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Problem Gambling Services


We tailor counseling to your unique situation and will always respect the pace you set for making changes in your life.

We provide counseling support for those whose lives have been impacted by problem gambling. We offer individual, couple, and family therapy to address the problems that gambling has caused in your life.

Counseling can help you break the hold gambling has over your life or over the lives of your loved ones. Our approach has been developed over a five-year period of research and refinement. We combine multiple approaches from family and individual therapy models.

Our clinic employs feedback-informed counseling, where individuals who receive services give us written feedback each week about whether—and how—their lives are changing over time. They also rate their experience with their counselor. This written feedback is sent to a national database which evaluates L&C PGS outcomes in real time and compares them to other U.S. counseling programs. This national database consistently scores PGS as “Highly Effective.”


To make an appointment or for more information, call 503-768-6325 or email


Llame al 503-686-4600 para una cita o mas información.

When you call

Your call will be answered by a counseling professional with training in problem gambling. They will answer your questions about counseling and talk with you about the ways gambling is affecting your life.

During that call, they will also schedule you for your first appointment. We will offer you the first available appointment, and you will be able to see a counselor no later than 72 hours after you call.

If it works better for you to email us first, you can reach us at In your email, please include a phone number and a good time to reach you.

Respecting your privacy is our priority during each step of the process.




If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, you can contact your county’s mental health crisis line. All counties in the Portland area have free, confidential mental health and addictions crisis services available 224-hours a day.

Clackamas County:
503-655-8585 call toll-free at 888-414-1553 (se habla espanol)
Translation services available for those who speak languages other than English.

Multnomah County:
503-988-4888 or toll-free: 800-716-9769 (se habla espanol)
For the hearing-impaired dial: 711

Washington County:
503-291-9111 (se habla espanol)
For the hearing Impaired: TDD 1-800-735-2900
Translation services available for those who speak languages other than English.

Clark County, Washington: 
(se habla espanol)
For the hearing impaired: 866-835-2755


The following additional help lines may also be useful:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline1-800-273-8255, TTY 1-800-799-488

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233, TTY 1-800-787-3224

Call to Safety Oregon Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline1-888-235-5333, TTY through 711 or online through

Problem Gambling Services

Contact Us

  • Problem Gambling

    Clinic Location
    4445 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 205
    Portland, OR 97239



    Para citas en Español


    Mon 11am-7pm
    Tues & Fri 9am-7pm
    Sat & Sun 9am-4pm

    Closed Wed & Thurs

    Between 9am-5pm calls will be returned the same day, even if we are closed.

    Clinic Director
    Frankie DiFerdinando, LPC, CGACII

    Frankie DiFerdinando