Re-write your story and discover the path to hope and recovery

The Ranch Primary Mental Health Treatment Centers

Re-write your story and discover the path to hope and recovery

The Ranch Primary Mental Health Treatment Centers

The Recovery Ranch ACCREDITATIONs
sun Ranch logo 60 by 60 pixels

About The Ranch

At The Ranch, we help you heal from the devastating effects of addiction, compulsive behaviors and mental health
disorders. You’ll reconnect with your authentic self and begin building a fulfilling life in recovery.

young hikers and dog at The Ranch
sun Ranch logo 60 by 60 pixels

About The Ranch

At The Ranch, we help you heal from the devastating effects of addiction, compulsive behaviors and mental health
disorders. You’ll reconnect with your authentic self and begin building a fulfilling life in recovery.

young hikers and dog at The Ranch

Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Programs

at The Ranch Recovery

Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Programs

at The Ranch Recovery

null

Inpatient Drug Rehab Program

The Ranch’s skilled medical professionals customize a special plan just for you and work closely with you to make sure you continue to see progress.

null

Outpatient Drug Rehab Program

We understand you have a life outside of your recovery, and we work with you to plan your treatments accordingly.

null

Personality Disorder Treatment

Personality disorders affect how people think, feel and behave.

null

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders, like depression and anxiety, affect every aspect of your life. Our mental health professionals can help you restore emotional well-being.

null

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety treatment helps individuals struggling with a range of anxiety disorders. Through treatment, clients learn how to manage their mental health healthily.

null

Trauma & PTSD Treatment

Trauma is an intense psychological reaction to an event or repeated situation. These experiences can cause emotional pain and physical suffering beyond the initial healing process.

