Jessica Hirsch joins The Ranch as its Alumni Coordinator. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) July 2, 2013 \u2013 The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee welcomes Jessica Hirsch as its Alumni Coordinator. In this role, Hirsch will coordinate all alumni events, including monthly meetings, weekend retreats and annual celebrations, and oversee alumni relations. Hirsch holds a bachelor\u2019s degree in Creative Writing from Emerson College and a master\u2019s degree in English Education from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining The Ranch, she was a teacher at the YWCA and the Director of Admissions at a nonprofit private high school in Atlanta. She has 10 years of experience coordinating events, improving communications and creating ambassador programs. \u201cOur alumni deserve to have someone be their cheerleader, someone who is inspired and excited about what they\u2019re doing and who can help them build a support network,\u201d said Hirsch. \u201cThe alumni group is a place they can turn if they need help or guidance, as well as a place to celebrate their new lives in recovery.\u201d Alumni services are an integral part of aftercare for individuals in recovery from addictions and mental health disorders. When clients leave The Ranch, they have a network of peers they can draw on for support and feedback and a direct link to the therapists they worked closely with throughout their journey of recovery. Hirsch was drawn to The Ranch by the program\u2019s holistic approach and distinguished staff. The Ranch offers a full spectrum of therapies to heal mind, body and spirit, including equine therapy, adventure therapy, nutritional counseling, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), among others. The Ranch\u2019s treatment team is made up of a triple board certified medical doctor, master\u2019s level therapists and other professionals who have the skills and training to address all of the issues that prevent clients from fulfilling their goals, including substance abuse, sex and love addictions, emotional trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. \u201cI am an advocate of helping people help themselves, which is what treatment at The Ranch is all about,\u201d said Hirsch. \u201cThe whole-person approach, which takes into account each person\u2019s mental, physical and spiritual health, makes The Ranch a truly special place.\u201d About The Ranch Since 1999, The Ranch has provided comprehensive therapeutic programs that treat the underlying causes of eating disorders, addictions and other self-defeating behaviors. The Ranch offers innovative therapies to address the multidimensional aspects of the whole person while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, real-life environment. Located on a working horse ranch in the beautiful rolling hills of Nunnelly, Tennessee, The Ranch offers programs with a variable length of stay, which allows each client to anchor new recovery behaviors needed for lasting change. For more information about The Ranch, call (866) 381-8447 or visit www.recoveryranch.com. The Ranch is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Sexual Recovery Institute, The Recovery Place, Spirit Lodge and Right Step. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit www.promisesbehavioralhealth.com.