Northeast PGRC

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


or email us today at

The Northeast PGRC is HERE TO HELP!

All calls are confidential.

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.


    • Available to the individual having difficulties with gambling and their families. Financial assistance available. Telehealth available.
    • Group recovery support. Available in-person, via zoom or phone.
    • Led by our specially trained Problem Gambling Treatment providers.
    • Available to individuals and family members.

*Do you know someone who may need help with their gambling? Here are some of the WARNING SIGNS of problem gambling. We are here to help answer all of your questions!

What’s New: 

PGRC Blog – The Problem Gambling Resource Centers now have a blog! Check it out here:



Peer Supports Available!  The NY Council on Problem Gambling is offering a monthly peer lead support group that offers mutual aid and support from our very own Scott Meyer, who is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA-P). To register click here:

What’s New in 2022! 

As we enter the New Year, we’re excited about the new opportunities and partnerships that lie ahead. Be sure to check out our website often, as we will keep you up to date on the latest happenings of the Northeast PGRC! 

The New Year is often about setting goals and resolutions. If you are struggling with gambling, now is the time to get support. The Northeast PGRC can help you reach those goals. 

What we do – Our goals at the Northeast PGRC are simple: we increase public awareness of the issue of problem gambling and we help connect anyone impacted by problem gambling to services. 

What we can do for YOU – There are a variety of ways in which we can achieve our goals. Here are some ways we can support you, so we can help others.  

INDIVIDUALS If you’re struggling because of problem gambling, you are not alone. Help is available. Recovery is possible. We know that problem gambling impacts so many areas of your life. Reach out for help. There are a variety of resources we can connect you with. Services are accessible and at no cost to you. Recovery is possible, especially when you’ve got supports in place. 

FAMILY MEMBERSProblem Gambling impacts the whole family. We’re here to support you, too. If your family member’s gambling is causing problems in your life, or you want to learn how to help them find recovery, we have resources that can help. We’re happy to connect you to the services that are right for you and your loved one, at no cost. Recovery is possible for families too! 

PROFESSIONALS – Problem Gambling can impact anyone at any time. We can help you learn more about the impact of problem gambling on the individuals and families you work with. We have a variety of tools to help assist you in identifying individuals who might be in need of treatment for problem gambling.  

Screening tools – Does your organization screen for problem gambling? There are a variety of simple screening tools you can use. Access screening tools here:

Education – We offer a variety of free in-person and virtual training opportunities. Contact Brandy Richards to schedule a training for your students, staff or community members – 

Outreach – We have a variety of resources and materials to help you and others learn about what problem gambling is, how it can affect different populations, and warning signs to look for. Contact us to get yours today:  

Show your support – Do you care about problem gambling? Get your partner seal here: 



Join our efforts – To learn more about how YOU can help us, help others, email us at 

We’re here to help! 

Happy New Year! 


The Northeast 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 Northeast PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling within the Northeastern New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center is dedicated to the positive transformation of lives harmed by problem 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 Northeast PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Northeastern region of New York State.

Northeast PGRC Team

  • Brandy Richards

    Brandy Richards Team Leader

  • Amy McBride

    Amy McBride Program Manager

  • Robin Fetterman

    Robin Fetterman Program Manager

  • Mabatho Lucia Matima, LCSW

    Mabatho Lucia Matima, LCSW Clinician

  • Krystal Gleason, LMHC

    Krystal Gleason, LMHC Clinician

  • Joseph Mc Kay, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Joseph Mc Kay, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Jessica Wright, LMHC, CASAC

    Jessica Wright, LMHC, CASAC Clinician

  • Richard Morey, LCSW, CASAC

    Richard Morey, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

  • Helen Lynch, LCSW-R

    Helen Lynch, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Zach Forbes, LCSW, PLLC

    Zach Forbes, LCSW, PLLC Clinician

  • Timothy Crumley, LMHC

    Timothy Crumley, LMHC Clinician

  • Mary Ann Badenoch, LMHC

    Mary Ann Badenoch, LMHC Clinician

  • Valerie Ainsworth, LCSW-R

    Valerie Ainsworth, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Jackie Torrance, LMHC

    Jackie Torrance, LMHC Clinician

  • Diana Ashton, LCSW

    Diana Ashton, LCSW Clinician

  • Elizabeth Iseman, CASAC, LCSW

    Elizabeth Iseman, CASAC, LCSW Clinician

  • Scott Heider, LCSW, CASAC-T

    Scott Heider, LCSW, CASAC-T Clinician

  • Steven DiMarzo, LMHC

    Steven DiMarzo, LMHC Clinician

  • Caitlynn Allen-Kehoe, LMHC

    Caitlynn Allen-Kehoe, LMHC Clinician

  • Brenda Gausby, LMHC, ICOGS, CASAC-T

    Brenda Gausby, LMHC, ICOGS, CASAC-T Clinician

  • Nina Saponara, LMHC, CASAC-G

    Nina Saponara, LMHC, CASAC-G Clinician

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