet, Clearwater
Shannon Simms Clinical

A Canadian Certified Counsellor who’s worked with this Program since 2005. Working in collaboration with you, inviting your feedback to create a comfortable and productive space, exploring your relationship with gambling and reconnecting with your… more

Langley, Fraser Valley, Hope
Tracy Tsui Outreach

Tracy provides outreach support for Vancouver Island. She has over 10 years of experience serving vulnerable populations. Tracy's gentle, non-judgmental approach helps to reduce the stigma in seeking support. She is knowledgeable about local resources, and will… more

Vancouver Island
Vanessa Lozecznik Prevention

I grew up in Chile between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  I moved to Canada many years ago to continue my education at the University of Manitoba. My studies and work focused on transformative learning as a catalyst of action… more

West Kooteneys