Long Island PGRC

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


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We offer a variety of resources for both individuals and 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

What’s New:

New Year, New Gambling Opportunities!

In January 2022, New York State has approved the launch of 5 mobile sports betting platforms, clearing the way for New Yorkers across the state to begin placing bets. The platforms are giving sports fans great incentives to gamble. Because of the expansion Long Island PGRC is poised and ready to help anyone in the region, who finds themselves in too deep.

Raising Awareness Across the Island

This month the team excited to present to the Manhasset CASA. As a result, we expanded the discussion about problem gambling. In this chat we focused on the popularity of mobile sports gambling, and the need for counter messaging. Because of this great partnership LIPGRC is able to bring education to community members, parents, and school leadership. LIPGRC are excited to grow our partnership and address problem gambling in Manhasset.

We were also excited to join the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth for their January Meeting. The presentation gave information about the Long Island PGRC and goals for 2022. From there the attendees highlighted the need for gambling screening, workplace policies, and prevention strategies for avoiding a problem among young people.

What you need to know now…..

New Year, New You! (NYCPG Blog Post) – Read the entire article here!

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 addressing the issue of problem gambling in Long Island. 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

  • Evan Michaels, LCSW-R

    Evan Michaels, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Fred Doulton  LMHC, MA, MS, CASAC

    Fred Doulton  LMHC, MA, MS, CASAC Clinician

  • Donna Simons, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Donna Simons, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Richard Anemone, LMHC, CAMS, MPS

    Richard Anemone, LMHC, CAMS, MPS Clinician

  • Theodore Bunin, LCSW-R

    Theodore Bunin, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Valisa Singh, LMHC, CASAC, CRC

    Valisa Singh, LMHC, CASAC, CRC Clinician

  • Eileen DeRosa, LCSW-R, CASAS-G

    Eileen DeRosa, LCSW-R, CASAS-G Clinician

  • Michelle Scantlebury, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Michelle Scantlebury, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Deborah Tarantino, LCSW-R

    Deborah Tarantino, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Bettina Yanez, LCSW

    Bettina Yanez, LCSW Clinician

  • Teresa Kelly, LCSW-R

    Teresa Kelly, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Christine, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Christine, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Peter Digilio, LCSW, CASAC

    Peter Digilio, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

  • Emily Chappell, LCSW

    Emily Chappell, LCSW Clinician

  • Heiko Ganzer, LCSW CASAS-G

    Heiko Ganzer, LCSW CASAS-G Clinician

  • Mary Calamia, LCSW

    Mary Calamia, LCSW Clinician

  • Dana Legrande, LCSW

    Dana Legrande, LCSW Clinician

  • Michael Longobardi, LMHC

    Michael Longobardi, LMHC 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

  • Dr. David Becerra

    Dr. David Becerra PsyD NYS Licensed Psychologist

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: