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About The Ranch

The Ranch offers expert clinical care and a variety of treatment options to address mental health disorders and substance abuse. Through comprehensive residential treatment, with traditional and experiential therapies, clients are able to recover within a safe, accepting space. We offer a variety of treatment programs and therapies to ensure you get the very best care.

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About The Ranch

The Ranch offers expert clinical care and a variety of treatment options to address mental health disorders and substance abuse. Through comprehensive residential treatment, with traditional and experiential therapies, clients are able to recover within a safe, accepting space. We offer a variety of treatment programs and therapies to ensure you get the very best care.

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Treatment Programs

at The Ranch Recovery PA

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Mental Health Treatment Programs

Integrative treatment methods allow you to process your thoughts and emotions with the goal of addressing deep-seated issues.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Start the recovery process by addressing your substance abuse through one of our many programs.

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Therapy Programs

From talk therapy to adventure therapy, recovery requires the right combination of therapies in a regimen built for your specific needs.

Diana Mellett
12:53 07 Oct 20
The Ranch was a great place and life changing for me. I had been to over 20 treatment centers and The Ranch has the BEST, most intense and thorough therapy I have ever received. I actually use the tools that were taught to me by Dara all the time! I am clean over a year now. Compared to most rehabs, The Ranch is like a resort/vacation, but with intense therapy. There are awesome outdoor and indoor activities, gym, art therapy, yoga, AA/NA in-house, outings on weekends, church ( if you want), great, healthy meals, and counselors all over who are always willing to help. Anyone who complains about this place must have never been to another treatment center!!!!!!!
Kathleen Tumbler
12:38 06 Oct 20
When I was at my lowest point, The Ranch gave me the tools and positive feedback. The Ranch helped me to understand I was not alone and that I could develop sustainable habits to help me through my toughest times. I am forever grateful.
Jason Wahl
21:09 05 Oct 20
This place changed my life. I the staff is absolutely amazing!
amir stith
16:15 01 Oct 20
Kevin Gross
17:58 30 Sep 20
Alumni day-September 19, 2020It was so nice to see the people who have helped me through my struggles and spend a beautiful day with them. I was able to catch up with those I shared time with at The Ranch and share my progress with Therapists, RA's and the staff I have grown so close with. It was fun to get together and share how far we have come in our lives and make new memories for years to come. I look forward to each event that may come from the Alumni group. Love all of you!
Ashley Solyan
15:12 29 Sep 20
I am forever grateful for The Ranch Pennsylvania. My decision to go to the Ranch was the most important decision of my life. I was living an extremely unhealthy life, ridden with addiction and unmanagement of my mental health disorders. For the first time in my entire life, I didn’t feel alone there. They created brilliant daily schedules which included activities, intense therapy, meditation, yoga and relaxation. The cottages (housing) were so comfortable. You receive a nice sized bed in a quiet environment. They have options to go to the gym and use the arts and crafts room on down time. The view at the Ranch is breathtaking. I saw some of the most beautiful sunsets of my life there. The staff was beyond amazing. We worked with a team of the most intelligent, caring and loving therapists, doctors, nurses and RAs. I think about the Ranch and it’s entirety on a daily basis. I made friendships there that will last a lifetime. I made relationships with the staff that have changed my life. The support I received there is something I’ve never experienced in my life. They taught me how to process and overcome my traumas and manage my mental health so I could finally live a life free from my mind, which I was so desperately searching for. Prior to the Ranch, I was living in the lonliest, dark hole imaginable. Since then, my life has made a drastic change. I found the courage to set boundaries and make life decisions for ME! My life is a much more beautiful, vibrant world. I am no longer prisoner to my past or addiction. I am free. I HIGHLY suggest if you are struggling with mental health disorders, addiction or alcoholism to go to the Ranch. It was the best decision I ever made!!
Tonya Dawes
15:09 29 Sep 20
The Ranch of PA has been a life saving experience if you let it be. All of the staff care about the clients individual wellbeing from start of care to years after you leave. If you need this level of care whether it is for addiction or just straight mental health, I would recommend giving this place a try. The alumni community is wonderful and everyone really cares about each other due to the shared experiences at The Ranch.
Matthew Cusmano
19:53 28 Sep 20
Mason Mason
19:17 28 Sep 20
The staff at the Ranch saved my life. The care and support they provided during my time of need was above and beyond. Words cannot begin to explain the comfort they gave my family while I was in treatment. This was my first experience with needing treatment, but I left the Ranch with the tools necessary to continue the work I had started. Thank you to everyone at the Ranch..
Jennifer McCall
04:18 07 Jul 20
Amazing place to go when experiencing severe depression and needing a safe place. I did not want to leave. Awesome staff who cares and willing to talk to you! Beautiful sight when sitting on the rock during break time! Treatments were really beneficial!!
Jinny Rose
17:26 18 Mar 20
The ranch, has a very good curriculum and a great staff, there all super kool, i just got out yesterday and im looking forward to a sober life. they dont have horses just so yah know. But definenlty top of the line rehab facility, best one ive been to ever.
Albert Tomlin
02:52 04 Mar 20
