The Bridge to Recovery - Bowling Green

3.4 (6 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
1745 The Bridge Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
8778668661 Visit Website

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

Treatment Insights

The Bridge to Recovery specializes in programs designed to assist individuals and affected family members suffering from codependency, trauma, anxiety, anger issues, depression, obsessive thought patterns, compulsive behaviors and other negative behavior patterns.

The Bridge to Recovery - Bowling Green 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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If your a survivor of extreme trauma do NOT go to the bridge. The clinical staff is not experienced enough and the program needs to be evaluated. Harm was done!


The Bridge has the beginnings of something great. They do not have a psychiatrist on staff. The Bridge unravels you and doesn't put you back together, unless of course you are able to afford staying a...


Before entering treatment I was unsure if I wanted to live or die. I spent 2 months in the Bowling Green Ky center, and my life has been forever changed. I am the happiest I have ever been. I have a s...


The Bridge To Recovery does not support the healing of family relationships. I hope nobody else has to go through the experience that our family has with this treatment facility.


The Bridge To Recovery did a horrifically poor job of working with my former fiance\' - she showed up as a sex addict and obvious borderline/anti-social personality disorder patient and these rescuing...


I had a horrifically bad experience with \'The Bridge to Recovery\'. The Clinical Director, is a capable, insightful and caring person but she wasn\'t really in touch with the work of the staff membe...

Areas of Focus

Our program is designed for all members of the addictive family system (but not concurrently). Our groups consist of people with a wide array of negative behavior patterns, including substance issues, relationship problems, sexual compulsivity, eating/food issues, workaholism, perfectionism, control and caretaking, misery and martyrdom, rage and anger, and anxiety and depression. We apply twelve-step principles to all of these self-defeating, unmanageable habits.


Trauma and traumatic experiences result from highly stressful events that shatter a person’s sense of safety, security and serenity. In many cases, trauma renders one helpless and vulnerable or hardened and volatile in a world perceived as dangerous. In many cases, traumatic experiences entail a threat to life or overall well-being, but any situation that leaves a person feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but one’s interpretation of the event. The more anxious, panicky and paralyzed a person feels, the more likely the persona has been traumatized.

Key Staff Members
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    Paul Markle MA, LMFT; Certified Brainspotting (BSP) - Counselor

    At The Bridge Bowling Green, Paul brings a diverse background with 20 years of experience in treating people with issues related to codependency, addictions, and trauma. He has also coached individuals and groups in leadership development on a corporate and interpersonal level. He has worked in both an inpatient setting in the past, and in private practice for 14 years. Paul holds a bachelors degree in behavioral science and a master’s degree in family systems counseling from Western Kentucky University. He also completed all requirements for his Ph.D. in Leadership Development with only full committee approval pending for the completion of that degree.

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    Kim Iverson MSSW, LCSW - Clinical Director

    Kim, joined The Bridge Bowling Green as Clinical Director in July 2012. Kim brings 27 years of clinical experience in treating people with issues related to mental health, addictions, domestic violence, trauma and codependency, both in the private practice arena and community mental health. Prior to coming to The Bridge, Kim worked 7 years for the University of Kentucky’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Research Program. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Western Kentucky University in 1984 and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work in 1985. Kim is a life-long resident of the Bowling Green area, and has been an active community member serving on a variety of social service agency board of directors.