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The Ranch

6107 Pinewood Rd, Nunnelly, Tennessee, 37137
Surrounded by the scenic beauty of farms and ranches in the rolling hills of Nunnelly, TN – just outside of Nashville – The Ranch provides a full spectrum of addiction and mental health treatment services. The program offers treatment for trauma, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, sex and intimacy disorders, and other mental health disorders. The Ranch’s experientially based program is designed to meet the needs of each individual and help them address thoughts, feelings and behaviors that keep them stuck in destructive patterns. Through a trauma-focused treatment approach, clients address underlying issues and learn to embrace their authentic selves while gaining a sense of belonging and connection.

Facility Highlights

  • Spirituality Focus
  • Equine Therapy
  • Family Program

Specialization

  • Trauma-Focused Treatment

    Trauma often underlies addictions, eating disorders, intimacy disorders and other mental health issues. The Ranch is known for its comprehensive, trauma-focused approach to treatment. A wide selection of trauma therapies helps clients address these underlying issues while building resiliency.
  • Whole-Person Healing

    Clinicians at The Ranch draw on an unparalleled selection of traditional, alternative and experiential approaches to help clients heal in many different ways. By addressing the physical, mental and spiritual deficits that destructive behaviors leave in their lives, clients are able to recover fully and adopt a healthy, positive lifestyle.

Facility Settings

  • Lakeside

Meet the Staff

  • Paul Wilhelm Ragan, MD
    Paul Wilhelm Ragan, MDMedical Director
    With over three decades of experience in mental health and addiction treatment, Dr. Ragan is a sought-after expert in the field. He regularly appears in the media as a consultant on behavioral health topics and is the recipient of several prestigious awards. Past roles include director of mental health for the Direct Support Command, Fleet Marine Force, in Saudi Arabia/Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, clinical investigator for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt, among others. Dr. Ragan earned a medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at the National Naval Medical Center. He is certified in general adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.
  • Gina Marchando, DMFT, LMFT, CHt, CIt
    Gina Marchando, DMFT, LMFT, CHt, CItClinical Director
    A licensed marriage and family therapist, board certified hypnotherapist, certified incorporation therapist, and traumatologist, Dr. Marchando brings a wealth of experience to The Ranch. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University and has a post-graduate certificate in family systems healthcare. Dr. Marchando has worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care and private practice, and also has taught at both the master’s and doctorate levels. She specializes in dissociative disorders and treating survivors of trauma and abuse.

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Patient Reviews

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Great place. Home settings are awesome. Comfortable rooms. Don’t expect to lose any weight. The food is fantastic. The meetings and therapists are great. I just can’t say enough. We got to go swimming at the creek, gym time, horseback riding. I didn’t want to leave but my insurance made me. If you need most any type of treatment whether for mental health or any substance abuse this is it.
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This place is a crap show. Absolutely horrible. DO NOT GO THERE. Staff is rude and unprofessional; Several can not speak proper English. (Double negatives etc…)All they care about is the money. It looks nothing like the pictures. They send you to an old house that is nasty and has bugs. And put you in with people who threaten to kill you. They collect your valuables and “loss them” just don’t go there Ive never been talked down to they way they talk me and the others. They should that place down. HORRIBLE
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The Ranch cheated our family. My husband spent 30 days there. The family time was not helpful to me as his estranged spouse and my grown sons. Because I had filed for divorce, our 34 yr marriage breaking up was not addressed. As a betrayed spouse, I deserved more than that. Even divorced, we want to support one another and The Ranch ignored that. Family time was educational but not personal. No application to my husbands situation. Barely stretched a wound open and left it there. Very disappointed in counselors ability to prepare my husband for post rehab. Needless to say he denies any addiction now. Divorce proceedings are ongoing. Totally devastated our family.
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We sent my daughter to The Ranch with high expectations Be not deceived by the delightful intake person who answers the phone on the initial call. That’s the most responsive and compassionate care you’re going to get. Once they have your commitment, good luck! Would absolutely never, ever recommend.
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I was at The Ranch for severe depression and anxiety for 3 weeks in 2019. My husband and doctor researched and spoke with the Administrator prior to my arrival. They were assured that I would be housed with women with like problems, visit with the Psychiatrist, therapist physician daily, have balanced meals, group therapy, yoga, gym and other healthy activities and a lengthy list of other helpful, encouraging mentoring and sharing. Under no circumstances would I be sharing time and lodging with addicts, but with depressed women of ALL ages (I was 64) My personal experience was far from anything promised after I was admitted. All women in my house were drug and sex addicts who were accustomed to 10-step programs and all were 25-35 years younger than me. Everything was focussed on Narcotics/Alcohol/Emotions/Sex Addict Anonymous programs; usually led by an amateur, quite young member of such organizations. It seemed like every “patient” but me was a chain smoker. I spent less than 5 minutes per week with the Psychiatrist, the “counselor” was completely unprofessional and seemed quite weak and unqualified, the medical doctor was a Nurse Practitioner who seemed equally as inept ( I never heard the results of my bloodwork) and the House Manager was more interested in our being on time for appointments than caring. The Activities folks were completely unremarkable as well. On weekends, there were no meetings, appointments or classes ... we just hung out. Television of any kind was not allowed except videos on Saturday and Sunday . “Patients” were responsible for all cleaning, trash removal, inventories, ordering,, organizing, cooking, cleaning of user products and foods, most of which were processed/canned or snacks and sugary drinks and juices. The snack and junk drawers and cabinets were bursting at the seams and there were no less than 12 jars of different jellies and even more bags of chips and nuts and junk food. The freezer was full of processed breakfast meats and pre-cooked “fast food” like foods. The only positive I can find is: I asked for a GEOMIND swan analysis to check my DNA for medications (for depression) that could be deemed most likely to work best. The first test had to be re-done as the person who swabbed was inexperienced. I left The Ranch with the results of their second attempt and it has helped tremendously. In closing, I would never ask any person I cared about to spend time at The Ranch in Nunelly, TN.