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Success Stories

 

Here are just a few of the success stories shared by our alumnae to express their satisfaction and gratitude for the program and to inspire other women to take the steps they did to gain control of their lives.

I’m in my seventh week of treatment at Brookhaven and I can unequivocally say my time here is the best gift I’ve ever given myself and is a blessing beyond measure.
This is a collage I finished recently that I created from a photo I took on a boardwalk in New Jersey. It’s the first that I have finished since being back home and I promise it wont be the last. You are the voice in my head now that stops any part of me that to want to give up or give in ever again, and so I believe this piece belongs to you. Thank you for helping me see a purpose, not just in myself, but also in my pain, because I now know it’s there to push me forward, not to make me suffer.
I hope you are well and I miss your voice. I miss Brookhaven more than I had imagined I would. I felt restless and ready not to be in an inpatient program – but I miss it daily. I wanted to thank you for your intervention with my parents. As you predicted I am actually doing much better, more independent, moving to the 2nd of 3 phases at court. Learning to solve problems on my own has been tremendously satisfying and the disruption in the torrid family dynamic has done everyone so much good. You are the one to thank. You saw what was necessary and what would be most beneficial. It has been the shock therapy of sorts that…
Thank you so, so much for setting up the meeting with Scott. I really enjoyed talking with him and gaining insight into the world of counseling. I really appreciate you taking your time out of your day to speak with me. You are such an intelligent, strong, and brave woman. I have so much respect for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate you.
Thought I would drop you a line to let you know how truly grateful I am to you first and foremost. Secondly, to share my deepest condolences for the loss of your friend. Thirdly, to gift you one of my original cards to say thank you! Ever so much for all you do to support, teach, and encourage me on my healing journey.) So very grateful to want to continue on being happy and healthy with the components of stability and stepping into my own and reclaiming my right.
Before I came to Brookhaven, my life was broken. [My previous treatment facility], my family, the court, and of course, I had given up on me. I had lost my way, and I believed that I would not see my 26th birthday - that I would spend my 25th year in a jail cell, suffering, sick, back on heroin, until the day that a corrections officer found me lifeless & clutching a syringe. But thankfully there was an English lady, in Seymour, TN who gave me 90 days to heal, to grow, to learn, and to recommit to building a new life. You understood without my needing to explain, about home pass with my parents and again, you gave me…
I hope this letter finds you all well. I would like to thank you for all that you have done for me! Words could never express my gratitude. Although, I will give it my best effort.
You have saved my life literally. Believing in me ‐ having me write those letters helped immensely. There are really no words for the amount of respect and gratitude I feel for you and Brookhaven!! The therapeutic things you do for us: Poncho, therapist twice a day, reflexology, P.C.'s, nurses, horses, ropes, front office, keeping this place ship shape. You are on top of everything and it shows. Without your guidance this would not be. I have the utmost respect and love for you. You're a smart business women, strong and beautiful inside and out. I want you to know I feel free to come back if I don't feel well at home. Thank you for believing in me, Jacqueline.…
I never EVER thought that I would be approaching my last 30 days when I first started about 59 days ago. Yet, here I am. I can’t even begin to express the change I have undergone. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning of college, about a few months before I decided to come to Brookhaven. My process of getting into college was not a particularly a spectacular and dreamy one. Life went on hold, for me at a pivotal time for most “talent goers” (those of us who dream of being on Broadway, films, or even being a part of it). My mom had to force me, my extremely helpless self, to even apply and…
You have given me a place to feel safe. It took time but with the help of your amazing staff, three meals a day, and a true schedule I slowly was able to take off my mask. The support and structure of the program to get sober has without a question saved my life. Being constantly challenged by my therapist, groups, and the community helped me to identify my triggers, and unhealthy coping skills like being people pleasing, addressing my cognitive distortions, and being avoidant. Poncho, Art Therapy, DBT, and learning self care has made me grow in so many amazing ways for my new future. EMDR has helped me make peace with things haunted me from my past every…
Thank you for all that you do! I am truly grateful and appreciative to all Brookhaven staff for every contribution made to help me discover myself and reach my maximum goal of a loving, healthy, self-actualized life. Although I’ve had some challenging setbacks, ya’ll have stood by me the whole time, and not given up on me, even when I may have been pretty frustrating for you at times. How have you helped me? Let me count the ways: To my therapist: You’ve worked systematically (whether I liked it or not) to guide me to self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-revelation, self- discovery, and self-efficacy in such an amazing subtle way, that I couldn’t even see what was going on. As a…
