Dr. Clint Salo

Dr. Clint Salo was born and raised in Whittier, CA but currently resides in North Orange County with his family.  In 2004, he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Along the way, he took a two-year hiatus to participate in a volunteer religious mission in Santiago, Chile thereby allowing him to gain fluency in Spanish.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he moved to Henderson, NV to attend Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He successfully completed his degree in medicine in 2008.  His next adventure began with his acceptance to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine psychiatric residency training program in Las Vegas.  During his last year of training, he had the opportunity to work as chief resident on behalf of his fellow trainees.

In June of 2012, Dr. Salo successfully completed his training and returned “home” to accept a position with Progeny Psychiatric Group. In his previous role, Dr. Salo provided care for patients in the following settings: inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living.

In 2017, Dr. Salo joined our team at Hotel California By the Sea as our Medical Director. Dr. Salo’s practices and beliefs are very much in sync with Hotel California By the Seas. Dr. Salo is passionate about helping his clients achieve long-term sobriety and become the very best version of themselves, physically, spiritually and mentally.

Prior to joining HCBTS, he cared for many patients in his private practice, helping them to achieve sobriety and return to fulfilling, spiritual, and healthy lives. He supervised the regional Chemical Dependency Program for one of the largest medical Groups in Southern California. Being well versed in most 12-step recovery programs, he understands the importance they have in helping his patients achieve true, long lasting sobriety.

When not working, Dr. DeSanto practices daily yoga, Transcendental Meditation, and spends most of his time with his two beautiful children in and around the shores of Newport and Laguna Beach. He enjoys scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, skiing, and tango dancing.