Clinical Services

Discovery Ranch offers a therapy program designed for girls who struggle with self-harm, eating disorders, trauma, or a variety of other emotional and behavioral problems. Our treatment model is built on relationships. We see each girl from a strength-based perspective. Our goal is to help them see themselves in the same light.

We help girls learn the life skills they will need to be happy, productive adults. This includes understanding the importance of work, achieving academic success, and building an emotional “toolbox” with specific Dialectical Behavioral Therapy strategies. Girls learn how to use these tools as a way to understand their problems and identify positive solutions.

Discovery Ranch has a peer leadership program to give girls a chance to develop real-world work and leadership skills as part of the therapy experience. Girls learn how to use leadership and communication skills while they practice healthy relationship techniques.

Experience Progress

Our program works, in part, because it focuses on developing positive relationships with experiential therapy and learning situations. Each therapist participates with the girls on her caseload in activities that may include equine, ropes courses, and other hands-on activities. These activities move girls out of their comfort zone and into a “real time” therapy situation. Therapists process with the student how she is feeling at the moment she is experiencing anxiety, trust, success, or other powerful emotions. Discovery Ranch clinicians are licensed therapists, each with masters or doctoral degrees. They have worked with girls in a variety of treatment settings over many years.

We recognize girls transitioning from other programs have often made therapeutic progress that deserves to be recognized and rewarded. These young women typically start their therapy experience at the Ranch on a higher trust level with more privileges.


“Your program only continues to get better. I do love that you take on the most complex cases and never give up on these challenging kids. Your clinical staff is top notch.” – L. (consultant)

“There’s lots of communication between me and the therapist.”

“I left the ranch with cell numbers for everyone I’d talked with. They have been very accessible.”

If you have any questions, feel free to call our admissions department at 855-667-9388.

Hope, Passion, and Perseverance…