Issues We Treat…

 Issues We Treat…

Treatment that Works

Harmony Place Monterey is particularly recognized for working with those individuals who have already gone through one or more treatment programs that did not result in effective long-term progress and relief, for one reason or another. This is not as uncommon as you may think. Treatment that gets to the core of the developmental contributions to the symptoms is necessary with chronic relapse.

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:

  • Eating Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Bi-polar Disorder

  • Chemical Dependency

  • Sex Addiction

  • Impulsive/Compulsive Behavior

  • Chronic Relapse

  • Sober Living

  • Depression/Anxiety Disorders

Treatment that does not address the pain that’s trying to be resolved through addictive behaviors or mental health problems, will not result in alleviating the issues over time. It takes expert experience and years of know-how to provide treatment that is focused on the deep work that’s necessary and the deep recovery that follows.

Unique Approach

At Harmony Place Monterey, the treatment of intimacy disorder is used for the healing and recovery of eating disorders and our directors are experts in chemical dependency. At Harmony Place Monterey, we work exclusively with co-dependency and are masters at sexual and relational difficulties.

Harmony Place Monterey is a progressive, industry-respected treatment center that features:

  • Routine drug and alcohol testing.
  • Assistance with weight stabilization when applicable.
  • Daily group therapy plus individual therapy three times per week.
  • Therapy that is focused both on maintaining sobriety as well as focuses on the deeper issues that caused and/or now maintain the need for addictive behavior.
  • Collaboration with outstanding psychiatrists who adjust medications as needed.
  • Specialization in chronic relapse.
  • The removal of the blocks to healthy intimacy so the recovery will last.
  • Working with both couples and families, when applicable.
  • The use of life coaches to deal with situations that create anxiety and to facilitate changes in career, education, and social relationships.
  • Concomitant work with 12-step programs, as appropriate.

At Harmony Place Monterey, intensive daily psychotherapy is integrated with interventions that prepare individuals for each stage of recovery and equip them to deal with the factors that sustain and perpetuate self-destructive behavior.

Mental Health IOP clients can have…

  • A history of multiple addictions
  • A history of suicidal thoughts
  • Severe or long-standing depression
  • Unresolved grief or trauma
  • Obsessive thoughts or behavior
  • Severe social anxiety or panic
  • Difficulty with intimacy and relationships


Chemical Dependency IOP clients can…

  • Have established some degree of sobriety but are at high risk of relapse.
  • Come from a home environment that is a trigger.
  • Want to look at the deeper issues contributing to or maintaining addictions.
  • Have multiple addictions.
  • Experience distress in relationships or with their family.
  • Have partners who enable or are codependent.


Eating Disorder clients…

  • Have stabilized partially from anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder, but are at risk for relapse.
  • Are triggered to restrict or binge/purge by daily stresses or fears.
  • Feel less powerful and less competent without their eating disorder.
  • Experience an increase in new symptoms or addictions as their eating disorder decreases.


Sexual Disorder clients…

  • Show signs of sexual compulsion, including frequent affairs, pornography, seductive online interactions, or paraphilia (unusual sexual arousal patterns), or gender-identity confusion.
  • Have repeatedly promised sobriety but continue to relapse.
  • Are partners of addicts who are codependent or enabling.


Marriage and Relationships

  • Can be healed by Harmony Place’s seven-day Intensive Marriage Retreats. Visit Marriage Therapy Institute, Dr. Schwartz’ relationships-focused programs and services site for more information.
  • Couples stay in special secluded housing and work on their relationship 24 hours a day, with two 90-minute therapy sessions each day and homework practice.
  • Sexual-enhancement therapies are also included when desired/requested.
  • The focus is on both individual and couple issues using a unique approach that differs significantly from most other relational therapy.

Confidential Consultation

Contact us for a confidential consultation. We welcome your questions and inquiries. Let us assist you in taking whatever necessary next steps are available to you as well as to your partner, family member, or loved one.


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