The Ranch

3.5 (89 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
6107 Pinewood Rd
Nunnelly, TN 37137
9316160267 Visit Website

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Treatment Insights

Surrounded by the scenic beauty of farms and ranches in the rolling hills of Nunnelly, TN – just outside of Nashville – The Ranch provides a full spectrum of addiction and mental health treatment services. The program offers treatment for trauma, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, sex and intimacy disorders, and other mental health disorders. The Ranch’s experientially based program is designed to meet the needs of each individual and help them address thoughts, feelings and behaviors that keep them stuck in destructive patterns. Through a trauma-focused treatment approach, clients address underlying issues and learn to embrace their authentic selves while gaining a sense of belonging and connection.

The Ranch Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Safety

These reviews are very old like three years old. A lot has changed at the Ramch and lives continue to change for those who are willing to walk through the process.

Wendell

My husband received treatment at the Ranch on 3 separate occasions. He is now Sober and has been for 8 months now. Alcohol and depression had destroyed everything we had worked for, however, we are sl...

Kristy

*NOT AS ADVERTISED!!!!!! Do NOT use their website as a tool. Most of the things they state on their website are no longer available and/or is false. When I called to ask questions they told me anythin...

Ce

There were a lot of amazing things about my experience at the Ranch. The most important was the piece I felt being there and my reconnection with my spirituality. The RA/adjunct therapists were very e...

Jennifer

My family member recently attended The Ranch and it has been a life changing experience. She has struggled with severe addiction and dual mental health issues for years as a result of childhood trauma...

Linda

Loved the treatment process. It appears the facility itself could use some updates to programs for activities and the houses appear dated. ie: Comforters, having dried paint and holes. The staff was a...

Tim I

' The Ranch provided me with exceptional treatment for my BiPolar1. I was able to better understand my malady and as a result I could better understand my treatment and could therefore choose better ...

Henry

my time here was amazing. the community that is built around mill house is truly a gift to me and anyone who steps in mill house. the RAs have been nothing but supportive and amazing. also the therapi...

Romeo

The Ranch provided me the best service that I can get to recover from the trauma that I experienced. The therapy sessions were very much effective in dealing with mental health issues and they respond...

Lowell

I came to the Ranch after a suicide attempt. What I found when I got here was an amazing community filled with love and support. While here I have been able to work on many issues and past traumas tha...

GH

So glad I came back I came back a second time. I was in a wonderful house with wonderful women. The staff are ALWAYS there for support as well as the rest of my housemates. I absolutely love The Ranch...

DM

Staff disipline's in a very inappropriate, discouraging and embarrassing way. During breakfast there is a skill building technique called "mindfulness breakfast". I was stirring my coffee and accident...

Jessica

This place has help me lay the foundations to continue my mental health journey. They have great groups and wonderful staff. They have help me very much on this journey

Wendy

The Ranch has been an awesome place for me to get as much therapy and treatment as I can in the days that my insurance would cover in a residential setting. Every single employee I came in contact wit...

P

Do NOT go here for trauma (or for anything else, for that matter). It is a prison-like atmosphere, including strip searches. Those re-traumatize sexual assault survivors. I was in a trauma house, but ...

Kendra

The Ranch flat out changed my life. Their trauma therapists were top notch (Haley walked me through a complex pivotal point in my treatment as well as a powerful experiential session and guided me thr...

Th

They take your money and gave no grounds to treat you. These people don't even know how to spell the word "psychology."

Charlene

DO NOT SEND ANYONE YOU CARE ABOUT HERE! I made it clear to a staff that I didn't want to be around men and feeling safe was important to me. NO ONE THERE HAS ANY INTEGRRITY!

Noneya

Former employee and this place is CRAP! Please don't waste the money!! clients get one,one on one with a primary therapist once a week! Food is crap,and unappreciated/overworked staff.

D

I am so glad that I sought treatment for depression and grief at The Ranch. The program, staff and physicians were very caring and effective in helping me "get back on track". I highly recommend it if...

