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Mental Health, Eating Disorder, And Chemical Dependency Treatment Center | Harmony Place Monterey

574 Cortes Street, Monterey, California, 93940
Unlike the broader culture, which tends to be mechanistic, we at Harmony Place Monterey believe that healthcare needs to be personal, compassionate, and each individual requires a total commitment from their clinician. We begin the process with a complete assessment, since often the symptoms of depression, anxiety or addiction, are only the tip of the iceberg. The symptom can be the result of a complexity of developmental factors from the past resulting in the difficulties of the present. Our first focus is relief of the symptom, using all the tools available, including medication and physical health assessment, psychotherapy, life-coaching, relationship and family work, lifestyle and work issues identification, and an understanding of a client’s social interactions and friends. We find that intensive-focused therapy, daily for a brief period, is more effective when an individual has suffered for a prolonged period. We work with many individuals who have tried multiple therapies for many years but have had minimal relief. When focusing on therapy for six hours a day, six days a week in a retreat-like setting, clients can resolve childhood traumas, restructure life goals, get resolution on conflictual relationships, and develop skills to recreate life passions. When a major psychiatric illness is blocking the client’s path, the most critical intervention is finding the right medications, with an optimal dosage and minimal side effects. With literally 50 or more alternatives to medicine, finding the right fit for the individual, is an art. Being in an intensive daily format allows for continual monitoring, lab testing, and the ability to change what is needed.

Facility Highlights

  • Harmony Place Monterey offers comfortable, serene, ocean-view housing and extraordinary, expert-level, life-changing programming.
  • A New Concept in IOP (Intensive Outpatient) and PHP (Partial Hospitalization)
  • Specialized Treatment for Those Who Suffer from Chronic Relapse


  • Client & Family Support Groups

    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Mark Schwartz
    Dr. Mark SchwartzDirector
    Dr. Schwartz graduated from John’s Hopkins University with a doctorate degree in psychology and mental health. He worked in the Department of Psychology at John’s Hopkins and co-taught at the university. He later joined the staff of Master’s & Johnson Institute where he served as the Director of Workshops, Director of Research, and Executive Director.
  • Lori Galperin MSW, LCSW
    Lori Galperin MSW, LCSWMasters Social Work, Licensed Social Worker
    Lori Galperin is a clinician, writer, and teacher. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology followed by a graduate degree in social work from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the last 27 years of her professional career, Ms. Galperin co-founded three clinical programs treating sexual trauma, sexual addiction, and related disorders, in addition to three residential eating disorder programs.

Financial Details

  • Up to 60%

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Located on the Central Coast of California, Harmony Place Monterey offers intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP), and transitional living services to individuals with eating disorders, substance misuse problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, and issues related to trauma, relationships and/or sexual intimacy.

The facility also specializes in treating clients with co-occurring mental health disorders and/or a history of repeated relapse. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 39.4 percent of rehabs in California offer IOP while 18.5 percent offer PHP.


Treatment at Harmony Place Monterey combines 12-step methodology with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness practices. Individuals attend either the three-hour a day IOP or the six-hour a day PHP.

Both programs utilize therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness meditation, emotional regulation training, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychodrama. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 50.3 percent of rehabs in California use DBT. The programs encourage clients to uncover the root causes of their addiction via group and individual therapy.

Life coaches also help clients to learn or re-learn healthy, independent living skills such as completing school work or job applications, going on dates, making friends, and attending 12-step meetings. Nutrition and weight restoration/maintenance may also be important components of treatment.


The clinical team is led by a psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), both with more than 30 years of experience. Harmony Place is certified by the Joint Commission, a certification held by 13.9 percent of rehabs in California.

Most clients are encouraged to participate in the transitional living program, which houses residents in a group home in Monterey. The home is close to beaches, parks and lots of recreational activities. However, if appropriate, arrangements can be made to stay in a nearby hotel for a special rate.


The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility highly positive reviews. One former client, G., wrote in a representative review, "I feel alive again with lots of hope for a better life and I owe it to everybody at "Harmony Place Monterey" for the love, dedication and support I have received."

On the facility’s Google reviews page, the facility received an overall rating of 4.6 out of five stars based on 18 reviews.[1] Several alumni, such as Alexa, praised the staff, in particular. "This was an incredible experience for me," Alexa wrote. "Mark and Lorri are exceptional therapists, and their approach to recovery blows any other program out of the water." Reviews on Yelp were also mostly positive.[2] To date, 12 reviewers contributed to an average rating of four out of five stars.


The lone loved one, C.V.U., surveyed by Rehabs.com to date left a negative review. In particular, C.V.U. criticized the alternative methods used. "Used hypnosis, recovered memory therapy and Internal Family systems on my daughter causing her form false memories," they wrote. "People need to understand how risky this type of therapy is..."

On Google reviews, one loved one, I.L., gave the facility one star. She wrote that her friend or family member was worse after visiting the facility. “I sent a loved one for treatment...She went in with a relatively minor eating disorder and left 4 months later much worse.”


Though specific pricing information is not provided by the facility's website,Harmony Place does not that Harmony Place Monterey works with most insurance companies and is in network with Anthem Blue Cross.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/harmony-place-woodland-hills

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