Leading you down the right pathHarmony Place Monterey is a PHP/IOP treatment center on the Central Coast of California.
Focused on addiction recovery and mental health issues (depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and trauma) that plague our ability to live productive, fulfilling lives, Harmony Place Treatment Center features experts in the field of healing, relapse and trauma resolution. It’s a one-of-a-kind outpatient alternative to residential care, structured as an intensive, three-hours-a-day Outpatient Program or as a six-hours-a-day Partial Hospitalization Program.
Meet Our Team
Treatment for behavioral health, addictive as well as compulsive behaviors, eating disorders and trauma-based disorders.
Our program for addiction includes 12-step work and for clients desiring alternatives we also offer Refuge Recovery, which is an integrated Buddhist model of treatment as well as deeper trauma-based therapies.
Harmony Place Monterey works with most insurance companies and is in network with Anthem Blue Cross. Call to discuss your insurance benefits and potential coverage, we are here to assist you.
We’re proud to offer award winning care.We have both an innovative outpatient and partial hospitalization program. We also have a transitional house for clients.
2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 Monterey Award Program "Best Eating Disorder Treatment Center"Award-winning Care
Mark Schwartz, Sc.D. LMFT
With more than 30 years of experience and a degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schwartz specializes in working with 1) couples, marriage, and intimacy disorders; 2) family difficulties; 3) eating disorders, 4) PTSD, addiction, and; 5) sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunction, and sexual addiction. His national recognition afforded him the experience of lecturing to over 50,000 therapists nationally, as well as editing three books. He specializes also in working with the deeper issues from childhood. He is extremely compassionate and forms exceptional connection with his clients.
Dr. Schwartz was the Director of Masters & Johnson Institute and Masters & Johnson Trauma and Dissociative Disorders Programs as was one of the founders of Castlewood and Monarch Cove Treatment Centers, specializing in eating disorders. He was trained directly by sex experts Masters & Johnson for treatment of sexual dysfunction and lack of sexual desire and arousal.
Clinical specialties include: Trauma, with 20 years of experience in working with PTSD, including, but not limited to sexual abuse and military sexual abuse. Addictions specialist, including eating disorders, sexual addiction, codependency, chemical dependency, and self-harm. Dr. Schwartz is skilled in treating disorders related to intimacy, sexuality, and relationships, as well as Family-focused Therapies.
Lori Galperin, MSW, LCSW
Lori Galperin has been a therapist, program founder, clinical director, teacher and writer for 30+ years. She is highly skilled in multiple types of therapeutic treatment. Her current areas of specialization focus on working with individuals and couples around issues of: 1) intimacy, relational and attachment problems, sexual dysfunction, and; 2) trauma, compulsivity, and eating disorder recovery, (from anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating) and; 3) clinical writing, focused on the process of recovery from addictive behaviors and mental health problems to a state of vital aliveness, meaningfulness, and relatedness.
Lori’s training includes EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Processing Therapies, and psychodramatic techniques, as well as the original Masters & Johnson model of marital and sexual co-therapy, as taught by its founders. She’s co-authored book chapters and journal articles, lectured and trained professionals both nationally and internationally.
Leon Larimer, PhD, FICPP
Chief Clinical Officer
Leon Larimer PhD FICPP joins Harmony Place Monterey’s clinical staff as Chief Clinical Officer. Lee was previously Clinical Director at Beacon House for the past 19 years. He is a senior clinician specializing in addiction treatment, intensive group and individual Psychotherapy. He is also boarded in clinical psychopharmacology.
Dr. Lee Goldman, MD
California State University, Dominguez Hills. B.S. in Biology, 1971
University of Southern California School of Medicine. M.D., 1975
Internship: University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles County, CA. 1975-1976
Residency: Family Practice Residency. Hahnemann University, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. 1976-1978
1978. American Board of Family Practice
1985. California Society of Addiction Medicine
1988. American Board Addiction Medicine
Physician Well-Being Committee, Chair. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. 1997 to present
Emergency Case Management, Chair. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. 2006 to present
Department of Family Practice, Chair. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Rotating position from 1980 to 2019
U.S. Public Health Commissioned Officer Award, 1979
Outstanding Service to Citizens of Seaside, CA. 1981
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Outstanding Physician, 2009
Director of Admissions and Business Development
Jessica has worked in the field of behavioral health and addiction treatment for the past 20 years. She has worked in both primary mental health and dual settings. Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skill to our Admissions and Business Development team.
