The Ranch - , Nunnelly, TN
: 45 days
: Working Ranch
: PhD, MA, MFT
: MA MFT
: Equine-assisted Psychotherapy, trauma, sexual or love addiction, depression, OCD
Located in the rolling hills just south of Nashville in Nunnelly, Tennessee, the Ranch offers a number of specialized rehab treatment programs. The Ranch has multiple houses on over 50 acres of land – shared with a working horse and cattle ranch. Each house focuses on particular client needs. The Ranch has a unique structure in that it focuses on a community-based model of addiction treatment by having small individual houses where 6-8 people live at a time. This helps build a strong peer-based recovery support system and prevents anyone from getting lost in the crowd.
The Ranch combines traditional cognitive behavioral therapy with Eastern and Western philosophies with a strong focus on the archetypal journal of recovery. They also include Native American ritual such as sweat lodges for those who would like to participate.
Equine therapy is another major component of The Ranch – and because The Ranch is an actual working ranch, the horses become part of the fabric of the treatment program.
The Ranch offers specialized tracks for those who have issues with trauma and PTSD, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and love or sexual addiction. They also have specialized treatment for mood disorders such as depression or anxiety. Clients can come to The Ranch in Nunnelly for any of these issues and they do not require substance abuse to be the primary issue.
The close proximity to Nashville offers a wide range of weekend activities, which in the past have included rodeo, county fairs, movies, shopping, concerts and more. The Ranch also offers such activities as:
- Hiking through the beautiful rolling hills of The Ranch
- Fishing in the Piney River
- Canoeing – specially scheduled canoe trips as part of Adventure Therapy
- Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremonies – healing and purification
- Four Agreements Wisdom Group meetings
- Spirit Recovery Programs
- 12-Step Serenity Trail
- 12-Step Meetings in Nashville
- Bonfire Meetings on Campus
- Medicine Wheel