The Ranch PA was a true gift to my life. Not only does their staff truly care for every patient no matter the diagnosis or personality, they also deliver second to none information on both substance abuse and mental health.Like most I was a bit apprehensive about entering treatment. The Ranch took my expectations and shattered them. Morning meditations were peaceful and a great way to start my day centered. I'm still using that practice now, several weeks after completing treatment. As mentioned previously, the staff made me feel at home. From the RA's to the nurses to the therapists to the psychiatrists, everyone of them made me feel loved and comfortable. They also pushed me where I stalled, helped me through troubling emotions and delivered coping skills that really work for me.I would be remiss not to mention the adventure program. Not only are the internal groups full of tools for all types of mental health, substance abuse and personalities, the adventure program adds another layer to your treatment experience. I was at The Ranch in February - a very cold month - so I was skeptical that the adventure program would be as fulfilling as if I was there during a warmer month. Boy was I wrong. Ryan and Andrew deliver great information through powerful experiential activities. It was a great tool to make the treatment schedule anything but mundane, and also a great tool for self discovery.Family day was awesome and gave my family more information about how I operate. It also gave them tools for themselves. Don't miss family day loved ones!I got a new start thanks to The Ranch and I would recommend it to all of my loved ones if they needed help - mental health, substance abuse or dual. They set me up with a great aftercare program and plan that made me feel good about leaving treatment on the right foot. Also, Mandy May does a great job of keeping the community together after discharge through the Alumni Program - Rooted. It keeps you in touch with staff, clients and recovery. This alumni program also facilitates group activities and opportunities to give back to the community. Whether its speaking at the alumni meetings or getting together to feed the underprivileged, Rooted is always there to make sure you have a community that cares.I could go on forever about The Ranch but that is simply because it helped save my life and put me on a path to success. 5/5
Brianna Buoncore
15:16 03 Mar 20
The Ranch at Pennsylvania was the most incredible life-altering experience that I will forever cherish in my heart and soul. This was my first residential rehab; before arriving, I had the lowest expectations, but as soon as I was admitted and greeted by the lovely staff, my expectations were instantly proven wrong.The entire staff welcomed me with opened arms, warm smiles, and their uniquely bright personalities. I have never felt so endeared in my life as I did when walking in the doors of the Ranch...Admitting myself into this rehabilitation center changed my life for the better. I met a group of women that became family to me over the course of my stay. The groups that were held each day were incredibly touching and very insightful. Each therapist or residential aide that held the therapeutic group shared such perceptive, special enlightenment that has inspired me to be the person I am today. I was provided with a valuable set of coping skills that has eased my transition from the Ranch to my home.I will never forget the staff at the Ranch, for they have led me on a beautiful, eye-opening, and spiritual journey that altered my perspective on life for the better good. I thank each and every one of you guys for guiding me on the path that I needed to be on.
Ryan Henry
18:24 20 Feb 20
I'm so grateful for my time at the Ranch PA. My time there may have saved my life and marriage. Highly recommend.
Jessica Narlis
02:22 17 Feb 20
I went to The Ranch for 28 days in February 2017 for alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and I just celebrated 3 years clean - I wouldn't have gotten where I am today without the treatment I received at The Ranch. My experiences and interactions with all of the staff, from the nurses to the counselors to the RAs to the kitchen staff, was supportive and encouraging. The treatment offered is educational, therapeutic, spiritual and, for me, life saving. While there, I was introduced to the 12 step program that has kept me clean since I left The Ranch, and I also left with a detailed aftercare and recovery plan. I learned so much about myself and the disease of addiction at The Ranch, and have applied what I learned there every single day since. My gratitude to The Ranch truly is immeasurable, and I wouldn't be the Mom, Spouse, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend I am today without the treatment I received there.
Andy Elliott
18:24 07 Feb 20
This place is Great! If your already serious about your recovey or not quit sure its dosnt matter the ranch is a very good place for you. It packed with caring and loving staff who will do anything for you along your path to recovery. I can't say enough on how far I have come in my life in the short 30 days I have been here. If your in a dark place in the depths of addiction, mental health or both I highly recommend the Ranch of Pennsylvania
Cole Leonard
16:29 03 Feb 20
This place was beyond amazing. The staff and facility were beyond amazing at helping me and being there for me. I honestly can’t thank them enough!
Jonathon Vattima
17:55 30 Jan 20
Never went there but it sounds like a beautiful place!
Christy Schuler
23:45 24 Jan 20
The Ranch of Pennsylvania was a safe haven for me, one that I very much needed, while starting my journey on facing the trauma I lived through. The staff were always there if I needed to talk. They helped me to feel like I mattered while I tried to sort out my thoughts and feelings. I went in feeling timid and nervous, found myself and my voice again through their programs, and left knowing a little bit more that I was ok, that my past does not define me. If you have been through any sort of trauma, if you deal with depression and anxiety, if you have ever felt too scared to live, you should visit The Ranch. I know how heavy the darkness can feel, let the Ranch help you through it. It is worth it. You are worth it.
Matthew Sidoti
03:52 09 Jan 20
I came here with serious issues and addiction dragging me down to the bottom, and it is this place that I can contribute my new found self and my future success to. I have been to many programs through my life and I have NEVER seen such a well picked team of staff who so genuinely love and believe in this place's ability to heal. It does not get the credit it deserves. All the staff on any tier of the company are open and willing to listen and give you the time of day to be heard. Thank you again, Ranch of Pennsylvania.
Justin Webb
03:13 20 Nov 19
So overall the experience has been great, but I think I was extremely lucky to have an amazing group of guys/ community to bond and grow with. I originally planned to just detox for 5 days, but ended up staying 10 days. If I was able to get out of work longer I think I would've stayed the 28 days to actually complete the program. Regardless I had learned so much about myself through the stories of clients and staff. The food was good, and the facility is nice even though you spend all your time in the main building or the cottages.Now, I must say... I came in on Thursday around lunch. My last use was that same morning at 7am. I did not get subutex until Friday at 7pm (well over peek withdrawal @ 24 hours). Needless to say I felt like death. When I asked how to check myself out I finally got the sub. But ya know, lose the pain lose the lesson as they say.Finally, I truly had a life changing experience during the adventure group (as many do). It was unexpected but came at the exact right time. I love the people I met here. They are for the most part dead serious about recovery. That's about all I have to say. Love The Ranch but hope I never have to return. Be strong and find help if you need it. It will be the best decision of your life.
Carolyn Plummer
13:52 18 Nov 19
It’s was a wonderful facility that really helped our family. Everyone was so supportive and positive during a very difficult time. Highly recommend!!
