The Ranch Pennsylvania drug and alcohol rehab center creates opportunities for clients to experience and regulate their emotions rather than being controlled by them. We work with each client to explore which therapies best support their recovery, preparing them to take life-changing actions that will allow them to live within their true values. Speak Confidentially with a Ranch Recovery Advisor at 844-876-8685.
Our therapies and approaches include:
Unlike many drug rehab centers that only provide process groups, our clients meet with an individual therapist every week. During these sessions, our master’s-level clinicians help clients address underlying behavioral and emotional issues and encourage them to develop safe, therapeutic relationships. A close, supportive relationship in therapy can help clients build trust and tap into their internal motivation to recover.
Our groups are small and mainly gender-separate, providing a safe space to process difficult emotions and feelings. Clients participate in process-oriented, educational and experiential therapy groups with others sharing similar struggles. They learn personal and social responsibility as well as communication and relationship skills, as they gently ease out of the isolation of addiction.
Social Model Approach
At The Ranch Pennsylvania addiction rehab, clients live in upscale cottages with small groups of peers. These serve as treatment communities unto themselves, promoting personal growth and group support. This setting helps clients practice effectively navigating interpersonal situations that may be similar to situations that arise with their family members, friends and colleagues.
We help clients and their loved ones begin to rebuild trust and develop healthy communication skills. Clients work with a therapist to explore family issues, roles and relationships and set boundaries with loved ones. Depending on the client, family involvement may include family therapy sessions or phone calls with a therapist and loved ones as clinically appropriate. We also offer a monthly two-day family program. Learn more.
Psychiatric Services and Medication Management
Clients receive a thorough assessment when they come to The Ranch Pennsylvania treatment center. Our board-certified psychiatrist continually evaluates each client’s progress and any medication(s) they may be taking to ensure it is effectively supporting recovery. Evidence-based anti-craving medications may be prescribed to help prevent relapse and increase the likelihood of a safe, successful post-treatment journey.
Fitness and Nutrition
We believe wellness in the mind and spirit are very much related to wellness in the body. During residential drug rehab, clients gently ease into physical fitness and movement. This may include visits to our onsite gym or ropes course, hikes in the woods, and sports like tennis or basketball. Our professional chef prepares nutritionally balanced, delicious meals for clients during their stay. Speak Confidentially with a Ranch Recovery Advisor at 844-876-8685.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behavior and gain control over their emotions, and in turn, their actions. Clients learn to identify unhealthy thought patterns and see how these patterns affect behaviors and vice versa. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be effective in helping people with addictions, trauma and mental illness.
Adventure therapy is invigorating and fun and teaches important recovery lessons about trust, communication, perseverance, team-building and overcoming obstacles. Learn More.
Equine therapy can help those struggling with a variety of psychological disorders, trauma and addiction. Facilitated by a trained, certified equine therapy specialist, clients learn to face fears, address emotional roadblocks and past trauma, and develop non-verbal communication skills and trust. Equine therapy provides an opportunity for metaphorical learning while processing emotions and experiences that arise with a therapist.
Somatic Experiencing® is a powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and stress-related conditions. It revolves around the concept that trauma is not caused by the event itself but rather through the inability of the body, psyche and nervous system to process adverse events. Somatic Experiencing® helps clients engage, complete and resolve self-protective motor responses in the body – fight, flight, freeze and collapse – by gently guiding them in developing increased tolerance for body sensations and emotions.
Ropes course is an adventure-based therapy that builds trust, self-efficacy and problem-solving skills using high ropes 30 feet in the air. Clients are able to address fears and view rope course exercises as metaphors for challenging situations in their lives.
Our onsite adventure therapy specialist and certified archery instructor develops customized archery programs. This practice can help clients “let go” of difficult past experiences as metaphors are drawn between the activity and events and feelings. Other benefits of archery include improved patience, confidence and concentration, and the ability to stay in the here and now—a valuable recovery skill.
Mindfulness practices help clients learn to stay in the present moment and cope with stress. They also help clients manage difficult feelings as they arise without resorting to drug or alcohol use or other coping mechanisms. We offer a number of mindfulness-based practices including guided meditation and walking meditation. Many clients continue these practices when they leave treatment. Mindfulness can be a valuable relapse prevention tool.
The concept of the medicine wheel or healing circle is one that spans human history and multiple cultures from all over the world. The medicine wheel is a place to meditate, contemplate, gain insight, and strengthen one’s connection with the totality of all life. It represents the unity and equality of all creation and is a place to find balance in the body, mind, heart and spirit. The medicine wheel is a place of energy and healing that is utilized by individuals and groups at The Ranch Pennsylvania drug and alcohol rehab.
Self-Help Support Groups
We embrace a 12-step, abstinence-based approach to recovery. We also offer Refuge Recovery, a nontheistic, Buddhist approach to recovery. Clients attend both 12-step groups and Refuge Recovery groups. Refuge Recovery offers a systematic practice and process to help people move beyond the suffering caused by the cravings that characterize addictions. Core components of this approach include compassion and meditation. Both 12 Steps and Refuge Recovery groups are available onsite at The Ranch Pennsylvania addiction rehab. Speak Confidentially with a Ranch Recovery Advisor at 844-876-8685.
Motivational interviewing empowers clients to take responsibility for their recovery and discover their own motivation to change. Open-ended questions, an affirming attitude and active listening are core components of Motivational interviewing.
We help clients develop new, healthy skills they can use in recovery. Sometimes clients may participate in crafts or art-based activities. They also learn calming, centering techniques such as mindfulness practices. Clients are encouraged to bring musical instruments that they can use during free time or at our community fun night. Supervised offsite visits to the movies, mall, trampoline park, picnics or salons help clients practice being in the “real world” and engaging in everyday activities without drugs or alcohol.
Clients participate in volunteer opportunities in the community. This can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment by helping those in need.
We have a licensed experiential therapist on staff. In addition to adventure therapies, we offer other experiential activities like role playing and creating dramatic scenes using props.
The Daring Way TM
Based on the work of acclaimed author, speaker and shame researcher Dr. Brené Brown, we offer The Daring Way shame-resilience curriculum. Clients explore shame, develop shame resiliency and learn to live wholeheartedly, embracing their authentic selves in recovery.
We provide discharge planning and comprehensive continuing care coordinated by our primary therapists. Aftercare includes follow-up calls and connections to resources such as support groups as well as clinicians if clients do not already have a referring therapist. We also offer a monthly alumni meeting so clients can stay connected with other peers in recovery.