The Discovery Ranch for Girls Program

Thank you for taking a step toward finding your child the environment and support that she needs to heal. We recognize that you love your child. Sending her away is likely one of the more painful experiences of your life. You have done everything in your power to help her at home.

Thank you for trusting Discovery Ranch for Girls to provide your child with the care and support that she needs to thrive in the future.


Overview of Discovery Ranch For Girls

Any parent of a teen or preteen knows the challenges parents face today. These challenges are compounded when parents care for a teen who struggles with ADHD, adoption issues, depression, an eating disorder, oppositional defiance, self-harm, or suicidal ideation.

This article will describe how the relationship-based treatment provided at Discovery Ranch for Girls can be instrumental in providing teens with the support they need to transform their lives.

The integrated approach to care that can be found at the ranch, as described by the CARE model, allows clinicians, teachers, and other staff members to be aware of and address each student's needs.

Parents are also a vital part of the treatment process. Along with the clinical, academic, residential, and experiential staff members, they are a part of their child's treatment team. They play a vital role in guiding their child's toward healing.

Relationship-Based Treatment

Most teens who come to a residential treatment center are initially unwilling to engage in the treatment process. Discovery Ranch for Girls helps students to overcome their initial reluctance by forging solid relationships.

Therapists, teachers, teacher's aides, and mentors all work together to create lasting bonds with students. These relationships become the open doors through which healing can enter.


Our CARE Model

The CARE Model stands for Clinical, Academic, Residential, and Experinital departments. Rather than these departments functioning separately, each department works together. The process of working collaboratively ensures that students get the best possible care.


The licensed clinical staff members at Discovery Ranch for Girls care deeply about the young people they serve. They are trained in various treatment modalities so that the young people who come to them for help have the best possible chance of gaining the kind of help they need.


Certified teachers teach students at Discovery Ranch for Girls. The academic program uses a blended learning model that combines a digital curriculum with direct instruction from caring teachers and teacher's aides.


The residential setting is one of healing and relationship building. Students have the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment where they can build lasting relationships with staff, mentors, and peers.


The experiential program at Discovery Ranch for Girls allows students to take the therapeutic experiences they have outside the classroom. These experiences are tied to memorable events, such as ropes courses or equine therapy. The progress that students make is all the more memorable for being tied to real-life experiences.

Parent Involvement

As a parent, you are always a vital part of the treatment process. You will be part of your teen's treatment team. Together with the other members of the Treatment Team, you will help guide your child through the healing process.

You will also receive assistance yourself. During weekly virtual therapy sessions, you will learn how to connect with your teen in new, healthier ways.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage with parents of teens who are facing similar challenges. During Parents Days, you can meet with parents of teens who have faced similar challenges and learn from content experts and each other.


Discovery Ranch for Girls has created an environment where teens are fully immersed in a healing environment. While at the ranch, they learn how to build healthy relationships. These relationship-building skills can also be applied to healing their relationships with their family.

Because the program is fully integrated with Clinical, Academic, Residential, and Experinital departments working together, students receive a single, clear message about their healing journey and the next steps they need to move forward.

Parents are always an indispensable part of the healing journey. They help to guide their child's journey. Also, while students are taking part in their healing process, parents have the opportunity to heal and develop new skills as well.