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Located in Chicago’s southwestern suburbs, Gateway Joliet offers an accessible place for recovery. Our centrally located office in Joliet has easy access to I-55 and Route 30. By providing a convenient location and flexible hours, we make treatment attainable for our patients. Learn more about our high-quality drug addiction treatment center near Joliet, Illinois.
Gateway network of treatment centers supports patients in recovery from addiction. As part of this network, we provide the high level of care possible through more than 50 years of experience. Our addiction clinic uses evidence-based and patient-centered practices that save lives.
At Gateway Joliet, we specialize in outpatient treatment. During an outpatient program, patients visit our facility for several hours a week while staying at home. Outpatient addiction treatment allows you to:
If you have severe addiction symptoms or need a high level of structure, you might benefit more from inpatient treatment. Other clinics in our network can provide residential services if you need them. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any type of addiction. During your intake, we can help you determine whether you need a referral to another one of our locations.
We offer two primary addiction treatment programs — outpatient and half-day outpatient. Learn more about each model:
As you progress through recovery, you can also transition from one program model to another. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that adapts to your symptoms and situation.
Our team offers a wide range of addiction therapy models and medical services. As one of our patients, you may receive treatments such as:
You can get some or all of these services, depending on your needs. Let’s work together to create a treatment plan that works for your symptoms.
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Your path to recovery begins here. At Gateway Joliet, we help Illinois patients like you take their lives back from addiction. Start your journey today by calling us at 815-730-1193 or contacting our staff online.
Jim Scarpace has over 25 years of experience in the mental health, substance use disorder and criminal justice field. Jim joined Gateway in 2007 as a program director and was promoted to executive director in 2013.
His previous roles include being a supervisor for the Department of Probation and Court Services in DuPage County where he assisted in developing a mental health program for high-risk youth, and supervised therapists and probation officers who worked with juvenile offenders with mental health and substance use disorders. In addition, Jim has worked in a hospital setting with adults with severe mental health concerns with a focus on treatment planning, assessment and family counseling. Jim also worked for several years in the community as a therapist for adolescents with severe mental health disorders and coordinated a residential facility for high-risk children and adolescents involved with the Department of Children and Family Services. His areas of expertise include addiction, trauma, group therapy, crisis intervention, family therapy and advocacy.
Jim is an assistant professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has taught graduate classes in clinical and forensic psychology. He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Benedictine University and has been a licensed clinical professional counselor since 2000.
Dr. Gaonkar started his medical career at Albert Einstein University affiliate hospital in New York. He currently manages a private practice in Naperville and works at Amita Mercy Medical Center in Aurora.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gaonkar has held chairmanship and directorship positions at hospitals, community outpatient programs, and long-term care facilities. He strives to provide patients and their families with effective treatments through compassion, patient education, and research.
Dr. Gaonkar completed his psychiatric residency with academic honors from Rosalind Franklin University in Illinois.
Gateway Joliet clinical team consists of certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs), as well as licensed staff such as licensed professional counselors (LPCs), licensed clinical professional counselors (LCPCs) and licensed social workers (LSWs). The compassionate and supportive team works with patients to combine Medication-Assisted Treatment with psychotherapy and counseling to ensure patients are able to sustain lasting recovery.