The Center for Professional Excellence

The Center for Professional Excellence Murfreesboro Tennessee

The Center for Professional Excellence is a pioneer in helping impaired professionals recover their lives, their passions, and their integrity from the effects of addiction, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral problems. Since 1996, CPE’s compassionate and gifted staff has dedicated itself to helping heal professional men who are trapped in cycles of addictions and destructive behaviors so they can utilize and fulfill their gifts, skills, and character.


JourneyPure operates a network of inpatient and outpatient addiction and mental health facilities. Its Center for Professional Excellence (CPE), located in Murfreesboro, Tenn., offers separate residential treatment programs for professional men and women who are struggling with substance abuse or a dual diagnosis.

The organization defines “professionals” as “leaders in their fields” or those “who hold an exceptional amount of responsibility in their job title.” Detox is offered on-site, as one of 27 substance abuse treatment facilities throughout the state to offer this service in a residential, non-hospital setting.


The men’s facility for professionals begins with a thorough evaluation that lasts 3.5 days and includes several individual interviews, a psychiatric evaluation, psychological tests, and a review of the client’s health and medical background.

Treatment utilizes 12-Step along with a proprietary program called the Spiritual Root System, which “exposes the five roots of the human heart”: feelings, needs, desire, longing, and hope. The residential program lasts at least eight weeks, which combines daily group therapy with 12-step work, intensive marriage and family therapy, individual treatment, and education. All graduating clients leave with a comprehensive aftercare plan, which includes access to the JourneyPure Coaching app.

The women’s substance abuse treatment program for professionals is also based on 12-Step. The curriculum helps clients resolve underlying trauma or distress and focuses on issues specific to professional women. Clients engage in evidence-based therapies, receive clinical and psychological support, and are given their own aftercare plan.

Other offerings include special addiction treatment tracts for physicians, healthcare professionals, and nurses.


CPE has a staff-to-client ratio of 1:2 and was founded by a Ph.D-level counselor. The team includes licensed professional counselors and marriage and family therapists.


The men’s facility accommodates 10 clients in a gated community, set in a quiet neighborhood near the Nashville Zoo. Located nearby on a separate property in a Southern-style home, the women’s facility accommodates 12 clients. Amenities include serene spaces for meditation, outdoor amphitheater, activities building, and large outdoor deck.


To date, five alumni submitted mixed reviews to about CPE: three highly positive, two negative. The three who evaluated two major categories of the survey all awarded perfect five stars for treatment effectiveness, and two five-star and one four-star rating for accommodations and amenities.

Two of the reviewers provided more detailed impressions and both awarded five stars for a range of metrics, including facility cleanliness, conflict resolution, consistency, frequency of counseling, level of staff training and experience, safety, and staff support. One alum wrote: “I spent 3 months at CPE a few years ago, and it was the best think that I ever did for myself and my family. I think that it is a phenomenal program and has a superb staff.”

However, negative reviewers cited business issues concerning lack of communication, withholding funds, and extremely high fees as weaknesses. One alum wrote: “Steer clear of this program no matter what!”

On secondary review sites, CPE received mixed feedback, skewed to the positive to date. On Google reviews, out of five stars, three alumni gave the facility one-, four-, and five-star ratings. [1] Alum John wrote: “I have and will continue to recommend CPE to anyone that needs the services they offer!” However, supporting some other alumni critiques, Lyndsay was critical of administrative issues, writing: “The treatment seems great if you can overlook the rest, which I cannot.”


CPE requires payment upfront, but will file an insurance claim for clients if desired. It does not publish its treatment costs online.

[1] GoogleReviews

The Center for Professional Excellence Reviews

I can't and won't speak to the treatment value... but the business side is a mess. They don't return phone calls and they have been holding a LARGE amount of our money for a month now and won't return it.
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I spent 3 months at CPE a few years ago, and it was the best think that I ever did for myself and my family. I think that it is a phenomenal program and has a superb staff.
This program is run by a group of fundamentalist Christian. ... [Staff unprofessional]. Very little is offered for the excessively high cost. This program is a good example of why the alcohol treatment industry needs closer regulation. I am now alcohol free but it is no thanks to this program. Steer clear of this program no matter what!
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This is a 10 men only facility and provides excellent care and accountability! Excellent treatment center!
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The Center for Professional Excellence helped me out.