At Turn-About Ranch, we realize that a once-a-week treatment session with a counselor is not always the most effective means of therapy. Therefore, we employ a team approach providing our students with the daily therapy through our ranch environment.
To help facilitate this therapy, our clinical team is made up of Master’s level (and higher) therapists who are either licensed or in the process of becoming licensed in the areas of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling. Our experienced and dedicated team members are responsible for conducting individual, group, and family therapy sessions in addition to planning the treatment and charting the progress of each student. Throughout the students’ stay at Turn-About, the clinical team will also maintain contact with parents on a weekly basis and conduct mid-term and graduation visits with families.
To help support the work of our clinical team, all of our additional staff members are trained and experienced in therapeutic techniques as well as the art of effective communication to help provide our students with the optimum environment for their positive development.
One of the many therapeutic vessels we utilize on a regular basis to achieve these crucial changes in our students is equine therapy. To learn more about how equine therapy can help troubled teens, click here.
"TAR was wonderful for helping my daughter. Staff is great to the kids and she is getting the help she needs. While visiting at mid term I was very pleased with ranch staff was so great. And my daughter was so excited to show us around and meet everyone that works there. I got nothing but positive feedback from my daughter. Thank you turnabout ranch."- Rene Stepanian
"Absolutely recommend this program without a doubt. I was a frustrated mother at a breaking with a struggling teenager that hit rock bottom. Without this program in our life, I don't know if I would have ever seen his smiling face again. I can't say enough about the staff, counseling and program itself. Don't listen to the negativity with reviews, I didn't. It was a tough decision but thank God every day I trusted my gut and the program. I have my son back and yes it's a tough structured program but all in a good way, the way it needs to be. He needed a drastic measure and TAR exceeded my expectations. Worth every penny. Thank you!!!"- Amanda J. Miller
"TAR saved my daughter's life ~ She is now happy, very successful and I owe so much of that to them!"- Wendy Werner
"My daughter was at Turn About Ranch. This program not only saved her life but also United us as a family. It was the most humbling experience of my life and leaving her was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Getting her back - as she was before she got into trouble - was the most rewarding and amazing thing. It’s the end result that makes the process worth while. The staff was so wonderful. They made this experience easier to go through. Michelle and Lorie keep me posted on my daughters initial days then the weekly posting of her progress gave me strength. The staff made such an impression on my daughter that she wants to continue a relationship with them. Her therapist called weekly and never held back on setting her father and I straight. This program is not only for our children but for the entire family. Don’t hesitate! This program will work if all efforts are made by both the parents and child. Totally worth it. My daughter is now home and in private school and putting her life back together day by day. It’s a blessing to know Turn About Ranch is still there if we need them. Very happy mom in San Diego."- Julissa Hernandez
"This place made me a successful human being."- Bo Farnsworth