rita fritsch
17:06 21 Nov 18
I spent 27 days at "The Ranch" in Wrightsville PA and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the program and the support staff. I was treated with utmost respect and kindness while I was there. Don't get me wrong, I didn't want to go to rehab and everyday was not a picnic, but on day 27 I didn't want to leave. I am now 72 days sober and Loving It!!! I learned so much about myself and why I drank. I learned tools and coping skills while I was there to help me in my recovery, even though we don't know the future, with God's help and my coping skills I will continue to be a recovering alcoholic. I recommend "The Ranch" to everyone who needs help with substance abuse, mental health and eating disorders and is ready to start REALLY living again!!!Sober and truly Happy!!
Richard Yednock
03:20 18 Nov 18
Lori Downin Honodel
12:53 06 Sep 18
Brian Price
22:25 24 Aug 18
Well let me just tell you about The Ranch of Pa. I came in after having a few years of sobriety. I just wanted absents. Well that didn’t happen. They kept me the whole 20 plus days. So as I told everyone when I got there. I came in with the cheat sheet. I hit the floor running being of maximum service. As I came to learn there wasn’t any recovery books. Just glad I had mine. I was ignorant to the fact of what codependency was after getting some books mailed in. Because I believed it was between male female not giving each other breathing room. My therapist was talking at me, not to me. Telling me I was codependent I voiced I needed a new therapist. It was suggested to give her a chance. So I had half of an assessment with her. Then had two arguments. As I stomped around like a 36 year old baby. I talked with the Adventure R.A. He planted the seed of codependency. Because whiskey defined who I was. Then speaking to a supervisor who is a dear friend. She watered that seed by saying something that she does and I do as well. Taking on other people’s problems as my own. I was intrigued with this news and blessed with the CoDA book which I never knew existed. I started reading it the next morning. As I read this book with an open mind. I learned that my one track mind was not so open. And I was a raging codependent person. I had 2 and a half years then had 3 and a half years. Helping everyone else and not myself took me out both times. I would like to say it was all rainbows and sunshine after that awakening but I have to be honest. My ego took over and I started to manipulate myself. Well I wanted out early so I could work my new program. Because I was blessed to have found someone that work the CoDA steps and I was so excited. I made it to the 4th step because there so different from other programs and there is work to be done. So with this newfound program. And a legitimate reason on leaving early. I approached my therapist. I didn’t want to leave and walk back into a stressed environment. I had three final exams for my summer classes that I needed to study for, I also started classes the following Tuesday. I felt that it would be counterproductive to go back to stress. When she said no I could not wrap my head around the reasoning. At that moment in time I swore that she received her degree from a cracker jack box. I thinked her for the opinion decline and would go AMA. As I stomped the way. It was suggested (by someone else) that I take some time and read the third step prayer. After her class I went back to her office and asked to call my sponsor. No was the answer I stomped away again. I found a very wise R.A. I knew this man on the outside and he knew me sober. He said a few wise words as he walked around wearing me as a shoe. I walked back down to my therapist office. I walked in there. I looked at her “feet” and started crying. I insured her that I did not want to drink anymore and that I was afraid. So she sat there like any good therapist and listened. She came up with a plan of action. Have someone bring your materials in so you can study. As I walked out of her office my mind raced again. The thought how counterproductive is this. The day I had my study guide I spoke this thought out loud. But at check-in God intervened. The lesson wasn’t counterproductive it was time management. With this exciting news I ran to her office she started crying. The Ranch of Pa isn’t like any other place. This was my first time in rehab. It was a life-changing experience. So many things had happened. They don’t just teach you. They allow you the time to process each lesson. They are the most patient people. With love and care in their hearts for all people. They do not look at this career is a paycheck. They look at you as God’s children in need of help. I know that the words that I’m writing give you no reason to believe me. Give yourself a brake and open your mind. My great thinking placed me at The Ranch of Pa aka funny farm. If you’re going don’t leave just learn to pray.
Amy Heagy
14:49 16 Aug 18
The Ranch changed my life for the better! The staff and therapists were incredible, and the groups were so insightful. I learned so much during my stay there. I’m fully committed to maintaining my sobriety, and I couldn’t have done it without The Ranch, PA. I will forever be grateful for the friends I’ve made there and the support system I’ve gained.
Carly Ohlin
02:41 07 Aug 18
My experience here was extremely helpful and healing. The staff, food, environment, therapists, psychologists, nurses, facility and program were excellent. As a dual diagnosis client who stayed at this facility for a total of 27 days, I was cared for by compassionate staff and RAs and was given life altering resources, education and medical/emotional attention that has and will continue to stay with me through my personal recovery process. I would 10/10 recommend The Ranch of Pennsylvania to anyone suffering from substance abuse/mental health disorders.
John Murphy
15:22 06 Jul 18
I had a good experience at the Ranch. The Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about additions. They are very sincere about recovery. The facilities are awesome, as well as the food.
816kubie
20:17 02 Jul 18
I had an awesome experience here at The Ranch. I’ve definitely learned a lot and my life has made a complete 180 since I first got here. The staff is great and extremely helpful. As any facility, it has its flaws but there’s no such thing as a perfect place. I’ve made relationships and had an experience that I will never forget.
Ashley Easterling
20:45 29 Jun 18
My stay at the Ranch has been an amazing experience. I feel like I have my life back again and am very grateful to have been able to come here. I would recommend the Ranch to anyone considering treatment for mental health or substance abuse.
Carl Haefner
16:41 29 Jun 18
Robert Leppert
15:41 27 Jun 18
Well my experience at the Ranch was unexpected and i deffinitly didnt know what i wanted when i got there.. i spent 15 years searching for something and in 2 weeks i realized it was something inside myself the whole time.. the staff are excellent.. the therapists and Residential Aids both really care about the well being of every single client. I personally have been to over 20 diffrent rehabs and institutions and i can honestly say this was the best one by far. I learned alot about myself and what my purpose is in life. The community as a whole is a big family. One last thing. When i arrived at the ranch a member of the community told me miracles happen on this mountain... It happened to me.. it can happen to you to.
