400 Mercy Lane, Aurora, IL 60506
Gateway’s drug addiction rehab center at Amita Presence Mercy saves lives in Aurora, IL. We’ll use Addiction Medicine to help you recover from substance use disorder. Our drug addiction rehabilitation center uses comprehensive and evidence-based approaches to address the social, emotional and physical aspects of addiction.
We understand that when you have an addiction, you have a treatable disease. Our core values include:
You have the power to overcome your addiction with our support. Let us provide the help you need to succeed in recovery.
At Gateway in Aurora, we also serve as an alcohol addiction treatment center. We will develop a personalized care plan based on your history of use and personal circumstances. When you visit our alcohol rehab treatment center, you can receive the following services from a compassionate team:
Our alcohol addiction rehabilitation center can assist if you think you have alcohol use disorder. We use the same evidence-based and holistic approaches for alcohol addiction treatment as we do for other drug use disorders.
Addiction comes in many forms. At Gateway, we treat a variety of substance use disorders that each have their own needs. The types of addictions that we treat include:
Gateway’s network of treatment centers can work together to address any addictions you have. We can partner with other Gateway locations to provide the exact treatment services you need.
Every patient needs a personalized approach to treatment to have the best chance of success. Depending on your type of addiction and personal situation, you might receive services such as:
Your care plan may involve a combination of these services to help you get the most out of treatment. We’ll work with you to find the best solution for your symptoms.
When you receive treatment at our Aurora clinic, you might participate in a program model such as:
As you get treatment, you might participate in one program model, then change to another. The best program model for you will depend on your symptoms and support outside of the clinic.
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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.
Kristie Bisaillon is the current Outpatient Clinical Supervisor at Gateway Foundation in Aurora, Illinois. Kristie has over 10 years of experience in the field; specializing in mental health and substance use disorder. Kristie started her career with inpatient mental health hospitalization programming; where she was promoted into a supervisory role and specialized in non-violence crisis intervention with children, adolescents, and young adults. During this time, Kristie identified her specialization and returned for her Masters in Social for her MSW in Addiction Medicine. Her experience is also extended to working with our nation’s homeless Veterans. She is passionate about helping clients find their way back from the clutches of the disease of addiction and reconnecting with the self and their loved ones.
Her areas of expertise include Addiction Medicine, Case Management, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family/Therapeutic support Education and Counseling, Non-Violent Crisis intervention, and Advocacy.
Robert Chapman is Program Director at Gateway Foundation in Aurora, Illinois. Bob has over 15 years of experience in the substance use disorder and mental health field. He has a master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His previous roles include being a Clinical Supervisor for the Gateway Aurora Residential and Outpatient Programs, where he assisted in developing and implementing the Mindful Based Sobriety curriculum and the integration of a DBT Recovery Skills curriculum. Bob has also worked as a counselor with adults in residential and outpatient settings, focusing on treatment planning, assessment and family counseling preparing for discharge. Areas of expertise include substance use disorder, mental health, trauma, group therapy, crisis intervention, family therapy and advocacy. In addition, Bob served as a board member and volunteer for Suicide Prevention Services, where he provided crisis training for staff and interns.
Having masters-level education and credentials in multiple fields, the Gateway Aurora team is equipped to help the most acute cases of co-occurring mental health disorders and trauma. In addition, the small size of the program allows for individualized attention and care for the patients.
The addiction treatment specialists understand that patients have both physiological and psychological components of their substance use disorder and combine Medication-Assisted Treatment with psychotherapy and counseling services to provide holistic care. The nurses, counselors, physicians, psychiatrists and social workers are empathetic, collaborative and energetic to support patients so they can achieve and sustain recovery. Call Gateway Aurora at 630.296.5310 to meet our experts and get started on your recovery.