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Mental Health & Addiction Treatment in Tennessee

Addiction Treatment in Tennessee at Apex Recovery

As one of the only addiction treatment providers in Tennessee offering five levels of care, Apex Recovery is uniquely equipped to help individuals and families in the communities we serve find hope and healing. From detox to outpatient treatment, each level of care helps clients build healthy coping skills and overcome the underlying causes of addiction to reach their full potential.

Evidence-based care is at the heart of what we do. We tailor treatment plans to meet each client’s needs, whether they’re in need of help for co-occurring mental health concerns, would benefit from holistic therapy options, or need support during detox. Our approach helps those struggling with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, meth, benzos, and other substances break free from the cycle of addiction.

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Who We Are

We strive to provide high quality treatment to help you achieve your goals.

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What We Treat

We treat all forms of drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health disorders.

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How We Help

Our addiction treatment programs can help you heal.

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Our Locations

Explore our differemt facilities in Nashville for addiction and mental health.

Our Rehab Facilities Near Nashville, TN

At Apex Recovery we have both inpatient and outpatient rehab facilities in the Columbia and Franklin areas of Tennessee. These facilities treat both addiction and mental health, and also provide dual diagnosis treatment using a variety of evidence-based therapies. 

Apex Recovery Tennessee Locations:

  • Apex Recovery Franklin (Outpatient)
  • Apex Recovery Columbia (Inpatient)
  • Apex Recovery Columbia (Outpatient)

Apex Recovery Franklin (Outpatient)

At Apex Recovery Franklin we provide high-quality evidence-based therapy and treatment for those receiving outpatient care. We use a variety of different types of therapy such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices to help those struggling with addiction and mental health.

A.J. MorrowA.J. Morrow
15:40 01 Apr 24
Amazing facility and staff. Highly recommend!
john wolfejohn wolfe
03:57 07 Jan 24
I now know why people don’t call, they get elevator music not a real person
Matthew SMatthew S
00:48 16 Oct 23
One of the best experiences I’ve had in my recovery journey. Very professional staff who are always there to support you in any way possible.
Kendra BrooksKendra Brooks
19:22 28 Jun 23
Apex changed my life! The love and support i received while in the program was amazing!
Jeff BohannonJeff Bohannon
22:14 05 May 23
I can’t say enough about Apex and how wonderful the people are there. They’re not only professional, insightful, both modern and traditional in their approach to addiction treatment, and thorough in their treatment plans, but they’re also kind and caring in a way that never makes you feel like just a patient. There are too many “rehabs” out there that prey on sufferers of addiction, but my experience with Apex couldn’t have been further from that. From the moment I walked in the door I was met with nothing but love and respect. What they did for me was nothing short of life saving, but they also showed me that my life is worthy of celebrating, and that I have something to give back to the world. I highly recommend Apex to anyone struggling with addiction!
Genny MadduxGenny Maddux
16:03 25 Apr 23
Apex admissions coordinators are efficient, professional, & knowledgeable.They are easily reached most any time to discuss treatment options with potential clients.I’ve had really good interactions with Branch, Chris, & Stephanie.Most impressed by the follow thru, even if they are unable to take a client in one of their centers they work diligently to help get clients into alternate facilities!!
Lizzy BeeLizzy Bee
02:06 24 Jan 23
Apex recovery offers top notch treatment options for people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. The therapists and staff are so knowledgeable and down to earth and they work very hard to get you back to health and stability. This was a god send for us!

Apex Recovery Columbia (Inpatient)

Apex Recovery Columbia provides adult men and women the very best and comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment. Our exemplary staff are highly trained and understand the complexities of mental health disorders and substance use disorders.

We are licensed by the state of Tennessee for detoxification, residential, and partial hospitalization services , and are also accredited by the Joint Commission

