Focus Treatment Centers recognizes that various forms of eating disorders are serious and complex illnesses that manifest through a variety of factors.
As a Center of Excellence, Focus provides gold-standard treatment modalities with experienced and compassionate professionals in the fields of psychology, nutrition, and psychiatry.
Our multi-disciplinary approach offers an emotionally and medically safe environment to encompass treating the full spectrum of disordered eating.
Focus specializes in “dual diagnosis” treatment, which is designed to address co-occurring issues of trauma, substance abuse, depression, and/or anxiety in addition to eating disorders.
Support and education throughout the treatment process is provided by our experienced and caring staff, who believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.
We practice clinical excellence through established therapeutic models. Our treatment techniques include:
- Somatic Attachment Trauma Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Nutrition Classes and Meal Planning
- Family Therapy
- Shame Resiliency
- Self-Compassion Work
- Mindfulness and Spirituality
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Addiction Treatment (for those with co-occurring addictions)
Every patient is valued for his/her unique journey and individual needs, with whole-person care as the basis of every treatment plan.
Choosing treatment is life-changing, courageous, and at times, challenging.
Focus understands the struggle and is available for support at every step of the journey via phone call, email, or text.
Dr. Chris Harris, DIrector of Focus Eating Disorder Programs, has a PhD in clinical counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. He is a licensed professional counselor with the mental health service designation. Dr. Harris has been in the field for over 15 years and has worked in all levels of care inpatient/residential, outpatient individual and intensive outpatient group therapy. Dr. Harris’s research consisted of vicarious trauma in clinicians working with trauma victims. He believes in treating the whole person and that mind, body and spirit are all connected. He also has specialized training in treating trauma and PTSD. Dr. Harris, a native of Chattanooga, enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.
Focus Treatment Centers Locations/Contact Information
Focus is located among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Chattanooga – 7429 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
- Knoxville – 2210 Sutherland Ave., Suite 115, Knoxville, TN 37919
Whether you have a question about a referral or have additional questions about our programs, we are available to help. This is a place of hope, a place to heal, and a place to truly discover who you are.
Focus Treatment Centers in Chattanooga, TN Treatment Offerings:
Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient
Patient Types Served:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Men and Women
EMDR, DBT, Individual psychotherapy, Family and Group therapies, Equine Therapy, Yoga, Art and Expressive Therapy, Intensive Relapse Prevention, Didactic and Experiential therapies
Focus Integrative Centers in Knoxville, TN Treatment Offerings:
Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient
Patient Types Served:
Adults / Adolescents (Ages 13+)
Men and Women
EMDR, DBT, Individual psychotherapy, Family and Group therapies, Yoga, Art and Expressive Therapy, Intensive Relapse Prevention, Didactic and Experiential therapies