Kathleen Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Exeter, CA 93221
Offers online therapy
Kathleen earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree from Chapman University College in Orange, California. Her years of specialized training and experience have equipped her with skills in various therapeutic approaches including solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and EMDR. She has a background in treating co-occurring disorders (substance abuse treatment and mental health). She customizes her approach to meet the needs and presenting problems of her clients and directs their treatment to establish a therapeutic alliance in order to facilitate the bridge to health.
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Exeter, CA 93221
Offers online therapy
Kathleen earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree from Chapman University College in Orange, California. Her years of specialized training and experience have equipped her with skills in various therapeutic approaches including solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and EMDR. She has a background in treating co-occurring disorders (substance abuse treatment and mental health). She customizes her approach to meet the needs and presenting problems of her clients and directs their treatment to establish a therapeutic alliance in order to facilitate the bridge to health.

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Gambling Therapists
A compulsive gambler or a pathological gambler is someone who is unable to resist his or her impulses to gamble. The urge to gamble becomes so great that tension can only be relieved by more gambling.

There is a very fine line between problem gambling or Exeter gambling addiction and gambling too much. The critical sign of problem gambling is often hidden from awareness, with denial. Many gamblers in Exeter typically do not know they have a problem. Admitting you have a problem, or may have a problem, is the first step to recovery.

Treatment options include individual and group psychotherapy, and self-help support groups such as Gamblers Anonymous (a 12-step program for gamblers). Abstinence principles that apply to other types of addiction are also relevant in the treatment of compulsive gambling behavior in Exeter.

Recently, medications such as antidepressants, opioid antagonists, and mood stabilizers have been shown to be beneficial in combination with gambling treatment by a Exeter gambling therapist or gambling therapists in Exeter or those experienced with gambling behaviors in Exeter.