Thomas Hawkins
18:29 12 Jun 18
One of the RAs their sad once they witnessed miracles , well so did I . Almost daily of my stay I witnessed complete strangers come together for a common goal .... finding our own path and accepting help . I am grateful for every person I met during the time I spent .. The folks at the Ranch in PA are AMAZING
Amerina Jubani
01:10 11 Jun 18
Just finished my treatment there for mental health. I was blessed that my insurance covered me for 4 weeks. It’s the most amazing place. Everyone has their opinions depending on their hard work and efforts they put. But it’s not because of the the staff. The RA are people who care and help is always there.Therapists and doctors are are amazing. Especially therapist Dara. What an amazing woman. Then is the kitchen staff. Lorraine the chef she cares so much and she came to us to ask us what we think about the food and bring us samples of next meal.And then Ryan and Drew. My 2 favorite RA. They took us to adventure groups. I never thought I would jump off a 30 foot platform but I did it. That was amazing and it was a big deal for people like me who never took a chance to get out of bed let alone going on adventures. So please don’t let all those bad reviews scare you. If you are looking for help I tell you that is the place to go. You need to work hard but on the end you will be the one to tell the difference. 🌺
Thanh
19:34 12 Apr 18
Before I start, I would just like to put some disclaimers out:-I can only speak for the mental health part of the recovery, not substance abuse-I was in the women’s community, therefore I do not know how it differs from the men’s-This was the first residential treatment center I’ve been toMy time during the Ranch, PA was in February 2018. I don’t know if the staff is still the same, but I will mostly be speaking of my own experience there, so please don’t take my word as concrete things that must happen.I didn’t really have too many expectations coming here because I’d never been to a residential program before. I’d read all of the reviews online and they never really gave me a comprehensive view of what it would be like in the facility. Also, I had to keep in mind that people never really write reviews (in general) if they were satisfied with their care, people usually only write reviews when they have a bad experience.Everyone comes to the Ranch at their worst. The one thing I had to do, because I had nothing else, was that I had to have faith. I never really understood what faith meant, until I literally described it:I didn’t have any precedent indications to trust that these people will help me get better, but I still went along with it, letting them guide me while I’m blindfolded.So all I could do was have faith that I would get better. And some people have told me that I have! It’s like getting a tan, you never really know that your skin color has changed until someone who hasn’t seen you in a while tells you.A big part that they emphasize a ton is the community. It really depends on the people. One week I had a great time, the next… Well the staff tried their best. And I understand that I can’t control people! So even though there are times where the community might have some petty drama, I reminded myself that I am here for me, no one else. And I think that was a good mindset to keep when external problems caused by people came my way.But please don’t let me guide you into thinking that the women’s community was bad! It was amazing! Everyone was so supportive. And that’s just the clients, the staff are wonderful as well!Just a warning in advance: There’s a five-day “blackout,” meaning you don’t get to call or send letters to anyone outside of the facility for five days. After that, calls are usually Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends (if I remember correctly). Family and friends can also visit on Saturdays or Sundays, with consent from the therapist you are given there. Mail letters any time. It’s just those first five days, so be patient.Onto the activities themselves: I went to multiple groups a day (CBT, DBT, etc.) but I got breaks in between so it’s not too tiring. I was provided with so much, such as food and a laundry service, so that I only have to focus on myself, not other life factors.Also, on a side note, the food is really. Really. Good.There’s also this activity called “The Maze” and while it may have not been as impactful to me, there are so many others who say it’s life changing. Every activity is optional, so it’s okay if one can’t emotionally or physically participate, but... Don’t skip Maze Day.I think the one rule that everyone thinks is ridiculous is the division between men and women. There’s no “fraternizing,” as they say. Basically, I couldn’t really talk to the men since I was in the women’s group and vice versa. It’s a bit silly, but that division is important for some people, such as those who were traumatized by the other gender.Overall, my time there was pretty good. It didn’t really “fix” me, but I’m functional again. And I think that was the goal there. I got aftercare once I got out, just like everyone else. If I could give any advice, it would be to do everything! Try everything! So that you don’t have any regrets there.TL;DR: Good place based on my experience because I was open to the process.
Eddie poteet
14:26 26 Feb 17
Was only there 2 days because of insurance reasons. But, what I experienced was a great place with good people and great counselors and program. I would recommend the Ranch to anyone who is serious about recovery and long term sobriety. I am now in there IOP program. Good luck to you.
Patrick Burner
04:39 24 Jan 17
Excellent staff. Wonderful nurses. There is structure where it is needed and prepares you for aftercare and how to continue with sobriety. Highly recommended.
Sonya Kedge
16:38 06 Jan 17
It's been almost a year since I was at the lovely "Bridgewater" Landing and it changed my life. I have nothing to compare it to, this has been my only experience at a rehab... but everyone from nurses, the clinical staff and the administration became more than advocates, they became friends. The facility was going through some growing pains while I was there, but that just made the experience that much more interesting. I traveled over 10 hours to come here for the main purpose of their Buddhist approach, which was there but limited and the dual-diagnosis ability to treat my cacophony of mental woes. I will say pack for all seasons, you never know what season it decides to be there and the winds are fierce up on the hill. The up side, pun intended, is that the vistas are grand, the stars are bright and the wildlife is amazing. Again, I have to thank everyone that works there for helping me through a very rough time and all the very strong men and women that fought with me to not be yet another statistic. This place really is a miracle, if you choose to make it yours and help out your brothers and sisters around you. Thanks Bridgewater...
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Patients Love The Ranch in Pennsylvania

