Santé Center for Healing Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Santé Center for Healing


Sante Center For HealingSanté Center for Healing Review

Usually rehabs don’t take on alcohol, drugs, eating disorders and sex addiction all at once; Santé Center for Healing, a 14-acre plot in Argyle, Texas, is one of the exceptions. Founded in 1996 by brother and sister team Rip and Deb Corley after the Dallas psych hospital they worked at got sold, Sante has room for 46 people at a time to find recovery through a variety of program tracks.

Accommodations and Food

As part of its community-building focus, things can be pretty strict during inpatient treatment. Everybody gets a roommate, plenty of chores to complete and no TV or Internet privileges, all to encourage group bonding. Rooms at Santé are bare but cozy with just beds and a small desk, though the beds themselves are ample—full beds rather than the twins other facilities provide. Food is served cafeteria style with plenty of chicken and traditional comfort food.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment includes on-site detox and comes in short and long-term versions, with a self-reported average stay of about 80 days (though Santé prefers people stay for a full 90). For the most part, Santé’s program relies on the 12 steps (which means daily off-site NA/AA/SAA meetings), but they are supplemented with a variety of other options including group and individual sessions, family trauma sessions, EMDR, neurofeedback and massage.

Another unique aspect of Santé’s program is how family-friendly it is. Upon enrolling, each resident’s family is sent a workbook to fill out that helps the therapists understand the situation at home. It also offers intervention services, individual and couples therapy for family members and weekly free family night meetings, which are made up of lectures and process groups (those groups even include family of origin groups using “genograms” to map out a family tree in terms of relationships and dysfunction).

Aside from the aforementioned offerings, Santé also has an extensive transitional care program structured as separate programs for men and women, with a Master’s-level therapist on-site all week. These homes come with satellite TV, on-site laundry and high speed Internet. Transitional living also has daily group therapy and meetings, morning meditations and general life skills groups and is within walking distance of the University of North Texas and a nearby gym.

Finally, Santé offers a 24-week, three stage outpatient program with 10 and-a-half, seven and three-and-a-half hours a week of group, respectively (with nine hours of individual sessions spread throughout as well).

Staffing includes 15 residential and outpatient case managers on-site, three nurses and several employees specializing in psychodrama, family therapy, spiritual advice, diet and yoga. Though Santé’s inpatient program doesn’t have on-site doctors, it works closely with three independently affiliated MDs for whatever medical emergencies that arise.


Santé also offers a special “shame resilience” lecture series, based on the work of Brené Brown (the professor who gave a TED talk on vulnerability that went insanely viral). Experiential therapy options also include a high and low ropes course, equine therapy and music therapy.

In Summary

Santé Center for Healing provides numerous, individualized options to the financial costs associated with its life-saving treatment. It is in-network with most insurance companies and can work with all insurance companies. Santé Center for Healing is a well-rounded program that provides substantial, comprehensive support for the clients its serves.

Santé Center for Healing Location

914 Country Club Rd
Argyle, TX 76226

Santé Center for Healing Cost

Varies. Reach Sante Center for Healing by phone at (800) 258-4250. Find Santé Center for Healing on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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  1. When I went there I wasn’t ready to get better. I had just resigned from a job because of drug use and I self reported to the medical board in my state. The Physician Health Program (PHP – I was employed as a physician assistant) gave me a choice of rehabs to attend. I chose Sante Center for Healing because it seemed to have state of the art therapy. It included EMDR for trauma therapy, neurocognitive training, equine therapy and other modalities. I came to find out that they were not included in the cost of this expensive rehab. It was all ala carte. They were excellent at treating alcoholics, sex and love addicts and quasi good with eating disorders. The main gist was mostly sexual addictions more than anything else. They claimed to be a dual diagnosis facility with respect to mental health disorders. They mostly knew how to handle the depression and anxiety experienced with having mismanaged their lives due to the addiction. But they weren’t really very good with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder that was inherent even before the drug or alcohol use. A couple people with bipolar disorder, myself included, were not given treatment complete status because of our behaviors. One man who was an amphetamine addict was not understood and that was also my addiction in prescription form. Another man was addicted to heroin and had a “street” addict demeanor that was foreign to most of the wealthy patients of Sante. I was facing homelessness and that was all I could focus upon. When a person’s basic needs aren’t met, he or she can’t focus on Higher ordered endeavors. I was placed in the Eating Disorders program which I resented no end. I had to eat in a separate room with young 20 something women with cocky attitudes. Eating is a very social event for me and I couldn’t eat with friends. The one great thing was Clyde the resident cat. He was my one solice. Then there was Mark O who also liked Clyde. Mark was getting contraband brought in by the masseuse. Yes, they had a lady that came in and did massages for a fee. Caffeine was considered contraband. There were people doing synthetic marijuana (K2/Spice) which is highly addictive and dangerous. I was in a coma from it in 2015. They had so-called model patients like a youth pastor but he and the other models were bringing in contraband and doing other unsavory things God knows what! The cost of the place was also very expensive. $23,000 a month. They were telling people that they would only be there a month. Then after a month, they would tell them that to keep their professional licenses, they would need to do 90 days and they had had high pressure financial services people. It’s a money making venture like most luxury rehabs and yes, whatever they may say, this was a luxury style rehab. When it came time to discharge me, without a treatment complete, they sent me to the most atrocious homeless shelter in Oklahoma City – Jesus House. They should be ashamed to associate it with Jesus. It was an old run down school. It stunk of urine and had bedbugs. I was bitten on my arms. There was no heat in the women’s shower room and it was winter. They basically just threw me wherever they could find a place. Had they done just an inch more research, they would have found City Rescue Mission of OKC right down the street. That was much better. So, there’s my experience. Some people will swear by Sante. I suppose they were ready for treatment and had the money. I wasn’t ready because I was very distraught, my bipolar disorder symptoms were out of control and I didn’t have the money for this place. To boot, they weren’t letting me keep my license. I later came to find out my license was never in jeopardy and was intact the whole time. Mercy me! It took a homeless shelter in NJ to help me and today, I am clean, on disability and my bipolar disorder and PTSD is being treated with great results. Leave it to the poverty community to help me and not the greedy wealthy ones.

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