Harmony Place Monterey | Treatment Center

Harmony Place Monterey


Our Philosophy

  • Behind the symptoms are the “problems.”
  • Symptoms have developed as distorted survival strategies.
  • Symptoms are logical, rational, and adaptive.
  • Symptoms remorse is dependent on understanding the logical development allowing for a more optimal solution.

In network with Anthem Blue Cross and most other insurances, our intensive outpatient program is truly unique, attracting clients from across the United States. First, we offer the option of living in a beautiful, therapeutic community home near the ocean. Second, our clients take part in four individual therapy sessions, each week, with very experienced therapists who do deep work and get to the core of the developmental contributions to the symptoms.

Our specialty is working with childhood trauma, neglect, and attachment issues. Expressive therapy is fundamental, as it allows the client to get to suppressed emotions. We then help the client deal with the skills they need to integrate back into their world, including life coaching for career, learning about healthy relationships, the development of problem-solving skills and emotional management. Recognizing anxiety and depression is a key to learning how to go towards each individual’s problem rather than the avoidance patterns, which can initiate the downward spiral that requires remedy and relief. Our psychiatrist is particularly effective in working with clients requiring changes or addictions recovery.

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 Our Directors
 A Co-Therapy Team

Meet Dr. Mark Schwartz
and Lori Galperin, MSW, LCSW

Dr. Mark Schwartz and Lori Galperin, MSW, LCSW direct the Harmony Place Monterey team of specialists. With more than 30 years of experience, they have each worked with hundreds of individuals and couples to heal from deep, often long-lasting issues and addictive disorders. They have both worked with trauma and addiction for more than 25 years. Many individuals with trauma also present with chemical dependency, eating disorders, self-cutting, and sexual compulsivity. Over the years, Dr. Schwartz and Ms. Galperin have specialized in each of these above-named sub-specialties, slowly developing their expertise and profound understandings of these issues. Each type of addiction requires a specialized type of knowledge, training, and experience.

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 Issues We Treat…

Treatment that Works

Harmony Place Monterey specializes in moving you or your loved ones beyond addictive behaviors and/or mental health issues once and for all. It’s not just about stopping an outward behavior.

Treatment at Harmony Place Monterey is about getting to the source, getting to the reason the addictive behavior, the depression, the bi-polar disorder or the anxiety came to become so integral, so necessary, so debilitating in the first place.

Our expert, highly attuned staff is 30-plus years experienced in working successfully with fundamental issues, including eating disorders, trauma, bi-polar disorder, chemical dependency, sexy addiction, impulsive/compulsive behaviors, chronic relapse, sober living, depression and anxiety disorders:

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