Treatment Programs

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Mental Health Treatment Programs

Integrative treatment methods allow you to process your thoughts and emotions with the goal of addressing deep-seated issues.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Start the recovery process by addressing your substance abuse through one of our many programs.

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Therapy Programs

From talk therapy to adventure therapy, recovery requires the right combination of therapies in a regimen built for your specific needs.

Diana Mellett
12:53 07 Oct 20
The Ranch was a great place and life changing for me. I had been to over 20 treatment centers and The Ranch has the BEST, most intense and thorough therapy I have ever received. I actually use the tools that were taught to me by Dara all the time! I am clean over a year now. Compared to most rehabs, The Ranch is like a resort/vacation, but with intense therapy. There are awesome outdoor and indoor activities, gym, art therapy, yoga, AA/NA in-house, outings on weekends, church ( if you want), great, healthy meals, and counselors all over who are always willing to help. Anyone who complains about this place must have never been to another treatment center!!!!!!!
Kathleen Tumbler
12:38 06 Oct 20
When I was at my lowest point, The Ranch gave me the tools and positive feedback. The Ranch helped me to understand I was not alone and that I could develop sustainable habits to help me through my toughest times. I am forever grateful.
Jason Wahl
21:09 05 Oct 20
This place changed my life. I the staff is absolutely amazing!
amir stith
16:15 01 Oct 20
Kevin Gross
17:58 30 Sep 20
Alumni day-September 19, 2020It was so nice to see the people who have helped me through my struggles and spend a beautiful day with them. I was able to catch up with those I shared time with at The Ranch and share my progress with Therapists, RA's and the staff I have grown so close with. It was fun to get together and share how far we have come in our lives and make new memories for years to come. I look forward to each event that may come from the Alumni group. Love all of you!
Ashley Solyan
15:12 29 Sep 20
I am forever grateful for The Ranch Pennsylvania. My decision to go to the Ranch was the most important decision of my life. I was living an extremely unhealthy life, ridden with addiction and unmanagement of my mental health disorders. For the first time in my entire life, I didn’t feel alone there. They created brilliant daily schedules which included activities, intense therapy, meditation, yoga and relaxation. The cottages (housing) were so comfortable. You receive a nice sized bed in a quiet environment. They have options to go to the gym and use the arts and crafts room on down time. The view at the Ranch is breathtaking. I saw some of the most beautiful sunsets of my life there. The staff was beyond amazing. We worked with a team of the most intelligent, caring and loving therapists, doctors, nurses and RAs. I think about the Ranch and it’s entirety on a daily basis. I made friendships there that will last a lifetime. I made relationships with the staff that have changed my life. The support I received there is something I’ve never experienced in my life. They taught me how to process and overcome my traumas and manage my mental health so I could finally live a life free from my mind, which I was so desperately searching for. Prior to the Ranch, I was living in the lonliest, dark hole imaginable. Since then, my life has made a drastic change. I found the courage to set boundaries and make life decisions for ME! My life is a much more beautiful, vibrant world. I am no longer prisoner to my past or addiction. I am free. I HIGHLY suggest if you are struggling with mental health disorders, addiction or alcoholism to go to the Ranch. It was the best decision I ever made!!
Tonya Dawes
15:09 29 Sep 20
The Ranch of PA has been a life saving experience if you let it be. All of the staff care about the clients individual wellbeing from start of care to years after you leave. If you need this level of care whether it is for addiction or just straight mental health, I would recommend giving this place a try. The alumni community is wonderful and everyone really cares about each other due to the shared experiences at The Ranch.
Matthew Cusmano
19:53 28 Sep 20
Mason Mason
19:17 28 Sep 20
The staff at the Ranch saved my life. The care and support they provided during my time of need was above and beyond. Words cannot begin to explain the comfort they gave my family while I was in treatment. This was my first experience with needing treatment, but I left the Ranch with the tools necessary to continue the work I had started. Thank you to everyone at the Ranch..
Jennifer McCall
04:18 07 Jul 20
Amazing place to go when experiencing severe depression and needing a safe place. I did not want to leave. Awesome staff who cares and willing to talk to you! Beautiful sight when sitting on the rock during break time! Treatments were really beneficial!!
Jinny Rose
17:26 18 Mar 20
The ranch, has a very good curriculum and a great staff, there all super kool, i just got out yesterday and im looking forward to a sober life. they dont have horses just so yah know. But definenlty top of the line rehab facility, best one ive been to ever.
Albert Tomlin
02:52 04 Mar 20
The Ranch PA was a true gift to my life. Not only does their staff truly care for every patient no matter the diagnosis or personality, they also deliver second to none information on both substance abuse and mental health.Like most I was a bit apprehensive about entering treatment. The Ranch took my expectations and shattered them. Morning meditations were peaceful and a great way to start my day centered. I'm still using that practice now, several weeks after completing treatment. As mentioned previously, the staff made me feel at home. From the RA's to the nurses to the therapists to the psychiatrists, everyone of them made me feel loved and comfortable. They also pushed me where I stalled, helped me through troubling emotions and delivered coping skills that really work for me.I would be remiss not to mention the adventure program. Not only are the internal groups full of tools for all types of mental health, substance abuse and personalities, the adventure program adds another layer to your treatment experience. I was at The Ranch in February - a very cold month - so I was skeptical that the adventure program would be as fulfilling as if I was there during a warmer month. Boy was I wrong. Ryan and Andrew deliver great information through powerful experiential activities. It was a great tool to make the treatment schedule anything but mundane, and also a great tool for self discovery.Family day was awesome and gave my family more information about how I operate. It also gave them tools for themselves. Don't miss family day loved ones!I got a new start thanks to The Ranch and I would recommend it to all of my loved ones if they needed help - mental health, substance abuse or dual. They set me up with a great aftercare program and plan that made me feel good about leaving treatment on the right foot. Also, Mandy May does a great job of keeping the community together after discharge through the Alumni Program - Rooted. It keeps you in touch with staff, clients and recovery. This alumni program also facilitates group activities and opportunities to give back to the community. Whether its speaking at the alumni meetings or getting together to feed the underprivileged, Rooted is always there to make sure you have a community that cares.I could go on forever about The Ranch but that is simply because it helped save my life and put me on a path to success. 5/5
