The Gateway Institute (San Francisco Bay Area)

Intensive Treatment Program
Director: Jim Sterner, LMFT
Contact Name: Jim Sterner, LMFT
419 30th Street
Suite 3
Oakland, California 94609

The Gateway Institute proudly sets itself apart from other OCD centers by specializing in treatment programs tailored to each individual client providing one-on-one treatment and offering 24-hour support. Our intensive outpatient treatment program treats the unique needs of each client understanding that “one size does not fit all.” Clients learn strategies for lifelong management of OCD by identifying tools, techniques, and behaviors to support their emergence from the cycle of compulsions. We guide clients to identify their own strengths and enable them to overcome symptoms and fine-tune a post-treatment program that utilizes newly identified skills and abilities for lifelong management of symptoms.

Our intensive program is a 3-week, 45-hour program that incorporates the most effective approaches available for OCD treatment. Throughout treatment, 24-hour support is provided as well as family education and home visits when applicable. The intensive treatment program also incorporates a 6-week relapse prevention plan giving the client tools to remain on track with progress gained. Relapse prevention is a vital component of any treatment protocol since it allows the therapist to continue to support the client and monitor progress even after he or she completes the program.

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.

Our Values:

  • Commitment to each client and their family, in pursuit of optimal well-being
  • Provide a safe and trusted environment
  • Be the catalyst for change
  • Foster education and understanding about OCD and other Anxiety Disorders
  • Operate with respect, integrity, and responsibility
  • Provide unparalleled support to each and every client
  • Ensure our clients never feel alone

See also our Scottsdale location and Costa Mesa location.

OCD Specialists At This Clinic:

  • Kristina Orlova, LMFT