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AToN Center

3250 Country Rose Circle, Encinitas, California, 92024
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.

Facility Highlights

  • JCAHO Accredited
  • High Staff to Client Ratio
  • 12 Step/SMART Optional


  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Ultra-Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Leslie Sanders
    Dr. Leslie SandersProgram 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.
  • Dr. Cassandra Cannon
    Dr. Cassandra CannonClinical 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.

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  • Up to 60%

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 4.9
    Avg. score from 35 reviews
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Andrew R
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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 facilities are world class, as is the staff. This was the first time in my 25 year career that I took more than 5 days off of work, and it gave me a brand new perspective. I took 30 days to focus on myself, my struggles, and my wellbeing - I would have stayed longer if I could have. The curriculum is straight forward but powerful, and applicable to all life events, even the mundane. The schedule is flexible enough that I was able to stay current on business matters, and the holistic program offered me the opportunity to try things I’d never done before (eg acupuncture, yoga, painting) and those that I wish I did more often (eg massage, physical therapy). And the food... it’s like dining at nice restaurant three times a day. I recommend Aaron for anyone struggling with substance issues who is willing to fully immerse themselves and who appreciates the value of a top-notch facility rooted compassion and self-betterment. -Andrew
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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 personalized experience is led by highly trained, highly qualified and caring therapists, counselors, and staff. AToN Center is a small, highly personalized, therapeutic residential treatment center, with an exceptionally low counselor to resident ratio.
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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 have worked at and visited many centers over the years. I am proud to say I work for AToN Center and feel that as an employee I am valued and treated extremely well. We are a team that takes pride in our work and as a clinician I feel honored and respected here. Clients who have been to treatment prior to coming to our facility boast that this is the most amazing treatment center they have been to. I am hoping to stay for many more years to come! Ethical, professional, holistic.
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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 tours are no exaggeration, AToN is stunning. The clinical staff are a team of seasoned and licensed doctoral experts in their different specialities. You will struggle to find another facility that compares. This is exactly why I sought out to join the team. The curriculum is evidenced based to address a multitude of issues facing the resident from addiction to trauma to family dynamics. It is an honor to be apart of AToNs team. The ownership is above reproach ethically consistently putting the needs of a resident as the first priority.
J. N.
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Fantastic staff, caring and professional. Professional at all times.