About Our Staff
Located in the beautiful hills of central Tennessee, Natchez Trace Youth Academy is a structured 115-bed CARF-accredited facility for boys ages 11 to 17. At Natchez Trace, we are committed to providing high-quality care in a secure but exhilarating environment that leads to healing and growth. We seek to stabilize behavior, assess physical and psychological health so that our student can blaze trails for success. To do this, we have assembled a staff trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy who help our residents make strides in improving their mental health and behavior. Our team is made up of psychiatrists, therapists, and nurses who are all committed to creating a therapeutic environment for children and teens.
ABOUT OUR CEO
Tom Hennessy opened Natchez Trace Youth Academy in 2000 and has led the facility as Chief Executive Officer since its opening. Since then, he has always believed that Natchez Trace’s greatest asset is the staff that upholds the organization’s commitment to service excellence. Mr. Hennessy has developed a senior leadership team that has 104 years of combined service to Natchez Trace. This level of tenure among senior staff brings a level of history and accountability to everything we do in service to our residents. Read a personal message from Mr. Hennessy here.
Reach Out for Help
Our admissions staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessment. Call 931-296-1183 to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.