Sadie Ann
I cannot recommend the Ranch highly enough. We sent our daughter there last year, and they gave us back the girl we remembered-- the girl we loved before addiction took her, and our family, to the depths of hell. As part of her treatment, we attended their Family of Origin (FOO) program, and we learned the roles we had played in keeping her sick. Now we have all started to heal. My daughter had gone to many other treatment programs before the Ranch, but only the Ranch was able to save her.
Rob Briley
My direct experience with The Ranch came through a significant other who admitted herself there for issues of depression, trauma and grief. I have been in and out of recovery for most of my adult life, and I have been to more than a few treatment centers. Although never a patient at The Ranch, I have seen its results first hand and know from experience that it rates among an elite group of recovery centers. I would recommend it without reservation.
Jessica Adams
Sherri Thiel
I have an immense experience with treatment and this place super exceeds any and all expectations. I highly recommend the program!
K Close
I am writing this for all of the parents who don't know who to trust the care of their young adult to. I was there and very scared, as I scoured the Internet seeking help for my very ill daughter. Thank goodness I found The Ranch in Nunnelly, Tennessee ! My daughter was 17 when she admitted she was suicidal due to severe depression. Outpatient counseling was going nowhere. We admitted her to an inpatient stay where almost daily they were verifying insurance would allow her to continue her stay. We were able to eek out a two week stay which resulted in no change, just a lot of meds. Within two weeks she overdosed on one of her new meds and almost died. This resulted in another 3 week hospitalization where she grew more despondent and learned nothing to help her understand her depression. She had been using alcohol and marijuana to self medicate because she was in so much pain mentally. Eventually they discharged her back home to us, classifying her as "stable". She floundered! The only thing she could do was find more powerful ways to escape the constant and severe Anxiety and depression she battled. This led her to not only alcohol and marijuana but also pain killers and anti anxiety medication abuse. What we saw was our beautiful, outgoing, vivacious daughter slowly dying in front of our eyes. She wouldn't eat without coercion. She withdrew from family and friends. She was like a walking ghost and only the shell of her still existed. We knew she needed serious help! I spent weeks searching every place in the U.S. That offered mental healthcare. The places that were touted as world renowned care received such poor reviews that I was more afraid to trust her care to anyone. I called many places and spoke to many admission counselors. I was so confused and afraid of what was the right decision and what could I do to save my 19 year old daughter. Finally I came across the website for the Ranch. I called and talked to the admissions counselor and for some reason, he made me feel that perhaps there was hope. Somehow I knew this was the place! They got her in within two days. AND, they saved her life. They taught her to understand her disease processes and who she is as a person! The care is very holistic, from massage to yoga to mindfulness training to spiritual services to one on on counseling and medication management. The staff here are the most empathetic team of professionals I have ever met. They pushed her when she needed to be pushed and reassured her when she needed to be reassured. They made her take risks in exploring her vulnerabilities while keeping her safe in the process. The staff keeps families informed and part of the treatment process. There are workshops that involve the patient with their family and counselors. We attended one of these weekends and the experience was life changing for all of us. My daughter came home after two months as a new and whole person. She has been sober for 9 months now. She continues with outpatient counseling and works hard at continuing to understand how to live with depression and anxiety. This would not have happened without the people and the program at the Ranch. It has been seven months since she has been home and still lives and practices what she learned while there.The living accommodations were exceptional. The grounds are beautiful and tranquil, nestled in rural area of Tennessee. There were people from all walks of life and they all blended together seamlessly. The price is expensive, but comparable and slightly less than other world renowned facilities. They do take insurance and will work with you for a financial plan that helps. The initial stay is one month and they do push to extend in 30 day increments. Honestly, one month didn't even skim the surface of addiction and depression issues. Extend for another month because the difference was miraculous that we saw in our daughter. Only down side was Discharge planning seemed rushed when we decided she was ready to come home. I hope this helps someone else faced with similar issues
hyrum harris
Anthony Weiner is here. HI WEINER!!! Don't fall off the horse lol
Cullen Roth
Staff is very kind and their program is open minded. I went into it expecting to attend the typical AA/NA/CA nonsense, but came out having found a buddhist program that works for me. I am very grateful that this place works the way it did when I was there. I hope they never change a singe thing, but everything is impermanent.
steve STOPHER
Jason Walker
Life changing experience. Great staff and near perfect approach to treatment for multiple issues. Almost sober 2 years now!!!Please call if you are in search of any help for yourself or a loved one.THIS PLACE SAVES LIVES
Yermi Anonymous
The Ranch is home to anyone who is desperate to start their journey of recovery. As they will tell you when you are there, it is not the whole answer. It is a beginning. A solid foundation. When I was there, I learned the fatal nature of my addiction, I connected with my soul, I finally found the correct balance and combination of meds to address my MMD, and I addressed some serious compounding complications around the problem. It was only a beginning though. I needed to devote the rest of my life to the 12 step way of life to truly live a recovered life. I had attempted suicide a week before coming to the Ranch. I was still suicidal for some time while I was there. But at some point, the Ranch helped me find my soul. I am forever grateful for that. The intensity and diversity of their world class work is incredible. I say this having attended two other rehabs and having lived on five different psych wards before trying the Ranch. They address medical, emotional, mental and spiritual concerns. Their approach is holistic with outstanding experts in all fields. I could not afford the cost, but I could not afford to not go. My community helped me pay for it. It was worth every penny to me and to the community that helped me get there. I am now a vibrant, contributing member of that community. If you are a hopeless addict. Go there. Get a start. When you leave, quickly find a sponsor that will take you through the steps as prescribed in the Big Book of AA. Put those steps ahead of everything. I mean everything and enjoy freedom at last. I did. It works.
Briana Severine
Carter Gibson
I spent 5 weeks at The Ranch working through my PTSD and trauma issues that were really impacting my life. After over two decades of successful 12 step work it was time to peel back the onion and look at the really icky stuff. The Ranch was a safe, comfortable and productive place to do this work. I especially enjoyed the "house" concept. Living, eating, working and playing with the group of guys in my house made all the difference in the world. It was full immersion therapy, 24/7. From sleeping in a room with other guys to household chores to riding to meeting in the van. We did everything together and I developed some of the closest friendships of my life.The location is peaceful, the therapists are first rate and the work done there is magical. I highly recommend The Ranch for people suffering with the disease of addiction and all of the baggage that goes along with it. The Ranch really changed my life.
lola burnette
bryan murphy
Thomas Hafer
Michael Warren
It was here that I have learned the process of recovery is both a recovery from something unmanageable, and a recovery to something greater. The Ranch taught me how to add vibrancy to a previously grey life. The staff was amazing. The challenge of rediscovering my authentic self was cultivated in a very open, compassionate, and safe environment. I learned vulnerability was not just validated, but a true signal of a courageous life. To the Ranch I am highly grateful.
Jake Mahegan
When I was in the middle of my addiction, I had lost virtually everything. The Ranch gave me my life back. Now I can experience the love of my family and challenging, meaningful work. I owe that to the caring and skilled professionals at the Ranch. Anyone in need of help with addiction should consider the Ranch.
Matt Mcquiddy
I discharged from The Ranch a little over a year ago. During one of the most difficult times of my life, I was met with compassion and care by the whole staff. I was given the tools that I needed to put into practice outside of treatment in order to achieve long term recovery.
Scott H.
I went to The Ranch in 2016 as a 53 year old professional. The idea of going to rehab was not even a possibility to me. Even while in the ICU as a result of alcoholism I despised the idea. But fortunately, I was convinced I needed it. I chose The Ranch and approached going there with the attitude that I was going to get everything I could so I wouldn’t have to repeat the process. In all reality, so I wouldn’t die. The Ranch gave me insight into myself and alcoholism that not only changed the course of my addiction, it changed my life. It differs from some treatment facilities in that there are a multitude of approaches to therapy employed. It isn’t simply a place to repeat 12 step meetings over and again although they are part of the process. I believe that at The Ranch, I not only learned sobriety, I learned a number of life skills that I really needed. I would say that I was missing, which is true, but really they are missing from most of the men I know whether they are addicts of some kind or not. There is a place inside us that needs to have an outlet, a voice. I began to learn the language of that voice at The Ranch. And I’m able to speak it sober.
Anthony Whittaker
The ranch was a life changing expirence that really helped me in a way words would not do it justice. The staff was AMazing and truly care about helping their clients!
Greg Kfoury
I am so grateful that I had the chance to go to The Ranch. It was a life-changing experience. The staff was incredible...they truly cared about me as a person and about helping me learn to be the best and happiest version of myself.
Diane Canis
The ranch changed my life for the better in all aspects. I needed to find my true self and the staff there couldn't have been more wonderful or helpful. The therapy and adventure therapy especially blew my mind and opened my eyes to so much more. very grateful.
Chris Mackin
I went to The Ranch over a year ago. That was the turning point from being at a place in my life where I was depressed, lost, and hopeless. I Spent three months there and the therapists along with the community of people I met there allowed me to build the foundation for the life I live now. Every day I wake up feels like a dream, i am happier than what I ever could have imagined and beyond grateful for the opportunity that I was given to be able to go to this wonderful place!
Sean Doherty
The Ranch changed my life forever, and for the better. Seriously who wants to go to rehab? I chose to go. I thought I would do my time and get out with my certificate of completion, all cured. Ha! It was an amazing start to my now 5+ year journey into myself. The primary that The Ranch provides is amazing. And it is primary, a start. The people are amazing, but I had to turn it over, it took a while. The program is unbelievable, the education on my disease, intimacy disorder as put together by Rob Weiss is incredible. The people, the staff and the clients, are kind, difficult, and life changing. Before I went I didn't know how to connect with others. I learned to let people in, to hold space for others, and to practice learning about the things I can change and the things that don't belong to me to change. It is a place of safety, and learning. It isn't easy, and it is totally worth it.
joemorgangal
