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Gambling Clinic Services

 

Take a glance at your gambling

Online tests can help people check in on their gambling behavior, assess whether they have a gambling problem, or receive feedback on how much they gamble relative to other people. The online assessment takes just a few minutes, is completely anonymous, and can be completed any time.

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Therapy

Do you think you’re ready to schedule an appointment? The Gambling Clinic offers one on one outpatient therapy for gambling related problems. We use evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy. The cost of our services is a flat rate of $300. If a client is unable to cover the cost or needs to pay in multiple sessions, we will definitely accommodate. We will not turn you away if you can't pay. We ask clients to come once per week for approximately 5-10 weeks. We are flexible, responsive to client preferences, and always willing to meet people where they are. We are open to whatever goal the client has in mind, whether that be complete abstinence from gambling, or a reduction in their current level of gambling.

We are also open to seeing individuals who are concerned about a family member or friend dealing with a gambling problem.

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Consultation

Just want to chat? Our therapists are happy to talk with you on the phone to help you determine what sort of help, if any, you are interested in pursuing. All phone calls are confidential and free of charge.

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Education

Many individuals benefit from simply learning more about gambling. If you would like to read about gambling, including advice on how to gamble in a way that reduces the chances you’ll experience negative consequences, check out these resources

The National Council on Responsible Gambling >

The Hoosier Lottery >
Provides responsible gambling information and helpful videos relating to lottery play

Responsible Gambling Council >
Gives broad information on problem gambling and how to gamble safely


Family & Friends

Does someone you care about have a gambling problem? We recommend the following steps:

  • Be conversational, not confrontational. When confronted, people feel backed into a corner and are less likely to make changes.
  • Be supportive, not judgmental.
  • Listen more than talk.
  • Always consider giving information about your concerns or about getting help. Until asked for your advice, try just giving information.
  • Help your loved ones understand that you are concerned because you care. Be specific about their behavior that concerns you.
  • Ask if talking to someone about their gambling might help. Offer to help them get in touch with these resources.

We are here to help you. Contact us at gambling@memphis.edu.