Missy Anderson
Missy Anderson
I had a family member that just ended her stay there. I cannot say enough about this treatment facility. From my first connection with Stephanie Mosier, to admitting our family member and seeing them transform physically and mentally was a priceless gift. There are so many out there that are far below and standards you want want your loved one in. Apex is the gold standard from staff to programs to their exit plans for their clients. I give them a 9.9 rating out of 20.
Marshall Dowell
Marshall Dowell
If you are tired of being sick and tired this is the place for you! A beautiful community has been created here by the staff and the owners. If it’s alcohol/drugs, emotional or mental health this is the place for you. I have been to other places and by far this one is superior to all.
hannah mcgee
hannah mcgee
Apex was wonderful. i did detox, and didnt stay the full length i should’ve, due to my own personal circumstances, but highly recommend this place to anyone struggling with mental health, disorder, or substance abuse disorder. the staff, LORD THE STAFF ARE AMAZING. i do got to shout out the nurses foreal, Emily and Kristin are my girls. i struggle with extreme agoraphobia and anxiety and they helped me, worked with me, and made sure i was comfortable. honestly the nursing staff period were wonderful, i just spent more time with Kristin and Emily. i think all the workers deserve a raise especially the nurses because they are not only nurses, they’re basically your therapist, your receptionist, your guidance, and will go out of their way to help you. they’re there for you 24/7 and around you to make sure you’re okay. everyone was wonderful, beds were so comfy, food was amazing, and the people around you going through the same thing you are. communication is key, and they really do care about you. Leah, Will, and Theresa the techs really helped me through my struggles and my panic attacks. they really do care about their jobs, and want you to be okay. i’ve never felt more cared about. MEETINGS ARE WONDERFUL, not every meeting is gonna resonate with you, and that’s ok but keep going. i’m not gonna lie i was in my room most of the time but the 3 meetings i went to got me closer to going out of my room. also shout out to the people that work with apex that got me in, i also am starting IOP with apex virtually so im super excited to attend meetings virtually! :) they have outside smoking, and you get your phone after 7 days. you have your freedom, a warm bed and good food, you’re surrounded by people who want to give you the upmost care and support. 10/10 recomment apex in columbia inpatient detox & residential. i met wonderful people, and im excited to continue learning about me, and staying sober.
Chance Gray
Chance Gray
This was a great place to stay for recovery!
David Fuller Jr
David Fuller Jr
The staff is very loving and helpful. I think it’s a great place for anyone to go for recovery.
ken schneider
ken schneider
Excellent staff and medical attention as needed. Brand new facility inside. Staff is genuinely concerned for my health and others.
Deonta Rhodes
Deonta Rhodes
Spent 2 weeks in detox and therapy. And it changed my life for the better. I'm continuing out patient because of out side circumstances, but the community environment and staff was exactly what I would consider a God send in a chaotic life that was heading to nowhere and honestly death, this place saves lives. Don't leave 5 mins before the miracle happens!!!!!! It works if you work it !!!!
Tim 2023
Tim 2023
Best recovery center I've ever been too. Staff is caring and truly want to help everyone get better. Great food and comfortable and safe environment. I would recommend anyone wanting help give them a try.
Charles Allender
Charles Allender
I really loved my experience at Apex Recovery. The therapist Dr Chrissy, Dr Ariel and the Rs staff including Kala And Brian just to name a few were great and very caring. I can honestly say it was the best rehab experience I’ve had. The cooking staff Alex And Mark were great cooks and they cater to all people likes and wants. I would recommend anyone looking for help to call them and let them help you on your road to recovery.
Cindy Robinson
Cindy Robinson
Unfortunately, relapse is part of my story. Fortunately, I found Apex Recovery in Columbia to be an excellent rehab facility. The staff is welcoming and immediately makes you feel at home. The facility is beautiful, with a gym, many group meeting rooms with comfy couches, and a fully equipped art room! Our group sessions were just long enough, and the topics were unique. Apex is a dual diagnosis recovery center. They include the whole body and mind in the treatment of Alcoholism and drug addiction, including the treatment of other disorders. I learned more from my stay at APEX than I have from all of the facilities I've been part of! The owners and CEO work directly with all of the patients. From the owners to the nursing staff and assistants,the people who work at Apex are wonderful! You can tell it's more than a job to them! They honestly care! By the way, the food is incredible!!! I'm in Apex IOP in Franklin TN now. The group meetings are personal, and we're like a big family where we all come to give and get help. If you can't tell already, I would give Apex a "10"! Sincerely, Cindy R

Most Insurance Plans Accepted for Treatment

Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Nashville, TN

Active-Duty & Veteran Rehab in TN

The Apex Recovery Mission Support (A.R.M.S) team specializes in assisting service members, Veterans, First Responders, and their family members in finding the programming that best meets their needs. ARMS Resource Coordinators have access to a nationwide network of TRICARE-approved and Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)-contracted facilities that offer a full continuum of behavioral health programming.

Our veteran rehab programs in Nashville include multiple levels of care that are designed to treat the whole person and prepare them for their next step, whether the goal is mission readiness, a transition to civilian life, or maintaining recovery, putting each person on the path to a more enjoyable, healthy, and productive life.

Types of Addiction We Treat in Tennessee

At Apex Recovery Tennessee, we believe that recovery starts with understanding each individual’s unique circumstances and providing evidence-based therapies for lasting change. Our comprehensive substance abuse treatment plans are tailored to meet the needs of each client to promote long-term sobriety. With dedicated support and treatment options from our experienced team, individuals can begin their journey toward a healthier future.

Therapy Programs in TN at Apex Recovery

Every client struggling with addiction has different needs. At Apex Recovery Tennessee, we believe that recovery is an individualized process, which is why our team of experienced professionals provides comprehensive addiction therapy programs to meet each client’s unique needs. Our evidence-based therapies focus on addressing the underlying issues of addiction and fostering lasting healing and sobriety.

