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Brookhaven Retreat

1016 Ic King Road, Seymour, Tennessee, 37865
Our mission at Brookhaven is underpinned by the belief that there is never addictive behavior without emotional breakage. Women need a multi-track program which closes down the noises of life to hear the voice of their own interior person. Upon listening to their own inner voice during this profound journey of introspection with the assistance of a range of clinical professionals, a clear identification process must begin.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy


  • Detoxification

    The detoxification process can be painful and debilitating. At Brookhaven Retreat we have a medical detox unit that is able to expertly address the extreme risks for certain client groups. Our number one priority is to keep our clients physically and mentally safe and absolutely as comfortable as they possibly can be through one-on-one care.
  • Depression

    While in residential treatment you will go on a journey of self-exploration along with full medical diagnosis and support. As women we are often taught not to listen to ourselves, but rather to the needs of others and our community. We know depression destroys self-esteem and confidence. Guilt and shame are one of the reasons many women do not get the correct help for the illness of depression and yet when we begin to listen to ourselves and trust our own emotions we find hope.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Jacqueline Dawes
    Jacqueline DawesFounder
    Jacqueline Dawes began her career as a very successful developer of assisted living facilities. After losing her daughter to ecstasy use and then losing her husband a year later, she struggled to get back on her feet emotionally. Through her own determination, she followed her passion to help other families prevent the same sort of loss she experienced. After relocating to East Tennessee, her development background and skills enabled her to redevelop an old smokehouse on a family farm into a 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art treatment facility. Hiring the best clinical staff and sparing no expense or attention to detail, Jacqueline is living her dream - helping women reclaim their lives and take control of their bodies and spirits.
  • Julia Wood, MD
    Julia Wood, MDMedical Director
    Dr. Julia Wood is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital where she served as chief resident. During her training she was a part of The Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, providing evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, medication management during pregnancy and the postpartum period and mood changes associated with menopause.

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Rehabs 360 Guide


Brookhaven Retreat is a residential treatment center, among the 61 (about 28 percent) of residential treatment centers in Tennessee, for women dealing with substance abuse conditions and co-occurring disorders. Detoxification services are only available as part of residential treatment.


Treatment at Brookhaven Retreat is individualized and blends evidence-based practices with holistic programming. Clients at Brookhaven Retreat will participate in individual, group, and family counseling. Treatment is broken into 30-day stays and length of stay varies based on individual needs.

The center incorporates a holistic approach by offering experiential therapies like art, music, and garden therapy, equine therapy, and a ropes course. It is among the 35.5 percent of Tennessee facilities with dedicated services for women.

Prior to leaving treatment, clients will develop an aftercare plan with a therapist. Alumni are invited to participate in an annual alumni reunion, weekly calls and emails, and follow-up interviews.


Brookhaven Retreat employs licensed therapists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and nurses.


Brookhaven Retreat is settled on a serene 48-acre campus that features stables, walking trails, woodlands, and gardens. Women residing at the center will share bedrooms. Clients will go on outings to the zoo, galleries, the Great Smoky Mountains, and more.

Two individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave two out of five stars for the center’s accommodations and four stars for its cleanliness.


The sole alum surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave a mixed review of Brookhaven Retreat. M.S. gave one out of five stars to the center’s counseling options and holistic activities while providing four out of five stars for the center’s treatment for co-occurring disorders and the staff’s level of experience and training.

Secondary review sites yield mixed feedback, with negative commentary focused on the high cost of treatment, and difficulties with the owner of the facility. On CiteHealth, the center received an average rating of two out of five stars from 12 individuals. On Yelp, eight reviewers gave the facility an average of 2.5 out of five stars. And on the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, Brookhaven earned 3.6 out of five stars based on 16 reviews. [1] [2] [3]

Positive feedback from alumni and loved ones centered on the life changing nature of treatment. On Google, Brookhaven earned an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars based on 22 reviews, where 15 individuals thanked the facility for saving their lives or their loved one’s life. [4]


The sole loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date provided a mostly negative review of Brookhaven Retreat. The loved one, A.L., provided ratings of one out of five stars for seven of 15 evaluated categories including counseling options, holistic treatment, and treatment for co-occurring conditions. Though A.L. commented that there were “too many weaknesses to list,” they gave four out of five stars for the facility’s level of family participation, cleanliness, and discharge procedures.


Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s former or current staff members. However, secondary review sites yield mixed ratings. On Glassdoor, Brookhaven Retreat received an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars based on 51 reviews. Brookhaven had an average rating of 1.4 out of five stars based on 12 reviews on two profiles on Indeed.

Across both sites, employees noted that staff members and the beautiful location were strengths of the facility but cited problems with the owner of the facility and staff turnover rates. [5] [6] [7]


As a private pay facility, Brookhaven Retreat does not accept insurance. Both individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date indicated that treatment was not worth the cost with one-star ratings. The two individuals gave the center’s affordability one and two out of five stars, respectively.


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