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Whether it has taken you days, weeks, months, or even years to find The Gateway Institute, you have finally found the path to freedom and getting your life back on track.

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OCD & Anxiety Treatment Centers Near You!

Costa Mesa Location San Francisco Location
Scottsdale Location Seattle Location

Real Stories

Facing OCD is not easy. In fact, it takes the average person 7-10 years to seek professional help as reported by the International OCD Foundation.

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Costa Mesa CA

940 S Coast Dr.
Suite #235
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

San Fransisco CA

411 30th St.
Suite #308
Oakland, CA 94609

Scottsdale AZ

18940 N Pima Rd.
Suite #165
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Seattle WA

11900 NE 1st St.
Suite #300
Bellevue, WA 98005

Denver CO

Address Coming Soon.
August 2024

The Gateway Institute OCD Treatment Centers

About The Gateway Institute

The Gateway Institute’s mission is to assist each client in obtaining a life free from OCD and other anxiety disorders. Our compassionate, responsive and caring team provides expertise and support that will lead you towards the path of freedom and optimal health.

If OCD is affecting you or someone you love, you are not alone. Our OCD treatment center offers programs that allow those suffering from OCD to return to a quality of life that has often been missing for years. Gateway teaches the tools necessary to manage OCD and allows individuals to finally move forward in life and find happiness again.

We offer specialized care where each client receives an individualized treatment program designed specifically for them, and our therapists work one-on-one with each client. Each treatment program our treatment center provides will include this tailored approach, this includes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly sessions and our OCD intensive therapy program. Clients are guided throughout treatment utilizing the most effective strategies to fight OCD. If you are prepared, and willing to dedicate the time and energy to reclaim a life that you have yearned for, then we are ready to walk with you every step of the way to help overcome your battle. With strong commitment, motivation, and will, you can free yourself from the clutches of OCD, and return to a life where you control the OCD without the OCD controlling you!

The Gateway Institute 3-Week IOP Program

Our renowned 3-week IOP program is the most effective treatment for advanced cases of OCD. Clients in this intensive track receive 45+ hours of individual support, 24/7 access to a licensed therapist, and ongoing exposure response prevention (ERP). We also offer home visits and a step-down program into structured aftercare to reinforce treatment gains. 

Graduates from our 3-week program generally achieve faster and more sustainable progress than clients receiving months or years of traditional outpatient therapy. Their progress provides momentum to continue managing symptoms and making positive changes. We offer our IOP program in San Francisco, Orange County, and Arizona, and we have travel packages available at each location. 

What are the Warning Signs of OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a genetically-based anxiety disorder comprised of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are thoughts and images that create distress and compulsions are performed in order to minimize anxiety or distress.

  • In the U.S. – 1 out of every 100 adults have OCD*
  • 1 out of every 200 kids and teens have OCD*
  • OCD affects males, females, and children of all races and backgrounds*
  • Typical onset of OCD is from 10-12 years old*
  • On average, it takes 14-17 years from the time OCD begins for people to obtain treatment*
Warning Signs of OCD

Conditions We Treat

It is not uncommon for an individual to suffer from multiple anxiety disorders. Treating co-occurring conditions simultaneously is important in finding balance and healing from anxiety.


The Gateway Institute is an OCD and anxiety treatment center that offers multiple treatment options. These options include a 3-week OCD Intensive Therapy Program, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly options.

TGI = Intensive Outpatient Program Results

The Gateway Institute offers a 3-week Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for OCD utilizing the most effective approaches currently available for treatment. Across all sites, we see a consistent level of improvement over the course of our program.

Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (YBOCS)

This 10-item measure rates the severity and type of symptoms. It measures both obsessions and compulsions and is used to monitor symptom improvement during treatment. Scores range from 0 (no symptoms) to 40 (extreme symptoms). Patients scoring in the mild or higher range are likely experiencing a significant negative impact on their quality of life.

Upon admission, the average score reported by individuals showed an average score measured by the YBOCS of 29. After the 3-week intensive program, the average score at discharge was 14 representing a mild level of OCD.

Personal Stories

Kristiana's OCD Story

“OCD popped up in many areas of my life from the time I was a young child. The things OCD made me do seemed natural at a young age. Growing up, everyone in my family knew there was something particular about me, however nobody ever suspected it could be related to this disorder.”Kristiana has lived with OCD since she was a young child. She received treatment from The Gateway Institute in 2015.


Ana's OCD Story

“I started seeing Chris Trondsen in October 2015 and by following his steps through ERP, he has helped change my life in so many ways. It is extremely hard to go through treatment because you are constantly being faced with your worst fears.”