Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Park Center believes that individuals with mental illness can live and work successfully in the community. Park Center provides a comprehensive and dynamic program of recovery for people with severe and persistent mental illness.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Individuals who attend Park Center are called “members” because they elect to attend the program and work toward their own recovery. Park Center believes in responding to individuals' strengths and abilities, rather than their illness. Through employment training, educational groups and peer support, Park Center is able to provide a compassionate and safe atmosphere to maximize opportunities for recovery.

In the Psychiatric Rehabilitation day program, members and staff work side by side to accomplish daily tasks to keep the program running—answering phones, giving tours, making copies, preparing lunch, and keeping the building and grounds clean. Additionally, activities, groups and classes are offered which provide community integration and tools for self improvement.

Goals of the program include providing members with the education and training they need to self-manage their illness and their lives; preparing members to work or volunteer in the community; offering opportunities for peer support; and increasing an individual's independence. 

Services Offered

  • Assistance with educational goals
  • Art Therapy
  • Therapeutic Drum Circle
  • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) groups
  • Nutrition, Weight Loss and Wellness classes
  • Illness Management and Recovery classes
  • Independent living skills (bus training, budgeting, anger management, etc.)

Who is Eligible?

  • For individuals (18 and over) with a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must have TennCare insurance
  • Not appropriate for individuals with intellectual disabilities who have an IQ of less than 70

How To Apply

A completed referral form is required. To complete the online Referral Form, click here.   

To download a paper Referral Form, click here. Paper forms should be emailed to or faxed to 615-650-8917.





This program has been accredited by CARF for Community Integration Services

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We believe individuals can be active and contributing members of their community by defining their lives apart from their mental illness


We believe that individual recovery is possible through loving care, educated choices and support services


We believe that active and ongoing advocacy, education about mental illness and the recovery process are necessary in order to empower members and reduce stigma in our community


We believe that services should be continuously improved to align with current and emerging best practices