Struggling with a gambling addiction can feel overwhelming and intense. All of us here at Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness in Montesano are dedicated to professionally treating gambling addictions and allowing you to return to your daily life. Our quality treatment and care can support you during this difficult time and help you find peace and satisfaction.

What Are Some Signs of a Gambling Addiction?

Struggling with a gambling addiction may seem confusing at first since this impulse is more than just wanting to play slots on a weekend or feeling annoyed when you lose money. A list compiled by the American Psychiatric Association highlights the common behaviors people exhibit when they have a gambling addiction. Some of these include:

  • Gambling money in order to forget bad feelings, anxiety, or guilt
  • Continually going back to casinos in order to “win back” your losses
  • Immediately turning to gambling when you are overwhelmed emotionally
  • Noticing intense feelings of restlessness when trying to quit
  • Ignoring relationships and jobs in order to gamble
  • Lying to others about how much you spend

Learning more about these hidden signs and how to identify them can give you clues about when to seek treatment.

We Focus on Respectful Care

No matter where you are in your gambling addiction, our professionals can meet you and assess what you need. Our two-hour-long assessment is a way to gauge what treatments may work best. We are available to meet with you over a video call or in person at our office in Montesano.

What is Gambling Addiction Treatment Like?

After seeking help for gambling, you will likely start to understand the underlying conditions causing this issue. Our caring and professional counselors will walk you through any additional programs or services that can help you. Although there are no FDA-approved medications for gambling addiction, we are able to find other treatments and prescriptions in some cases.

What We Offer for Treatments

Once we complete your initial assessment, you can choose from a variety of counseling types:

Individual Counseling

Discussions are one-on-one and our professionals focus on helping you learn new techniques for handling your addiction.

Session Duration: 1 hour each week, and the total number of weeks is dependent on your need.

Family or Couples Counseling

Your family or spouse is present during this type of counseling. You and the professional discuss the harm to both you and them as well as find solutions.

Session Duration: 1 hour each week, and the total number of weeks is dependent on your need.

Problem Gambling Group Therapy

This form of therapy involves a group of understanding people who are also struggling with gambling. A counselor is there to facilitate discussion.

Session Duration: 1 hour each week

Effective Ways of Treating Gambling Addiction

Our treatment goes beyond just addressing gambling issues in your life since we also take into account your struggles with substance abuse or mental health. We notice your needs and personalize each patient’s treatment.

Find Quality Help at Willapa Behavioral Health and Wellness in Montesano

We at Willapa Behavioral Health are ready to serve our community by addressing gambling addiction concerns. Our Montesano clinic is located within walking distance from Fleet Park. If you have any more questions about what we offer, feel free to contact our office.

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Our Location

Grays Harbor

Montesano Office MH, SUD, & WISe Services

338 Pioneer Avenue W
Montesano, WA 98563
  • Phone: (360) 942-2303
  • Fax: (360) 964-3011
  • Hours: Monday thru Thursday (8am to 7pm)
    Friday (8am to 5pm)