Brianna Buoncore
15:16 03 Mar 20
The Ranch at Pennsylvania was the most incredible life-altering experience that I will forever cherish in my heart and soul. This was my first residential rehab; before arriving, I had the lowest expectations, but as soon as I was admitted and greeted by the lovely staff, my expectations were instantly proven wrong.The entire staff welcomed me with opened arms, warm smiles, and their uniquely bright personalities. I have never felt so endeared in my life as I did when walking in the doors of the Ranch...Admitting myself into this rehabilitation center changed my life for the better. I met a group of women that became family to me over the course of my stay. The groups that were held each day were incredibly touching and very insightful. Each therapist or residential aide that held the therapeutic group shared such perceptive, special enlightenment that has inspired me to be the person I am today. I was provided with a valuable set of coping skills that has eased my transition from the Ranch to my home.I will never forget the staff at the Ranch, for they have led me on a beautiful, eye-opening, and spiritual journey that altered my perspective on life for the better good. I thank each and every one of you guys for guiding me on the path that I needed to be on.
Ryan Henry
18:24 20 Feb 20
I'm so grateful for my time at the Ranch PA. My time there may have saved my life and marriage. Highly recommend.
Jessica Narlis
02:22 17 Feb 20
I went to The Ranch for 28 days in February 2017 for alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and I just celebrated 3 years clean - I wouldn't have gotten where I am today without the treatment I received at The Ranch. My experiences and interactions with all of the staff, from the nurses to the counselors to the RAs to the kitchen staff, was supportive and encouraging. The treatment offered is educational, therapeutic, spiritual and, for me, life saving. While there, I was introduced to the 12 step program that has kept me clean since I left The Ranch, and I also left with a detailed aftercare and recovery plan. I learned so much about myself and the disease of addiction at The Ranch, and have applied what I learned there every single day since. My gratitude to The Ranch truly is immeasurable, and I wouldn't be the Mom, Spouse, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend I am today without the treatment I received there.
Andy Elliott
18:24 07 Feb 20
This place is Great! If your already serious about your recovey or not quit sure its dosnt matter the ranch is a very good place for you. It packed with caring and loving staff who will do anything for you along your path to recovery. I can't say enough on how far I have come in my life in the short 30 days I have been here. If your in a dark place in the depths of addiction, mental health or both I highly recommend the Ranch of Pennsylvania
Cole Leonard
16:29 03 Feb 20
This place was beyond amazing. The staff and facility were beyond amazing at helping me and being there for me. I honestly can’t thank them enough!
Jonathon Vattima
17:55 30 Jan 20
Never went there but it sounds like a beautiful place!
Christy Schuler
23:45 24 Jan 20
The Ranch of Pennsylvania was a safe haven for me, one that I very much needed, while starting my journey on facing the trauma I lived through. The staff were always there if I needed to talk. They helped me to feel like I mattered while I tried to sort out my thoughts and feelings. I went in feeling timid and nervous, found myself and my voice again through their programs, and left knowing a little bit more that I was ok, that my past does not define me. If you have been through any sort of trauma, if you deal with depression and anxiety, if you have ever felt too scared to live, you should visit The Ranch. I know how heavy the darkness can feel, let the Ranch help you through it. It is worth it. You are worth it.
Matthew Sidoti
03:52 09 Jan 20
I came here with serious issues and addiction dragging me down to the bottom, and it is this place that I can contribute my new found self and my future success to. I have been to many programs through my life and I have NEVER seen such a well picked team of staff who so genuinely love and believe in this place's ability to heal. It does not get the credit it deserves. All the staff on any tier of the company are open and willing to listen and give you the time of day to be heard. Thank you again, Ranch of Pennsylvania.
Justin Webb
03:13 20 Nov 19
So overall the experience has been great, but I think I was extremely lucky to have an amazing group of guys/ community to bond and grow with. I originally planned to just detox for 5 days, but ended up staying 10 days. If I was able to get out of work longer I think I would've stayed the 28 days to actually complete the program. Regardless I had learned so much about myself through the stories of clients and staff. The food was good, and the facility is nice even though you spend all your time in the main building or the cottages.Now, I must say... I came in on Thursday around lunch. My last use was that same morning at 7am. I did not get subutex until Friday at 7pm (well over peek withdrawal @ 24 hours). Needless to say I felt like death. When I asked how to check myself out I finally got the sub. But ya know, lose the pain lose the lesson as they say.Finally, I truly had a life changing experience during the adventure group (as many do). It was unexpected but came at the exact right time. I love the people I met here. They are for the most part dead serious about recovery. That's about all I have to say. Love The Ranch but hope I never have to return. Be strong and find help if you need it. It will be the best decision of your life.
Carolyn Plummer
13:52 18 Nov 19
It’s was a wonderful facility that really helped our family. Everyone was so supportive and positive during a very difficult time. Highly recommend!!
rita fritsch
17:06 21 Nov 18
I spent 27 days at "The Ranch" in Wrightsville PA and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the program and the support staff. I was treated with utmost respect and kindness while I was there. Don't get me wrong, I didn't want to go to rehab and everyday was not a picnic, but on day 27 I didn't want to leave. I am now 72 days sober and Loving It!!! I learned so much about myself and why I drank. I learned tools and coping skills while I was there to help me in my recovery, even though we don't know the future, with God's help and my coping skills I will continue to be a recovering alcoholic. I recommend "The Ranch" to everyone who needs help with substance abuse, mental health and eating disorders and is ready to start REALLY living again!!!Sober and truly Happy!!
