Resting alongside the Intracoastal waters in sunny St. Augustine, Florida, is Pearl of the Sea Retreat, a state-of-the-art addiction rehab center. Pearl of the Sea offers many unique amenities that few other facilities can match. The first thing most people notice about Pearl of the Sea Retreat is that the facility itself is a repurposed luxury bed and breakfast. Between the resort-like amenities and the compassionate staff, one message will become abundantly clear: you are not a patient here, you are a guest.

We have expert addiction specialists standing by ready to speak confidentially with you. Call us today!


One of the most striking details about Pearl of the Sea Retreat is our location on Anastasia Island. The beautiful backdrop of the water and the local wildlife creates a unique and soothing experience. During your stay with us, you will see dolphins, birds, turtles, and possibly even a manatee. The abundance of nature and the seclusion of Anastasia Island provide you with a tranquil, gorgeous setting where you can focus on healing.


Of course, all the amenities in the world couldn’t save a rehab center with low-quality programs. Luckily, this is where Pearl of the Sea Retreat really begins to shine. We offer world-class therapy programs with highly accredited clinicians who are here to help you address the underlying causes of your addiction. We are firm believers in the idea that health in all areas of your life is critical to a sustainable recovery.

This means we are proud practicers of dual diagnosis treatment. Dual diagnosis is the practice of addressing any co-occurring mental health problems in conjunction with addiction. Because we can address your individual needs and experiences, you can feel confident in the hope for a new future.

Another interesting thing about Pearl of the Sea Retreat is that we are primarily a residential program. During your stay at our healing facility, you can participate in all kinds of treatment programs. These include:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Gender-specific programs
  • Family therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Music and art therapy
  • Alumni aftercare


The Founders of Pearl of the Sea Retreat are husband and wife, Dr. James M. Henslin and Mrs. Anita Henslin. Dr. Henslin earned his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Institutes of Mental Health.

Dr. Henslin had a vision that people who have experienced problems with drugs and other personal trauma should be treated:

1. With dignity.
2. In a setting of relaxing serenity.
3. Where their sense of self-worth can be restored.

The result is Pearl of the Sea Retreat, a Mediterranean style mansion on the famed Intracoastal Waterway on beautiful Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Henslin’s invites you to explore Pearl of the Sea Retreat to see if our unique retreat approach to treatment is right for you or a loved one. To learn more, give us a call today at 866-962-1907.