The Ranch provides comprehensive recovery treatment for survivors of childhood and/or adult trauma of all types. Comorbid addictive and compulsive disorders can be treated concurrently. Disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, dissociative disorder, ocd disorder (obsessive/compulsive disorder), and panic disorder are addressed by our multi-disciplinary team. The particular approach for trauma treatment is determined on an individual basis to meet the client’s needs.
Our skilled staff provide the latest in medication management and innovative techniques including:
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- art therapy
- equine therapy
- experiential role-play therapy
- ropes and adventure therapy
- Tai Chi
- therapeutic/spiritual ceremony
We provide trauma treatment within a conventional format of single-gender and mixed-gender groups as well as individual sessions, family therapy, and optional workshop opportunities. The program stresses the mind-body-spirit connection and is geared toward a full exploration of feelings and messages received during traumatic experiences within a safe “containing” environment. The opportunity to experience empowerment through a full expression of feelings and to change negative beliefs about the self, others and a higher power is provided.
Equine Therapy and Trauma
“The horses at The Ranch certainly hold a valuable place with many of our residents working on loss and trauma issues. Fretful minds, reactive emotions and exhausted bodies have an opportunity to soothe themselves in a surprising way. I’ve often thought that horses, which live in the moment, somehow pass along this much needed life skill to “their people.” They lend a helping hand from Mother Nature, so to speak.”
Dede Beasley, M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
Adventure Therapy and Trauma
“In adventure therapy, your body becomes the ultimate metaphor. In using your body in the exercises, you are more apt to be in it, and connected. Several metaphor therapy exercises relate directly to the treatment and healing of trauma. As always, healing cannot happen in isolation but in community. Adventure therapy is an excellent avenue to connection with community.”
Robert Chapman, MSSW, LADAC
Adventure/Challenge Course Therapist