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Our Approach to Addiction Treatment at Apex Recovery

Graduate-level therapists, as well as board-certified psychiatrists, develop individualized treatment plans that address both addiction and mental health concerns. Through client surveys and rigorous outcome research, we’re constantly adapting our approach to treatment in order to promote lasting recovery. Even after completing our program, clients receive support through case management and aftercare services.

At Apex Recovery Nashville, we don’t settle—we’re continually looking to improve to support our clients. We believe that recovery is within reach, and when you walk through our doors, we’ll provide guidance every step of the way.

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Apex Recovery Tennessee is Joint-Commission-accredited and licensed for all levels of care. We also employ outcome-based research to verify that what we do works both now and in the future.

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Aside from our comprehensive and world-class individualized addiction treatment programs, Apex Recovery Tennessee offers a wide variety of upscale amenities to clientele in our luxury treatment center.

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Evidence-based practices and treatments personalized to each client that enters our recovery program allow us to provide the very best individual treatment planning and service.

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We maintain connections with program graduates after their treatment program is completed with free case management services for one year following discharge.


Apex Recovery Tennessee is a Joint-Commission-accredited drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for all levels of care.

  • Drug and alcohol rehab center
  • Innovative and integrative addiction treatment
  • Evidence-based treatments that deliver results
  • Top clinical psychologists
  • Licensed professionals
  • Accepting most PPO insurance plans

Our Clinical Staff

Apex Recovery Nashville is owned and operated by clinicians. Our founder and CEO, Dr. Matthew Bruhin, recruits both administrative and clinical staff that provide exemplary levels of treatment while ensuring our programs provide the highest level of safety and care. Our team is made up of internal and general medicine physicians, board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, graduate-level therapists, certified drug counselors, nutrition experts, yoga and Reiki professionals, licensed massage therapists, and art and music therapists.

Our staff is trained and experienced in providing evidence-based, integrative treatment approaches that work. Every member of our treatment staff works together to focus on each client’s specific needs. By collaborating with our clients and their loved ones, our staff provides unparalleled service and support throughout the recovery journey.

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Brenna O’Brien, LCSW

Lead Therapist

Brenna is a Nashville native who earned both her undergraduate and master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Tennessee where she graduated in 2011. She has a thirteen-year background working in the behavioral health field with adults at all levels of care. Brenna started her career working at a local inpatient hospital, followed by a six year career with a residential co-occurring treatment center. Brenna served as the founder and director of the Clinical Consultant team where she developed protocols to assist patients in getting access to care efficiently without sacrificing customer service. As a result of her efforts, she was named the treatment center’s Innovator of the Year in 2018. She loves to be the voice of hope for patients and families in crisis by providing education and clinical direction.
Brenna’s fun-loving and accepting nature has served her well as a clinician treating individuals struggling with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and co-occurring disorders. Brenna is a certified NARM therapist and co-owner of SHEchiatry, PLLC, a boutique mental health practice for women in Nashville.

During her off time, you can find Brenna thrift shopping alongside her French Bulldog Reau. She also particularly enjoys early mornings with a matcha latte followed by all things local.

Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani, D.O., MPH, FAAFP, FASAM

Medical Director

Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani graduated from Boston University with a degree in biomedical engineering. She would later go on to complete two master’s degrees at Boston University, one in epidemiology and biostatistics and the other in medical science, along with her doctorate in medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sadri began her career as an epidemiologist in infectious disease for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. After medical school, she began her career as a family physician at The Community Health Center of Franklin County and then Gardner Family Medicine, a private practice in Gardner, MA. Dr. Sadri made the decision to work with the recovery community as a physician at CleanSlate Centers, then become part of the Promises Behavioral Health leadership team, and then continued her career at PsyclarityHealth.

Dr. Sadri-Azarbayejani is an involved member of medical societies, including the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)and has a publication in AAFP News detailing how family medicine can lead addiction care efforts.

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Fred Bowen

Founder & Board Member

Fred was raised in San Clemente, California. Fred was exposed to the drug culture at a very early age. By the time Fred had graduated from high school, his addiction had progressed to a point that most people do not return from. For another decade, he struggled with addiction and recovery with multiple attempts at abstinence. There were periods of homelessness along with periods of high functioning and experiencing success. Fred realized, ultimately, that addiction was always in control. At the age of thirty, on death’s door, Fred had hit rock bottom and had a moment of clarity that would save his life. That clarity was the sea of change in his life.

20 years later, Fred is not able to recognize his past life in comparison to where he is now. Early on, Fred had made the decision that addiction and recovery would be his sole vocation. He started sober living homes and found that working with people that suffered from the same addiction would be his passion. This was the beginning of Apex Recovery.

“I’m extremely proud of the person I have become simply by staying clean and having an open mind in regards to the recovery process.”

