Who We Are

Who We Are

Our multidisciplinary staff is comprised of doctors, psychotherapists, dietician and nurses, many of which are walking their own path of recovery, sharing a passion and dedication to providing memorable and quality care to each patient and their loved ones. Treatment is individualized and holistic with a focus on reconnecting mind, body, and spirit and celebrating each person’s unique life experience. The warm and intimate environment of our centers provide a place of safety for the exploration of underlying issues, practicing new skills, and building new, healthy relationships with personal accountability.  We believe that recovery can not be fully reached without the ability to establish these healthy relationships, both with others and with self, and our ultimate goal is to prepare and empower each patient to move forward with a healthy, productive, joy-filled life.

“I can never thank the staff enough for the care and compassion I have been shown. I appreciate the honesty, depth of knowledge and understanding, and the love you have shared. How lucky I am to have known you! This has been (and will continue to be) an awesome journey!”

We are located among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee. We serve the needs of patients throughout the Southeast, including the surrounding Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga areas. Each campus provides comprehensive and complimentary screening and assessments to help each patient determine the level of care most appropriate for them. Compassionate professional staff is available to answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and if treatment is indicated, we can verify insurance and begin the admissions process that same day.


Blake DeFoor

Susan Kerr, RN
Executive Director

Gail Gnade, Ph. D.
Clinical Director

Jennifer Massengale, RN
Director of Nursing

Mark Peterson, MD
Medical Director

Siri Khalsa-Zemel, MS, RDN
Director of IOPs

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Chattanooga  /  Knoxville

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