When I arrived at Brookhaven Retreat, I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown and in a deep depression. My progress has been tremendous. The therapies and instructional classes have made me look at myself in ways that I never knew how to do. My therapist has played a key role in my progress and recovery. I think the program here is very professionally done to really help make changes in a person’s life. I do agree that it does take at least 90 days to get the full benefits to gain a healthy mind and lifestyle. Since being here, I have learned how to set boundaries, be assertive, be non-judgmental, have self-confidence, gain direction for my life, forgive…
Where do I even begin? I came here lost and completely broken with no hope of finding a way to happiness and balance. My normal tendency would have been to ease in or even wait to be forced in, however I decided to jump right into the program. I have faced struggles, had times where I’ve withdrawn, and times when I have been resistant. However, with the help and support of an amazing staff, especially my therapist, I was able to find my way. Going through this program has taught me tools and tactics I never knew about and shown me how to stay regulated even through trying times, I am grateful for that. Now, as I prepare to leave,…
I have made friends and a support network that will last a lifetime, and by learning and practicing mindfulness, emotional regulation and DBT skills I have a solid foundation on which to build my new life. My son now looks at me happily with pride in his eyes and I am well on my way to being the strong but kind mother he remembers. My best friend of 17 years is happy with my decision-making and contacts me regularly to let me know he is happy with my progress. I have learned not to have high expectations of getting my needs met by people in my past who aren’t capable of meeting my emotional or physical needs. I have made…
Before I made the choice to attend Brookhaven Retreat, my life was limited to a car accident and drinking vodka, eating potato chips and beef jerky. My son had stopped talking to me and would not accept my phone calls. He did not share with me that he was going to be a father until one week before his daughter was born. My mother had kicked me out of her house and wouldn’t let me come over to visit or to share a meal. My brother had moved me out of my home and left me homeless as he had no place for me to stay. I was afraid to talk to people and would not even shower for days.…
My deepest gratitude goes to each of you for guiding me through the program here at BHR. I have been learning more than I can digest properly in my 90 days here. The academic approach of both the Lily and Poncho programs as well as the general book-centered approach (even including our loved ones) has appealed to me greatly. While the “book” knowledge has been enlightening, the therapeutic process (formal and less formal) has helped me grow and change for the better. As I was raised in the tradition of Roman Catholicism, I learned at a young age about sacraments. As outward signs of inner realities sacraments are with all of us (regardless of spirituality) throughout our lives. It stuck…
I would like to thank all of the staff for a truly amazing experience. I needed a place to help me fight my addictions and depression – and my family and I found what we needed at Brookhaven. Brookhaven addresses all 3 areas I need – mind, body, and spirit. The healing starts with your therapist and you Core Group (“your Core Sisters”). My therapist supports me and pushes me to make the big changes I need to make. I am a smart, assertive woman and needed a strong therapist – and my therapist is exactly the right person for me. My Core Sisters support me and give me valuable feedback. I also appreciate the laughter my Core Sisters and…
Thank you for your wonderful program. You have provided me with so many tools and skills to stand on my own, perhaps truly for the first time in my life. I am no longer content living as another’s support. “Care not Carry” is very difficult to learn and put in practice nevertheless it gives so much emotional energy back to you to take care of yourself. Thank you for the validation that I am not defective, I simply lacked the knowledge, tools, and confidence needed to fully grow into adulthood. Thank you for providing a supportive, nurturing, and challenging place for me to find my voice, practice using it, and become accepting and proud of it. The biggest thing I…
This letter is so bittersweet yet exciting for me, let me count the ways you have changed my life. ……..I have learned & practiced mindfulness every day. I am so appreciative, grateful & thankful for being given the opportunity of a lifetime at Brookhaven.
In my first three months of treatment here, I learned and studied the DBT skills intently. I came to Brookhaven a frightened and fragmented child with heavily skewed perceptions of the people around me and the hidden agendas they had in helping me. The distorted perspective I had of myself, my family of origin and people who reached out and loved me led to the self-sabotaging behaviors I automatically resorted to in the past. I gathered all the information and memorized the skills, yet when the time came for me to put my knowledge to the test, I behaved in a way that proved quite the contrary. My actions of manipulating, lying, and succumbing to my old, unproductive coping skills…
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