Experience full restoration

of your brain, emotions, and relationships

through excellence in neuropsychiatric medical care

and a Christ-centered deep, emotional healing process.

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Our Clients Spend Over 80% of Their Treatment

Working Directly With Their Doctor

A unique and very powerful aspect of our program is the extensive involvement of our Medical Director, William A Van Horn, MD. In addition to caring for neuropsychiatric medical needs, Dr. Van Horn provides over twenty-five hours of group therapy each week enabling a deeper professional relationship with the clients and a very thorough understanding of their lives and issues, thus significantly improving the potential for a successful outcome.

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Full Neuropsychiatric Medical Services

Dr. Van Horn has over thirty years of expertise in the medical treatment of all major neuropsychiatric illness including the following: Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse, Chronic Pain, Dementia, and non-substance associated addiction issues including sexual addictions and compulsive gambling.

 

Over 30 Hours of Comprehensive Care Weekly

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is one of the most comprehensive and in-depth outpatient psychiatric programs in California. Our clients receive over thirty hours of weekly therapy from experienced, credentialled professionals and are still able to work a full-time weekday job.

Christian -Based Therapy

We uniquely offer Emotional Restructuring Therapy (ERT),  a Christian-based therapy developed by Dr. Van Horn with a thirty-year history of validated success in the treatment of the majority of psychiatric issues. ERT is a directive, structured therapy process which combines traditional theory, including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral and Family System, with a foundation of Christian principles.

Individually Focused and Personalized Attention In Small Group Setting

The program structure consists of small groups, maximum of 8 clients, enabling extensive individually focused and personalized attention for each participant. Our goal is to establish a valuing and in-depth relationship with each client as a foundation for true and lasting 

Scholarship Program

We desire for everyone to have the opportunity to attend our program. Scholarships are available for clients who have financial needs. Twenty percent of our services are dedicated to our scholarship program.

 

Provides Foundation And Roadmap

For Lifelong Emotional Healing and Spiritual Growth

The therapeutic program is a deep, emotional healing process designed to uncover and resolve psychological, social, and spiritual impediments to healing. Our goal is to not only relieve suffering but to achieve the full restoration of the lives of our clients. We believe emotional healing and spiritual growth are lifelong journeys, and our program provides the foundation and roadmap for success.

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Our Services

At The Way Institute, all of our services are offered in an Intensive Outpatient Program. We offer three treatment packages, each lasting 12 weeks, which vary by the number of initial consecutive days of therapy our client attends prior to transferring to our weekly follow-up group. Neuropsychiatric medical care is provided with each plan.  

 

Full-time attendance is from 9 AM AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, with one hour for lunch, and from 6 PM to 9 PM on weekdays. Our follow-up group, from 7 PM to 10 PM on Saturday, has a larger attendance and is dedicated to the individuals who have completed the daily groups as well as family members and significant others. 

 

In choosing the plan for you or your loved one, we encourage you to consider the following:

People with a chronic illness will benefit the most with the longer initial daily therapy. Chronic depression and anxiety are often associated with a history of trauma, which is best successfully treated with an initial twenty-eight days of intensive focus.

Adults suffering from chronic substance abuse also require longer intensive daily care. Detox is not offered and clients who are actively abusing substances are not appropriate for our program. Success in the program requires a sincere commitment to sobriety and the willingness to address the psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual issues underlying addiction. Maintenance suboxone is available.

Our program is not adequate for persons suffering from active psychosis, mania, or suicidal ideation. Inpatient stabilization is necessary prior to the consideration of IOP.

Short-term issues including recent deaths, relationship break-ups, and work or family crises often respond to the shorter periods of daily intensive treatment.

Admission to The Way Institute requires an initial interview with our clinical director to assure we can provide the help you need.

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"Thank you for the opportunity to help you and your loved ones. My commitment to anyone receiving services at The Way Insitute is that each client will be treated with the same respect and value that I would desire for my family. We cannot guarantee outcomes, but we do believe that in an environment of God's Spirit and love combined with excellence in neuropsychiatric medical care and a proven Christian therapy process, lives can be restored and transformed."

 

William A Van Horn, MD

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Level I

  • Twelve-week program.

  • Twenty-eight consecutive days, thirty-two hours per week, of intensive Christian-based small group therapy.

  • Twenty-seven hours of weekly group therapy with Dr. Van Horn.

  • Twelve weekly Saturday night groups including the attendance of family members and significant others.

  • In total, over twelve weeks, one hundred fifty-two hours of group therapy, one hundred thirty-two hours performed by Dr. Van Horn.

  • Neuropsychiatric medical services including initial comprehensive evaluation, daily medication assessment for the first 28 days, and weekly medical follow-up, if needed, to the end of the program.

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Level II

  • Twelve-week program.

  • Fourteen consecutive days, thirty-two hours per week, of intensive Christian-based small group therapy.

  • Twenty-seven hours of weekly group therapy with Dr. Van Horn.

  • Twelve weekly Saturday night groups including the attendance of family members and significant others.

  • In total, over twelve weeks, ninety-four hours of group therapy, eighty-four hours performed by Dr. Van Horn.

  • Neuropsychiatric medical services including initial comprehensive evaluation, daily medication assessment for the first 14 days, and weekly medical follow-up, if needed, to the end of the program. 

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Level III

  • Twelve-week program.

  • Seven consecutive days, thirty-two hours per week, of intensive Christian-based small group therapy.

  • Twenty-seven hours of group therapy with Dr. Van Horn during your intensive week.

  • Twelve weekly Saturday night groups including the attendance of family members and significant others.

  • In total over twelve weeks, sixty-five hours of group therapy, sixty hours performed by Dr. Van Horn.

  • Neuropsychiatric medical services including initial comprehensive evaluation, daily medication assessment for the first 7 days, and weekly medical follow-up, if needed, to the end of the program.