Personality Disorder Treatment Center: The Ranch

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Personality Disorders

Treated at: Tennessee and Pennsylvania

The Ranch treatment center helps clients address trauma and early childhood attachment styles that contribute to personality disorders and co-occurring issues like substance abuse. Personality disorders exist on a continuum ranging from mild to severe and include diagnoses like narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder and dependent personality disorder. While most people can live pretty normal lives with mild personality disorders (or more simply, personality traits), during times of increased stress or external pressures (work, family, a new relationship, etc.), the symptoms of the personality disorder may begin to seriously interfere with their emotional and psychological functioning. Our personality disorders treatment program helps clients identify unhealthy ways of relating to others, learn ways to break these patterns, and better manage stress and triggers.


Our clients participate in multiple forms of therapy at The Ranch’s personality disorder treatment center. These may include process groups, individual sessions, family therapy and experiential approaches. Group therapy can be especially useful in helping clients identify and change the way they relate to others.


Personality disorder residential treatment allows clients to focus on recovery in a safe and supportive environment. Living alongside peers and attending treatment provides opportunities to practice better interpersonal skills while developing healthy coping tools.

Continued Recovery

Treatment is the first step toward successfully managing a personality disorder. After treatment, we help clients create a comprehensive aftercare plan that may include support groups, one-on-one counseling and family therapy.

Therapies Commonly Used

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Change destructive thoughts and behaviors by emphasizing mindfulness and regulating emotions.


Bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, is used to help clients process unresolved trauma.

Somatic Experiencing

Focus on different sensations while being guided by a trained therapist to begin releasing stored emotions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Target underlying negative beliefs, memories and feelings and replace them with more positive ones.


Learn to stay in the present moment, cope with stress and manage difficult feelings.

Ropes Course

Build trust, self-efficacy, leadership and problem-solving skills using low and/or high ropes.