Is gambling hurting your relationships with friends and family?
Are you concerned about a loved-one’s gambling?
Are you losing control to gambling?
At ASYR we focus on you, not just the addiction. You are bigger than your addiction. You are not defined by your addiction.
Problem gambling is not just about losing money. Gambling problems can affect a person’s whole life.
Gambling is a problem when it harms your physical and mental health. If it causes problems with family and friends, causes problems with work, school or social activities, or causes financial/legal problems and damages your reputation, it’s time to make a change.
The Problem Gambling Program (PGP) is dedicated to serving individuals who struggle with gambling issues and their families. We also provide comprehensive referrals to ensure effective and successful recovery. It is our goal to provide clients up to date information about gambling issues and comprehensive counselling on their way to recovery.
We provide confidential, client centred counselling services that are readily accessible and culturally sensitive to the needs of our community.
Recognizing Problem Gambling
As part of the PGP, ASYR will:
The PGP is a counselling program that provides intensive support to individuals who struggle with gambling issues.
To offer each client:
To provide a team of counsellors that:
The implementation of the service is assessed by administering client experience questionnaires as well as reviewing the treatment plan with the client. Treatment modalities used include Cognitive Brain Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy.
The target population includes residents of York Region. The program is voluntary with clients referring themselves. Referrals from other community agencies are accepted with the client’s consent.
The Problem Gambling Team services clients who are 16 years and older. The PGP will provide education and counselling to clients. The program will provide intensive support to individuals who have complex service needs related to problem gambling, not including other behavioural addictions.
Credentials of Staff
Staff members vary in their credentials. Some have a college diploma in addictions. Others have a Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, or psychology. Additionally, some staff members have earned a Master’s degree in counselling, or couple and family therapy. All staff members are either qualifying or belong to a regulatory body such as a professional college. The two main colleges are the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
To access this service:
Contact an Intake Coordinator at 905-841-7007 ext 322
or 1-800-263-2288 ext. 322
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
The following groups can be accessed through the Adult Program:
Our Problem Gambling Program helps those who:
In the adult program we provide four types of counselling:
ASYR services all of York Region. Offices can be found in: