New York City PGRC

Impacted by problem gambling? Call 1-(833) 437-3864

-All calls are confidential-

Problem Gambling Resource Centers Offer:

 – One on One Therapy    – Sessions Peer Support Groups    – Clinician Led Groups      – Screening Tools      – Educational Presentations 

The New York City PGRC currently offers treatment options available in: English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Russian. We’re always on the lookout for new clinicians to expand our range of treatment options. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our clinician network, click here to view our Eligibility Requirements.


 Building Bridges- Asian Problem Gambling Services

Program Description: Services include outreach and awareness efforts, education and support services in Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese

Contact Information:
Carly Li, Asian Services Community and Referral Specialist
Ph: 646-237-3417
Email: [email protected]

The New York City (NYC) Problem Gambling Resource Center 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 New York City PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The NYC Problem Gambling Resource Center is dedicated to the positive transformation of lives harmed by gambling. This vision of transformation includes individuals with a gambling problem as well as their families and communities. With a focus on supporting the individual and reducing barriers to care, the NYC PGRC is truly the premier center for providing problem gambling services.


New York City PGRC Team

  • Alcee James

    Alcee James Director, NYC PGRC

  • Venus Moore

    Venus Moore NYC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

  • Sheena Rafat-Smith

    Sheena Rafat-Smith NYC PGRC Co-Occuring Services Coordinator

  • Carly Li

    Carly Li Asian Services Community and Referral Specialist

  • Robin Singh

    Robin Singh Team Leader

  • Deborah Lavaud

    Deborah Lavaud Program Manager

  • Shawna Black  (image unavailable)

    Shawna Black Program Manager

  • Chester Wai

    Chester Wai Program Manager

  • Isabel Barbosa

    Isabel Barbosa Program Manager

  • Marcus Daughtery, LMHC

    Marcus Daughtery, LMHC Clinician

  • Henry Montero, LMHC, CASAC -2

    Henry Montero, LMHC, CASAC -2 Clinician

  • Martha Dominguez, MS, LMHC, CASAC - T, DWI

    Martha Dominguez, MS, LMHC, CASAC - T, DWI Clinician

  • Luis Lopez, LMHC

    Luis Lopez, LMHC Clinician

  • Marshall Bryant, LCSW

    Marshall Bryant, LCSW Clinician

  • Pauline Parkes, LCSW-R

    Pauline Parkes, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Latasha Forbes, LCCSW

    Latasha Forbes, LCCSW Clinician

  • Betsy Wroblewski, LCSW

    Betsy Wroblewski, LCSW Clinician

  • Ronald Calderwood, LMHC

    Ronald Calderwood, LMHC Clinician

  • Ellen Friedman, LCSW

    Ellen Friedman, LCSW Clinician

  • Bill Hughes, LCSW

    Bill Hughes, LCSW Clinician

  • Eileen Butler, LCSW, CASAC

    Eileen Butler, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

  • Eileen Dwyer, LCSW

    Eileen Dwyer, LCSW Clinician

  • Beth Schwartz, LCSW, CPGC

    Beth Schwartz, LCSW, CPGC Clinician

  • Ellen Reiner, LCSW, CASAC

    Ellen Reiner, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

  • Tracey Little, LSCW, CASAC

    Tracey Little, LSCW, CASAC Clinician

  • Lisa Blanchfield, LMHC

    Lisa Blanchfield, LMHC Clinician

  • Frances Magno, LMHC, CASAC-G

    Frances Magno, LMHC, CASAC-G Clinician

  • Jermaine Hill, LCSW

    Jermaine Hill, LCSW Clinician

  • Austria Martinez, LMHC

    Austria Martinez, LMHC Clinician

Additional PGRC Team Programs:
NYS Office of Addictions Services and Supports Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention
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