Wilson Counseling For Behavior Changes
(646) 755-3722 or 1-888-565-6401
117 East 69th Street Ste. D
New York County - New York, New York 10021
If compulsive gambling has become a problem in your life or in the life of someone you know, we can help. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps the problem gambler change negative beliefs, thoughts and behaviors associated with compulsive gambling.
Problem gambling doesn't just affect people who frequent casino's like some people believe. Many compulsive gamblers are consumed with sports betting, bingo, lottery tickets, scratch-offs and internet gambling too. Problem gambling can affect every area of your life because it can consume your thoughts, affect relationships, lead to secretiveness or lies and affect a person financially.
Some pathological gamblers are able to deny their impulsive gambling to themselves because they think gambling addiction means you have to gamble every day or that you can only have a gambling problem if you can't afford it. This isn't true, if your gambling behavior disrupts your life, it's a problem. Individuals who are addicted to gambling are unable to control their behavior even though it's causing problems in their life. Just because a person doesn't gamble every day or they can afford it doesn't mean their gambling behavior isn't a problem.
If you have ever felt the need to lie about your gambling behavior, chased losses, tried to stop or cut down without success, gambled with money that should have been put toward bills or food, preoccupied with thoughts of gambling, find yourself spending more and more, felt down, depressed or anxious if unable to gamble you too may have a gambling problem. If any of these behaviors above relate to your gambling behavior cognitive behavioral therapy can help.
Gambling addiction is treatable and together we can change negative thinking patterns and develop positive behaviors to support your recovery.