New Executive Director to Head The Ranch Treatment Center in Tennessee

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The Ranch℠ treatment center, a premier mental health and rehabilitation facility in Nunnelly, Tennessee, announces the appointment of Marshall Millikin as executive director.

Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) June 17, 2015 – The Ranch℠ treatment center in Tennessee has named Marshall Millikin executive director. A respected veteran in the field of behavioral healthcare administration, Millikin is not new to The Ranch facility; he served on its founding board of directors more than 15 years ago. “It’s always a treat when the universe calls great former colleagues into your path,” says Cheryl Brown, the facility’s director of marketing and outreach services. “He sets a great ethical standard for those who surround him and is highly regarded in the treatment field.”

TMarshall Millikin Ranch EDhe Ranch is known for its state-of-the-art therapies, beautiful location and warm, inviting facilities nestled in the rolling hills of Nunnelly, less than an hour outside of Nashville. It offers primary, gender-separate treatment for men and women suffering from mental health disorders and addictions, including trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sex and intimacy disorders, eating disorders and bipolar disorder.

“I was drawn in by the center’s trauma-based approach, which addresses underlying issues and core problems that can fuel mental health issues and emotional disorders,” says Millikin. “There are very few facilities that are so successful at blending evidence-based models of therapy with highly effective alternative therapy-based strategies.”

Some of the integrative approaches used at The Ranch treatment center include equine-assisted therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and adventure therapy. “The program’s therapists have many different strategies and resources to draw from,” says Millikin, “and they work hard to find a combination that resonates with each client. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.”

Millikin’s experience includes a 12-year tenure with Onsite Workshops and a seven-year association with CRC Health Group. Most recently, he has been working with addiction and behavioral healthcare companies, providing management consulting and training, executive recruiting, and the development of residential facilities and intensive outpatient programs.

Brown says that Millikin is a good fit for the center. “It is exciting to have Marshall join our team,” she says. “His work ethic is to empower those around him to be successful and challenge them to explore new ways to improve. Marshall is a wonderful addition to our team and will fit in well with our philosophy of excellence-in-care.”

“We are pleased to have such a seasoned veteran in the field join us,” adds Greg Phillips, regional vice president of The Ranch treatment center. “I’ve known Marshall for many years and appreciate the value he brings to our team.”

About The Ranch℠ Treatment Center

Established in 1999, The Ranch treatment center provides gender-separate therapeutic programs that address the underlying causes of trauma, addictions, eating disorders and other self-defeating behaviors. We offer innovative therapies that delve into the deep issues that thwart recovery, allowing clients to heal mind, body and spirit while learning personal accountability. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Piney River and the farms and ranches of Nunnelly, TN, The Ranch offers programs with a variable length of stay, which allows each client to anchor new recovery behaviors needed for lasting change. For more information about The Ranch treatment center, call (855) 893-5987 or visit

About Elements Behavioral Health

The Ranch is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, an owner of a series of behavioral health programs located throughout the United States. The Elements Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network. For more information, visit

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