Fred’s hope for anyone suffering the way he did is to be able to find a way out of the vicious cycle of addiction. Recovery is a gift that all are entitled to. Apex can be a part of that.

Jennifer Adams

Chief Legal Officer

Jennifer has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She began her career as a paralegal in the legal department of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST), where she spent 15 years learning the health insurance industry. Jennifer held various positions at BCBST, including paralegal, senior privacy consultant, chief privacy, security and compliance officer for a technology subsidiary, and shared health and senior counsel.

Jennifer then further advanced her healthcare experience by joining the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for almost 10 years. Jennifer served as the director for payer Relations, where she was responsible for managing all payer relationships across the country for the VA. In her last position, Jennifer was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and served as the executive director for integrated external networks, which was responsible for the development, oversight, and management of the community care network program that provides veterans access to community providers when VA cannot provide the service timely or close to home.

Jennifer joined Apex Recovery in February 2023 as our chief legal officer. Jennifer graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science business degree in human resource management, economics, and finance. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Nashville School of Law.

Branch Atkisson

National Director of Business Development

A passion for helping those in need started with Branch’s own personal experience growing up. This morphed into professional expertise in the areas of outreach and community development.

A true understanding of what treatment resources are available and how to connect those in need with them has allowed him to develop relationships that continue to benefit APEX’s patients. “I love sitting with addicts and their families in moments of crisis and helping them understand there is hope through the process of treatment!”

Shauna Soderquist

Director of Admissions

Shauna Soderquist is the director of admissions at Apex Recovery. With over nine years of industry experience, Shauna is committed to helping those who struggle with addiction and has experience with all facets of the admissions cycle. Her experience includes lead development, account management, building and growing teams, and recruitment and training. She brings a high-level understanding of insurance and financial implications of treatment. Shauna is a high performer who is driven to meet and exceed goals and while her career path has given her exposure to all parts of the treatment and recovery processes, her passion will always be in building and maintaining relationships with clients while helping them admit to treatment.

Shauna resides in Thompson’s Station, TN with her husband, and two children and is an active member of her community. When she is not helping those who struggle with addiction, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, traveling, and enjoying live music.

Michael Cartwright

Chairman of the Board

There is no end in sight for Michael Cartwright. He has a sincere goal to provide endless resources to those who truly want to release the grip of addiction.

Known as a premiere addiction industry trailblazer, Michael Cartwright is a noted behavioral health entrepreneur. He founded Performance Revolution LLC, also known as Fit-Rx, in 2009 and, from that success, was then able to merge with a company named Forterus with a successful history of treating over 12 million individuals in need of addiction treatment. Another success in the industry was the founding of Foundations Recovery Network.

Soon thereafter, Forterus grew and developed into AAC or American Addiction Centers being led by their chairman of the board, Michael Cartwright.

Michael Cartwright is a pillar in dual diagnosis management and the founder of Foundations Associates. Under his management, the organization grew to include four alcohol and drug treatment facilities nationwide, including the Canyon, the leading recovery facility in Malibu, California. One highlight in Michael’s service career is when he served and testified on the Senate Help Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

Dr. Matthew Bruhin


Dr. Matthew J. Bruhin is the chief executive officer of APEX Recovery. Along with co-founder Fred Bowen, Dr. Bruhin utilized his experience in the creation of high-end rehabs to construct a center that was cutting-edge and affordable yet lacked nothing. His vision, eye for detail, and desire to lead have created an unparalleled vision for treating addictive disorders coupled with mental and emotional concerns. Dr. Bruhin treats every staff member and participant like family and hopes to bring his clinical and administrative vision to many.

Dr. Bruhin is a State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences-licensed marriage and family therapist as well as an addiction specialist registered by the Breining Institute. Dr. Bruhin earned his doctorate in addiction psychology, has a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in addictive disorders. Additionally, he holds many other certifications and has tens of thousands of hours of clinical and training experience.

Dr. Bruhin has a diverse clinical training background, working in the mental health field for over 12 years. He specializes in the treatment of addiction and has specialized experience and clinical training in the treatment of prescription addiction, sexual addiction, and gambling addiction. He works with many individuals and families, ranging from those with chronic mental health conditions to high-level professionals, professional athletes, executives, Hollywood film producers, and TV personalities. He has developed his own specialized and effective techniques for the treatment of addiction and chemical dependency.

Dr. Bruhin loves to write and blog and he appears regularly on network TV as a leader in the addiction field. He has worked with clients from A&E’s hit TV show Intervention as well as the Tyra Show. Dr. Bruhin also performs local TV segments in order to get the public educated about addiction and to break down the stigma of mental health issues. Dr. Bruhin balances his passion for work with the love of his family, his enjoyment of travel, and his vintage Star Wars collection, which can be viewed in his private office.