Silver Ridge in Mills River, NC

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(3.8 of 5)
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183 Old Turnpike Road
Mills River NC 28759

Silver Ridge Philosophy

We offer a clinically integrated, holistic program designed to increase each client’s sense of self and their capacity for regulation across multiple domains of life. Our program addresses issues of body, mind and spirit through intensive individual, family and group therapy sessions, psycho-education and holistic approaches. Clients will have the opportunity to engage in equine therapy, wilderness experiences, horticultural therapy, Qigong, trauma-sensitive yoga, acupuncture and meditation. Our comprehensive treatment emphasizes midlife developmental themes of reflection, balance, purpose and meaningful engagement with the world.

Areas of Specialization

  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
    Life is subject to history and context. Our life experience is multidimensional and multidirectional. Midlife adults enter treatment with a range of experiences. We are best understood when we consider the contextual experiences of each person.

  • Strength-Based Perspective
    We operate from the perspective that everyone has the potential to transcend their struggles.

Facility Highlights

12 Acres of Secluded Property

Spacious Rooms

Contemplative Spaces 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


Silver Ridge was opened in early 2017 by Pyramid Healthcare, which operates some 64 treatment facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Set on 12 acres in the rolling hills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Silver Ridge offers luxury residential treatment for midlife adults struggling with problematic substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. According to the facility’s website, programming is geared toward older professionals seeking comprehensive but discreet treatment.


Silver Ridge defines midlife as a period of transition, loss, and growth, and aims to address these phenomena head-on, in a collaborative process. The program is holistic and designed to emphasize residents' strengths, focusing in particular on wellbeing and resilience.

The building blocks of treatment are individual, group, and family therapy; psychoeducation; and holistic practices. Under these umbrellas, the center uses motivational interviewing (MI), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and positive psychology, along with some work on attachment theory.

These clinical approaches are balanced by alternative therapies such as equine therapy, horticultural therapy, acupuncture, mindfulness, and yoga. Treatment also addresses nutritional health.


According to the center’s website, the staff includes trained admissions personnel, therapists, and other licensed healthcare professionals.


Clients reside in a recently remodeled 10,000 square-foot home with a wrap-around porch, mountain views, and landscaped grounds in 12 gated acres. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished and decorated in the style of an upscale bed and breakfast. Meals and snacks are prepared in a gourmet kitchen, and clients have access to a library, a game room, and both indoor and outdoor recreational areas.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff, however, secondary sites did yield one — extremely positive — review at the time of this writing. "Saved my life!!!!!," P.F. wrote in a five-star review on Google.[1]


Silver Ridge works with a variety of commercial insurance providers.


Published on January 2018

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This facility is only in it to make money. Not effective treatment and when the patient needs them for repeat treatment but doen't have monitary means they turn their back on him.

This facility is amazing. I have worked in the substance abuse treatment field and I sent my own Mother to Silver Ridge to recover. It is a top notch facility all around and I highly recommend it.

Very dirty walls covered in filth. Patients f Refused baths. Mean clickishs nurses no class shown. Horrible

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Best treatment facility out there! You are treated as an individual and that is crucial during treatment! Please consider this beautiful facility. You won’t be sorry!

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