"I met Lori in 1997 when I was just about to give up on therapy because I couldn't seem to find someone to work with that really understood me.  When I initially met Lori I knew right away that I could trust her.  When I would talk to her about my past life experiences she seem to understand what was going on with me internally better than I did.  She was also able to explain to me why I was having certain reactions to current day issues that triggered something from my past.  She is in my opinion the best therapist anyone could hope to work with.  Since working with her I have been able to recover from quite a few different self destructive addictions in my life and I will forever be grateful to her for that."

- Former Client, Los Angeles, CA
  • Relational and Sexual Therapies
  • Addiction Recovery Program
  • Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders

Monterey Institute of Mental Health | Dr. Mark Schwartz and Lori Galperin MSW, LCSW

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  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Coaching
  • Transitional Living  

Our Services

  • Quality of Life
  • Self Enhancement
  • Creating  a Life of Meaning

This is a unique program designed to guide the recovery process for an individual to gain mastery over symptoms and re-energize their lifestyle to include all aspects of recovery.


Visit our two additional, specific websites that focus on specific areas of treatment, care, and research:

Marriage Therapy Institute | Marital Therapy and Retreats

Harmony Place Monterey | Transitional Living, Intensive Outpatient Facility for Addictions Recovery and Eating Disorders

"I'd like to take this opportunity to share what patients, colleagues, fellow clinicians, and friends already know about Dr. Schwartz. He's an inspired pioneer in his field; intellectually brilliant, emotionally authentic, and ethically impeccable. I’ve never met a more dedicated advocate for the health and healing of one’s clients. If I were asked for a referral, there isn’t anybody I would trust more. With wide-ranging expertise that includes relationships, addictions, trauma, and eating disorders, patients can count on world-class therapy. Given the need for fast and effective interventions when Hollywood personalities are in crisis, Dr. Schwartz’s number on the West Coast should be in every talent manager’s smartphone."

- Joher Coleman, Los Angeles, CA


Years of Experience, Providing Expert Care

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We believe in and practice customised, individualized care based on your personal, relational state-of-being and needs.

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  • Skill Building

Monterey Institute of Psychotherapy

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