Kh

I went to the Ranch for complex PTSD when my father died; his death triggered a serious ptsd crisis with suicidal impulses. I wanted help: a safe place to deal with my grief. Instead I was locked up w...

Jack

They helped me realize that I needed more help on other things than what I thought before going here. I left the ranch 10 months ago and I have been sober and socially active since. Thanks to the boys...

CS

The biggest rip off I have ever encountered. We have been to several facilities and this is totally deceptive. All they are interested in is your money. Nothing on their web site is included in your i...

CR

My experience initially was that of great pain, where the medical staff helped me get detoxed in a few days......I was then taken to one of the ranch houses where I shared a small room with two other ...

C

I've been going through a very hard time with a loved one and considered going back to the Ranch to get help for depression, anxiety, past trauma, and residual PTSD. However, after careful considerati...

Lm

A lot of people say they leave negative reviews because they were kicked out of program or left prematurely. This is not the car here. The Ranch claims that they are in-net with Blue Cross Blue Shield...

Ex employe

I worked at The Ranch for 8 years. I left of my own accord. Once Elements Behavooral Health started putting their hands into the operations, things went downhill quickly. The current Ranch management...

Lester

The Ranch gave me back my life. I had lost virtually everything that was important to me in my addiction. Now, I have a life, family and career and I feel like I owe it all to the Ranch and the grace ...

GR

Do NOT go here. Just left and my therapist got loved ones involved in my treatment, then based on his own judgement and prejudice- decided to cut them out of my plan. What a waste of time. If you go t...

B

My message to The Ranch... Dear The Ranch, I am angry. I had hope for myself that coming to treatment at your facility was going to be the best decision that I had ever made. In reality, it was the ...

Michael W

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 gre...

Bee

The Ranch has two things going for it: the therapeutic team and the horses. Otherwise it is awful. I went there to be treated for PTSD and Trauma from a history of abuse and recent spousal abuse. ...

Anna F.

i went to the ranch in February 2017 to treat my addiction to a few substances, depression, anxiety and PTSD. it was hard work. working through trauma and digging deep to find the reasons i was using ...

CC

The Ranch did not provide the treatment that was promised by the admissions specialist. I was seeking primary care treatment for my son who has struggled with internet porn addiction and has serious d...

Anonymous

I recently had a 30 day stay at The Hilltop house, at The Ranch. I got superior care for past trauma (basically a start for many addictions), my addictions and depression. I said time and again I was ...

JOE

I HAD AN EXTREMELY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE AND WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE PROFESSIONALISM OF MOST OF MY THERAPISTS. MY PRIMARY LISA WAS BRILLIANT AND EXTREMELY CARING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. family THERAPY WAS ALSO...

Jessica

As a former employee of over 6 years, this place has unfortunately took a turn for the worst. I chose to leave, I was not terminated, asked to leave or under investigation for anything. I simply left....

LMW

Some of the staff are well experienced, knowledgeable. They do seem to have some good information and insight that help you get an idea of where your problems started from and treatment styles to help...

DS

Staff is amazing, location is magnificientstaff layoffs/ freeze on raises have increased employee burnoutI have learned a ton and grown. I am more educated professionally after working here. i love th...

AE

This was a very expensive and horrible experience. It did not help in any way and was actually so awful in some of its therapies. Total waste of time and money.

SL

I attended the Ranch before it was sold for substance use disorder mainly alcohol. I stayed from detox through 2 months time though the summer and it was nothing but a positive experience for me from...

JJ

My spouse is currently at The Ranch, I went up last weekend for couples therapy. It snowed so one of our days got cancelled. The Ranch wouldn\'t extended our time even though all the couples begged to...

MrsD

Husband there for sex addiction. Terrible communication. 1. B4 admission: Was told that family week would be beneficial for ME even if divorce was inevitable. Once he was there was told they don\'t...

Linda

My adult daughter attended the Ranch for severe suicidal depression, trauma, and eating disorder. This facility--its wonderful staff, its treatment program, and the community they build among the res...

