Dr. Schwartz graduated from John’s Hopkins University with a doctorate degree in psychology and mental health. He worked in the Department of Psychology at John’s Hopkins and co-taught at the university. He later joined the staff of Master’s & Johnson Institute where he served as the Director of Workshops, Director of Research, and Executive Director.
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Unlike the broader culture, which tends to be mechanistic, we at Harmony Place Monterey believe that healthcare needs to be personal, compassionate, and each individual requires a total commitment from their clinician. We begin the process with a complete assessment, since often the symptoms of depression, anxiety or addiction, are only the tip of the iceberg. The symptom can be the result of a complexity of developmental factors from the past resulting in the difficulties of the present. Our first focus is relief of the symptom, using all the tools available, including medication and physical health assessment, psychotherapy, life-coaching, relationship and family work, lifestyle and work issues identification, and an understanding of a client’s social interactions and friends. We find that intensive-focused therapy, daily for a brief period, is more effective when an individual has suffered for a prolonged period. We work with many individuals who have tried multiple therapies for many years but have had minimal relief. When focusing on therapy for six hours a day, six days a week in a retreat-like setting, clients can resolve childhood traumas, restructure life goals, get resolution on conflictual relationships, and develop skills to recreate life passions. When a major psychiatric illness is blocking the client’s path, the most critical intervention is finding the right medications, with an optimal dosage and minimal side effects. With literally 50 or more alternatives to medicine, finding the right fit for the individual, is an art. Being in an intensive daily format allows for continual monitoring, lab testing, and the ability to change what is needed.
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- 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.
- Eating Disorder Treatment
Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
Dr. Mark Schwartz - Director
Lori Galperin MSW, LCSW - Masters Social Work, Licensed Social Worker
Lori Galperin is a clinician, writer, and teacher. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology followed by a graduate degree in social work from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the last 27 years of her professional career, Ms. Galperin co-founded three clinical programs treating sexual trauma, sexual addiction, and related disorders, in addition to three residential eating disorder programs.
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