I love The Ranch in Nunnelly TN, it saved my life! I'm about to hit my two year anniversary of clean time from self harm and I could not have done it without The Ranch. Before going to The Ranch i was miserable, suicidal at times, cutting my arm and legs almost everyday. I was isolated, felt alone, angry and didn't know what to do. I was in and out of psychiatric hospitals and going to therapy and what i was doing was not working. So I WENT TO THE RANCH. It was not my choice to go, it was an intervention, but once i got there it was my choice to stay. It was a bit overwhelming at first as i felt so alone but the staff were super nice. I remember this lovely Piney Staff woman asking me if i needed anything and I said "no, i just want to go cry on the bathroom floor alone for a while" and they were ok with it. No one told me to suck it up or get over it, they didn't hand me a tissue or anything, mo judgements, they didn't try to force meds down me like the hospitals do, they just let me cry. It was the first time in as long as i can remember i felt safe. The admission process was exosting, but that could have been because i spent the entire night in the back of an ambulance traveling from a psychiatric hospital in NC where i was involuntary committed for the previous week. The Ranch staff were great, every single person listened to me and treated me like a real human, it was unlike any other treatment center I have ever been too. Once i was clear to leave Piney and assigned a house i was terrified, i didn't want anyone to know my secrets or judge me, i was sick of being told what to do. But my house, the trauma house was not like that at all. Everyone was so welcoming, there was a schedule to follow so i didn't even have to think, i could just breath. The days are very busy at The Ranch. Learning new ways to communicate and coping skills. It was common for staff to be "running around" with a bowl of ice, which is a TIPP skill in DBT. The horse barn was my saving grace. Susan was amazing, my first Saturday i was able to spend at the barn just brushing the horses talking about my own horse but while i was brushing Sunny i broke down and finally talked outloud about the loss of my heart horse Joey. Tears ran down my face and onto Sunny and Sunny did not seem to mind at all and Susan just listened and empathized with me as she is a horse owner too. I was able to begin the process of greaving the many losses in my life. Days martched on at The Ranch and "Gump day" arrived, worst and best day of my life. The secret ceromony, wow, very powerful. For the first time ever I voiced events in my life and there was no judgements, just compassion. Some of the homework assignments were different, but always unique and effective for the individual. I struggled to ask for help and always do things on my own so for one of my assignments i was not aloud to use my hands. I had to ask others to do everything for me (except personal care). It was so hard and i was so frustrated and angry but it worked. I did 1:1 DBT seasons with Linda H. And worked with Jeff on rebuilding my relationship with God. Music nights with Bubba are amazing! And the recovery comedian, Mark L. Is fantastic and really helps put a different perspective on addiction and recovery. Before discharge the staff helped me find a step down program and together we developed a solid manageable aftercare plan which i stuck too. I'm a different person today because of The Ranch. I love the Alumni Cordnattor Jessica H. She does alimni groups and meetings and checks in from time to time. No other place has ever done that. I have resources and skills to use to live a life worth living. TODAY I HAVE A CHOICE. Today i choice to live and keep only healthy people in my circle. I continue to go to therapy and practice DBT skills, I work the NA 12 steps because drugs are the only thing that can be an addition. I have never used drugs or drank but my cutting had become an addiction along with many of my other behaviors. The Ranch was just my new begging
Cherie Leblanc
5 stars...really?? This place definitely deserves 10! The tentacles of addiction are sticky and complicated. It is a disease that is only understood by those whom have lived within its deep dark hole. From day 1 of my husbands courageous surrender and entrance into the ranch, I found complete trust in this treatment center. I was a shattered wife who knew nothing of my husbands illness. How do I move forward in my life with our children let alone continue to stay married to a man who was capable of having so many hidden secrets, will I ever be able to heal, will I ever be able to understand how and why he "acted out", will I ever be able to forgive him. Every single question that came up in my spiral of thinking was professionally answered by at least one of the therapist at the ranch. They accepted me as a spouse and gave me tremendous help as well. After 65 days of treatment, our girls and I picked up our man. He was full of hope and ready to move forward in our lives together with god. There was just something different in his eyes, he looked alive. The ranch taught all of us how to be better people and how to connect with our higher power...god. I will be forever grateful to the ranch for giving us our lives back. I have on several occasions recommended the ranch for addiction recovery/treatment. However, in order for treatment to be successful, one must be willing to do the work; my husband was ready to be healthy again and surrendered to his treatment from the beginning. This program worked for our family because we put in the work they advised us to do. We listened, we cried and we prevailed. I would have never thought in a million years, that in my adult life one of my top favorite travel places would be to revisit a treatment center. Whew, was I wrong! I am proud of my husband for digging deep and daring to be great again. And I am grateful to god for making it possible for our family to become one with the family at the ranch. #bebadass #newbeginnings #giveitallyougot
Ryan L.
My name is Ryan L. I was a client at The Ranch from March 24-May 27. I entered rehab with the mentality of saving a marriage that had been severely damaged by multiple addictions. Sex, alcohol and gambling addictions that were making me a different person than I really was. With the help of the” brotherhood” , I was quickly told that saving my marriage was the wrong reason to be in rehab and that I better learn how to save myself and then maybe the marrige would be saved. This brotherhood is something I will never forget because in the first couple of days they are the men that step up with open arms and welcomed me into the program. I needed all the help I could get because I definitely was not on a winning streak whatsoever. The Ranch staff then took over from there and dug down to the bottom of my issues and helped me see the bottom line behaviors were being caused by some trauma related issues of the past. With the help of my counselor James and the trauma counselor Justin I was able to see that my behaviors were escape mechanisms. They were very unhealthy behaviors causing me to move further and further away from whom I really was. My behaviors made me think that everyone else was at fault especially my wife when actually ,I was to blame for my very poor choices. The staff helped me understand that the reason for extending my stay for another 28 days was that my brain would heal further. I would not be threatened by the external factors of the world. In my opinion, it was best for me to stay those extra days. The Ranch provided a very safe environment for me for the whole time I was in treatment. The house that I stayed in was very accommodating and allowed space to breath from other clients when needed because of its spacious environment. The following activities “equine, adventure therapy, group therapy, music night” allowed me to get out of self and realize how important that was. When I’m out of self I’m able to be of service and that has been very instrumental in my recovery. I have been lucky to continue to be of service to the Ranch-in the last 2 years. I have been invited to be a guest speaker for the AWESOME reunion weekend held in October along with sharing my experience strength and hope at an AA meeting on a Sunday night. I also have been involved with other guys choosing The Ranch as a place of recovery. As I write this tonight I missed a call from a client telling me that he was doing well and thanked mefor helping him make the right decision to enter rehab and start a new life free from the threshold-of addiction. I definitely would recommend The Ranch to anyone seeking help from sex addiction. It all starts with the decision of turning your will and life over to the care of your Higher Power whom I call God. If you are struggling with an addiction, remember that you are not alone and seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness but more a show of courage to become a better person. As of today I am completely sober to all of the above and for this I am eternal grateful. My marriage today is the best it has ever been because I have followed the instructions given to me.
Jeffrey Engberg
My journey to The Ranch was the result of an ultimatum given to me by my wife. She told me I had 2 choices: seek treatment at The Ranch for my addiction or move out of the house. My life was unraveling before my eyes. Because of my addiction, I was on the verge of losing everything that I loved, everything that was important to me in my life. Even so, after spending 3 days at The Ranch, I wanted out of there! However, I knew what the consequences would be if I left. I would lose everything! My wife, my family. Maybe even my life! So I reluctantly stayed. As a result, I found a sanctuary. I found a place where the stressors of the real world were gone. As a result, I found myself. And I found my sobriety. I have been living a life of recovery since. I have almost 1 1/2 years of sobriety. The Ranch is not a perfect place. There is no such thing. If one wants to get sober, one must immerse yourself in the program, in the process. No matter what facility, program you're in. I truly believe that I owe my life to The Ranch! The Ranch staff and their programs showed me the way to live a different life. The Brotherhood I formed with other men, who were also struggling with addictions, will be everlasting. My experience at The Ranch was the biggest blessing I could ever have wished for. The Ranch will be a part of my life forever!
Laya Jean
There are no words I could use that would fully describe my time at the Ranch. I truly believe that this place is a sacred one. The Ranch gave me my life back & so much more. I will forever be grateful to this place and its staff.
Heidi Vendegna
This is a very well run facility, fabulously organized right down to the transportation which was run like a well oiled machine. The days were packed full of groups, individual and intensive therapies. Equine therapy is well integrated in the program as was adventure therapy which was most impactful. Every staff member is RESPECTFUL and very caring and the physicians are very knowledgeable in Trauma, Mental Health and addiction Medicine. The houses are staffed with very caring people and the therapists are great! Discharge planning was covered very well and aftercare outreach team stays involved. I can't say enough about this treatment center.
Rune
Rachel Sherriff
I am, and will always be eternally grateful for my time at The Ranch. Rewind to 2012. I had lost all faith in myself, and life itself. I didn't want to live any longer. The Ranch quite literally saved my life. I had hated myself for so long, I didn't even know if self love was possible. Don't get me wrong-- it wasn't a comfortable process. They had me take an honest look at myself and all my negative coping mechanisms. I had to be completely transparent, in order to move forward and heal from the traumas of my past. The trauma work I experienced with the therapists at The Ranch was some of the most healing work I've ever done. My primary therapist truly made me feel cared about as she fiercely advocated for me. Upon discharge I was provided with personalized tools by the therapeutic team to go out into the world and succeed- and I've done just that.
Sandra Lamb
My son entered inpatient at The Ranch a few weeks ago. For the first time my son wants to be in recovery and says The Ranch has already made a tremendous difference in his life. He says the classroom work, counseling sessions, and team activities have been invaluable during this initial phase of his recovery. He has bonded with others in the program and says they support and encourage one another. His counselor has updated me weekly on his progress and the administrative staff have been dedicated to working through the insurance process. Our family is very blessed to have found this program. I am certain this solid foundation will contribute immensely to my son’s full recovery. I will give an update when he completes and succeeds the program 🙂
