Jan Zacharias is today’s guest. After ten years as a teacher, mostly in alternate schools, Jan got a Masters in Counselling. Since 2002, Jan has been providing Problem Gambling prevention and clinical services in rural areas of British Columbia with the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program.
When she’s not working, Jan enjoys hiking, gardening, yoga and spinning. One of her favorite quotes is “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” – Margaret Mead
In this episode, you’ll hear about
- Jan’s service areas and elevator pitch
- Her take on how a problem with gambling develops
- The way hiking in New Zealand helped Jan understand chasing losses
- How someone connects with Jan
- What some of Jan’s clients have appreciated about her
Resources and links from this episode
- Getting Help in BC
- How residents of BC can request a phone call from a counsellor
- How residents of BC can request a prevention service
- BC Problem Gambling Helpline 1.888.795.6111
- BC Problem Gambling Counselling Information
- BC Problem Gambling Counsellor Directory
- For information on Discovery workshops, Drop In groups or the Dialectical Behavior Therapy group, contact
- Adrienne: 604.936.3900 ext 154 or 1.800.595.8583 or DiscoveryVancouver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Kuldip: 604.764.9575 or 1.800.595.8583 or DiscoveryVancIsland [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Problem Gambling Helplines for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa and USA from the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling
- Problem Gambling Helplines State by State from the US National Council on Problem Gambling
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Thank you to Jan Zacharias for being on the podcast and the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program for making this podcast possible!