Leslie has worked in a Residential setting for over twenty four years. Just when she thinks she has “Seen it all” she sees and learns something new. Working in an Experiential setting has been one of the greatest experiences of her life. She loves the personal growth she has seen in herself and in the people that she works with. Leslie is married to a wonderful man and has three kids and three grandkids. She likes to go to work, golf, camp, ride 4 wheelers and hang out with her family. Leslie loves people that make her laugh and watching the kids achieve and grow.
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Discovery Ranch combines the power of traditional therapy and experiential therapy to create a clinically sophisticated, relationship based residential treatment program for boys and girls ages 13-18. Troubled teens with emotional and behavioral issues receive the help they need through relationships and experiences in a strength based environment.
Discovery Ranch Reviews and Ratings Details
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Reviews at a Glance
- Special Ed
Serving students with special learning challenges is an integral part of our fully accredited academic program. Discovery Ranch has successfully guided many students through high school completion and assisted in the transition to college, vocational training, and employment. We offer comprehensive academic services for students who qualify for individualized instruction due to mild/moderate learning disabilities, ADHD, Emotional Disturbances, behavioral disorders, processing disorders, executive functioning disorders, and others.
- Recreation Therapy
Students share and discuss each experience with their therapists. They examine how the obstacles they encountered recreationally are similar to those they face in daily living. They may also discover new recreational interests and abilities to enjoy when they return home.
Leslie Giles - RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR
Craig Smith - CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Memories, traditions and experiences shape our lives. All of the experiences in Craig’s life have influenced him including the twenty nine years working with adolescents in treatment, as well as all the wonderful experiences with his wife, four children and five grandchildren. Other wonderful experiences include playing and coaching sports, fly fishing, spelunking, golfing, jumping off a thirty foot ropes course, hiking, camping, struggling, failing and eventually succeeding in school. Craig has a BS in Sociology, a Masters in Social Work and has a LCSW. Craig loves the Ranch and the opportunity to teach skills and participate in experiences with all the students.
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