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 with… more
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.
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
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… more
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
I bring 20+ years as a Social Worker helping people in the areas of problem gambling, mental health & addiction, and traumatic brain injury. My helping approach is always through a person-centered lens, where people are the experts in their own situation and leaders in… more
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
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… more
My approach to counselling is person-centered, which means that you determine what you want to change or work on.
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 the… more
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
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
Kat Hinter lives on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc people in the Interior of BC and is of Ojibwa-Metis and Black Irish descent. She practices a trauma-informed approach when working with individuals… more
Kira Kurka works as the Clinical Counsellor in North Eastern B.C., the traditional territory of the Dana-zaa, Sikanni, Slavey, Cree and Saulteau First Nations. Kira is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters in Social Work; she makes up the Counselling portion of the… more
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.
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.
Lindy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's degree from UVic as well as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner(SEP). Lindy has been counselling others since 1995 and is a client - centered practitioner that uses a multitude of counselling theories, strategies and… more
As a Prevention and Community Engagement Provider, Ly brings forth her open-mindedness, compassion and gentleness to engage with people in regards to gambling concerns.
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 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 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
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
I have been working with the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling program since 2016. My goal is to support communities and individuals creatively and compassionately. I come from a community health and harm-reduction background. To me, harm-reduction is an… more
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 in the… more
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
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.
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
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 of action… more