Ripple Recovery Ranch in Spring Branch, TX

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2098 Texas Oaks
Spring Branch TX 78070

Ripple Recovery Ranch Philosophy

Ripple Recovery Ranch is a private pay, exclusive, and Non 12-Step residential addiction treatment center. We combine progressive, evidence-based treatment methods with holistic practices to deliver the highest standard of addiction care. We are a fully integrated dual-diagnosis facility located in a luxury residential setting on 20 acres of beautiful Texas hill country. With a limit of 12 clients and a small 1:4 counselor to client ratio, we are committed to providing highly individualized care that results in lasting recovery. While we are a private pay treatment facility, out of network insurance reimbursement is available, and treatment lending companies are offered.

Areas of Specialization

  • Client & Family Support Groups
    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Facility Highlights

Competitive Private Pay Rates

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Highly Individualized Evidence-Based Care

Meet the Staff

Justin Wolff, LPC-S, LCDC

Clinical Director

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Justin Wolff is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with over 8 years’ experience in behavioral health. Prior to his counseling career, Justin was also a teacher, school counselor, and presenter for parenting seminars. As Clinical Director, he draws on his expertise in the fields of both counseling and education to deliver the exceptional programming offered at Ripple Recovery Ranch. His treatment philosophy is that everyone can be moved forward; it just takes meeting each client where they are at and collaborating with them to find the best way to achieve their individual treatment goals. As a CBT clinician, he leads our team of counselors in helping clients to identify the negative core beliefs that are holding them back from the life of fulfilling recovery they are seeking. In this process, clients recognize core beliefs are not core truths. They are simply what one chooses to believe. The therapeutic process helps clients choose to adopt core beliefs that are supportive of their health and happiness.

Jeffrey Butts, D.O.

Medical Director

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Dr. Butts is a Fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. A longtime family physician, he was certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2008. His expertise in both general medical practice and the specialized field of addiction medicine guide him in his role as director of our medical team at Ripple Recovery Ranch. With his leadership, our clients receive the medical support they need to manage a variety of health care concerns while in residence, including management of post-acute withdrawal symptoms and chronic pain issues. As an addiction specialist, he can guide medical treatment options that are supportive of recovery, while avoiding ones that may be problematic to recovery. 360 Guide

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Ripple Recovery Ranch, located in Spring Branch, Texas, offers residential treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse. The facility is a luxury residential rehab set on 20 acres in the hill country between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The center offers highly individualized evidence-based care and includes a 12-month aftercare program. Detox services are not available on site.


The cornerstones of Ripple Recovery’s treatment program are evidence-based therapies, holistic treatment, and a focus on co-occurring disorders while following the 12-Step approach to recovery.

The basic components of the program are individual, group, and family therapies — the latter in the form of a two-day intensive family program — along with addiction education, life skills coaching, and relapse prevention.

Treatment also includes neurofeedback, cranial electrotherapy stimulation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), equine therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), regular exercise and yoga, mindfulness and meditation, breath work, and journaling. According to the facility’s website, every resident follows an individualized plan that combines elements of each of these therapies.

Finally, treatment at Ripple Recovery Ranch includes a year of aftercare. In this program, alumni meet twice per week at the facility, and staff are available to talk to alumni as needed.


According to information provided by the facility, the staff includes counselors and has a 1:4 staff-to-counselor ratio.


Ripple Recovery is located on a 20-acre private and secluded facility in the country outside of San Antonio, TX. The facility can accommodate up to 12 adult clients at a time in shared rooms. The campus features a swimming pool, gym, yoga classes, volleyball court, meditative koi pond, and miniature horses. The facility also provides nutritious gourmet meals daily.


At the time of this writing, there have been five alumni who have submitted reviews to Four of the five respondents provided positive ratings regarding the facility. All four gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, and meals & nutrition. One alum, Dave, especially liked the attention given to him by the counseling staff. He wrote, “Ripple's 12 patient maximum, 1 to 4 counsellor/patient ratio is more than wonderful. I would recommend RR Recovery to anyone who is looking for a start to a better/sober way of living.” Another respondent, L.B. did not provide any ratings of the facility but did comment, “Staff great. Owners not so much... They seem to go out of their way to avoid you. Always looked guilty, like they were hiding something.”

On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 4.2 out of five stars based on five total reviews.[1] The reviewers all gave very positive reviews of the facility except for one respondent who left a one star review. The reviewer, J.L, who gave one star, wrote, “Ripple Ranch is a sad joke. The name alone speaks VOLUMES !” Another reviewer, Z.Z., did not agree with this review. He gave a five star rating and wrote, “Ripple uses the latest scientific technology to improve addiction outcomes. Great staff, great Doctor.”


At the time of this writing there has been one friend of a client polled by The friend, S.M., provided very positive feedback regarding the facility including five out of five stars for the quality of addiction treatment, accommodations & amenities, and meals & nutrition.

S.M. was not involved in helping the client pay for treatment, did not visit the client during treatment (because the facility did not allow personal visits), but did stay in regular contact with the client. The loved one indicated that family members were allowed to participate in treatment offerings through the Family Education Weekend.

S.M. gave five out of five stars for the facility’s counseling options, staff support, cleanliness and maintenance, and amount of family involvement in treatment. S.M.’s friend received after care support and S.M. agreed that their loved one benefitted from the care received at the facility including an increase in self-awareness and life skills such as the ability to handle stress, anger, and anxiety.

Overall, S.M. would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab and gave an overall score of five out of five stars.


Ripple Recovery Ranch is a private pay treatment facility. The cost of treatment is $750 per day, $22,500 per month, and $64,500 total for the 90 day program. According to information provided to by the facility leadership, Ripple does not accept insurance or offer financial assistance.


Published on July 2017

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Overall, a very good facility with a positive, constructive approach. They approach your given malady from many angles and therefore the patient is more likely to recognize and appreciate his or her situation. I loved it. The 12-step, 28 day lockdown facilities are dated and absurd. Ripple's 12 patient maximum, 1 to 4 counsellor/patient ratio is more than wonderful. I would recommend RR Recovery to anyone who is looking for a start to a better/sober way of living.

Staff great. Owners not so much... They seem to go out of their way to avoid you. Always looked guilty, like they were hiding something

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Highly recommend. It changed my life.

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Offer a Family Education Weekend to educate family members.

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Great, state of the art facility!!

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