Kait Englert
I'm really hesitant to give this feedback, because I had both positive and negative experiences at The Ranch, during the three weeks I spent at Windsong (the women's trauma house). Positive experiences were living with a routine, the maze, DBT, and being able to see the horses every morning. The biggest help was being able to live with other women who had experienced trauma, day in and day out. Negative were how little I actually talked to a therapist one-on-one. I was there for three weeks in December, and I saw my primary therapist twice, and my trauma therapist once. They advertise that you'll see both once a week. I understand that people need time off, especially during the holidays, but my biggest issue is I was charged the full daily cost. Every week I requested additional equine therapy and rides, and was dismissed. No one was told you can't do "dangerous" adventure therapy if you have *ever* had suicidal thoughts. I was treated as an addict when I didn't have an addiction, forced to go to AA and NA meetings regularly. The worst part was the drama. If you don't let 10-20 women spend any time alone (I get it, isolating is bad), there will be drama. At week 2 of my three weeks, an age war began. I was told by another client I couldn't understand other people and was selfish because I saw things differently than someone almost half my age, and staff let it go. Therapists tried talking clients through it, but inevitably, there was ridiculous, childish drama that hurt everyone. That said, I would go back if my insurance would cover me (Blue cross, you're getting your own post). I loved my therapists (Robyn and Monica) and wish I could see them more. Some of the relationships I built will be lifelong. My biggest issue is that my time was cut short, and healing from trauma takes time. The Ranch needs to fix issues, but the majority of issues lie with insurance.
Lauren Wright
My experience was absolutely phenomenal. I had my ups and downs with some of the staff but overall I would send my child to The Ranch. whenever I needed care, the staff was there for me. I felt that everyone genuinely wanted to help the clients. I went for PTSD, trauma, and borderline personality disorder and every single day I got stronger and learned more about myself that I never knew. the clients were the most loving, understanding, and welcoming people I have ever met in my entire life. I wish I could stay there forever.
Hannah Heacock
phenomenal program! If you have the opportunity to go here, take it!! The holistic approach and focus on overall wellness is incredible! No matter what you go there for (drug addiction, ED, mental health, etc.), they focus on the root and treating everything. The trauma therapy I received there changed my life. They tackled all of my issues in such a sympathetic and effective way. The community really felt like a family .Even the staff is understanding and caring and incredibly relatable. They offer so many different approaches to therapy, not just equine. This is one program where you really do a lot all the time. Even though I was unhappy about it at first(because I couldn't use the phone and felt like there were too many restrictions), my biggest breakthroughs were all because of this program.
Alyssa S
I spent a month at the ranch and it saved my life. I have overcome a relationship addiction of six years and have the coping skills to battle my lifelong depression. I'm starting a new chapter in my life and I have the ranch to thank for it. The RAs are awesome, the different groups you attend were great. The only thing you should know is that you need to be your own activist. Use your voice to get what you want here. 🙂
Kelly Marie
Laurie Roe
I sent a client to the Ranch who had multiple treatment episodes. The trauma treatment is absolutely the best! He could not have been happier with the care he received while he was there. The staff was professional and kept in contact with me. Their family program with the doctor was phenomenal and I have received feedback from all family members who participated. Thank you for the professional work you guys have done!
Katy George
Staff was attentive to all my needs. Trauma therapy was thorough. Along with the cousolors/doctors who listened and changed something when needed.
Collin Flynn
The Ranch gave me so much awareness of who I am, and what I was dealing with. The knowledge I have about my addiction, and mental health has proven invaluable. I owe my current happiness, and life to The Ranch, and all the staff (especially my therapist Amanda). I also want to than Mr. Thomas Hooker for referring me to The Ranch. He walked me through the process, and made my experience much more comfortable than I would have thought. Without him I'm not sure where I'd be right now.
Caroline Meyers
I went to rehab in 2015 for three months and I will forever be indebted to the ranch. There is no possible way I would be who and where I am if it weren’t for the ranch. Some days, I wish I could go back because of how safe I felt there. I met so many amazing people and learned so many helpful coping mechanisms and really found my true self. They have so many incredible activities like adventure day and so many awesome classes like yoga and energy healing! Some of the rules and punishments are still a little ridiculous to me but it was what I needed at the time. You might not agree with everything they do and say, but I promise if you work the program you’ll see the light. I know I did and I’m forever grateful. I still struggle with my mental illness and addiction but I now have a full time job that I love and I’m 2 years sober. Never thought I’d be so happy to be sober and working but I am! Thank you to my RA’s , sisters, dogs, and therapists.
Jamie White
Excellent place to come for treatment. Gorgeous facility with a 'home' like feeling.
Glenn Weber
The staff at The Ranch are the most caring and compassionate people. From RAs to the medical/psych providers and therapists, they are all invested wholeheartedly in your care. I highly recommend this residential treatment facility to anyone that needs help with addiction, eating disorder, or mental health issues.
Joanna Dixon
As a psychotherapist I have encouraged several clients to go here. Inpatient is HARD to accept- but going to a hospital inpatient isn’t always what my clients needed. They needed R & R and they needed a place to slow down- and process- in nature not in a white walled room. And each of my clients who have followed through (4) have come back with a 180 degree difference! Understanding how to process their own stuff- tools for what to do, regulated and effective medication- I am so thankful for all they provide and the expertise of every staff person I have encountered! Thank you for taking the care of my people! It gave us just the boost we needed to continue amazing work on self growth!
Leonard Feinstein
Recently we sent our son to the Ranch. As parents we were very apprehensive. But I have to tell you this place blew away any expectations we had. They were the most caring, understanding group of therapists and case managers we have ever been exposed to. Within the first week, we heard from my son's case manager Jackie, who updated us on his progress. Soon after, we heard from our son's therapist Amanda who was incredible! When we finally heard from our son, he was a changed kid. He was happy and motivated to get better. To top things off, we went to the family therapy session, which lasted for FOUR DAYS! Doctor Rodney ended up delivering a very powerful message for the family, in regards to how interactions occur, between the patient and their loved ones. Unfortunately, I have been to other treatment centers for different family members in the past, but nothing compares to this place. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY!
Detective Skeleton
Abby M.
Great experience at the ranch. Counselors and staff genuinely cared and are very knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Megan Dunagan
People can say what they want to about this place, but remember not everyone goes willingly! I went here for 14 days and i can honestly say it was one of the best decisions of my life. Piney was a little scary since this was my first attempt at reaching out and my anxiety was through the rough, but once i got placed in a home things got so much better. I learned a lot here and am forever thankful for everything!!!
Robert
They do their best with what they have. Insurance is really not helpful with mental health diagnosis. I learned so much from the Ranch. I came willingly, and although I was afraid of my responsibilities back home, the 30 days I was there was truly healing. Thank you to James, RA Charlie, John, Tori and Ben. Dr. Rodney’s family therapy is wellllll worth the money. I’d you think of the Ranch, have an open mind and understand that it’s not just the therapists and staff that bring healing, it’s time with others just like you. Do the work even when it’s uncomfortable.
Joshua Cooper
I’m literally at the airport now heading home from 30 days at The Ranch. My name is Josh C and I was at the Windsong House. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing this place is. All the staff was amazing! Dr Kirby was the absolute best. All the RAs were fantastic. I made a house full of brothers and people I will have as friends for the rest of my life. I would suggest this place a million times over. If you have any questions or concerns before you go, feel free to email me. Jmcooper79 at gmail
Rabbi Shain
Hi! My name is Chana and I am a patron of The Ranch Tennesse. When you get to The Ranch- First of all, I flew into Nashville from Newark NJ. Another client had just landed too and a member of The Ranch was there to greet us. She had already lifted my luggage from baggage claim. We climbed into the minivan and drove about 45 minutes to Nunnely. The drive was beautiful with beautiful green all along the roadways. The admissions building is beautiful. You are given a very comfortable, friendly room. The staff checks your suitcase and personal bags and files away your electronics and credit cards for later. I stayed in the admissions building one night. I was seen by a psychiatrist who had a talk with me about my past, present and future impressions. In the morning I was woken up for breakfast and chatted with the other new arrivals. When i was placed in a treatment house I was then given back my bag and i walked out of the admissions office to another building. Girls were relaxing on sofas and through the back door a yoga class was in process which I joined. Afterwards I met my roommates. One took me to check out the Bookstore. Which is also a bit of a library. Kind of like a CVS-feel to it. There were 9-12 members in my new house. I was assigned a room and a roommate. After an hour my suitcase was returned to me from the RA's window. I got to unpack. We make our beds every morning, share breakfast, lunch, and dinner together as a group, and frequent the gazebo behind our house for smoking, sunning and talking and singing. Everyone is awesome. I really enjoyed my one week at The Ranch, Nunnely, Tennesse. Many patrons stay for one month or two months or even four months. I loved my time there and adored my fellow house mates. We watched TV together on weekends, listened to the radio, went to groups, workshops, classes, and games. The sun was shining every day. And the moon was clearly seen at night. There was a spiritual feeling here. I felt honored to be a part of a conscious community. I left after only a week but it was a week with soooo much insight, communication, work, and journeys packed in. I was overflowing and by that time I was starting to feel a touch homicidal. I asked to return to the admissions building where i was able to detach from the group dynamics, sleep, and be alone again after a week of intense community. I called my mother who I had not seen or spoken to in 7 days. Together, my therapist Jennifer, myself and my mother decided it was best that I go back home. The Ranch was a place I came to after several long hospital stays in New Jersey. The change of pace was most welcome. By the time the details of my discharge were worked out, a new client was ready to fill in my place in my old house. I hope she had as great a time as I did. Thank you Tennesse!Love, Chanap.s. say hi to the horses and cat.
Beckie Houser
The ranch and its staff, saved my life. I had reach my breaking point. They were they to help me get through and heal!!
Misty Rochelle
Ruth Hoffmann
Next Reviews
sun Ranch logo 60 by 60 pixels

