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Therapy for person with Substance Use Disorder

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

At Gateway to Prevention and Recovery, we offer a new nontraditional form of pschotheraphy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR allows the mind to fully process events and sort out negative emotions and behaviors that resulted from a trauma. During an EMDR session, our clinicians will focus less on the traumatic event and more on the emotions and behaviors that developed as a result. In this way, negative emotions and behaviors that are no longer needed as a coping mechanism will be replaced with new positive thoughts and feelings to encourage better reactions in social environments.

In the early phases of treatment, your EMDR therapist will assess your problems, symptoms, and triggers. We will then work together to determine a plan on which feelings and thoughts are healthy, and which are negative and should be replaced with a positive thought or emotion. This will begin a guided process of desensitization. The later phases of treatment are devoted to strengthening these new positive thoughts and emotions.



  • Client Intial Intake Packet
    If you want to come prepared and save some time, you can download and fill out our intake form at home and bring it in with you on the day of your assement.
  • Do you do walk in assessments or services?
    Yes, we offer walk in assessments or services. The numbers and times to the treatment facilities near you include:
    • Shawnee: 405.273.1170
      Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Wednesday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
    • Chandler: 405.240.5333
      Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • Seminole: 405.395.4357
      Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
    If you are having an emergency, call 911.
  • What to bring?
    Please Bring the following to your Assessment:
    • Income Verification
    • Insurance Verification
    • Photo ID
  • What is an Assessment?
    An Assessment is a 1.5-3 hr session during which a licensed professional will evaluate the extent of youth or adult use. Recommendations are then based on the assessment.
  • How is payment determined?
    Payment for our services is determined by financial eligibility. Multiple pay sources are available such as: Medicaid, Medicare, Sooner Care, private pay, commercial insurance reimbursement, sliding fee scale. Gateway receives funding from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services to assist eligible patients. Please do not allow your lack of finances to prohibit you from accessing these services.
  • How long does treatment take?
    All treatment services are individualized to the patients needs and referral service.
  • Do you offer inpatient treatment?
    No. However, we do offer ODASL screen for state application for state funded inpatient treatment.

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