Tennie McCarty


Tennie McCarty is one of the foremost experts in treating addiction to behaviors and substances, especially food. A certified addictions specialist and licensed counselor in chemical dependency, she has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Addicted to Food,” Nightline, The Dr. Oz Show, The Joy Behar Show, Weekend Today Show, The Ruby Show, Intervention, and others. In recovery from bulimia and compulsive overeating and a survivor of abuse, Tennie has grown up to become an internationally esteemed therapist, mother of four and the CEO of Shades of Hope, the residential treatment center she founded more than 25 years ago.



  • Buffalo Gap, TX