Brookhaven Retreat, residing in the Smoky Mountains on the east coast of the United States, boldly defines itself as “an emotional finishing school” that helps women overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, substance dependence and other diagnoses.”
Shameful! A women’s finishing school? What’s that archaic statement mean?
This deplorable statement means that women are not whole human beings and need to go to a gorgeous facility in the United States – to learn how to overcome… being women.
Brookhaven Retreat is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations that oversees hospitals in the United States. Having achieved this accreditation and secured licensed mental health practitioners is a positive for this facility.
Upon further examination of the programs at Brookhaven, it is evident that they aim to treat issues women face more than men such as domestic violence, sexual trauma and eating disorders. In addition conditions such as depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder are treated.
Then…. Brookhaven leaves the credibility scale and jumps into the realm of pop-psychology by including self-diagnostic online tests for: shopping addiction, enabling, love addiction and other equally nonsensical disorders.
This residential facility is only 6 years old and in that span of time has learned, and proven, that language is powerful. Telling women that they need to attend a “finishing school” is a marketing tool that works. Telling women they are less than whole to fill hospital beds is shameful whether or not valid psychotherapy is provided.
Brookhaven is a private-pay facility and accepts no insurance.
So, if you are a rich woman who wants to overcome being a woman by attending a “finishing school”, you now have a place where you can go to be pampered at a residential facility while enduring psychotherapy and emptying your wallet.
An upscale mental health treatment facility for women only.
We are an in-patient, residential, emotional finishing school for women. We treat depression, bipolar disorder, emotional trauma, and substance abuse, which many women use as an escape tool.
- Located on 48 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains
- Full concierge and travel assistance available
- Treatment for depression, emotional trauma and addiction
- Spa cuisine featuring market fresh food and local produce
- Detoxification and suicide prevention programs
- Comfortable Healing Environment
- Highly trained expert staff
Brookhaven Retreat is Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (Joint Commission), which has surveyed this organization and found it to meet the requirements for accreditation.
See comments section for conversations with current and previous patients who found this treatment center helpful in spite of the sexist bent of their marketing campaign.
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