Focus Treatment Centers

4.7 (36 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
7249 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
4236357012 Visit Website CLAIM/EDIT THIS LISTING

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  • Insurance is Accepted
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Focus Treatment Centers offer compassionate, comprehensive and affordable treatment and advocacy for adults struggling with substance use and eating disorders. Our therapeutic and philosophical framework utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support our patients in achieving long-lasting behavior changes based on acceptance and mindfulness practices. We also engage our patients in intensive shame reduction and self-compassion work as well as trauma therapy grounded in attachment theory and movement therapy.

Focus Treatment Centers Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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I found Focus to be an excellent rehabilitation facility in every way. The admissions personnel, the nursing staff, the yoga teachers, the kitchen crew and the therapists all did a great job in their ...


We only want the best for our loved ones that is why we choose focus for my fiancé . Now after him being in the program and myself participating in family therapy all I can do is have faith and hope ...


Good counselors, clean, comfortable amenities, good food, and friendly staff. Very knowledgeable staff in treating chemical dependency and eating disorders. I went through the program at Focus several...


Facility was great!


The connection with families in treatment, follow-up counseling, alumni activities, and strong emphasis on 12 step. Could use more outside activities and facilities. What they teach you definitely wor...


Experienced staff, classy building. Great food! One weakness was that it was expensive! I had tried other treatment centers, churches and going cold turkey. None of these worked for me


Therapist, counslers and the Chef were great. Poor techs, facility was hardly clean. Furniture and tv where outdated. Hardly any outdoor time. The counslers are top notch. Most of the classes where us...


the staff is really caring high cost for the treatment great healthy meals


Strengths: Whole-person care; a lot of staff are in recovery; food is excellent; someone always answers the phone; counselors are awesome; staff all get along; monthly family program. Weaknesses: Not ...


Strengths: Knowledgeable friendly. Weaknesses: Not long enough. I would definitely recommend this facility.


Real experience from counsel was a strength of the facility. However, there was there was not enough free times. I went there a broken man who could no longer function in life as a responsible adult a...


Had the program I was looking for.

Areas of Focus
Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Key Staff Members
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    Susan Kerr, RN - Executive Director

    She earned her Nursing Degrees at Erlanger Nursing School in 1985 and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1989. She is a seasoned behavioral health professional who brings a broad range of management, program development and clinical expertise to her current position of Executive Director.

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    Gail Gnade, Ph.D - Clinical Director

    Dr. Gail Gnade has been a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Tennessee since 1993. She is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Theology. Dr. Gnade specialities include Depression, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating disorders of all types, Addictions including Sexual/Pornography and Personality Disorders.