Ripple Recovery Ranch

2098 Texas Oaks, Spring Branch, Texas, 78070

OVERALL REVIEWS

4.2

Avg. score from 9 reviews

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  • Meals & Nutrition
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About Ripple Recovery Ranch

Philisophy

Ripple Ranch at Austin, located in Spring Branch, Texas, offers Non-12-step residential treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse and dependence. The facility is a residential rehab set on a 20-acre Hill Country estate between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The center offers highly individualized evidence-based care and includes a 12-month aftercare program. Detox services are available but not on-site. The cornerstones of Ripple Ranch at Austin’s treatment program are evidence-based therapies, integrated treatment, and a focus on co-occurring disorders . 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 Assisted Mindfulness Group, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), regular exercise and yoga, Tai Chi mindfulness and meditation, breath work, and expressive writing. According to the facility’s website, every resident follows an individualized plan that combines elements of each of these therapies. Finally, treatment at Ripple Ranch at Austin includes a year of aftercare. A Client Care Coordinator is available to speak with alumni as needed.

Specialization

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Facility Highlights
  • Neurofeedback Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Model
Meet the Staff
Justin Wolff, LPC-S, LCDC

Justin Wolff, LPC-S, LCDC

Clinical Director

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.

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Jeffrey Butts, D.O.

Jeffrey Butts, D.O.

Medical Director

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.

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Financial Details
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ABOUT RIPPLE RECOVERY RANCH

Ripple Recovery Ranch, located in Spring Branch, Texas, offers residential treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder. The upscale facility, which bills itself as a non-12-step program, is set on 20 acres in the hill country between Austin and San Antonio. Offering programs that last anywhere from 30 to 90 days, it's one of 109 substance abuse treatment facility's in Texas (23 percent) that provide residential programming that lasts longer that 30 days. Medical detox services are not available on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The cornerstones of Ripple Recovery Ranch’s treatment program are evidence-based therapies, holistic treatment, and a focus on co-occurring disorders. Program components include 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.

Cutting-edge and holistic modalities such as neurofeedback, cranial electrotherapy stimulation, yoga, mindfulness meditation, and equine therapy are also offered, along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). According to the facility’s website, every resident follows an individualized treatment plan that combines elements of each of these therapies.

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

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility's website, Ripple Recovery Ranch has a staff-to-client ratio of 1:6. The treatment team includes a medical director and licensed professional counselors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Ripple Recovery Ranch is located on a secluded property in the country outside of San Antonio. The intimate facility can accommodate up to 12 adult clients at a time in shared rooms. The campus features a swimming pool, gym, volleyball court, meditative koi pond, and miniature horses. Nutritious, gourmet meals are provided daily.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of the six alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, four gave Ripple Recovery Ranch positive reviews, one gave the facility a mixed review, and one offered the rehab negative feedback. Satisfied clients described Ripple Recovery Ranch as a top-notch rehab with effective, varied treatment, and plenty of activities and amenities. "Overall, a very good facility with a positive, constructive approach," Dave wrote in a representative review. "They approach your given malady from many angles and therefore the patient is more likely to recognize and appreciate his or her situation."

T.L., the mixed reviewer, agreed that the amenities were good, but noted that she rarely got to see her counselor one-on-one, and also reported that the aftercare program was lacking. J.C., the negative reviewer, criticized the facility and staff for its lack of medical training, and wrote: "If you are seeking true recovery, stray away from this place. They bill themselves as a "luxury substance abuse recovery" when in reality, it's just a big house on a lot of property."

On secondary sites, Ripple Recovery Ranch earned average ratings of 4.3 out of five stars based on 32 Google reviews[1] and 4.8 out of five stars based on 15 Facebook reviews[2] (which the facility has the ability to edit).

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, whose friend attended the program, gave Ripple Recovery Ranch a positive review. They noted that they attended the rehab's family education program, and awarded the facility five out of five stars for its counseling options, its exercise and leisure activities, its holistic offerings, and its family involvement.

FINANCING

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

[1]GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/RippleRanch/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Accreditations & Licenses
  • ADP
  • NAATP
  • Joint Commission
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9 Reviews

4.2/5
  • Accommodations & Amenities
    3.9/5
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    4/5
  • Meals & Nutrition
    4.7/5
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  • PWB
    Was overcharged and now person in charge of finances will not even return phone calls. Such a shame when people are working to better their lives and Ripple Ranch overcharged and won't make good or even return phone call.
  • Mark J
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    Ripple Ranch could use a little help. I was under the impression from their web site that they offered a Non 12 step program here. The only Non 12 step activity is an off campus trip to a Zen 12 step meeting. I had to show them other options such as Smart Recovery and Lifering. They have no information on site about either programs. My counselor is the best thing they have here. She listens and understands your personal wants and needs. I was very lucky to get her as my main counselor. There are 2 Tech's here that are great. They are good to talk with and are very helpful. If your into being treated like a kid and enjoy being subjected to profanity then the lead Tech is perfect for you. The house is ok. Shared rooms. I was lucky to have good roommates most of my stay. The food is good and it's a plus to see the family on weekends if you have little ones. Plenty for them to explore and see. If your looking for an alternative to the 12 step program this is not the place yet. I have been told that they are going to start implementing some of the programs I introduced to them. I hope they do for the sake of people like minded as me. Good luck with your sobriety.
  • TL
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    Nice house, lots of things to do in your spare time. The techs were not so bad until they would try to get into the drama among the guest. Some times I would get a one on one from my counselor and sometimes I wouldn't. I feel as if favoritism was played a lot. They also promise that your counselor will give you a call after you get out at a week, 30 days, 90 days, then a year. I am still waiting on my call and it has been over a year. I will say that I have not relapsed so something must've gone right.
  • JC
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    If you are seeking true recovery, stray away from this place. They bill themselves as a "luxury substance abuse recovery" when in reality, it's just a big house on a lot of property. They bought a residential house and made it a rehab. If luxury equals a twin bed in a shared room, then yeah, its luxury. I had to be detoxed at a separate facility about an hour away after arriving because I didn't meet admission guidelines. This is a residential program ONLY. The "nursing staff" consists mainly of CNAs. The head nurse has a terrible attitude problem as well as a distinct musty odor that is very unpleasant. If you have any issues, don't take them to the Director. The ONLY redeeming quality is the food. The kitchen staff is excellent. Since my stay at Ripple, I have relapsed. After relapsing, I received little support from Ripple. I made my way to another facility and am going on 2 months sober after leaving. Please do your research before signing up for something that appears shiny and pretty. The program itself is pretty awful.
  • Dave
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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.
  • Lb
    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
  • Gisele
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    Highly recommend. It changed my life.
  • anonymous
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    Offer a Family Education Weekend to educate family members.
  • K. H.
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    Great, state of the art facility!!