AToN Center

Ratings & Reviews
Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 4.9
  • Accommodations: 4.9
  • Meals: 4.9
  • Effectiveness: 4.9
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Contact Information
3250 Country Rose Circle
San Diego, CA 92024
8889974512
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

At Aton Center, individuals struggling with drug or alcohol abuse are provided a range of residential addiction treatment services for lasting sobriety. Services provided include medically-assisted detoxification, family therapy, energy healing, breathing and stress reduction coursework, yoga, meditation, massage therapy, acupuncture, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnotherapy, personal training, watsu, and more.

AToN Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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G.S.

AToN is unbelievable. This is my second time in Rehab and I'm blown away at how personalized, accommodating, and luxurious this rehab is. There are several therapists, doctors and staff dedicated to e...

Mark

Staff !!! Nowhere on earth will you find such a group of caring individuals. Intellectuals that understand far more than i ever realized about myself. jeepers i cant think of an answer . this facility...

D. M.

Aton is in a resort like setting. All houses are clean, beautiful and include a pool. They offer many holistic options which are top notch. Aton is a top notch. The entire staff (intake, counselors, d...

CM

Clinical staff and amenities The LVN's that staff the homes could be better. The LVN's that take the clients out to dinners and other outings are very immature and do not take their job seriously. The...

Michael

Everybody from RAs, to RNs, to the Clinical Staff was tremendously qualified and revere real genuine! Clinical staff was tremendously qualified and everything from the housing to the hollistic treatme...

Lisa

Well rounded daily routine of group sessions, as well as leisure like arts, music, sports. It's expensive. My insurance covered some but not all of he cost. "I have never felt so well cared for. When ...

Brian

Every aspect of the place and program were very strong. Great food too! I was the weak one. I came out stronger. Not a finished product but a work in progress. For the first time in my 64 years I rece...

C.C

"The treatment and services offered at AToN are incredible and are priceless, in my opinion. This was my second time in treatment and the cost was very close to the same. While the other facility was ...

David

The professional staff of doctors and councilors provide superior therapeutic services. Couple these services with the relaxation techniques taught, the outstanding dining facilities and the excellent...

D. P.

Personnel, compassion, well maintained Not all things were in working order.Top notch w caring counselors.

A. F.

Quality and comprehensiveness of curriculum, skill of the therapeutic staff, wide array of holistic treatments, evening programs, availability of off-campus community meetings, care-taking staff (nurs...

Anonymous

Strengths:Professional, caring, very well-trained and experienced counselors, programs that are individual and meaningful, beautiful facility, excellent food, amazing staff, fun yet productive extracu...

Anonymous

Excellent clinical team. Heated pools would be nice.

Kim

My daughter was just there for 30 days of inpatient treatment. She seemed so positive and like a completely different person at the end of her 30 days. Within four hours of being home she was with...

Russell

I cannot stress enough how fantastic this treatment program is and how much they helped me. The facilities are beautiful. The food is excellent with chefs who are very responsive to dietary needs or s...

Lisa

When I arrived at ATON I was in bad shape. My life, career and family were in jeopardy. I needed help, urgently. From the first phone call from my family to check in was 24 hours. I have never felt m...

AAron

AToN really stands out as a place for recovery, healing and renewal. The core curriculum provided me with a number of tools to better manage my life, and we practiced them regularly. The staff is top ...

Bri

AToN staff works very hard to provide quality treatment and care to all residents! Residents are consistently impressed with the facility, program structure, care and guidance they receive here. This ...

KJ

AToN Center includes all treatment modalities and amenities necessary to provide a therapeutic and powerful treatment experience.

L.M.

Wonderful and caring staff.

Anonymous

Help and very-knowledgeable staff plus they were some of the most professional I have ever encountered. Availability of visitation options and phone priviledges were downfalls. My loved ones experienc...

Anonymous

Friendly staff and they developed a plan and stuck to it. It was a little slow going through the check in and check out process. I met with the doctors and they gave me options based on my personality...

LH

Strengths: Very High Staff to Client Ratio, Excellent Nutritional Offerings, Amazing Holistic Treatment Included, Non-12 Step if that's not your thing. Weaknesses: If you don't have private insurance,...

CC

Strengths: Doctoral level clinicians, small group sizes, daily individual therapy, SMART and/or 12 Step (not strictly one modality). Offers EMDR, Biofeedback and exposure sessions. This facility is b...

Anonymous

I think this center is great, really helped my friend.

LG

AToN Center offers a unique rehab experience with highly trained professionals offering individualized care in a luxurious setting. Their holistic approach gives people the ability to be successful. I...

MH

I work at AToN Center and it really is as beautiful as the pictures relay. In fact it is even more beautiful in person. We have 5 psychologists on staff and everyone gets 5 one on ones a week with the...

Kathy

Enjoyed this facility; it was safe, consistent and the staff was very supportive.


Areas of Focus
Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

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.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Alumni Testimonials
  • A lot of rehabs claim to have the full package then fail to deliver. AToN actually delivers. Incredible staff, incredible services, incredible program. Holistic therapies daily, individual sessions daily, and they work with you to create a strong program of recovery for after you discharge. I’m 90 days sober this week and could not have done it without AToN.
    Y. M.
  • Tremendous. Flexible for the recalcitrant yet firm for those seeking solid methods to assist in continued recovery. Traditional group and individual therapy as well as holistic massage, hypnotherapy and acupuncture. Not a magic pill but real help for the motivated.
    L. S.
  • The setting is impeccable and the staff is second to none. One of the most beautiful treatment centers I've seen and experienced.
    M. D.
  • ATon was a life changing experience. This was the 3rd rehab I’ve been to & I’ve been able to stay sober for over a year now. Everything about my life has improved & I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing right now. Drugs & alcohol, low self esteem & derpression consumed my life & now after the amazing doctors & staff at ATon I have a whole new outlook on life, priorities, & what truly matters I’m the long run.
    L. D.
  • I tried all of the 12-step options to try to stop drinking, I tried everything I could on my own, but it didn’t work. AToN worked. I am now sober, and I am using the tools that I learned and practiced at AToN to stay that way. The difference at AToN is that it is not about just giving something up. It is about recognizing why you picked it up in the first place and then (I think most importantly) how to fill those needs in a healthy way, a way that makes you happy and peaceful instead of shameful and guilty.
    C. M.
  • I came to AToN in August 2011. I was a broken shell of a person, I had no hope and had suicidal thoughts daily. I felt comforted and cared for and in a safe environment the moment I walked through the doors. For the first time in a really long time i felt things where going to be okay. I was able to open up to the clinicians like I had never before.
    S. B.
  • I checked into your program [at the beginning of] 2013, and have been sober every day since. I was struggling with a long-standing addiction to benzodiazapines and marijuana, an eating disorder, self-harm, and depression, a destructive relationship, and within that last year of using I had also been using meth and had become agoraphobic. Man, have things changed since then. When I think about that part of my life, I feel like it was just a movie I saw, or some strange person that I used to know, it doesn’t feel like it was me. My stay and work at Aton was the bridge between that old, destructive person and the person I am today. I’ll be forever grateful for the care I received and the tools I learned at your facility.
    Anonymous
Key Staff Members
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    Dr. Leslie Sanders - Program Director

    Dr. Sanders, AToN’s Program Director, is a licensed clinical Psychologist with over ten years of experience. Originally from the east coast, she realized her passion for psychology during a high school psychology class and went on to graduate from Northeastern University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. While living in Boston, Dr. Sanders worked for many years in residential care and community mental health. After moving to San Diego in 2003, Dr. Sanders enrolled in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Her APA accredited program culminated with her dissertation on the opinions of child custody evaluators with regard to domestic violence and alienation. Throughout her graduate education, Dr. Sanders gained experience with many populations in multiple clinical settings such as inpatient assessment and short-term treatment, long-term insight oriented therapy with adults, trauma informed treatment with children, and child custody evaluations. Most recently she was a department director at a large private facility assessing and treating dually diagnosed in and outpatients. Dr. Sanders takes an eclectic approach, pulling from CBT and psychodynamic modalities to help individuals overcome substance use disorders, address underlying psychological conditions, and ultimately realize their full potential. As an active member of the San Diego Psychological Association she regularly attends committee meetings and conferences in order to stay current with community standards in the field.

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    Dr. Cassandra Cannon - Clinical Director

    Dr. Cannon is delighted to join AToN team as a Clinical Health Psychologist providing Biofeedback treatment to residents. Her clinical expertise in Psychophysiology and Biofeedback assists residents in developing and applying stress management skills for relapse prevention. She has been certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance since 2004 and is a Fellow. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. She attained her Master’s Degree in Health Psychology and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. She has worked in multiple settings including acute inpatient settings to long-term outpatient settings. She has worked with child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. She has ethically treated individuals with many different diagnoses including but not limited to chemical dependency, mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders. She finds joy in instilling hope in those who are earnestly seeking relief from addictive diseases and mental illness, and enjoys the challenge of leading the clinical team.

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    Dr. Chad K. Cox - Licensed Psychologist

    Dr. Cox has been involved in psychotherapeutic interventions for the past 11 years. Dr. Cox received his Bachelors in Science in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then attended the California Schools of Professional Psychology in San Diego where he received his Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D). Dr. Cox has had a variety of experiences that qualify him to attend to the needs of those suffering from addiction and psychological difficulties. He has provided professional and ethical services diverse groups of patients. His training included counseling individuals, couples and families in a number of settings including a homeless shelter, crisis house, hospital and counseling centers. As a licensed psychologist he has spent the past 5 years providing proficient care in treating mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and others. He has also demonstrated success in treating patients in early and later stages of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse and dependency. His professional mission is to help people find their path towards health and happiness.

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    Jeff Bonilla - Chef

    Classically French trained Jeff Bonilla is the award-winning Executive Chef, Executive Pastry Chef and Micro Green Farmer in San Diego. A native of Southern California, Jeff started young by watching his mother create immaculate cakes, pies and seasonal goodies in their home kitchen. In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, surfing and playing string instruments.