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The Ranch Tennessee Eating Disorders Program


The Ranch Tennessee Eating Disorders Program Review

The Ranch is a well reputed residential treatment facility an hour west of Nashville, in Nunnelly, Tennessee. It has a specialized program track for eating disorders. Joint Commission-accredited, The Ranch addresses the underlying root causes of conditions through an integrative, multifaceted client-centered treatment model that places a premium on experiential therapies. The 12-step recovery model is a significant component of the program, as well. 

Accommodations and Food

The Ranch facility is on the Piney River, surrounded by woods. It offers a serene atmosphere, ideal for anyone beginning recovery. Seeking to mirror real-life situations, clients stay in rustic cottages with their peers. The cottages have large, open kitchens, common areas and semi-private rooms with twin-sized beds.

Clients work hand in hand with a dietitian to prepare nutritious and delicious meals to replenish their bodies. They can accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences.

The Ranch Tennessee Eating Disorders Treatment

Before beginning treatment, clients first undergo a comprehensive assessment that helps determine the most effective personalized treatment strategy. When necessary, clients transition into detox program before transferring to residential. While the length of stay in the residential phase varies, individuals typically stay for 30 days.

The Ranch Tennessee offers a holistic, multifaceted approach that synchronizes a number of therapeutic methods including evidence-based modalities, recreation therapy and experiential as well as the 12-step model. Clients engage in weekly one-on-one therapy and daily small group sessions as well as family therapy. Therapists integrate CBT and DBT, as well as EMDR. 

The eating disorder program team is comprised of physicians, Master’s-level therapists, equine therapists and a dietitian. For clients struggling with co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety or depression, The Ranch  can facilitate medication management.


There is a mind-body-spirit philosophy that guides care here. As such, experiential based therapies are a cornerstone of the programming. The facility offers fitness classes, hiking, tennis, basketball and a ropes course that includes a rope swing, trust fall and a 30 foot tower climb. Equine therapy is very popular, as is yoga and a mindfulness meditation practice at the medicine wheel.

The Ranch Tennessee Eating Disorders Program believes that the family of clients carry a heavy burden. As such, the facility offers Alanon meetings for family to help cope with stress, anger and reach an understanding

In Summary

The Eating Disorders Program at the Ranch Tennessee offers a comprehensive model of care that integrates a range of evidence-based and traditional therapy. It also fosters an experiential curriculum that emphasizes team building, empowerment and conflict resolution. Situated in a rustic, isolated environment, clients are able to examine the underlying cause of conditions through the help of a team of therapists and physicians. For clients with eating disorders seeking a powerful and unique mind-body-spirit experience, The Ranch Tennessee is an excellent option.

The Ranch Tennessee Location

The Ranch Tennessee Eating Disorders Program
6107 Pinewood Rd
Nunnelly, TN 37137

The Ranch Tennessee Rehab Cost

Accepts most major insurances. Reach The Ranch Tennessee by phone at (888) 454-2897 or by email. Find The Ranch on Facebook and Twitter

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