She began her career handling admissions calls coming from all over the country. This honed her skill and knowledge of treatment resources available to clients and expertise in accessing treatment at all levels of care. She has held numerous positions in both facility-based admissions departments and centralized high-volume call centers. She has served as training manager, Team Lead, Sr. Admissions Representative, Business Development Director and many others at CRC Health Group and Elements Behavioral Health. Through this wealth of experience, Jessica has built partnerships with the treatment community and Bay Area healthcare providers. This makes her an important go-to resource for those in need of treatment.
Jessica has lived in San Jose for 30 years. Her ties to the recovering community run deep in Silicon Valley. Her knowledge of treatment and recovery comes from personal experience and the understanding that most families are impacted by addiction and/or mental health issues. When you are ready to get help, hers will be the voice of reason that will walk you through the courageous process of entering and understanding treatment.
Deborah Hinds DTR, started work as a nutritionist over 20 years ago in a hospital setting, where periodic support sessions involving eating disorders ignited her true passion. In 2001, Deborah accepted a position at a treatment center specializing in eating disorders. Initially she worked under the direction of a dietitian, and soon Deborah was leading discussion groups, planning menus, working individually with clients and supporting them in group and individual meal sessions.
Deborah was trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) in 2006 by its founder Dick Schwartz, allowing for an expanded understanding of individual struggles, exploring who each client was with and without an eating disorder. She discovered this was where the difference was made, knowing each person, having a trusting, supportive, therapeutic relationship was key to help navigate through their fears around food and body issues that they face daily.
In 2017 Deborah decided to step back from work to focus on being a mother to her three equally enthusiastic boys (plus two cats and a dog). Looking for new challenges, she began exploring areas where nutritional needs and support where not being met in the eating disorders recovery field. Deborah started her own business Brave Bites LLC in 2020 offering meal support, nutritional assistance and eating disorder recovery support.
In 2021 Deborah began work for Harmony to aid their clients struggling with eating disorders. She provides nutritional support to clients as part of a multifaceted aid and guidance program needed for success in the recovery process. She meets individually with clients to develop meal plans they can work with and build on, while continually challenging sticking points. She engages with them by leading eating disorder groups to be motivated and involved in creating their own recovery
Deborah is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians and professionals (EDRDpro).
Noah Bruce, PsyD
Noah Bruce is a licensed clinical psychologist. Prior to working at Harmony Place, he directed a behavioral health clinic affiliated with Salinas Valley Memorial for 4 years, and before this directed the PHP/IOP programs at Monarch Cove Eating Disorder Center in Pacific Grove. He received his PsyD from the PGSP-Stanford Consortium in 2007. Noah has trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, and has earned a certificate in psychedelic therapies from the California Institute for Integral Studies. He has experience providing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.
As a therapist, Noah believes Noah his first and most important task is to connect, person to person with the client. It is from this relationship that the work flows. To this end, Noah tries to bring his authentic self to each session with the hope that this makes it easier for the client to also be authentic. He isn’t afraid to go to difficult places with clients, but isn’t afraid to share a laugh either.
In his spare time, Noah studies Brazilian JiuJitsu, rides his ebike, and makes soup in his Instant Pot.
Megan Williams, AMFT
Megan joins the Harmony Place team after spending several years working as a therapist in an outpatient mental health agency in Santa Cruz with individuals, couples, and families. Prior to this, she worked in multiple outpatient settings during practicum, which included court mandated therapy, agency work, and school-based therapy. This allowed her the opportunity to hone her therapy skills with a variety of client needs.
She earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Adler University in Chicago, and prior to that received an undergraduate degree in Psychology.
Prior to returning to school for her therapy degree, Megan worked in child welfare in both residential treatment centers and one-on-one with clients. She is trained in family systems theory and uses experiential techniques and cognitive behavioral skills to help clients become more connected to their emotions.
She spends her free time at the beach with her dogs, enjoys socializing with friends, and being outside.