DH

I would not recommend this facility if your treatment need is for trauma recovery only. I was there for 5 weeks, and my treatment was focused around 12 step recovery, and I did not have an addiction ...

Mb

I graduated from there. Terrible. I don\'t know how else to describe it. The food was awful. If anything the animals helped so much but that\'s all that that place did for me. After a year and a half ...

MJR

I spent the summer of 2016 at The Ranch, and had a great experience (for the most part). As can be expected, there are certainly some drawbacks to the program. I will preface the negatives by saying t...

CH

Since it was sold it is NOTHING like it used to be. Please spend your time and money on Onsite Milestones. You don\'t have to believe me. But you won\'t regret it.

JB

I attended The Ranch in 2010 for an eating disorder, self injury, and prescription drug addiction and it was overall a wonderful and life changing experience. The only thing I would say is I would not...

Anonymous

non judgmental, good experience

S H

They have way too many beds to operate well. They do have great equine programs for the men, but not the women. It is a pretty place you are rarely allowed to go outside or enjoy the properties.

Ben

I stayed at the Ranch for sex addiction for tow months in the late fall of 2016. First off, I find the 0-5 star rating system somewhat ironic. Most people that were in my house had never been to reh...

Jamie

I came here for a mental health professional weekend and was completely blown away by the quality, care, and expertise of the clinicians, and staff that work at The Ranch. The moment that I stepped on...

Al

Programs such as family visits are cost thousands extra though it is implied that this is a part of the treatment program. Poor communication. Our loved one had been at the Ranch for 4 weeks and we...

RH

Im recently 5 years sober from alcohol. I have nothing but the up most respect for the Ranches beliefs and staff. Not your typical 12 step treatment center, but the steps are present. The best part...

Bryan

Great programand staff. All are truly interested in your recovery. However, it was 3 hours from our home.Great facility, staff, and program. Very involved.

Anonymous

Strengths: Horse therapy. Weaknesses: Quick relapse. Seemed like a good program, but sent work.

Mike

The professionals and staff and clients at The Ranch helped me get sober and address PTSD symptoms. They taught me how to stay sober and fearless and gave me the tools to stay sober and without fear. ...

Andy

The Ranch therapists were very good and caring. However, communication with the management was poor during the stay, and continues to be a problem. Eight months later, we are still trying to resolve s...

T. J.

One of the most amazing and spiritual experiences of my life. I would recommend anyone with trauma, depression, eating , chemical, or sex addiction. This program is 2nd to none!

DW

My loved one should have never been admitted here. They discharged him after 1 week and will not return phone calls regarding refund of the money they owe us back. They have no justification for the 3...

JB

Our daughter was there for 9 weeks for her ED and we were lied to every step of the way. We were told they were experienced with ED and they are not. We were promised Family therapy and the only fam...

Bob

My experience is that the facility can only foster the willingness of the individual to do the work, it is not the cure. The Ranch worked with me from early on regarding the expenses I might incur. ...

Tyler

Please do not go to The Ranch. It was the worst experience I ever had. The staff doesn't care about the patients, you rarely get to see a doctor, and most of the activities you have to pay more than t...

Anonymous

The Ranch was amazing! From the moment I got off the plane to the moment I was discharged I was given excellent care. The Ranch allowed me the opportunity to work on my eating disorder while addressi...

Grateful

The Ranch was the best thing that ever happened to me. The location is truly magical and filled with beauty. I love how committed the staff was to me personally and to our entire house. I found the tr...

Kate

Going to the Ranch was the best decision I ever made. I did a lot of research trying to find a place to get help with my trauma and addiction. When I got there I was terrified, but I left feeling like...

ML

The professionals, staff and clients at The Ranch taught me how to get sober and to recover from the symptoms of PTSD. They then gave me the tools to live sober and fearlessly. I use those tools each ...

BA

I was at The Ranch for eating disorder and trauma treatment. This was my first experience with both diagnoses being treated together, and it was highly effective. The staff took the time to respond to...

Angela

I am an alumni from The Ranch. I stayed in the eating disorder house for 4 months. I had never talked about my addictions, trauma or eating disorder until then. The Ranch showed me how to live life on...

