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10 Things Horses Teach Us About Our Relationships and Recovery

By Danielle Sukenik, LMFT, EAGALA Certified, Equine Therapist at The RanchSome imagine equine-assisted psychotherapy is about galloping through the woods with the wind in their hair; however, it is actually a therapeutic process that is very different from a recreational trail ride or a visit to a dude ranch. Working with horses in addiction recovery …

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All In the Family: Parents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Growing up is tough these days. But navigating the winding pathways through childhood and adolescence with a parent who has a mental disorder can be devastating psychologically. At the same time, children often report developing strengths and spiritual reserves to help them cope. The experience of children who have parents with OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder …

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

When we have patients come into our facility at The Ranch, we want to encourage open conversations about substance use disorders. Part of this starts with asking and answering those commonly asked questions. For instance, we often hear, why do I need alcohol abuse counseling, from patients who are entering treatment. Also, some patients may …

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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction: The Impact of Being Heard

Change is hard. Think about the last time you tried to lose weight or quit smoking. Consider those yearly resolutions and how quickly they fall by the wayside, victims of procrastination. Things that we do by habit, even simple tasks such as reading in bed or drinking coffee in the morning, happen from years of …

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CBT Vs. DBT: Therapies to Treat Multiple Disorders

Before discussing CBT vs. DBT, it’s good to know what each acronym describes. CBT is cognitive behavioral therapy, or a type of psychotherapy used to treat a variety of disorders, including those involving mental health and addiction. In contrast, DBT refers to dialectical behavioral therapy, a category of CBT. While both are forms of talk …

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Individual Therapy at The Ranch

Our clients meet at a minimum weekly with their primary therapist for individual therapy at The Ranch. Our individual therapy sessions in Tennessee are designed to give each client the opportunity to explore painful issues; they may not yet be ready to work on in traditional group therapy. Specialized Individual Therapy at The Ranch In …

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3 Adventure Therapies for Addiction That Promote Spiritual Growth

By Megan Repass, MS, LADAC-II, CCM, EAGALA-C, Director of Adventure and Equine Therapy at The Ranch Ana was in treatment for drug addiction and working on her tendency toward morbid rumination. Obsessive thought overwhelmed her, making it almost impossible for her to get out of her own head. But as someone who’d spent much of …

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