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Gateway Recovery Centre

Trauma & Psychological Injury Program

Inpatient Trauma Treatment in Ontario from EHN Canada

Once you step through Gateway’s doors, you’re welcomed into a community of like-minded individuals who can help you heal from past trauma, PTSD, or other operational stress injuries.  In this program, you’ll join hands with a team of dedicated professionals and fellow service members who understand your experience. We have built a team of kind, strong, and seasoned doctors, nurses, and counsellors to help support you along the way

Our exclusive facility in peaceful Peterborough caters only to the needs of our military, veteran, and first responder community.

If you also struggle with addiction, our Concurrent Trauma & Addiction Program may be a better fit for you.

Program Info


  • Exclusive facility for military members, veterans and first responders
  • Evidence-based treatment led by clinicians specialized in trauma


  • Gateway Recovery Centre, Peterborough, ON
  • Inpatient
  • 7 weeks

Our Approach to Trauma Treatment

While at our inpatient trauma treatment centre near Toronto, you’ll learn the lifelong skills needed to manage trauma and PTSD via our evidence-based approach:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to encourage helpful and healthy thought patterns.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) to manage emotions and relationships, practice mindfulness, and remain centred during crises.
  • Individual psychotherapy to provide a safe space to discuss personal recovery concerns, deepen trauma healing, and develop treatment goals.
  • Group therapy to provide opportunities for peer support and professionally guided emotional processing.
  • Psychoeducational sessions to help you understand yourself and embedded trauma patterns.
  • Recreation therapy, including mindfulness, yoga, and physical exercise, for establishing a healthy leisure lifestyle that supports recovery.

A Day at Gateway Recovery Centre

Everyone’s story is different, so every recovery might look different as well. Come prepared to work on yourself in the most supportive environment available. Here is a sample of what your day might involve in our Trauma and Psychological Injury Program at Gateway.


Before attending a session about managing guilt or boundaries, you’ll kick off the day with a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast. Then you’ll set your intentions with self reflection. Afterwards, you’ll get moving with a workout.



After a delicious, nutritionist-planned lunch, you’ll participate in a lecture that explains how the mind-body connection affects trauma recovery. Then you’ll attend a one-on-one counselling session to learn how to cope with your triggers.



In the evening you’ll participate in specialized, trauma-centred peer support groups focused on symptoms management, emotional processing, or returning to work. After some mindfulness, you’ll enjoy dinner with fellow first responders, active and former military members, and frontline healthcare workers.

About Gateway Recovery Centre

Gateway is Ontario’s premier mental health, trauma, and addiction treatment centre for military members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare workers and is proud to be part of the EHN Canada network. Our highly specialized clinical team is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to our patients. Spread across 14 acres of forest near Peterborough, Gateway provides a serene, inviting environment for recovery.

Related Programs

Sometimes, substance use is used as a coping mechanism to deal with past trauma, and we can help there, too. EHN Canada offers a number of recovery programs – both online and in-person in Peterborough and our other facilities across the country.