The Discovery Ranch Program

HELPING YOUR DAUGHTER HEAL AND MATURE THROUGH EXPERIENCE AND THERAPY

Thank you for your interest in Discovery Ranch for Girls, a top rated residential treatment center for teens. The Discovery Ranch program offers a unique blend of traditional and experiential therapy for your daughter. At Discovery Ranch, we model, mentor and motivate our students by using a positive relationships approach.
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HOW DO WE HELP YOUR DAUGHTER RECOVER? “THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS NOTICEABLE”

The Discovery Ranch therapy approach is unlike any other residential treatment center program. Therapists, mentors, teachers and staff work side by side with girls every day to create an on-going therapeutic environment; it’s an environment that extends far beyond office only sessions. Girls at the ranch experience more professional therapist and educator time throughout the day than at any other program in the industry. Because therapy takes place in so many different ways, most girls often don’t realize initially the activities they’re engaged in have a clinical purpose. This kind of experiential approach makes girls less resistant to therapy. When treatment resistance is minimized, therapeutic progress is accelerated.
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A LEARNING MODEL THAT LASTS INTO THE FUTURE

The Discovery Ranch program teaches girls how to recognize and regulate their emotions and behaviors. This learning process is rooted in the philosophy that girls don’t need to be protected from life’s difficulties. They need opportunities to see these challenges for what they are – opportunities to discover their own strengths.
A key part of being able to face these difficulties is the knowledge each girl has that she has a therapist and a team of mentors and educators who will help and support her during her struggles. What may have seemed overwhelming prior to treatment, now becomes do-able in the supportive environment at Discovery Ranch.
Our mission statement expresses our programmatic goal:
“We believe in the potential of young women and the ability to restore choice in our lives. Through nurturing relationships and challenging experiences young women and their families discover hope, passion and perseverance in the face of life’s adversity.”
As they work through the challenges that come from caring for feeder calves, working with horses, community service projects, academics and residential activities, girls recognize they can work through their challenges without turning to destructive coping behaviors.
They learn they have the strength, the smarts and the will to succeed.
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Testimonials:
Discovery Ranch families have learned firsthand the meaning of our motto, “Hope, Passion, and Perseverance…” Here’s what they have to say about our experiential program:

“We knew we were making progress in the first six weeks.”

Parent

“We had tried everything we could try. We owed it to her to try something completely different.”

D. – Connecticut

“I think she’s now learned what truly makes her happy and unhappy, and how her own behavior impacts her own long-term happiness. That is a huge change, and it’s had a very favorable impact on how we interact with each other.”

Parent

“If somebody had told me two years ago we’d be in this situation, I never would have believed it. To have come back so far is truly remarkable.”

Parent
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