Dr. Clint Salo, D.O.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Board Certified in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Member, California Chapter of ASAM

(Bilingual: English, Spanish)


In 2017, Dr. Salo became the Medical Director at Hotel California by the Sea. Dr. Salo utilizes his comprehensive psychiatric knowledge, diverse experience, and genuine warm caring nature to direct and implement the best evidence-based practices for the treatment of our clients at Hotel California by the Sea.

Dr. Salo has exclusively devoted his professional practice to helping individuals suffering from the disease of addiction, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions. Dr. Salo is passionate about helping our clients achieve and maintain long-term sobriety and become the very best version of themselves in all aspects of their life, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

Dr. Salo obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bringham Young University. Afterwards, Dr. Salo participated in a two-year volunteer mission in Santiago, Chile, where he gained a fluency in Spanish. Upon his return, he earned his medical degree from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Thereafter, Dr. Salo completed his Psychiatric residency at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in Las Vegas, where he also served as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Salo was born and raised in California and currently resides in Orange County with his family.

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.