Satori Recovery Center in Laguna Beach, CA

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2760 Park Ave.
Laguna Beach CA 92653

Satori Recovery Center Philosophy

Addiction of any kind results in "Life out of Balance", physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. The process of regaining balance and redirecting the vision of one's life is the primary goal of treatment at Satori Recovery.
Mindfulness meditation practices allow people to be present in their life experiences and are a primary teaching at Satori Recovery. All clients are instructed in the practice of meditation and are encouraged to experience conscious states of deep silence and surrender.The transformative effect of meditation greatly improves impulse control and frustration tolerance. Balance is achieved by waking up to the present moment, hence the name Satori, "Awakening".

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Treatment plans as specific to individual needs. Program ranges from 30-90 days, based on clients needs.

  • Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
    Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

Facility Highlights

Mindfullness meditation

30-90 Day Programs

Chef prepared meals

Meet the Staff

Dr. Larry Snyder, MD

Medical Director

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Dr. Snyder was the primary medical consultant for Capistrano by the Sea Hospital in Dana Point, CA from 1983 until 1998. He has functioned as Medical Director and medical consultant for various drug and alcohol treatment programs since 1998. He has been in private practice in Dana Point since 1983.

Dr. Snyder is also a life long meditator and practitioner of mindfulness meditation. His groups on mindfulness have been instrumental in helping his patients transform their lives. He is committed to helping people with addiction regain physical, psychic and spiritual balance. His philosophy is, “Addiction is the clearest example of life out of balance.” Satori Recovery Center is dedicated to the teaching of mindfulness as it applies to addiction and to the “balanced life.” Satori's medical team has over 60 years of experience in the addiction field.

Jennifer Stone, L.M.F.T.

Clinical Director

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Jennifer comes to Satori Recovery with a wealth of experience working with children, families, and individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions. She has worked in a variety of counseling settings including alcohol and drug treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, community agencies, and private practice.

By utilizing a therapeutic approach that focuses on self-discovery via motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems theory, Jennifer assists her clients to gain personal insight and to choose a more positive path forward. She believes in creating a therapeutic alliance with each individual and empowering them to identify and address the underlying issues that are at the core of their substance use. Jennifer is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her clients and brings a caring and compassionate manner to every interaction with her clients. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


Located in scenic Laguna Beach, Calif., the Satori Recovery Center offers residential substance abuse treatment, as well as sober living, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and on-site detox.


Treatment at Satori is holistic and combines some evidence-based therapies with mindfulness-based treatments.

Clients begin the program in the facility’s co-ed detox and residential facility, which is called Satori Villa. Treatment is mostly centered around group therapy and includes subjects like processing, creating healthy change, and relapse prevention, as well as yoga and other health and wellness topics. Art and adventure therapy are also utilized in addition to mindfulness practice.

Satori Retreat is the facility’s sober living home, where clients may live with less restriction while attending the intensive outpatient program (IOP) in nearby Laguna Hills.


The Satori treatment team includes a medical director, an M.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor.


According to the facility’s website, the intimate detox/residential facility accommodates only six clients at a time. Images show a beautifully appointed home with scenic views of the water, an outdoor pool, and a large kitchen. Homemade family-style meals are prepared by chefs daily.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff; however, on Yelp, single reviewers Zach gave five out of five stars and wrote: "Amazing place to go if you need help getting through your addiction. The process is well thought out and the staff is extremely attentive of the clients and there needs."[1]


According to Satori’s website, the facility accepts most PPO insurances, including Aetna, Cigna, and BlueCross BlueShield.


Published on August 2017

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