Tennie McCarty is the founder and CEO of Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap, Texas, a nationally-acclaimed center specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and other co-occurring addictions.
Tennie brings over thirty years of combined professional and personal insight to the treatment of addictive diseases. Growing up in a home of addiction, abuse and dysfunction, she knew first-hand how eating disorders, sex, and alcohol and drug abuse can become coping mechanisms of survival.
After realizing that her husband was an alcoholic, she became a therapist and was one of the first women in Texas to be certified as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. Read on for a Q&A session with Tennie about Shades of Hope and her tough-love treatment style.