Trained Clinicians

There is hope – gambling disorder is treatable. The Council maintains a list of private practice clinicians who have earned their Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist (MA PGS) Certificate. Some providers accept private insurance:

  • David Alpert, LMHC, LADC, CADC, NCC, MA PGS (2 locations) (P) 617-332-5523 (F) 781-942-5886
    1. 1177 Washington St., 1st floor West Newton, MA 02465-2121
    2
    . 2557 Massachusetts Ave. Room 2D Cambridge, MA 02140
  • Melanie Barbarisi MA, LMHC, CPC, MA PGS (P) 617-285-2642 (F) 617-846-1281
    207 Hagman Road, 2nd Floor Winthrop, MA 02152
  • James Bresnahan LMFT, LMHC, LADC1, CADC, CEMDR, CSAT, MA PGS (P) 508-752-1170 (F) 508-752-1800
    50 Elm St. Worcester, MA 01609
  • Joanne Bresnahan-Ball CADAC MLADC, LADCI, SAP, LCS, MA PGS (2 locations) (P) 603-965-6477 Email: bandbcounseling@comcast.net
    1. 1 Branch St., Suite 204, Methuen, MA 01844
    2. 66 Prospect St., Manchester, NH 03104.
  • Candice Burnett, LICSW, SAP, LADC1, MA PGS (P) 508-226-2037
    865 West St. Attleboro, MA 02703
  • Deborah J. Colucci, LMHC, CADC-II, MA PGS (P) 781-820-4575. Email: djc3@comcast.net
    162 Park Street, Suite 202 North Reading, MA 01864
  • Linda Garvey-Dickey, LMHC, CADC I, MA PGS (P) 781-243-6305
    51 Mill St., Suite 8 Hanover, MA 02339
  • Maria Gianan, NP/CNS, MA PGS (2 locations) (P) 781-724-7348
    1. 515 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026
    2. 275 Millway Barnstable, MA 02630
  • Mary Grady, LADC1,CADC1, MA PGS (P) 978-937-5917
    76 Norcross St. Lowell, MA 01851
  • Ronda D. Jones Tobey, MAP, LADCI, CADC, LMSW, MA PGS, (P) 401-575-3764. Email: rpcfagency@gmail.com
    50 Monument Neck Rd. Bourne, MA 02532
    Natalie Lavallee, LMHC, MA PGS Therapeutic Connection (P) 413-525-1711 x5 (F) 413-525-1770
    264 N. Main St. Suite 13 E. Longmeadow, MA 01028
  • Geoffrey W. Locke, PhD, LICSW, CADAC, CAS, MA PGS (P) 413-253-8900
    48 N. Pleasant St., #205 Amherst, MA 01002
  • Denise Sullivan, MSW, LICSW, MA PGS (P) 781-724-5439 (F) 781-821-1743
    275 Turnpike St. Canton, MA 02021
  • Ed Talbot, MA PGS (2 locations)
    1. 161 North St., Mattapoisett, MA 02739 (508)542-1959
    2. 22 Diessbach Dr., Madison, NH 03849 (603) 724-1605
  • Thomas Wright, D.Min., MSW, LICSW, LADC I (MA), MA PGS (P) 508-380-2840
    765 Commonwealth Ave. Warwick, RI 02886

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