Hear From Our Alumni

null

Inpatient Drug Rehab Program

The Ranch’s skilled medical professionals customize a special plan just for you and work closely with you to make sure you continue to see progress.

null

Outpatient Drug Rehab Program

We understand you have a life outside of your recovery, and we work with you to plan your treatments accordingly.

null

Personality Disorder Treatment

Personality disorders affect how people think, feel and behave.

null

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders, like depression and anxiety, affect every aspect of your life. Our mental health professionals can help you restore emotional well-being.

null

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety treatment helps individuals struggling with a range of anxiety disorders. Through treatment, clients learn how to manage their mental health healthily.

null

Trauma & PTSD Treatment

Trauma is an intense psychological reaction to an event or repeated situation. These experiences can cause emotional pain and physical suffering beyond the initial healing process.

Sadie Ann
I cannot recommend the Ranch highly enough. We sent our daughter there last year, and they gave us back the girl we remembered-- the girl we loved before addiction took her, and our family, to the depths of hell. As part of her treatment, we attended their Family of Origin (FOO) program, and we learned the roles we had played in keeping her sick. Now we have all started to heal. My daughter had gone to many other treatment programs before the Ranch, but only the Ranch was able to save her.
Rob Briley
My direct experience with The Ranch came through a significant other who admitted herself there for issues of depression, trauma and grief. I have been in and out of recovery for most of my adult life, and I have been to more than a few treatment centers. Although never a patient at The Ranch, I have seen its results first hand and know from experience that it rates among an elite group of recovery centers. I would recommend it without reservation.
Jessica Adams
Sherri Thiel
I have an immense experience with treatment and this place super exceeds any and all expectations. I highly recommend the program!
K Close
I am writing this for all of the parents who don't know who to trust the care of their young adult to. I was there and very scared, as I scoured the Internet seeking help for my very ill daughter. Thank goodness I found The Ranch in Nunnelly, Tennessee ! My daughter was 17 when she admitted she was suicidal due to severe depression. Outpatient counseling was going nowhere. We admitted her to an inpatient stay where almost daily they were verifying insurance would allow her to continue her stay. We were able to eek out a two week stay which resulted in no change, just a lot of meds. Within two weeks she overdosed on one of her new meds and almost died. This resulted in another 3 week hospitalization where she grew more despondent and learned nothing to help her understand her depression. She had been using alcohol and marijuana to self medicate because she was in so much pain mentally. Eventually they discharged her back home to us, classifying her as "stable". She floundered! The only thing she could do was find more powerful ways to escape the constant and severe Anxiety and depression she battled. This led her to not only alcohol and marijuana but also pain killers and anti anxiety medication abuse. What we saw was our beautiful, outgoing, vivacious daughter slowly dying in front of our eyes. She wouldn't eat without coercion. She withdrew from family and friends. She was like a walking ghost and only the shell of her still existed. We knew she needed serious help! I spent weeks searching every place in the U.S. That offered mental healthcare. The places that were touted as world renowned care received such poor reviews that I was more afraid to trust her care to anyone. I called many places and spoke to many admission counselors. I was so confused and afraid of what was the right decision and what could I do to save my 19 year old daughter. Finally I came across the website for the Ranch. I called and talked to the admissions counselor and for some reason, he made me feel that perhaps there was hope. Somehow I knew this was the place! They got her in within two days. AND, they saved her life. They taught her to understand her disease processes and who she is as a person! The care is very holistic, from massage to yoga to mindfulness training to spiritual services to one on on counseling and medication management. The staff here are the most empathetic team of professionals I have ever met. They pushed her when she needed to be pushed and reassured her when she needed to be reassured. They made her take risks in exploring her vulnerabilities while keeping her safe in the process. The staff keeps families informed and part of the treatment process. There are workshops that involve the patient with their family and counselors. We attended one of these weekends and the experience was life changing for all of us. My daughter came home after two months as a new and whole person. She has been sober for 9 months now. She continues with outpatient counseling and works hard at continuing to understand how to live with depression and anxiety. This would not have happened without the people and the program at the Ranch. It has been seven months since she has been home and still lives and practices what she learned while there.The living accommodations were exceptional. The grounds are beautiful and tranquil, nestled in rural area of Tennessee. There were people from all walks of life and they all blended together seamlessly. The price is expensive, but comparable and slightly less than other world renowned facilities. They do take insurance and will work with you for a financial plan that helps. The initial stay is one month and they do push to extend in 30 day increments. Honestly, one month didn't even skim the surface of addiction and depression issues. Extend for another month because the difference was miraculous that we saw in our daughter. Only down side was Discharge planning seemed rushed when we decided she was ready to come home. I hope this helps someone else faced with similar issues
hyrum harris
Anthony Weiner is here. HI WEINER!!! Don't fall off the horse lol
Cullen Roth
Staff is very kind and their program is open minded. I went into it expecting to attend the typical AA/NA/CA nonsense, but came out having found a buddhist program that works for me. I am very grateful that this place works the way it did when I was there. I hope they never change a singe thing, but everything is impermanent.
steve STOPHER
Jason Walker
Life changing experience. Great staff and near perfect approach to treatment for multiple issues. Almost sober 2 years now!!!Please call if you are in search of any help for yourself or a loved one.THIS PLACE SAVES LIVES
Yermi Anonymous
The Ranch is home to anyone who is desperate to start their journey of recovery. As they will tell you when you are there, it is not the whole answer. It is a beginning. A solid foundation. When I was there, I learned the fatal nature of my addiction, I connected with my soul, I finally found the correct balance and combination of meds to address my MMD, and I addressed some serious compounding complications around the problem. It was only a beginning though. I needed to devote the rest of my life to the 12 step way of life to truly live a recovered life. I had attempted suicide a week before coming to the Ranch. I was still suicidal for some time while I was there. But at some point, the Ranch helped me find my soul. I am forever grateful for that. The intensity and diversity of their world class work is incredible. I say this having attended two other rehabs and having lived on five different psych wards before trying the Ranch. They address medical, emotional, mental and spiritual concerns. Their approach is holistic with outstanding experts in all fields. I could not afford the cost, but I could not afford to not go. My community helped me pay for it. It was worth every penny to me and to the community that helped me get there. I am now a vibrant, contributing member of that community. If you are a hopeless addict. Go there. Get a start. When you leave, quickly find a sponsor that will take you through the steps as prescribed in the Big Book of AA. Put those steps ahead of everything. I mean everything and enjoy freedom at last. I did. It works.
Briana Severine
Carter Gibson
I spent 5 weeks at The Ranch working through my PTSD and trauma issues that were really impacting my life. After over two decades of successful 12 step work it was time to peel back the onion and look at the really icky stuff. The Ranch was a safe, comfortable and productive place to do this work. I especially enjoyed the "house" concept. Living, eating, working and playing with the group of guys in my house made all the difference in the world. It was full immersion therapy, 24/7. From sleeping in a room with other guys to household chores to riding to meeting in the van. We did everything together and I developed some of the closest friendships of my life.The location is peaceful, the therapists are first rate and the work done there is magical. I highly recommend The Ranch for people suffering with the disease of addiction and all of the baggage that goes along with it. The Ranch really changed my life.
lola burnette
bryan murphy
Thomas Hafer
Michael Warren
It was here that I have learned the process of recovery is both a recovery from something unmanageable, and a recovery to something greater. The Ranch taught me how to add vibrancy to a previously grey life. The staff was amazing. The challenge of rediscovering my authentic self was cultivated in a very open, compassionate, and safe environment. I learned vulnerability was not just validated, but a true signal of a courageous life. To the Ranch I am highly grateful.
