The Ranch℠ Treatment Center Opens Equine-Enriched Swan Creek House for Women

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The RanchSM treatment center opens Swan Creek House, a 15,000-square-foot residential facility for women with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 – The RanchSM treatment center in Tennessee has announced the opening of Swan Creek House, a 15-bed facility that treats women struggling with co-occurring conditions such as mood disorders, personality disorders and substance use disorders. In addition to individual and group therapy by experienced, master’s level clinicians, women at Swan Creek House receive a full complement of experiential therapies, including equine therapy.

One of 11 houses at The Ranch treatment center, the 15,000-square-foot home opened in March and features comfortable living spaces and beautiful views of the surrounding hills. The home’s expansive outdoor spaces open onto ponds, a gazebo, swimming pool, natural rock landscaping and a waterfall.

On the hillside overlooking the home is a state-of-the-art equestrian center that houses two group rooms and a viewing deck over a 150’ x 200’ indoor riding arena. The facility is equipped with lights, heated water and a 3/4 bath, as well as 12 stalls, a wash area and a vet area for the equine partners.

As part of the facility’s equine-enriched curriculum, upon arrival, each woman is paired with an equine partner that she works with over the course of her stay. The equine program includes two equine therapy primary groups per week, co-facilitated with a primary therapist and a master’s level equine therapist.

“Swan Creek House will enable us to tailor our services in a way that targets the unique issues faced by women battling co-occurring disorders,” says Barbara Larew-Adams, clinical director for The Ranch treatment center. “It also offers a beautiful, tranquil environment – something that’s very important for clients who need to focus on healing.”

Equine therapy is a highly impactful way to reach individuals with trauma and attachment issues. “For clients struggling to communicate and re-learn how to trust, the horses stir deeply rooted emotions and connect with the client in remarkable ways,” says Cheryl Brown, the facility’s director of marketing and outreach services. “Working with their equine partners, our clients explore the messages they forecast with their behavior and learn new ways of communicating in other relationships.”

About The RanchSM Treatment Center

Since 1999, The Ranch treatment center has provided 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

The Ranch treatment center 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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