Richard Yednock
03:20 18 Nov 18
Lori Downin Honodel
12:53 06 Sep 18
Brian Price
22:25 24 Aug 18
Well let me just tell you about The Ranch of Pa. I came in after having a few years of sobriety. I just wanted absents. Well that didn’t happen. They kept me the whole 20 plus days. So as I told everyone when I got there. I came in with the cheat sheet. I hit the floor running being of maximum service. As I came to learn there wasn’t any recovery books. Just glad I had mine. I was ignorant to the fact of what codependency was after getting some books mailed in. Because I believed it was between male female not giving each other breathing room. My therapist was talking at me, not to me. Telling me I was codependent I voiced I needed a new therapist. It was suggested to give her a chance. So I had half of an assessment with her. Then had two arguments. As I stomped around like a 36 year old baby. I talked with the Adventure R.A. He planted the seed of codependency. Because whiskey defined who I was. Then speaking to a supervisor who is a dear friend. She watered that seed by saying something that she does and I do as well. Taking on other people’s problems as my own. I was intrigued with this news and blessed with the CoDA book which I never knew existed. I started reading it the next morning. As I read this book with an open mind. I learned that my one track mind was not so open. And I was a raging codependent person. I had 2 and a half years then had 3 and a half years. Helping everyone else and not myself took me out both times. I would like to say it was all rainbows and sunshine after that awakening but I have to be honest. My ego took over and I started to manipulate myself. Well I wanted out early so I could work my new program. Because I was blessed to have found someone that work the CoDA steps and I was so excited. I made it to the 4th step because there so different from other programs and there is work to be done. So with this newfound program. And a legitimate reason on leaving early. I approached my therapist. I didn’t want to leave and walk back into a stressed environment. I had three final exams for my summer classes that I needed to study for, I also started classes the following Tuesday. I felt that it would be counterproductive to go back to stress. When she said no I could not wrap my head around the reasoning. At that moment in time I swore that she received her degree from a cracker jack box. I thinked her for the opinion decline and would go AMA. As I stomped the way. It was suggested (by someone else) that I take some time and read the third step prayer. After her class I went back to her office and asked to call my sponsor. No was the answer I stomped away again. I found a very wise R.A. I knew this man on the outside and he knew me sober. He said a few wise words as he walked around wearing me as a shoe. I walked back down to my therapist office. I walked in there. I looked at her “feet” and started crying. I insured her that I did not want to drink anymore and that I was afraid. So she sat there like any good therapist and listened. She came up with a plan of action. Have someone bring your materials in so you can study. As I walked out of her office my mind raced again. The thought how counterproductive is this. The day I had my study guide I spoke this thought out loud. But at check-in God intervened. The lesson wasn’t counterproductive it was time management. With this exciting news I ran to her office she started crying. The Ranch of Pa isn’t like any other place. This was my first time in rehab. It was a life-changing experience. So many things had happened. They don’t just teach you. They allow you the time to process each lesson. They are the most patient people. With love and care in their hearts for all people. They do not look at this career is a paycheck. They look at you as God’s children in need of help. I know that the words that I’m writing give you no reason to believe me. Give yourself a brake and open your mind. My great thinking placed me at The Ranch of Pa aka funny farm. If you’re going don’t leave just learn to pray.
Amy Heagy
14:49 16 Aug 18
The Ranch changed my life for the better! The staff and therapists were incredible, and the groups were so insightful. I learned so much during my stay there. I’m fully committed to maintaining my sobriety, and I couldn’t have done it without The Ranch, PA. I will forever be grateful for the friends I’ve made there and the support system I’ve gained.
Carly Ohlin
02:41 07 Aug 18
My experience here was extremely helpful and healing. The staff, food, environment, therapists, psychologists, nurses, facility and program were excellent. As a dual diagnosis client who stayed at this facility for a total of 27 days, I was cared for by compassionate staff and RAs and was given life altering resources, education and medical/emotional attention that has and will continue to stay with me through my personal recovery process. I would 10/10 recommend The Ranch of Pennsylvania to anyone suffering from substance abuse/mental health disorders.
John Murphy
15:22 06 Jul 18
I had a good experience at the Ranch. The Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about additions. They are very sincere about recovery. The facilities are awesome, as well as the food.
816kubie
20:17 02 Jul 18
I had an awesome experience here at The Ranch. I’ve definitely learned a lot and my life has made a complete 180 since I first got here. The staff is great and extremely helpful. As any facility, it has its flaws but there’s no such thing as a perfect place. I’ve made relationships and had an experience that I will never forget.
Ashley Easterling
20:45 29 Jun 18
My stay at the Ranch has been an amazing experience. I feel like I have my life back again and am very grateful to have been able to come here. I would recommend the Ranch to anyone considering treatment for mental health or substance abuse.
Carl Haefner
16:41 29 Jun 18
Robert Leppert
15:41 27 Jun 18
Well my experience at the Ranch was unexpected and i deffinitly didnt know what i wanted when i got there.. i spent 15 years searching for something and in 2 weeks i realized it was something inside myself the whole time.. the staff are excellent.. the therapists and Residential Aids both really care about the well being of every single client. I personally have been to over 20 diffrent rehabs and institutions and i can honestly say this was the best one by far. I learned alot about myself and what my purpose is in life. The community as a whole is a big family. One last thing. When i arrived at the ranch a member of the community told me miracles happen on this mountain... It happened to me.. it can happen to you to.