Jake Mahegan
When I was in the middle of my addiction, I had lost virtually everything. The Ranch gave me my life back. Now I can experience the love of my family and challenging, meaningful work. I owe that to the caring and skilled professionals at the Ranch. Anyone in need of help with addiction should consider the Ranch.
Matt Mcquiddy
I discharged from The Ranch a little over a year ago. During one of the most difficult times of my life, I was met with compassion and care by the whole staff. I was given the tools that I needed to put into practice outside of treatment in order to achieve long term recovery.
Scott H.
I went to The Ranch in 2016 as a 53 year old professional. The idea of going to rehab was not even a possibility to me. Even while in the ICU as a result of alcoholism I despised the idea. But fortunately, I was convinced I needed it. I chose The Ranch and approached going there with the attitude that I was going to get everything I could so I wouldn’t have to repeat the process. In all reality, so I wouldn’t die. The Ranch gave me insight into myself and alcoholism that not only changed the course of my addiction, it changed my life. It differs from some treatment facilities in that there are a multitude of approaches to therapy employed. It isn’t simply a place to repeat 12 step meetings over and again although they are part of the process. I believe that at The Ranch, I not only learned sobriety, I learned a number of life skills that I really needed. I would say that I was missing, which is true, but really they are missing from most of the men I know whether they are addicts of some kind or not. There is a place inside us that needs to have an outlet, a voice. I began to learn the language of that voice at The Ranch. And I’m able to speak it sober.
Anthony Whittaker
The ranch was a life changing expirence that really helped me in a way words would not do it justice. The staff was AMazing and truly care about helping their clients!
Greg Kfoury
I am so grateful that I had the chance to go to The Ranch. It was a life-changing experience. The staff was incredible...they truly cared about me as a person and about helping me learn to be the best and happiest version of myself.
Diane Canis
The ranch changed my life for the better in all aspects. I needed to find my true self and the staff there couldn't have been more wonderful or helpful. The therapy and adventure therapy especially blew my mind and opened my eyes to so much more. very grateful.
Chris Mackin
I went to The Ranch over a year ago. That was the turning point from being at a place in my life where I was depressed, lost, and hopeless. I Spent three months there and the therapists along with the community of people I met there allowed me to build the foundation for the life I live now. Every day I wake up feels like a dream, i am happier than what I ever could have imagined and beyond grateful for the opportunity that I was given to be able to go to this wonderful place!
Sean Doherty
The Ranch changed my life forever, and for the better. Seriously who wants to go to rehab? I chose to go. I thought I would do my time and get out with my certificate of completion, all cured. Ha! It was an amazing start to my now 5+ year journey into myself. The primary that The Ranch provides is amazing. And it is primary, a start. The people are amazing, but I had to turn it over, it took a while. The program is unbelievable, the education on my disease, intimacy disorder as put together by Rob Weiss is incredible. The people, the staff and the clients, are kind, difficult, and life changing. Before I went I didn't know how to connect with others. I learned to let people in, to hold space for others, and to practice learning about the things I can change and the things that don't belong to me to change. It is a place of safety, and learning. It isn't easy, and it is totally worth it.
joemorgangal
I love The Ranch in Nunnelly TN, it saved my life! I'm about to hit my two year anniversary of clean time from self harm and I could not have done it without The Ranch. Before going to The Ranch i was miserable, suicidal at times, cutting my arm and legs almost everyday. I was isolated, felt alone, angry and didn't know what to do. I was in and out of psychiatric hospitals and going to therapy and what i was doing was not working. So I WENT TO THE RANCH. It was not my choice to go, it was an intervention, but once i got there it was my choice to stay. It was a bit overwhelming at first as i felt so alone but the staff were super nice. I remember this lovely Piney Staff woman asking me if i needed anything and I said "no, i just want to go cry on the bathroom floor alone for a while" and they were ok with it. No one told me to suck it up or get over it, they didn't hand me a tissue or anything, mo judgements, they didn't try to force meds down me like the hospitals do, they just let me cry. It was the first time in as long as i can remember i felt safe. The admission process was exosting, but that could have been because i spent the entire night in the back of an ambulance traveling from a psychiatric hospital in NC where i was involuntary committed for the previous week. The Ranch staff were great, every single person listened to me and treated me like a real human, it was unlike any other treatment center I have ever been too. Once i was clear to leave Piney and assigned a house i was terrified, i didn't want anyone to know my secrets or judge me, i was sick of being told what to do. But my house, the trauma house was not like that at all. Everyone was so welcoming, there was a schedule to follow so i didn't even have to think, i could just breath. The days are very busy at The Ranch. Learning new ways to communicate and coping skills. It was common for staff to be "running around" with a bowl of ice, which is a TIPP skill in DBT. The horse barn was my saving grace. Susan was amazing, my first Saturday i was able to spend at the barn just brushing the horses talking about my own horse but while i was brushing Sunny i broke down and finally talked outloud about the loss of my heart horse Joey. Tears ran down my face and onto Sunny and Sunny did not seem to mind at all and Susan just listened and empathized with me as she is a horse owner too. I was able to begin the process of greaving the many losses in my life. Days martched on at The Ranch and "Gump day" arrived, worst and best day of my life. The secret ceromony, wow, very powerful. For the first time ever I voiced events in my life and there was no judgements, just compassion. Some of the homework assignments were different, but always unique and effective for the individual. I struggled to ask for help and always do things on my own so for one of my assignments i was not aloud to use my hands. I had to ask others to do everything for me (except personal care). It was so hard and i was so frustrated and angry but it worked. I did 1:1 DBT seasons with Linda H. And worked with Jeff on rebuilding my relationship with God. Music nights with Bubba are amazing! And the recovery comedian, Mark L. Is fantastic and really helps put a different perspective on addiction and recovery. Before discharge the staff helped me find a step down program and together we developed a solid manageable aftercare plan which i stuck too. I'm a different person today because of The Ranch. I love the Alumni Cordnattor Jessica H. She does alimni groups and meetings and checks in from time to time. No other place has ever done that. I have resources and skills to use to live a life worth living. TODAY I HAVE A CHOICE. Today i choice to live and keep only healthy people in my circle. I continue to go to therapy and practice DBT skills, I work the NA 12 steps because drugs are the only thing that can be an addition. I have never used drugs or drank but my cutting had become an addiction along with many of my other behaviors. The Ranch was just my new begging
Cherie Leblanc
5 stars...really?? This place definitely deserves 10! The tentacles of addiction are sticky and complicated. It is a disease that is only understood by those whom have lived within its deep dark hole. From day 1 of my husbands courageous surrender and entrance into the ranch, I found complete trust in this treatment center. I was a shattered wife who knew nothing of my husbands illness. How do I move forward in my life with our children let alone continue to stay married to a man who was capable of having so many hidden secrets, will I ever be able to heal, will I ever be able to understand how and why he "acted out", will I ever be able to forgive him. Every single question that came up in my spiral of thinking was professionally answered by at least one of the therapist at the ranch. They accepted me as a spouse and gave me tremendous help as well. After 65 days of treatment, our girls and I picked up our man. He was full of hope and ready to move forward in our lives together with god. There was just something different in his eyes, he looked alive. The ranch taught all of us how to be better people and how to connect with our higher power...god. I will be forever grateful to the ranch for giving us our lives back. I have on several occasions recommended the ranch for addiction recovery/treatment. However, in order for treatment to be successful, one must be willing to do the work; my husband was ready to be healthy again and surrendered to his treatment from the beginning. This program worked for our family because we put in the work they advised us to do. We listened, we cried and we prevailed. I would have never thought in a million years, that in my adult life one of my top favorite travel places would be to revisit a treatment center. Whew, was I wrong! I am proud of my husband for digging deep and daring to be great again. And I am grateful to god for making it possible for our family to become one with the family at the ranch. #bebadass #newbeginnings #giveitallyougot
