Counseling for Gambling Disorders

Do you have gambling-related problems? Take the screening by clicking on the button above to find out.

Heritage invites all individuals to participate in screening for recognizing gambling-related problems using a short, 3-item screener.

Heritage offers assessment and treatment for individuals seeking help with problem gambling. Labels such as problem gambling are often used to describe individuals who are experiencing some adverse consequences as a result of their gambling but do not quite meet the criteria for a diagnosis of pathological gambling.


Gambling Disorder is indicated by FOUR (or more) of the following:

  • Preoccupied with gambling

  • Unable to cut back or control

  • Irritable or restless when attempting to cut down or stop gambling

  • Risks more money to reach desired level of excitement

  • Gambles to escape problems or depressed mood

  • Chases losses

  • Lies to family and others about gambling

  • Risks or loses relationships or job because of gambling

  • Relies on others for financial needs caused by gambling


Current research estimates that the prevalence of disordered gambling is between 1-2% of the population in the US and Canada.

How Do I Get Help?

Individual therapy for problem gambling are offered at Heritage Behavioral Health Center.

Other Sources of Help

Problem Gambling Hotline: 1-800-522-4700 

Text: 1-800-522-4700


Gamblers Anonymous:


State Resources Available:

Illinois Council on Problem Gambling


Hotline: 1-800-GAMBLER           

Text: “ILGAMB” to 53342