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Intensive Outpatient Program for Adults and Children
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.
Costa Mesa, California
Costa Mesa, California
940 South Coast Dr., Suite 235
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Ph. (714) 549-1030
Fax. (714) 549-1115
Serving Orange County
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
411 30th Street, Suite 308
Oakland, California 94609
Ph. (510) 444-4810
Fax. (510) 444-4818
Serving San Francisco Bay Area
18940 N Pima Rd. Suite 165
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Ph. (480) 214-9543
Fax. (480) 248-8024
Serving Maricopa County
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*
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.
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.