When gambling for fun turns into an uncontrollable urge to continue despite the disruptions it causes, it becomes an addiction, also called gambling disorder. Gambling addiction ruins lives. So often, those impacted do not find help due to shame or lack of financial means to pay for treatment.
Now those in gambling’s grips can receive compassionate and effective treatment from the experienced counselors at Christian Family Solutions. A grant from the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services covers the cost of assessment and treatment, removing the financial barrier to getting help.
The path to healing and help starts with a
If a gambling disorder is diagnosed, then our counselors will recommend a treatment plan that includes individual services and/or group treatment at Christian Family Solutions, or an outside referral if requested.
Clients may choose in-person treatment or telehealth sessions.
Deanna Staples, MS, LADC has been trained for assessments for treatment funding and also gambling assessments/individual gambling treatment at the House of Hope, Inc. program in Mankato, MN. She has held other positions in the past which include as a staff at a detox facility, a residential counselor, and a counselor supervisor.