Ryan L.
My name is Ryan L. I was a client at The Ranch from March 24-May 27. I entered rehab with the mentality of saving a marriage that had been severely damaged by multiple addictions. Sex, alcohol and gambling addictions that were making me a different person than I really was. With the help of the” brotherhood” , I was quickly told that saving my marriage was the wrong reason to be in rehab and that I better learn how to save myself and then maybe the marrige would be saved. This brotherhood is something I will never forget because in the first couple of days they are the men that step up with open arms and welcomed me into the program. I needed all the help I could get because I definitely was not on a winning streak whatsoever. The Ranch staff then took over from there and dug down to the bottom of my issues and helped me see the bottom line behaviors were being caused by some trauma related issues of the past. With the help of my counselor James and the trauma counselor Justin I was able to see that my behaviors were escape mechanisms. They were very unhealthy behaviors causing me to move further and further away from whom I really was. My behaviors made me think that everyone else was at fault especially my wife when actually ,I was to blame for my very poor choices. The staff helped me understand that the reason for extending my stay for another 28 days was that my brain would heal further. I would not be threatened by the external factors of the world. In my opinion, it was best for me to stay those extra days. The Ranch provided a very safe environment for me for the whole time I was in treatment. The house that I stayed in was very accommodating and allowed space to breath from other clients when needed because of its spacious environment. The following activities “equine, adventure therapy, group therapy, music night” allowed me to get out of self and realize how important that was. When I’m out of self I’m able to be of service and that has been very instrumental in my recovery. I have been lucky to continue to be of service to the Ranch-in the last 2 years. I have been invited to be a guest speaker for the AWESOME reunion weekend held in October along with sharing my experience strength and hope at an AA meeting on a Sunday night. I also have been involved with other guys choosing The Ranch as a place of recovery. As I write this tonight I missed a call from a client telling me that he was doing well and thanked mefor helping him make the right decision to enter rehab and start a new life free from the threshold-of addiction. I definitely would recommend The Ranch to anyone seeking help from sex addiction. It all starts with the decision of turning your will and life over to the care of your Higher Power whom I call God. If you are struggling with an addiction, remember that you are not alone and seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness but more a show of courage to become a better person. As of today I am completely sober to all of the above and for this I am eternal grateful. My marriage today is the best it has ever been because I have followed the instructions given to me.
Jeffrey Engberg
My journey to The Ranch was the result of an ultimatum given to me by my wife. She told me I had 2 choices: seek treatment at The Ranch for my addiction or move out of the house. My life was unraveling before my eyes. Because of my addiction, I was on the verge of losing everything that I loved, everything that was important to me in my life. Even so, after spending 3 days at The Ranch, I wanted out of there! However, I knew what the consequences would be if I left. I would lose everything! My wife, my family. Maybe even my life! So I reluctantly stayed. As a result, I found a sanctuary. I found a place where the stressors of the real world were gone. As a result, I found myself. And I found my sobriety. I have been living a life of recovery since. I have almost 1 1/2 years of sobriety. The Ranch is not a perfect place. There is no such thing. If one wants to get sober, one must immerse yourself in the program, in the process. No matter what facility, program you're in. I truly believe that I owe my life to The Ranch! The Ranch staff and their programs showed me the way to live a different life. The Brotherhood I formed with other men, who were also struggling with addictions, will be everlasting. My experience at The Ranch was the biggest blessing I could ever have wished for. The Ranch will be a part of my life forever!
Laya Jean
There are no words I could use that would fully describe my time at the Ranch. I truly believe that this place is a sacred one. The Ranch gave me my life back & so much more. I will forever be grateful to this place and its staff.
Heidi Vendegna
This is a very well run facility, fabulously organized right down to the transportation which was run like a well oiled machine. The days were packed full of groups, individual and intensive therapies. Equine therapy is well integrated in the program as was adventure therapy which was most impactful. Every staff member is RESPECTFUL and very caring and the physicians are very knowledgeable in Trauma, Mental Health and addiction Medicine. The houses are staffed with very caring people and the therapists are great! Discharge planning was covered very well and aftercare outreach team stays involved. I can't say enough about this treatment center.
Rune
Rachel Sherriff
I am, and will always be eternally grateful for my time at The Ranch. Rewind to 2012. I had lost all faith in myself, and life itself. I didn't want to live any longer. The Ranch quite literally saved my life. I had hated myself for so long, I didn't even know if self love was possible. Don't get me wrong-- it wasn't a comfortable process. They had me take an honest look at myself and all my negative coping mechanisms. I had to be completely transparent, in order to move forward and heal from the traumas of my past. The trauma work I experienced with the therapists at The Ranch was some of the most healing work I've ever done. My primary therapist truly made me feel cared about as she fiercely advocated for me. Upon discharge I was provided with personalized tools by the therapeutic team to go out into the world and succeed- and I've done just that.
Sandra Lamb
My son entered inpatient at The Ranch a few weeks ago. For the first time my son wants to be in recovery and says The Ranch has already made a tremendous difference in his life. He says the classroom work, counseling sessions, and team activities have been invaluable during this initial phase of his recovery. He has bonded with others in the program and says they support and encourage one another. His counselor has updated me weekly on his progress and the administrative staff have been dedicated to working through the insurance process. Our family is very blessed to have found this program. I am certain this solid foundation will contribute immensely to my son’s full recovery. I will give an update when he completes and succeeds the program 🙂
Kait Englert
I'm really hesitant to give this feedback, because I had both positive and negative experiences at The Ranch, during the three weeks I spent at Windsong (the women's trauma house). Positive experiences were living with a routine, the maze, DBT, and being able to see the horses every morning. The biggest help was being able to live with other women who had experienced trauma, day in and day out. Negative were how little I actually talked to a therapist one-on-one. I was there for three weeks in December, and I saw my primary therapist twice, and my trauma therapist once. They advertise that you'll see both once a week. I understand that people need time off, especially during the holidays, but my biggest issue is I was charged the full daily cost. Every week I requested additional equine therapy and rides, and was dismissed. No one was told you can't do "dangerous" adventure therapy if you have *ever* had suicidal thoughts. I was treated as an addict when I didn't have an addiction, forced to go to AA and NA meetings regularly. The worst part was the drama. If you don't let 10-20 women spend any time alone (I get it, isolating is bad), there will be drama. At week 2 of my three weeks, an age war began. I was told by another client I couldn't understand other people and was selfish because I saw things differently than someone almost half my age, and staff let it go. Therapists tried talking clients through it, but inevitably, there was ridiculous, childish drama that hurt everyone. That said, I would go back if my insurance would cover me (Blue cross, you're getting your own post). I loved my therapists (Robyn and Monica) and wish I could see them more. Some of the relationships I built will be lifelong. My biggest issue is that my time was cut short, and healing from trauma takes time. The Ranch needs to fix issues, but the majority of issues lie with insurance.
Lauren Wright
My experience was absolutely phenomenal. I had my ups and downs with some of the staff but overall I would send my child to The Ranch. whenever I needed care, the staff was there for me. I felt that everyone genuinely wanted to help the clients. I went for PTSD, trauma, and borderline personality disorder and every single day I got stronger and learned more about myself that I never knew. the clients were the most loving, understanding, and welcoming people I have ever met in my entire life. I wish I could stay there forever.
Hannah Heacock
