Office of Problem Gambling

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California Gambling Education and Treatment Services

Licensed therapists with specialized training in the treatment of problem gamblers and their families use specific diagnostic tools to determine the extent and severity of the problem. They create a therapeutic relationship to help each client succeed using proven strategies that motivate the client to change, identify distortions and feelings about gambling, identify gambling triggers, and prevent relapsing into destructive behaviors.

Listed below are therapists who are independently licensed by the state of California to provide provide free confidential problem gambling treatment in a private practice setting.



Telephone Counseling

Can't find an outpatient provider close to your home?
Not sure you are ready for face to face conseling?
Free confidential telephone counseling is available. Make an appointment by calling:

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Beit T’Shuva’s RIGHT ACTION Problem Gambling Program Presents: Residential & Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Problem Gamblers.

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) Problem Gambling Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program provides counseling to the gambler at no cost in the form of educational and process groups, one-on-one counseling with a licensed clinician, and case management services. Treatment is effective, and recovery is attainable. When you are ready, we are here to help.
  • 619-521-5720 ext. 313
  • gambling@upacsd.com
  • 3288 El Cajon Blvd, Suite 13, San Diego CA 92104
  • www.upacsd.com
  • Intakes are conducted on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 9am-2pm, or in the evenings as needed. (Please allow 24 business hours for phone or email responses).


Residential Facilities

Beit T’Shuva’s RIGHT ACTION Problem Gambling Program Presents: Residential & Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Problem Gamblers.

HealthRIGHT 360 provides in-patient treatment for problem gamblers in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Under the care of licensed professionals, participants receive services that address problem gambling thoughts and behaviors and learn new ways to enhance their emotional well-being.

UCLA Gambling Studies Program

The UCLA Gambling Studies Program is now enrolling California residents who are seeking help to manage their gambling problems into their Clinical Innovations Program. This project is free to those who are eligible. In addition, participants who complete this treatment program will also receive compensation.
To find out more about this treatment program, contact the UCLA Gambling Studies Program by calling: 310.825.4845; e-mailing: uclagamblingprogram@mednet.ucla.edu or visiting the website, www.uclagamblingprogram.org

The UCLA Gambling Studies Program is devoted to understanding pathological gambling, its causes, natural history, cultural factors, and the obstacles to successful treatment. It is part of The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior, including the genetic, biological, behavioral and sociocultural underpinnings of normal behavior, and the causes and consequences of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Compulsive Gambling Treatment & Addiction Counseling

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Office of Problem Gambling (OPG)
1616 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 997377 MS-8700
Sacramento, CA 95899
Office: (916) 327-8611
E-Mail: OPG@cdph.ca.gov
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