Founded in 1972, The Bridge to Recovery is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and has been transforming lives for over 45 years. Located just north of Nashville, Tennessee in beautiful south-central Kentucky, we are a residential program helping to heal those who have experienced all forms of trauma, resulting in emotional recovery and a renewed enthusiasm for life.

We believe nearly everyone can benefit from attending our program at The Bridge to Recovery at some point in their lives. We all experience pain resulting from painful experiences. When that pain causes us to use unhealthy coping mechanisms, it becomes necessary to address and heal the root causes of such pain. At The Bridge to Recovery, healing is what we specialize in.

Every story is different, but our pain is shared.

Our program tree and heartToxic, negative, and unhealthy relationships with people, places, or things in our lives, and the subsequent emotional responses we have to them help us survive negative experiences (or “trauma” as we refer to it at The Bridge). We are built by nature to be survivors. This means at any age - from childhood to adulthood- when we experience painful events our brains and our bodies will create coping mechanisms to survive the experience, albeit often unhealthy coping mechanisms. Unfortunately, while we live in "survival mode," it can also rob us of the ability to live a healthy, satisfying life. Experiencing such unresolved pain can leave us with levels of toxic shame, deeply repressed and backlogged emotions, an inability to express these emotions in a healthy manner, lack of identity and sense of self, and a lack of healthy internal and external boundaries. Understand more about Trauma & Trauma Responses...

Being Healthy is Possible. Being Happy is Possible.

By attending our program at The Bridge, you or your loved one can heal from these wounds and develop healthy coping mechanisms. You can let go of toxic shame, regain your sense of self, and learn to have healthy relationships with your life. It’s never too late to find happiness. Let us help you find it. Learn more about Our Unique Approach to healing trauma, or specifics on Attending Our Program...