phenomenal program! If you have the opportunity to go here, take it!! The holistic approach and focus on overall wellness is incredible! No matter what you go there for (drug addiction, ED, mental health, etc.), they focus on the root and treating everything. The trauma therapy I received there changed my life. They tackled all of my issues in such a sympathetic and effective way. The community really felt like a family .Even the staff is understanding and caring and incredibly relatable. They offer so many different approaches to therapy, not just equine. This is one program where you really do a lot all the time. Even though I was unhappy about it at first(because I couldn't use the phone and felt like there were too many restrictions), my biggest breakthroughs were all because of this program.
Alyssa S
I spent a month at the ranch and it saved my life. I have overcome a relationship addiction of six years and have the coping skills to battle my lifelong depression. I'm starting a new chapter in my life and I have the ranch to thank for it. The RAs are awesome, the different groups you attend were great. The only thing you should know is that you need to be your own activist. Use your voice to get what you want here. 🙂
Kelly Marie
Laurie Roe
I sent a client to the Ranch who had multiple treatment episodes. The trauma treatment is absolutely the best! He could not have been happier with the care he received while he was there. The staff was professional and kept in contact with me. Their family program with the doctor was phenomenal and I have received feedback from all family members who participated. Thank you for the professional work you guys have done!
Katy George
Staff was attentive to all my needs. Trauma therapy was thorough. Along with the cousolors/doctors who listened and changed something when needed.
Collin Flynn
The Ranch gave me so much awareness of who I am, and what I was dealing with. The knowledge I have about my addiction, and mental health has proven invaluable. I owe my current happiness, and life to The Ranch, and all the staff (especially my therapist Amanda). I also want to than Mr. Thomas Hooker for referring me to The Ranch. He walked me through the process, and made my experience much more comfortable than I would have thought. Without him I'm not sure where I'd be right now.
Caroline Meyers
I went to rehab in 2015 for three months and I will forever be indebted to the ranch. There is no possible way I would be who and where I am if it weren’t for the ranch. Some days, I wish I could go back because of how safe I felt there. I met so many amazing people and learned so many helpful coping mechanisms and really found my true self. They have so many incredible activities like adventure day and so many awesome classes like yoga and energy healing! Some of the rules and punishments are still a little ridiculous to me but it was what I needed at the time. You might not agree with everything they do and say, but I promise if you work the program you’ll see the light. I know I did and I’m forever grateful. I still struggle with my mental illness and addiction but I now have a full time job that I love and I’m 2 years sober. Never thought I’d be so happy to be sober and working but I am! Thank you to my RA’s , sisters, dogs, and therapists.
Jamie White
Excellent place to come for treatment. Gorgeous facility with a 'home' like feeling.
Glenn Weber
The staff at The Ranch are the most caring and compassionate people. From RAs to the medical/psych providers and therapists, they are all invested wholeheartedly in your care. I highly recommend this residential treatment facility to anyone that needs help with addiction, eating disorder, or mental health issues.
Joanna Dixon
As a psychotherapist I have encouraged several clients to go here. Inpatient is HARD to accept- but going to a hospital inpatient isn’t always what my clients needed. They needed R & R and they needed a place to slow down- and process- in nature not in a white walled room. And each of my clients who have followed through (4) have come back with a 180 degree difference! Understanding how to process their own stuff- tools for what to do, regulated and effective medication- I am so thankful for all they provide and the expertise of every staff person I have encountered! Thank you for taking the care of my people! It gave us just the boost we needed to continue amazing work on self growth!
Leonard Feinstein
Recently we sent our son to the Ranch. As parents we were very apprehensive. But I have to tell you this place blew away any expectations we had. They were the most caring, understanding group of therapists and case managers we have ever been exposed to. Within the first week, we heard from my son's case manager Jackie, who updated us on his progress. Soon after, we heard from our son's therapist Amanda who was incredible! When we finally heard from our son, he was a changed kid. He was happy and motivated to get better. To top things off, we went to the family therapy session, which lasted for FOUR DAYS! Doctor Rodney ended up delivering a very powerful message for the family, in regards to how interactions occur, between the patient and their loved ones. Unfortunately, I have been to other treatment centers for different family members in the past, but nothing compares to this place. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY!
Detective Skeleton
Abby M.
Great experience at the ranch. Counselors and staff genuinely cared and are very knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Megan Dunagan
People can say what they want to about this place, but remember not everyone goes willingly! I went here for 14 days and i can honestly say it was one of the best decisions of my life. Piney was a little scary since this was my first attempt at reaching out and my anxiety was through the rough, but once i got placed in a home things got so much better. I learned a lot here and am forever thankful for everything!!!
Robert
They do their best with what they have. Insurance is really not helpful with mental health diagnosis. I learned so much from the Ranch. I came willingly, and although I was afraid of my responsibilities back home, the 30 days I was there was truly healing. Thank you to James, RA Charlie, John, Tori and Ben. Dr. Rodney’s family therapy is wellllll worth the money. I’d you think of the Ranch, have an open mind and understand that it’s not just the therapists and staff that bring healing, it’s time with others just like you. Do the work even when it’s uncomfortable.
Joshua Cooper
I’m literally at the airport now heading home from 30 days at The Ranch. My name is Josh C and I was at the Windsong House. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing this place is. All the staff was amazing! Dr Kirby was the absolute best. All the RAs were fantastic. I made a house full of brothers and people I will have as friends for the rest of my life. I would suggest this place a million times over. If you have any questions or concerns before you go, feel free to email me. Jmcooper79 at gmail
Rabbi Shain
Hi! My name is Chana and I am a patron of The Ranch Tennesse. When you get to The Ranch- First of all, I flew into Nashville from Newark NJ. Another client had just landed too and a member of The Ranch was there to greet us. She had already lifted my luggage from baggage claim. We climbed into the minivan and drove about 45 minutes to Nunnely. The drive was beautiful with beautiful green all along the roadways. The admissions building is beautiful. You are given a very comfortable, friendly room. The staff checks your suitcase and personal bags and files away your electronics and credit cards for later. I stayed in the admissions building one night. I was seen by a psychiatrist who had a talk with me about my past, present and future impressions. In the morning I was woken up for breakfast and chatted with the other new arrivals. When i was placed in a treatment house I was then given back my bag and i walked out of the admissions office to another building. Girls were relaxing on sofas and through the back door a yoga class was in process which I joined. Afterwards I met my roommates. One took me to check out the Bookstore. Which is also a bit of a library. Kind of like a CVS-feel to it. There were 9-12 members in my new house. I was assigned a room and a roommate. After an hour my suitcase was returned to me from the RA's window. I got to unpack. We make our beds every morning, share breakfast, lunch, and dinner together as a group, and frequent the gazebo behind our house for smoking, sunning and talking and singing. Everyone is awesome. I really enjoyed my one week at The Ranch, Nunnely, Tennesse. Many patrons stay for one month or two months or even four months. I loved my time there and adored my fellow house mates. We watched TV together on weekends, listened to the radio, went to groups, workshops, classes, and games. The sun was shining every day. And the moon was clearly seen at night. There was a spiritual feeling here. I felt honored to be a part of a conscious community. I left after only a week but it was a week with soooo much insight, communication, work, and journeys packed in. I was overflowing and by that time I was starting to feel a touch homicidal. I asked to return to the admissions building where i was able to detach from the group dynamics, sleep, and be alone again after a week of intense community. I called my mother who I had not seen or spoken to in 7 days. Together, my therapist Jennifer, myself and my mother decided it was best that I go back home. The Ranch was a place I came to after several long hospital stays in New Jersey. The change of pace was most welcome. By the time the details of my discharge were worked out, a new client was ready to fill in my place in my old house. I hope she had as great a time as I did. Thank you Tennesse!Love, Chanap.s. say hi to the horses and cat.
Beckie Houser
The ranch and its staff, saved my life. I had reach my breaking point. They were they to help me get through and heal!!
Misty Rochelle
Ruth Hoffmann
Next Reviews
sun Ranch logo 60 by 60 pixels

Hear From Our Alumni

Make Recovery Easy, Verify Your Insurance!

Where Is The Ranch?

Let us guide you back to who you were meant to be

Let us guide you back to who you were meant to be