Not everyone with a gambling problem is able to see the extent of their addiction even if their behavior is affecting their relationship or financial responsibilities. Most pathological gamblers don't see how their gambling behavior is damaging their own lives let alone the impact their gambling addiction has on others. Quite often a person doesn't even seek help until they've lost it all financially or until they have received an ultimatum from a spouse or partner. It's not uncommon for a person to seek help for their gambling addiction even though their still in denial, just to appease their spouse or loved one but even though treatment may not be completely voluntary, it can still be successful.
In New York, Wilson Counseling for Behavior Changes helps men and women come to terms with their gambling addiction by helping them see the affects their behavior is having on their life. This may be a slow process for some because breaking through denial is often quite difficult and emotionally painful. Each client is unique and has different issues going on in their life they need to work through. Their clients receive intensive therapy to help them recognize areas of their life that have been affected by their gambling behavior in order to break through their denial.
That's just the beginning, licensed therapists at Wilson Counseling for Behavior Changes work closely with their clients utilizing cognitive behavior therapy to help them recognize and change negative thinking patterns and behaviors. Their clients receive the knowledge, help and support they individually need to understand their gambling addiction and gain 'control' back into their lives.