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Gender(s): Female

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Discovery Ranch South is the leading residential treatment center for teenage girls and teens assigned female at birth ages 13-17. Our team of compassionate and experienced professionals is dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind approach to healing for your family. Our comprehensive care empowers your family with the essential skills and resources needed to conquer your challenges.

At Discovery Ranch South, we incorporate therapy into every aspect of your teen’s stay. We utilize a variety of experiential therapies such as cow therapy, equine therapy, expressive arts therapy, and outdoor adventure therapy, all of which have been clinically validated and are led by dedicated therapists and highly trained staff members. We understand the importance of personal growth and familial connection, and our focus on these areas allows teens to overcome obstacles and thrive. Our therapeutic ranch offers a safe environment for deep emotional growth, allowing adolescents to discover their authentic selves and explore innovative methods to confront life’s obstacles.

We are committed to supporting your family’s mental health journey with expert residential treatment. Our team of professionals understands how important your teen’s healing is to your family, and we’re here to help them grow in a safe and supportive environment. By joining us on this transformative journey, your family will witness the healing power of treatment and learn the important skills of empathy, responsibility, and love.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your family’s mental health journey and help your teen reach their full potential. At Discovery Ranch South, your teen deserves the best.

Ownership Type
Private Company

Name of Parent Company
Ascent Companies

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
Yes

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
Contractor

Is the program on any insurance panels?
No

Religious Affiliation?
No

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
13

Maximum Age of Participants
18

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
Yes

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
Yes

Average Length of Stay (months)
10

Maximum Enrollment
60

Location of Program
Rural

Dorm/Housing
Quads

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
Staff Secured

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
No

Family Involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
5

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
0

Percentage of Private Pay Students
0

Percentage of School Funded Students
0

Percentage of State Funded Students
0

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
State License

Academic Accreditation
AdvancED (formally Northwest Association of Schools)
Northwest Accreditation Commission

Is there individual therapy?
Yes

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
4

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
2

Percentage of licensed therapists?
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation

Therapist average case load
5

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
Not Applicable

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
No

Is there group therapy?
Yes

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
24

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
18

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
1

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
Yes

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
Yes

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
No

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
No

Psychiatrist
N/A

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
> 50%

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
N/A

Types of Therapy Offered
12 Steps Groups
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills
Equine Assisted or Therapeutic Horse Back
Play Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psycho educational
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) (pioneer to CBT)
Recreation Therapy
Sand Therapy
Social Thinking model

Does the program have a level/phase system?
Yes

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
Yes

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
No

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
Art
Meditation
Yoga

Does program use time out rooms?
No

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:4

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
High School Diploma

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
16

Are night staff awake or asleep
Awake

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
> 50%

Grades Served
K-12
Possible Community College/College

Average student to teacher ratio
1:10

Teaching/Classroom
Teachers support blended learning
Other

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
Yes

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
Yes

Academic Calendar
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
Yes

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
No

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
Not Applicable

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
Yes

Does program have transition services for students?
Yes

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
Additional Therapist To Work With Student Or Family As Transition
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Individual Therapist Goes Home With Student To Facilitate
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
No

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
Call for more Information

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
11500

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
> 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
No

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
http://discoveryranchforgirls.com/program/

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Runaways

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
1

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
30

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (Professional Member)

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Link to the study that the organization is part of
NATSAP YOQ, RESBA(internal tool)

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
N/A

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
N/A

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
N/A

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?

Do you have an insurance utilization person?

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
N/A

Maximum Age of Participants
N/A

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
N/A

Location of Program

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?

Family Involvement

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
N/A

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
N/A

Percentage of Private Pay Students
N/A

Percentage of School Funded Students
N/A

Percentage of State Funded Students
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services

House/Community Meetings

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle

Use of Electronics

Location of Workshop

Average Length of Workshop

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Therapist average case load
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
N/A

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
N/A

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
N/A

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
N/A

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
N/A

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
N/A

Are night staff awake or asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
N/A

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?

Academic Calendar

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?

Scheduled or rolling admissions?

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement

Who completes the psychological evaluation?

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A