Long Island PGRC

Help for Gambling Addiction on Long Island!

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


or email us today at


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

Additionally, we work with community groups to learn about gambling. Rather than waiting for a problem, learn to be proactive! Reach out to schedule a conversation or training today!

What’s New:

We are thrilled to welcome our newest Clinician to join the LIPGRC team Jessica A. Guevara, LCSW-R.

Jessica A. Guevara, LCSW-RLCSW-R. We asked Jessica why she was passionate about treating Gambling Addiction and this is what she said….

“As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have had an interest in helping clients with different facets of mental health and/or problem behaviors. While speaking with a colleague one day, she had brought to my attention the unfortunate lack of services for Problem Gamblers who were making efforts to reach out for help. Due to our recent COVID times, I was given the time to research and educate myself, and found my interest and desire to assist those who are searching for problem gambling treatment. I look forward to being a part of helping those individuals towards improving their overall emotional, mental and even physical well-being.”


Parents of young people with gambling problems call us every day. These parents want to learn how to set boundaries, while supporting their children and families. As a resource to these parents, the LIPGRC has created a parent support group. Our virtual group will give parents in similar situations a chance to support each other, under the guidance of a Problem Gambling Addiction Specialist. If you have interest in joining this group call today!


Problem Gambling in New York State…

Videos of the NYCPG 2022 Conference

NYCPG Blog! 

OASAS 2021 Problem Gambling FULL REPORT HERE


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 Long Island PGRC is dedicated to raising awareness of problem gambling. The goals are to increase public awareness 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

  • Justina Ferrara

    Justina Ferrara 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

  • Eileen DeRosa, LCSW-R, CASAS-G

    Eileen DeRosa, LCSW-R, CASAS-G 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 CASAS-G

    Heiko Ganzer, LCSW CASAS-G Clinician

  • Dana Legrande, LCSW

    Dana Legrande, LCSW Clinician

  • Denise Taddonio, CASAC, LCSW

    Denise Taddonio, CASAC, LCSW Clinician

  • Dr. David Becerra

    Dr. David Becerra PsyD NYS Licensed Psychologist

  • 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

Our Partners: