AToN Center

4.9 (38 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
3250 Country Rose Circle
Encinitas, CA 92024
6196397325 Visit Website
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  • 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.

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After years of putting off rehab, and making excuses for why I couldn’t go, I finally decided to invest the time in making my life better. Selecting Aton was the best decision I made. The facilit...


Daily individual sessions Monday thru Friday with licensed Psychologist and CD counselors. Simply an amazing clinical program!Lots of holistics to choose from. Yoga deck is fantastic, massage and acup...


Our highest priorities include the patient's safety, comfort and success! The overall treatment experience at AToN is excellent.The staff truly care about the well being and success of their residents...


Treatment was effective.


Fantastic staff, caring and professional. Professional at all times.


AToN cut no corners in ensuring residents the best experience possible. The Amenities are beautiful and serene. Residents consistently rave about the beauty and luxurious accommodations. The website t...


I have been with AToN Center for over 5 years and believe it is the most ethical, professional, and amazing program I have witnessed. I have been a certified addiction counselor for over 20 years and ...


AToN proudly offers all residents evidenced-based treatment in a personalized and highly effective manner.AToN Center excels at offering a resident centered, therapeutic experience. This highly person...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


"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 ...


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...


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


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...


Excellent clinical team. Heated pools would be nice.


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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


Wonderful and caring staff.


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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


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...


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...


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.

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.