Long Island PGRC

Help for Gambling Problem on Long Island!

If you or a loved one would like help with a gambling problem, call

1-833-HERETOHELP (1-833-437-3864)

or email us today at [email protected]

We offer many types of resources for individuals, as well as family members, impacted by problem gambling. Our services are confidential. We can help cover the cost of treatment, if needed.


One to one therapy sessions            Peer support groups

Clinician led groups                        Resource referral

Gambling Addiction Services Expanding on Long Island.

Long Island PGRC was excited to be with partners at Family and Children’s Association (FCA) to announce the opening of two new Gambling Addiction Treatment Centers in Nassau County. The National Council on Problem Gambling also estimates that about 1% of gamblers, or 2 million adults, meet the clinical diagnosis of having a severe gambling problem.

A problem can mean spending more time and money than expected, gambling to recoup previous losses and lying to friends and family members. Too often there is shame and fear of asking for help. FCA and LIPGRC offer compassionate, person centered care.

If you are someone who wonders if they are betting too much, check out our e-screener. This quick, anonymous tool will help gauge your gambling activity from safe to concerning. If you’re concerned, or want to take steps to cut back, give us a call to learn tips and tools 1-833-HERETOHELP or 24/7 crisis support is available at 1-877-8-HOPENY


Gambling Addiction Education at the NYCPG Conference: March 5-7 , Albany NY

Join LIPGRC and the NYCPG staff for an exciting and robust conference this year. Speakers include Dr. Heather Chapman, Dan Trolaro, Dr. Rachel Volberg, and other experts in the field of gambling harm. Topics cover treatment, recovery, and prevention. For more information, registration, hotel details visit the conference webpage.

Veterans and Gambling Harm: Focus of Gambling Harm Conference 2024

This year’s conference will feature a pre-conference dedicated to discussion about the impact of gambling addiction on the Veteran and Military community. This robust discussion and subsequent conference sessions will focus on the research on prevelence of gambling addiction among the population and how community providers can screen and treat this unique population.

Join us on Day 2 for the first ever New York State Veteran Problem Gambling Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting. Join in person or via zoom.

Problem Gambling Recovery Podcasts

The Hidden Addiction Podcast

All In: The Addicted Gamblers Podcast

Fall In: The Problem Gambling Podcast for Military Service Members and Veterans

The Bet Free Life

The Broke Girl Society


The Long Island Region PGRC is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, which is funded by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.  The  goals of the PGRC are to increase public awareness about problem gambling and connect those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Long Island PGRC is dedicated to the positive transformation of lives harmed by problem gambling. This vision of transformation includes individuals, families, and communities. With a focus on supporting the individual and reducing barriers to care, the Long Island PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Long Island region of New York State.

Long Island PGRC Team

  • Pamela Brenner-Davis

    Pamela Brenner-Davis Team Leader

  • Carine Morrison

    Carine Morrison Program Manager

  • Diana Reuter

    Diana Reuter Program Manager

  • Richard Anemone, LMHC, CAMS, MPS

    Richard Anemone, LMHC, CAMS, MPS Clinician

  • Theodore Bunin, LCSW-R

    Theodore Bunin, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Blanche Centeno-Hatwood

    Blanche Centeno-Hatwood LCSW

  • Stephanie Charles

    Stephanie Charles LCSW

  •  Irwin Davies

    Irwin Davies LCSW

  • Eileen DeRosa, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Eileen DeRosa, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Fred Doulton  LMHC, MA, MS, CASAC

    Fred Doulton  LMHC, MA, MS, CASAC Clinician

  • Jessica A. Guevara, LCSW-R

    Jessica A. Guevara, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Shawn Holland, LMHC

    Shawn Holland, LMHC Clinician

  • Teresa Kelly, LCSW-R

    Teresa Kelly, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Evan Michaels, LCSW-R

    Evan Michaels, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Michelle Scantlebury, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Michelle Scantlebury, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Kevin Scott, MHC-LP

    Kevin Scott, MHC-LP Clinician

  • Lauri Sibblies, LCSW

    Lauri Sibblies, LCSW Clinician

  • Donna Simons, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Donna Simons, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Valisa Singh, LMHC, CASAC, CRC

    Valisa Singh, LMHC, CASAC, CRC Clinician

  • Deborah Tarantino, LCSW-R

    Deborah Tarantino, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Brandon Tosov, LCSW

    Brandon Tosov, LCSW Clinician

  • Bettina Yanez, LCSW

    Bettina Yanez, LCSW Clinician

  • Christine, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Christine, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Peter Digilio, LCSW, CASAC

    Peter Digilio, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

  • Mary Calamia, LCSW

    Mary Calamia, LCSW Clinician

  • Emily Chappell, LCSW

    Emily Chappell, LCSW Clinician

  • Heiko Ganzer, LCSW CASAC

    Heiko Ganzer, LCSW CASAC Clinician

  • Dana Legrande, LCSW

    Dana Legrande, LCSW Clinician

  • Denise Taddonio, CASAC, LCSW

    Denise Taddonio, CASAC, LCSW Clinician

  • Gilbert Cruceta, LMHC

    Gilbert Cruceta, LMHC Clinician

  • Meryl Leff, LCSW, CASAC

    Meryl Leff, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

Additional PGRC Team Programs:
NYS Office of Addictions Services and Supports Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention
Program Directory Search https://webapps.oasas.ny.gov/providerDirectory/index.cfm?search_type=2