Gambling therapists in Rockville, Maryland MD
Washington Psychological Wellness is a boutique-style mental health practice located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. At Washington Psychological Wellness, our clinicians have specialized training and expertise in the outpatient treatment of addictive-like habits (e.g., gambling) in adolescents, teenagers, and adults. Our clinicians provide a non-judgmental collaborative environment in which one can take risks and explore different ways of thinking, feeling, and being. We aim to help you gain clarity about the underlying causes of your addiction, provide strategies to help you cope, and empower you to trust your inner voice and live each day authentically. Our therapists will tailor treatment to your unique needs. Treatment will include an integrative approach consisting of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness meditation, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, and other holistic and empirically validated therapeutic modalities. Our goal is to help you lead a life worth living. We are currently accepting new clients. Telehealth (online) therapy options are available. Call now to schedule your free 15-minute consultation!
9 Years Experience
Psychologist, MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology
For many years, I have offered a Substance Abuse and Addictions program for individuals, couples & groups. The root of an addiction often lies in dysfunctional family experiences in childhood. Whatever form it takes- overeating, gambling substance abuse, etc., the addictive cycle often numbs feelings or serves as an attempt to fill an inner emptiness. I use various methods to stop the addiction and replace it with more functional ways of dealing with needs and feelings. I have developed a safe and effective approach using guided imagery and music leading to an altered state of consciousness, which can serve as a substitute for the high, which one gets with drugs. Adolescents and adults learn to say no to drinking, smoking, over-eating and drugs. They learn to recognize how they are putting their education, health, family ties, and social life at risk. Often they are “medicating” their depression or anxiety with addiction, and they find far better ways of dealing with these problems. My colleagues and I have done family and friend interventions for drug and alcohol abuse. Over many years, my specialty has been with ACOAs (Adult Children of Alcoholics). Many adult children of alcoholics become alcoholics themselves or become involved in relationships with alcoholics or substance abusers. In addition, I conducted a training seminar for psychologists for the Maryland Psychological Association, on Adult Children of Alcoholics. I have seen many clients for Stopping Smoking and presented successful Smoking Cessation programs to organizations and law firms. As a volunteer, I have also presented seminars at the Maryland, DC and Virginia Lung Associations on Breathing and Smoking Cessation. I have helped clients with the Love Addiction and Gambling Addiction, and attend many seminars on Eating Disorders to learn the latest developments in the field. I have also helped many clients with Weight Loss. My Lose Weight Now program has been presented for organizations and is available on CD’s, Tapes and Bandcamp. I have also presented a radio program on Mindful Eating and led workshops on this topic. I offer regular free Zoom seminars, which can help individuals deal with Substance Abuse and weight loss. Please feel free to call for a consultation: 301-229-8000
53 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, MS, LCADC, CHT, 500 RYT
Gambling like most addictions is a symptom of avoiding pain and pursuing pleasure to avoid other things. Take a deep dive and liberate yourself from the temptation and desires that are ruining your life.
33 Years Experience
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CFT-I
As a certified financial therapist, I help you identify the underlying issues that may be driving your gambling behaviors. Together we can work towards developing coping strategies and tools to manage your cravings and urges to gamble, explore emotions of shame, guilt, and anxiety, as well as improve your relationships.
10 Years Experience