Paving the Way to Specialist Gaming and Gambling Treatment

Kindbridge becomes the world’s first dedicated teletherapy organization for Gambling and Gaming treatment.

The International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), established to represent best practices in the treatment of disordered gaming and gambling, is proud to recognize Kindbridge for their dedication and commitment to upholding the standards in the Gaming and Gambling Disorder treatment fields.

Founded in 2020, Kindbridge’s vision is to build the largest network of mental health treatment providers with a specialization in gambling and gaming disorders in the United States. Kindbridge has today announced a collaborative effort to work cooperatively with IGCCB to ensure all Kindbridge mental health professionals meet the IGCCB Certifications and standard for gambling and gaming professionals in the US. This is the first dedicated teletherapy organization for Gambling and Gaming treatment to support the IGCCB Certifications and standards.

“Never before have we seen such a convergence of gambling and gaming disorders in prevention, intervention, and recovery. IGCCB continues to lead the field, internationally, with evidence-based and best-practices certifications in problem gaming and gambling. We commend Kindbridge’s decision to ensure all of their mental health professionals receive specialist training and adhere to the highest clinical standards for their clients.” – Jeremy Wamper, President, IGCCB.

The IGCCB commends Kindbridge’s effort, acknowledging the level of dedication and focus they have committed to supporting clients with gaming and gambling problems. Kindbridge’s pledge will help to ensure a fully qualified network of gaming and gambling addiction professionals.

“Gambling and gaming is growing fast in the U.S. across a number of states. For the majority, gambling and gaming will remain an enjoyable form of entertainment; but for a small but significant percentage, it will lead to problems that can be catastrophic for the individual, their families and for organizations. I am delighted to announce our commitment to our gambling and gaming clients to receive the highest clinical care and support” said Daniel Umfleet, CEO of Kindbridge.

It is estimated that seven million U.S. adults suffer from gambling problems, and eight million from problematic gaming. With the gambling landscape and nascent gaming environment in America evolving rapidly, Kindbridge is at the forefront of addressing gambling and gaming-related harms with essential counseling and treatment services.

To learn more go to IGCCB.org

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Editor’s Notes

INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING COUNSELOR CERTIFICATE BOARD (IGCCB)

In 1984 the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) was established to offer voluntary International certifications for clinical professionals working with disordered, problem and at-risk gamblers and their families/concerned others. Certification standards established by the IGCCB represent the current best practices in the treatment of disordered gambling.

KINDBRIDGE

Kindbridge is the world’s first teletherapy company with a focus on the successful treatment of gambling and gaming addictions. Launched in 2020 Kindbridge is dedicated to a centralized, value-based approach to delivering timely, efficient, and effective care on-demand across the US. Diagnosing and treating qualified mental health, gambling & gaming disorders, and any related co-morbidities in a teletherapy setting allows their clients access to a treatment plan from the comfort of their own homes. Kindbridge provides the highest quality, HIPAA compliant, virtual technologies for their therapists to connect with their clients in an organized, efficient, and confidential manner. Creating a virtual ecosystem that drives successful outcomes allows their clients to stay safe, distanced, and healthy.

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