Thomas Hawkins
18:29 12 Jun 18
One of the RAs their sad once they witnessed miracles , well so did I . Almost daily of my stay I witnessed complete strangers come together for a common goal .... finding our own path and accepting help . I am grateful for every person I met during the time I spent .. The folks at the Ranch in PA are AMAZING
Amerina Jubani
01:10 11 Jun 18
Just finished my treatment there for mental health. I was blessed that my insurance covered me for 4 weeks. It’s the most amazing place. Everyone has their opinions depending on their hard work and efforts they put. But it’s not because of the the staff. The RA are people who care and help is always there.Therapists and doctors are are amazing. Especially therapist Dara. What an amazing woman. Then is the kitchen staff. Lorraine the chef she cares so much and she came to us to ask us what we think about the food and bring us samples of next meal.And then Ryan and Drew. My 2 favorite RA. They took us to adventure groups. I never thought I would jump off a 30 foot platform but I did it. That was amazing and it was a big deal for people like me who never took a chance to get out of bed let alone going on adventures. So please don’t let all those bad reviews scare you. If you are looking for help I tell you that is the place to go. You need to work hard but on the end you will be the one to tell the difference. 🌺
Thanh
19:34 12 Apr 18
Before I start, I would just like to put some disclaimers out:-I can only speak for the mental health part of the recovery, not substance abuse-I was in the women’s community, therefore I do not know how it differs from the men’s-This was the first residential treatment center I’ve been toMy time during the Ranch, PA was in February 2018. I don’t know if the staff is still the same, but I will mostly be speaking of my own experience there, so please don’t take my word as concrete things that must happen.I didn’t really have too many expectations coming here because I’d never been to a residential program before. I’d read all of the reviews online and they never really gave me a comprehensive view of what it would be like in the facility. Also, I had to keep in mind that people never really write reviews (in general) if they were satisfied with their care, people usually only write reviews when they have a bad experience.Everyone comes to the Ranch at their worst. The one thing I had to do, because I had nothing else, was that I had to have faith. I never really understood what faith meant, until I literally described it:I didn’t have any precedent indications to trust that these people will help me get better, but I still went along with it, letting them guide me while I’m blindfolded.So all I could do was have faith that I would get better. And some people have told me that I have! It’s like getting a tan, you never really know that your skin color has changed until someone who hasn’t seen you in a while tells you.A big part that they emphasize a ton is the community. It really depends on the people. One week I had a great time, the next… Well the staff tried their best. And I understand that I can’t control people! So even though there are times where the community might have some petty drama, I reminded myself that I am here for me, no one else. And I think that was a good mindset to keep when external problems caused by people came my way.But please don’t let me guide you into thinking that the women’s community was bad! It was amazing! Everyone was so supportive. And that’s just the clients, the staff are wonderful as well!Just a warning in advance: There’s a five-day “blackout,” meaning you don’t get to call or send letters to anyone outside of the facility for five days. After that, calls are usually Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends (if I remember correctly). Family and friends can also visit on Saturdays or Sundays, with consent from the therapist you are given there. Mail letters any time. It’s just those first five days, so be patient.Onto the activities themselves: I went to multiple groups a day (CBT, DBT, etc.) but I got breaks in between so it’s not too tiring. I was provided with so much, such as food and a laundry service, so that I only have to focus on myself, not other life factors.Also, on a side note, the food is really. Really. Good.There’s also this activity called “The Maze” and while it may have not been as impactful to me, there are so many others who say it’s life changing. Every activity is optional, so it’s okay if one can’t emotionally or physically participate, but... Don’t skip Maze Day.I think the one rule that everyone thinks is ridiculous is the division between men and women. There’s no “fraternizing,” as they say. Basically, I couldn’t really talk to the men since I was in the women’s group and vice versa. It’s a bit silly, but that division is important for some people, such as those who were traumatized by the other gender.Overall, my time there was pretty good. It didn’t really “fix” me, but I’m functional again. And I think that was the goal there. I got aftercare once I got out, just like everyone else. If I could give any advice, it would be to do everything! Try everything! So that you don’t have any regrets there.TL;DR: Good place based on my experience because I was open to the process.
Eddie poteet
14:26 26 Feb 17
Was only there 2 days because of insurance reasons. But, what I experienced was a great place with good people and great counselors and program. I would recommend the Ranch to anyone who is serious about recovery and long term sobriety. I am now in there IOP program. Good luck to you.
Patrick Burner
04:39 24 Jan 17
Excellent staff. Wonderful nurses. There is structure where it is needed and prepares you for aftercare and how to continue with sobriety. Highly recommended.
Sonya Kedge
16:38 06 Jan 17
It's been almost a year since I was at the lovely "Bridgewater" Landing and it changed my life. I have nothing to compare it to, this has been my only experience at a rehab... but everyone from nurses, the clinical staff and the administration became more than advocates, they became friends. The facility was going through some growing pains while I was there, but that just made the experience that much more interesting. I traveled over 10 hours to come here for the main purpose of their Buddhist approach, which was there but limited and the dual-diagnosis ability to treat my cacophony of mental woes. I will say pack for all seasons, you never know what season it decides to be there and the winds are fierce up on the hill. The up side, pun intended, is that the vistas are grand, the stars are bright and the wildlife is amazing. Again, I have to thank everyone that works there for helping me through a very rough time and all the very strong men and women that fought with me to not be yet another statistic. This place really is a miracle, if you choose to make it yours and help out your brothers and sisters around you. Thanks Bridgewater...
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