GateWay Counseling Center

GateWay Counseling Center


Located near Laurens County Memorial Hospital, 45 miles southeast of Greenville in rural South Carolina, Gateway Counseling Center (GCC) is one of 93 (81.6 percent) outpatient centers in the state. Services at this facility are for adults, as well as adolescents ages 11 and older – making this one of the just 49 (43 percent) centers in the state with programming for this age group – who are struggling with problematic substance use or problem gambling. A parent or guardian’s permission to attend treatment is required for clients ages 11 to 16.

There’s also dedicated programming for individuals involved in the criminal justice system as well as Department of Transportation employees, and DUI programming is available at this facility.


Treatment begins with an initial screening, which is followed by a two-hour assessment. GCC aims to offer a holistic, family-centered approach. Each client follows an individualized plan that’s based on their particular strengths, needs, and preferences.

For the general population, the center’s offerings consist of an intensive outpatient program (IOP), general outpatient care, and prevention services. Details of the IOP are not provided, but general outpatient clients meet once or twice a week, for sessions ranging between two and three hours in length. Treatment is carried out in a group setting.

Adolescent programming follows a similar track, though one-on-one sessions every few weeks are incorporated, and there is a heavy emphasis on family involvement. Gateway also liaises with other local and state institutions to ensure that each client gets the best care possible.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff; however, 98.2 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities in the state of South Carolina have continuing education requirements for staff. Additionally, the single individual polled by to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


At the time of this writing, had not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility. Commentary on secondary sites is similarly scarce, though four Google reviewers all gave perfect, five-star ratings. “The people are very nice and professional,” T.D., the only individual to leave written feedback, commented.


The single loved one polled by to date indicated that she would strongly recommend this facility. “Incredible staff… This facility helped to get my loved one home sober and clean,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, despite adding that the facility “needed more activities.”

The individual gave the center four stars for its treatment effectiveness, connectivity policy, and counseling options, and three stars for its family participation, admissions & discharge procedures, and its holistic offerings. When surveyed on whether or not the program was worth the cost, this family member strongly agreed.


According to its website, this facility will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. In addition, Medicaid and other private insurances are accepted. The single individual polled by to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its affordability.

Services provided by GateWay Counseling Center

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Payment Assistance
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • GateWay Counseling Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Incredible staff. Needed more activities .This facility helped to get my loved one home sober and clean.