When Lee McCormick co-founded Integrative Life Center in 2010, he had already earned a national reputation as a leader in spiritually based recovery. Lee and co-founder Holly Cook envisioned a unique setting where clients with diverse backgrounds and life experience would be treated by top behavioral health professionals with diverse backgrounds and life experience. Treatment would be highly individualized and rooted in the real world, with clients engaged in the larger community, not isolated. Today, that vision continues to inspire and evolve at ILC.
A Florida native who spent summers on his family’s Wyoming ranch, Lee attended Fort Lewis College in Colorado and completed his degree at Belmont College in Nashville. His interest in behavioral health was sparked by his own recovery experience. Lee went on to found several residential-based treatment experiences, including The Ranch in Nunnelly, Tennessee. At ILC, Lee and his colleagues established a recovery destination that moves beyond diagnosis to harness the power of self-discovery and the natural world.
The author of several books in the field of behavioral health and spirituality, Lee produced the documentary film Dreaming Heaven. He is an avid musician and longtime farmer and rancher. Today, Lee and his wife Mee McCormick own and operate Piney River Cattle Company, a holistic cattle ranch, and Pinewood Kitchen Restaurant and Mercantile in Pinewood, Tennessee. Lee and Mee are the parents of four young adult daughters.
When Josie asked me to write a piece for the 50th edition of Recovery View it caused me to pause and realize our dance with time. I have been great friends with Josie and Jim for a lot of years. Not being a time counter myself, I imagine it’s somewhere between 15-20 years, beginning when both...Read
We are born into this world as inheritors of the legacies of man. We are born of the Light of consciousness merged with the form of our Human body and each of us are a unique expression of the One that created us, God, The mystery, the Great Spirit, Life, flowing through us from the moment of...Read
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