Harmony Heals

By The Fix staff 08/03/17

In addition to evidence-based addiction treatment methods, Harmony Heals provides specialized treatment for trauma--often the root cause of addiction.

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Harmony Heals
Location : Laguna Beach, California 92651
Phone : (800) 426-5943
Price : Call for info. options include insurance, financing, and cash payments
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Introduction and Basic Services

Located in Laguna Beach, California, Harmony Heals offers detox, residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment program for those 18 and older. Founded by Gina and Farid Tabrizy, who have nearly 30 years experience in treating addiction, and former aerospace engineer Michael Wechsberg, Harmony Heals specializes in treating trauma as a path to long term sobriety and to prevent relapse. IOP and other outpatient treatment is available at the nearby facility in Laguna Hills.


Facility and Meals

The facility sits on the oceanfront, offering spectacular views of the sandy coast. Both private and semi-private rooms, with full or twin-size beds, are available at the 12-bed facility. The adjacent bathrooms have double sinks in granite countertops so there’s enough space for all of the residents to take care of their needs and lay out their hygiene products. Linens as well as a laundry service are provided.

A lounge area with a leather couches, flat-screen TV and fireplace overlooks a beachfront patio space. The TV is equipped with cable, Netflix and video games to help residents unwind. The colorful dining room looks onto the kitchen, where nutritious and healthy meals are prepared and tailored for any special dietary requirements.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Harmony Heals detox provides around the clock medical monitoring by trained staff, with medical staff available daily. In addition, the facility is located steps from a major hospital for any emergency needs. The detox process usually lasts for a week to nine days. After detox, clients can transition into the residential program, which is based around individualized treatment plans but generally averages around 30 days (including detox). Both individual therapy and group therapy occurs in-house, with additional exposure outside to 12-step support groups in the community several times a week.

Typical residential schedules begin with breakfast chores and morning medication treatment from 7 am to 8:30 (with Sundays starting a little later), followed by process groups, adjunctive treatment like Reiki, educational groups or Big Book study. Clients can attend off-site AA meetings until 11 am, when medication and vitals are taken. Lunch is at noon until 1 pm, followed by group therapy, covering topics like managing emotions, spirituality and life skills. Next comes relapse prevention, recreation or trauma therapy from 3 pm until 5 pm, followed by individual therapy from 5 pm to 6 pm Monday through Thursday (with free time on the weekends). From 7 pm on, there are alumni meetings, 12-step groups, movie time or weekly goal setting sessions (every Sunday), and then it’s lights out at 11 pm.


The primary evidence-based treatment modalities include EMDR, psychodrama, CBT and DBT. Holistic methods include biofeedback, EEGs and ION/light therapy and hypnotherapy. Alternative methods to the 12 steps are available for those who choose to pursue other support groups such as SMART Recovery.

Staff includes an LMFT, several masters-level therapists trained in trauma and addiction, and licensed/certified trained case managers. An RN and LVN are also available.

Outpatient programs and sober living referrals are available upon completion of primary care. 

Bonus Amenities

Group outings—such as going to the beach, movies or plays, horseback riding, sailing or bowling—are scheduled during afternoons on Saturdays. The beach is also part of the program’s structured exercise regime. Yoga and Reiki specialists are scheduled a few times per week to lead group sessions.

Other treatments that may be available include acupuncture, Qigong, meditation, bodywork, aromatherapy, tai chi, martial arts, Reiki, herbology, music therapy and chiropractic treatments.

Summary

Harmony Heals provides extensive holistic substance abuse treatment in a beautiful location. Their experience and expertise in healing trauma--often the root cause of addiction--make this detox and rehab facility an ideal choice for those with co-occurring disorders, especially for clients looking for a beach-adjacent atmosphere in Southern California. 

Harmony Heals

Address undisclosed to protect client privacy

Laguna Beach, California 92651

(800) 426-5943

[email protected]

Harmony Heals Cost: please call for more info (options include insurance, financing, and cash payments). Find Harmony Heals on Facebook and Twitter

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