Rl

I was very impressed at the level of care I received and how compassionate everyone was, including the four legged creatures. The accommodations were well beyond my expectations. I found the group of ...

Jennifet

This place is a rip off. Paid $25,000 for my treatment. ... It is a money maker, not a rehab place. Got very little counseling and too much time visiting nature. Save your money find another place.

JCS

I was in my bubble. I was shut down with no voice or opinion of my my own opinions. PTSD and depression. I started my journey of my life. They are patient, they listen and they maintain strong bounda...

RL

I have no relapsed. Ranch has saved my life.

Anonymous

Can't say with much detail as I personally did not participate. Residents are treated with respect and dignity. However, the effectiveness of treatment is average.

Anonymous

We placed a family member here and I think it was the best option under the circumstances. It is clean, comfortable, and effective, allowing the patient and family to get down to business. It is just ...

NK

It was an overall wonderful facility; however, the leadership needed improvement.

KB

It was an excellent facility, with wonderful counseling and staff support.

Anonymous

The devotion of the RA staff is excellent. However, the benefits they pay are not great.

Anonymous

Good for dual diagnosis.

Anonymous

She loved the experience and came out better than any other treatment center she tried. This facility is long-term commitment to long-term change. NOT for the faint of heart.

Anonymous

I would not consider re-entering because if I went again, that would mean it didn't work. Why repeat something that didn't work? My issues are now manageable.

LS

It was not an effective program.

Jm

I was highly unimpressed by The Ranch. They're "intense" psych study on you to place you in the "correct" house was severely flawed, as I was pigeonholed into the eating disorder house though my eatin...

Mge

I went to The Ranch in Tennessee. I initially thought I was only going to be away for a month but ended up staying three months. I was livid at first, it seemed like just a ploy to keep getting money ...

Sparky

(Strengths are) open minded staff based on the 12 steps but also Meditation and heavily involved in teaching residents how to learn coping and life skills...(Weakness are) Poor attention to staff insu...

Anonymous

Our child enjoyed her stay there even though she didn't improve. (She) liked the country setting and all the animals...(but) they don't do what they say and tell you what you want to hear to get you t...

Anonymous

I found every part of my involvement there to be respected and engaged with dignity and kindness.

Anonymous

Good for trauma work & small group...Many activities advertised not provided/available...Had to pay additional to see psychiatrist additional times and withdrawal symptoms were unmanageable and not me...


Areas of Focus
Trauma-Focused Treatment

Trauma often underlies addictions, eating disorders, intimacy disorders and other mental health issues. The Ranch is known for its comprehensive, trauma-focused approach to treatment. A wide selection of trauma therapies helps clients address these underlying issues while building resiliency.

Whole-Person Healing

Clinicians at The Ranch draw on an unparalleled selection of traditional, alternative and experiential approaches to help clients heal in many different ways. By addressing the physical, mental and spiritual deficits that destructive behaviors leave in their lives, clients are able to recover fully and adopt a healthy, positive lifestyle.

Key Staff Members
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    Paul Wilhelm Ragan, MD - Medical Director

    With over three decades of experience in mental health and addiction treatment, Dr. Ragan is a sought-after expert in the field. He regularly appears in the media as a consultant on behavioral health topics and is the recipient of several prestigious awards. Past roles include director of mental health for the Direct Support Command, Fleet Marine Force, in Saudi Arabia/Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, clinical investigator for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt, among others. Dr. Ragan earned a medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at the National Naval Medical Center. He is certified in general adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

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    Gina Marchando, DMFT, LMFT, CHt, CIt - Clinical Director

    A licensed marriage and family therapist, board certified hypnotherapist, certified incorporation therapist, and traumatologist, Dr. Marchando brings a wealth of experience to The Ranch. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University and has a post-graduate certificate in family systems healthcare. Dr. Marchando has worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care and private practice, and also has taught at both the master’s and doctorate levels. She specializes in dissociative disorders and treating survivors of trauma and abuse.