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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 arrived on your doorstep in the dark on November 16, 2017. I was afraid and highly guarded. I was greeted by warm smiling women that helped be begin to accept some sense of safety. My gut instinct told me that Brookhaven would be a good fit for me. Brookhaven has been a steady process of healing - gaining insight about my history, emotions, my rational brain, and how to become mindful and measured before entering therapy groups. As my particular challenges became evident to both me and my therapist, I began to understand the "method to the madness". Being in a group of other women 13 hours daily showed me similar situations and personalities that I was struggling with…
I am thankful for Brookhaven because they have provided me with a safe place to heal. The staff and clients have created a secure community filled with love and support. Brookhaven has taught me many tools that I can implement in my daily life to be healthier and more successful. I'm learning to emotionally regulate and practice mindfulness, check the facts, PLEASE, and many more skills that have helped me become a better person. I'm learning how to set strong boundaries when needed, as well as gain self-confidence. I'm extra thankful for my primary therapist here at Brookhaven. She has given me gifts that I will forever be in debt to her for. For the first time in my life…
To the therapists, the program counselors, the nurses, the doctors, the groundskeepsers, the pink ladies, the front office and business staff, the chefs, the dietitians, the directors and the executives. Every single one of you have done everything in your power to make sure we are taken care of and have our needs met. You teach us new skills to manage life outside and inside Brookhaven, from DBT skills to mindful shopping and budgeting, helping us find our way through fun evenings out sans alcohol or other substances, helping us manage medications and even being advocates for us at outside doctor's appointments. Your support is all-encompassing and I can't thank you enough. Even the deluge of art projects has become…
Thank you to Brookhaven for being there to catch me when I fall. My life was out of control and so were the memories of my childhood flooding back. My therapist Misty was the right therapist for the job. I needed someone that was tough. I worked very hard every day going to all the groups. It definitely paid off. EMDR was amazing for my PTSD. The four months flew by. I would highly recommend Brookhaven to all women that are searching for support in their life.
First of all I just want to say thank you...you have changed my life. There have been some negative things yes, but there have been so many more positives that that's what I want to focus on. My progress has come so far and in a positive/upward place so that's what I want to talk about in this letter. Brookhaven has been a haven for me and has become a second home. The staff, nurses, therapists pink ladies, PCs and clients are now pieces of my family. As far as my progress has changed/grown, I can't even believe how much I have grown during these 90 days. I remember the day I walked through these doors. I didn't feel like…
I came to Brookhaven kicking and screaming from the psych ward. I had one plastic bag of things and a pair of slippers. I locked myself in my car and refused to get out. I cried until I couldn't breathe. A month and a half later I want to cry, but for the opposite reason - I don't want to leave. I came in for a suicide attempt after struggling with bipolar, anxiety and agoraphobia. I had been broken down and felt less than human. The suicidal thoughts were constant. My first glimmer of hope was meeting my therapist and core sisterms. They welcomed me without judgement. I was finally part of a community. The projects and classes eased me…
When I arrived I was the angriest I've ever been. I cam from the psych ward and was brought straight to Brookhaven against my will. I locked myself in my car and am infamous for using livid as my first word in wrap up. My feeling works have changed. I see myself slipping in words I never thought I would - content, excited, happy. I slowly started to see the transformation the more I attended groups, met with my therapist, and was put on appropriate medication. I now have a future. I couldn't see past the pain and darkness for the past two years. The last few weeks I've begun planning out my timeline for when I leave. I am…
My time here has saved my life both figuratively and literally. I have learned so much being here with so many amazing women, not only the team that cares, PCs, therapists, clinical director, Dr. O, pink ladies, facility maintenance, nurses, absolutely each person including other clients. While dealing with my personal illness and physical limitations I have become more aware of my boundaries and others' boundaries. Being mindful has taught me to think before speaking. I've always been careful of judgements knowing we don't know other ladies' stories or journeys. Nevertheless it has become more ingrained being here. I have also learned that giving myself some grace helps me take the time I need to process any given circumstances. It…
It has been an incredible roller coaster ride since August 15th 2017. The fact that I agreed to make the trip from CT to TN proved to me that my life, as I knew it, was heading straight downhill and had been for quite some time. I knew deep down inside myself that I needed Brookhaven as much as Brookhaven needed me. Kind of ironic? I was SO incredibly depressed. I wasn't even close to being funny or finding something comical about the situation, which is something I can usually manage to do. There was absolutely NO humor to be found anywhere near me. It was what it was. Wanting to end my life back in December of 2016 was…
To my Dear Creatures at Broken Heaven Being that this is Thanksgiving Day week here in America which has now become my second home I want to share with everyone there at Brookhaven ( as you know the place that I called my own Broken Heaven ) - my feelings. First of all I miss all of you but most of all it is important for me to know that you know the gifts you have given me I take with me now through every moment of my being so in many ways I feel you are with me with every step I take. And the most significant thing that all of you there have given back to me simply…
I wanted to take the time to acknowledge and share my appreciation for this facility, program, treatment, staff and opportunity in general. I came into Brookhaven on September 6th, 2017. I was completely lost. I felt numb inside and out. I lost hope in the world and couldn't even envision my future. I had recently lost everything in my life; my belongings were all stolen from me by the two people I thought truly loved me and my home and life I had established on Maui, that I loved and enjoyed greatly, was gone. I felt angry, resentful, depressed and was just stuck in this victim mentality that I had been living in for most of my life. I felt…
Thank you, Brookhaven. Thank you for taking me in and believing in me. You have truly been a lifesaver. You have given me the tools I need for life outside our bubble life here. You have shown me I CAN control my emotions and use wise mind. I never thought I would understand DBT, but thanks to this wonderful stuff I have definitely grasped what to do in difficult situations. The projects have been so insightful. They have helped me go deeper than I ever imagined I could. My therapist has been there for me through this whole journey and I could not have done it without her. This program has gotten me ready to face the outside world. Yay!
I fully confess and admit that I was a skeptic of this whole process when I admitted here 2 months ago. Years of therapy and medications had not improved my life with depression - if anything, the older I got the worse my illness became, despite continued treatment. What difference could three months possibly make? I thought it was quite logical to settle into a hopeless view of my future being plagued by depressive episodes - I though I was being realistic. Also, going to Tennessee of all places felt so dramatic and completely … random. Every time the phrase, “I’m going to a program in TN,” left my lips in response to some question, I could feel myself almost…
When I got here I was in so much pain, I can only describe it as the climax of my traumatic experiences in life.  I was stuck in the downs of life and I’m so grateful that the Universe granted me grace at the perfect time, for before would’ve been too soon for me to come here, after would’ve been too late.  I have more work to do when I go home – lots more, for the rest of my life I have work to do and Brookhaven has given me the tools to work with so that I can build Mastery in recovery, out of the pain.  Brookhaven has shown me without anyone saying specifically this: “you are perfectly…
I came to Brookhaven Retreat because my psychiatrist at home was convinced that I needed more help than he was able to provide at the time. He researched and found BHR. I arrived 2 weeks later ready to stay 90 days after totally hitting my bottom. When I arrived at Brookhaven I was immediately greeted and was welcomed with open arms. Never before in all the previous treatment facilities was I treated so kindly and with such respect. I was given a tour and everyone was so kind to me. There were three staff members with me during my admission process. I was later introduced to my therapist. For the first time in my life I was able to focus…
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.
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