Meet the Support Team

Not sure who you need to talk to? Read about our services, call our Gambling Support Line at 1-888-795-6111 or request support online.

Adrienne Cossom & Heidi Furrer Clinical

Whether you want to decrease or stop gambling or support a family member who struggles with gambling, we’ll get you there. We both have a graduate degree in counselling and have specialized in problem gambling for 10+ years. Counselling is free and confidential.  Connect… more

Port Moody
English, French
Allison Rice Clinical

Allison Rice (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 20+ years of experience working with clients in Vancouver and Courtenay offices as well as online. She believes that change is possible and that people can find freedom from their struggles no matter… more

Comox Valley
Annick Parizeau Prevention, Outreach

I have twenty plus years of experience in the human services field and I believe in a person-centered service. You are the expert in your life, and I am here to listen to your story with respect, non-judgmental and our conversation will remain confidential. I am looking… more

English, French
Armin Shahriari Prevention

Armin Shahriari has been supporting communities in Langley, Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows as a Prevention and Community Engagement Provider since April 2020. Armin has previously worked as a Health Promoter where he’s focused on building meaningful partnerships and supporting… more

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley
English, Farsi
Deb Scallion Prevention

Debbie (she/her) resides in the Baker Creek community west of Quesnel, BC. She is dedicated to working in communities to help where she is most needed. She is a natural facilitator and keen listener, who strives to make connections and create space for real growth… more

Central Interior
Desne Hall Clinical

My name is Desne Hall and I have a Master of Social Work Degree. I am a registered social worker and registered clinical counsellor who has been practicing psychotherapy in the areas of mental health and addictions for 18 years. I have also worked as a contractor… more

Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon
Donna Simon Prevention

As an indigenous Prevention and Community Engagement Provider Donna connects and build relationships with communities while bringing an awareness about the concerns related to gambling, video gaming and social media. My passion is in providing health related topics to help… more

East Fraser Valley and the Canyon
Doug Hilton Clinical

My counselling approach can involve many different therapy styles and techniques, depending on your needs and preferences. I often use EMDR with clients to resolve triggers to gamble that they cannot let go of on their own.

Heather Paddison Outreach

Heather believes that no matter the state of an individual’s current relationship with gambling, personal connection will increase their overall wellness. Her passion is to walk alongside these folx and connect them with solid resources, while reducing barriers to… more

Taylor, Northeastern B.C.
Heiin Lim Clinical

Through counselling, I can help individuals and families to understand and cope with their life struggles such as depression, anxiety, other emotional and behavioural difficulties, relational difficulties, and problem gambling related issues.

English, Korean
Irene Tang Clinical

I have been a counsellor with The BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program since 1997. I work with individuals and families who suffer from depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, and self worth as a result of problematic gambling.

English, Chinese
Jackie Jankovic Clinical

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with experience in helping people overcome various personal challenges including problem gambling. Within a safe and accepting space, I use a blend of approaches in our work together to empower you to reach a life you… more

Burnaby , New Westminster
Janice Mercredi Murphy Clinical

My approach to counselling is person-centered, which means that you determine what you want to change or work on.

Telephone Only
Jennifer Gregg Clinical

Jennifer Gregg is a clinical therapist and registered member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has been involved with the British Columbia Responsible and Problem Gambling program for over 20 years and held numerous roles in… more

Langley, Surrey, Fraser Valley
Judy Lee Prevention

Judy is a Prevention and Community Engagement provider who brings education, care, and information to Vancouver residents.  She offers presentations and workshops to explore our relationship with Gambling, Screen Time, Positive Tech Use, and Gaming… more

Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver
English, Chinese
Karen Hlady Prevention

With over 25 years experience serving vulnerable populations across the community education, health and social services field, Karen brings a passion for supporting people holistically. Currently contracted to provide Gambling Prevention Services with RPGP, she… more

Vancouver Island
English, French
Kat Hinter Prevention, Outreach

Kat Hinter is of Ojibwa Metis and Black Irish descent and lives in Victoria on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lekwungen peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

Kat practices a trauma-informed approach when… more

Kuldip Gill Clinical

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I use a respectful and caring listening approach. I joined the program in 2007 and come from an extensive addictions background.

English, Punjabi
Laurie Holton Clinical

I have a compassionate presence and use an integrated approach to counselling. I aim to empower individuals to progress towards improved health, well-being and balance in their lives.

Manj Bath Clinical

Manj Bath is the Clinical Director of MindRight Counselling & Consulting and is a clinical provider in Richmond, BC for the Responsible and Problem Gambling Program. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC)… more

Margaret Sigsworth Outreach

Margaret has worked with people who have concerns about their own or other’s gambling since 2008. As a support and outreach person within our program she offers practical supports and can help people access a variety of community supports that may assist them, as… more

Martha Funk Prevention

Martha Funk works as the Community Engagement and Prevention Specialist for Gambling Support B.C. in North Eastern B.C., the traditional territory of the Dana-zaa, Sikanni, Slavey, Cree and Saulteau First Nations. She provides education and support on a community… more

Northeastern BC
Matt McLean Clinical

Matt is a father of 3 who has been in the Social Services field for over 20 years, including delivering counselling supports for over 10 years. His focus on addictions and unhealthy coping, depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, and men’s health. He believes that it is our… more

Neena Keram Clinical

Coming soon

Phyllis Chan Clinical

我是(陈碧菲) 是一位加拿大注册心理治疗师(#3261),具有丰富的临床心理治疗经验,多年来钻研成瘾问题、家庭关系、忧郁、焦虑、成瘾和心理创伤后遗症。我在卑诗哥伦比亚大学获得了心理治疗硕士学位。


我为温哥华沿岸卫生局(VCH)的成瘾医生队、温哥华沿岸卫生局(VCH)的前线员工、及UBC大学学生和中侨互助协会(… more

English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Ron Prasad Clinical

Coming soon

Roxanne L'Esperance Prevention

I am a certified life skills coach, and human service worker, working with people since 1992 delivering presentations, coordinating, counselling, and workshops. I have been an independent contractor to the BCRPG since 2008.  Living, learning and working… more

Kamloops, Lillooet, Clearwater
Shannon Simms Clinical

A Canadian Certified Counsellor who’s worked with this Program since 2005. Working in collaboration with you, inviting your feedback to create a comfortable and productive space, exploring your relationship with gambling and reconnecting with your… more

Langley, Fraser Valley, Hope
Sheri Pringle Prevention

My name is Sheri Pringle. I have worked in the prevention sector with Gambling Support BC for 13 years. I am providing services from Haida Gwaii, East to Smithers, North to New Aiyansh, and South to Kitimat, and all the small coastal villages in between.

Northern B.C., North Coast
Tracy Tsui Outreach

Tracy provides outreach support for Vancouver Island. She has over 10 years of experience serving vulnerable populations. Tracy's gentle, non-judgmental approach helps to reduce the stigma in seeking support. She is knowledgeable about local resources, and will… more

Vancouver Island, New Westminster (Remote), Burnaby (Remote)
Vanessa Lozecznik Prevention

I grew up in Chile between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  I moved to Canada many years ago to continue my education at the University of Manitoba. My studies and work focused on transformative learning as a catalyst… more

West Kooteneys