“RPGC’s office is temporarily closed to visitors. We will take calls (284-5335) and set up phone or Zoom (telehealth) appointments with you. Respecting the health of our clients, counselors, and community, we ask you to be healthy, and let us help you by phone for a while. You may also email and we’ll call or email you back shortly, thank you! RPGC is strong and we will endure!”
How does treatment work?
Our expert counselors at the Reno Problem Gambling Center are ready to listen, to assess, to intervene, and to offer therapy for anyone with a gambling problem, including family members of gamblers. Treatment begins with the first phone call, and usually proceeds to an individual appointment with recommendations made for immediate care of you or your loved ones. Once the gambler begins treatment at the RPGC, our successful Intensive Outpatient Program is often recommended.
The RPGC offers Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP’s) four days a week, both during the daytime and evening hours, in a six-week schedule of group therapy for two and one-half hours daily. The aftercare program following IOP consists of one two and one-half hour group once a week for one year after successful completion of lOP. Other therapeutic outpatient services offered at RPGC are assessments, interventions, individual sessions, couples’ counseling, and a family group therapy program. As of 2008, the Family Program includes two evenings per week of group therapy for any family members of problem gamblers. Each group is from two to two-and-one-half hours per session. A plan for expanding the Family Program within the next two years to include a complete lOP for family members is being researched and created.
Our treatment approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, both recognized as evidence-based best practices by SAMSHA.
Our outcome data at the six-month post-treatment point show reduction in gambling behavior and improved quality of life. Our combined treatment/self-help approach is not “one size fits all,” but is tailored and adjustable based on the individual needs of each client.
Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us. Help is a short distance away.