Tennie McCarty

Certified addictions & eating disorders specialist, author

Tennie McCarty is one of the foremost experts in treating addiction to behaviors and substances, especially eating disorders and food addictions. A certified addictions specialist and licensed counselor in chemical dependency and author of "Shades of Hope: A Program To Stop Dieting & Start Living," 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 Treatment Center, the residential treatment center she founded in Texas more than 25 years ago. She can also be found at

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