The Center for Professional Excellence

The Center for Professional Excellence Murfreesboro Tennessee

The Center for Professional Excellence is a leading organization dedicated to assisting impaired professionals in reclaiming their lives, passions, and integrity from the impact of addiction, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral issues. Since its establishment in 1996, the Center’s highly skilled and compassionate staff has been committed to helping professional men overcome cycles of addiction and destructive behaviors, enabling them to utilize and fulfill their unique talents, 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 individuals who are leaders in their respective fields or hold positions of significant responsibility. The facility provides on-site detox services, distinguishing it as one of 27 substance abuse treatment facilities in the state to offer this service within a non-hospital residential setting.


The men’s facility for professionals begins with a comprehensive 3.5-day evaluation that includes individual interviews, psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, and a review of the client’s health and medical history.

Treatment incorporates the 12-Step program as well as a specialized approach known as the Spiritual Root System. This proprietary program focuses on exploring the fundamental aspects of the human heart: feelings, needs, desire, longing, and hope. The residential program lasts a minimum of eight weeks and combines daily group therapy, 12-step work, intensive marriage and family therapy, individual treatment, and educational components. Upon completion of the program, all clients receive a comprehensive aftercare plan, including access to the JourneyPure Coaching app.

The women’s substance abuse treatment program for professionals also follows the 12-Step model and addresses the unique issues faced by professional women. The curriculum aims to resolve underlying trauma or distress and incorporates evidence-based therapies, clinical and psychological support, and personalized aftercare plans.

In addition, specialized addiction treatment tracks are available for physicians, healthcare professionals, and nurses.


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


The men’s facility can accommodate up to 10 clients and is situated in a gated community within a quiet neighborhood near the Nashville Zoo. The women’s facility, located on a separate property in a Southern-style home, can accommodate up to 12 clients. Amenities include serene spaces for meditation, an outdoor amphitheater, an activities building, and a large outdoor deck.


To date, five alumni have submitted mixed reviews to regarding CPE, with three being highly positive and two negative. Each of the reviewers who addressed the main survey categories gave the highest possible rating of five stars for treatment effectiveness. Additionally, two of the reviewers awarded five stars across multiple metrics, including facility cleanliness, conflict resolution, consistency, counseling frequency, staff training and experience, safety, and staff support. One alumnus expressed their satisfaction with the program, stating, “I spent 3 months at CPE a few years ago, and it was the best thing 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-related concerns such as communication issues, funds withholding, and high fees. One alumnus strongly advised against the program, stating, “Steer clear of this program no matter what!”

On secondary review sites, CPE has received mixed feedback, although the majority has been positive thus far. On Google reviews, three alumni gave the facility ratings ranging from one star to five stars. One reviewer highly recommended CPE’s services, while another mentioned administrative issues and their inability to overlook them.


CPE requires upfront payment and can file an insurance claim on behalf of clients if desired. The treatment costs are not publicly disclosed on the organization’s website.

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.