The Ranch Sexual Recovery in Nunnelly, TN

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P.O. Box 38
Nunnelly TN 37137

The Ranch Sexual Recovery Philosophy

The treatment process at The Ranch is designed to help clients identify and resolve the issues that serve as catalysts for sexual addiction and intimacy issues. In a non-judgmental, gender-separate environment, clients are given the opportunity to examine unresolved issues, learn healthy boundaries and begin working toward stable and intimate relationships. Always fostering healing and hope, the facility welcomes spouses and life partners into the process and is committed to giving clients the opportunity to live a life free of sexual compulsions.

Areas of Specialization

  • Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
    The Ranch offers specialized treatment plans for individuals struggling with sexual addiction and co-occurring issues such as substance abuse, emotional trauma, and eating disorders. Clients work with professionals to craft individualized Sexual Sobriety Plans designed to meet the diverse needs of those struggling with sexual addiction and co-occurring disorders.

  • Individualized Treatment
    The Ranch provides a wide range of diverse therapeutic techniques for a truly individualized treatment experience. Program components include a comprehensive preliminary assessment, weekly equine therapy sessions, daily group counseling, weekly experiential therapy opportunities, and weekly trauma discussions led by a trauma specialist.

Facility Highlights

Daily Group Therapy and Other Individual Work

Weekly Equine Therapy

Weekly Trauma Group Led by a Trauma Specialist

Meet the Staff

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S

Founding Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute

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Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is the founding director of the Sexual Recovery Institute, an outpatient sexual addiction and intimacy disorders treatment program in Los Angeles, Mr. Weiss is co-author of Cybersex Exposed: Simple Fantasy to Obsession, author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men and co-author of the just released, Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn and Fantasy Addiction in the Internet Age along with numerous professional articles on sexual addiction.

A UCLA clinical social work graduate, Mr. Weiss did his post-graduate training in sexual addiction and sexual offending under the direction of Dr. Patrick Carnes. Mr. Weiss is a former board member of The National Council for Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity and has presented for The UCLA Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, The American Association of Sex Educators and Therapists The National Association of Social Work, The NIH (National Institutes of Health) and The US Military among many, many others. He provides clinical training and program development for numerous multi-addiction treatment centers.

Greg Phillips, BS, MBA

Executive Director

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Greg has worked in the treatment field for over 19 years. He began his career at Pine Grove as a counselor’s assistant and over the next 13 years served as a Ropes Course Director, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, and ended as the Program Director of the Professional Enhancement Program. Greg spent the next 16 months as the Director of Marketing at Las Vegas Recovery Center. He joined The Ranch in August of 2007 as Chief Operations Officer becoming Executive Director in December 2010. Greg has a B.S. in psychology and an M.B.A. He has been married to Selena for 16 years and they have three beautiful children. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


One of the few facilities in the country that focuses exclusively on love and sex addiction, the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery (CRSR), a part of The Ranch recovery complex in Nunnelly, Tenn., treats addictions to sex, love, pornography, compulsive masturbation, voyeurism, and exhibitionism. Situated on 2,000 acres of rolling hills, the program takes place in a gender-separate, residential environment and combines trauma-informed therapy with experiential and holistic activities.


Treatment, housing, and recreation are completely gender-separate and gender-specific, as the core patterns behind sex addiction for men and women differ greatly. Participants attend daily group therapy, a weekly trauma group led by a trained specialist, and 12-step support meetings. CRSR’s experiential and holistic offerings include adventure therapy, mindfulness, equine therapy, hypnotherapy, and a ropes course, helping participants explore relationship boundaries, develop communication skills, and rebuild their sense of trust and connection.

CRSR also runs a three-day family program for partners/spouses, offering couples a unique opportunity to participate in equine therapy together.


The program was developed by a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex addiction therapist. Members of the treatment teams include licensed social workers, master’s level therapists, certified sex addiction therapist, nutritionists, holistic wellness practitioners, physicians, and nurses.


The Ranch has several homes, some of which border the Piney River. Facilities range from Southern mansions to Cape Cod-style homes with pitched roofs and dormer windows. Each residence offers comfortable communal areas, and some have classic Southern front porches. The facility has horse stables and a small fitness center on-site.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff.

Across secondary sources, the Ranch has above-average average ratings of 4.6, 3.6, and four out of five stars, respectively, from 47 Facebook users, 24 Google reviewers, and seven Yelp reviewers.[1][2][3] Experiences of both alumni and families, however, ranged drastically, as alum Ashley called the Ranch a “horrible place for someone with a serious mental illness,” while Google reviewer Sadie wrote: “I cannot recommend the Ranch highly enough… My daughter had gone to many other treatment programs before the Ranch, but only the Ranch was able to save her.”


The Ranch accepts major PPO insurance plans like Aetna and Humana. Estimates for treatment costs are provided following a phone consultation.


Published on December 2017

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