Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center

Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center Altadena California

Ridgeview Ranch recognizes that addiction is a disease that can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families. The rehab operates gender-specific treatment facilities in the Pasadena area, both of which treat the mental, physical and spiritual elements of addiction. Our professional and experienced staff provide hope, comfort, care, safety and excellent service to each of our clients on their path to recovery.


Ridgeview Ranch offers three gender-specific residential facilities, outpatient treatment programs, and sober living homes for adults seeking treatment for addiction. The center, located in Pasadena, Calif., specializes in helping clients with co-occurring mental health disorders. Its holistic treatment approach combines the 12-Steps philosophy with a number of therapies, education groups, treatment planning, relapse prevention, and recreation. The facility is one of 200 (14 percent) of residential facilities in California to offer detoxification services.


Following a psychiatric and psychological evaluation, each client is assigned a case manager and psychologist. They work together to develop a personalized 30-to-90-day plan of residential treatment, which may be followed by further outpatient counseling. Treatment at Ridgeview Ranch is based on the 12-Steps.

If needed, treatment may begin with the client enrolling in the Sub-Acute detox program. In a medically supervised environment, the client will be able to detox properly, with access to counseling, therapy, and certain prescribed medications.

Therapists at Ridgeview have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, and the trauma-informed Seeking Safety program. Topics covered in educational or group therapy sessions include anger management, relationships, and grief.

Residential programming is highly structured and involves a minimum of 45 hours each week. Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are also available, meeting for between five and 20 hours per week.

Ridgeview Ranch – Altadena also offers a family program. Designed to reconnect individuals with their families, the program provides addiction education to families and individuals alike. Specifically, the program fosters communication and understanding so that a client’s family can be involved in their recovery and help created a supportive and safe environment.

A full year of aftercare is offered to graduates of the residential program, including both group and individual counseling. Additionally, clients may choose to live in one of the facility’s gender-specific sober living homes, all of which are staffed by facility personnel.


The treatment staff includes master’s and doctoral level therapists, one of whom is certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and certified alcohol and drug counselors. One specialized staff member offers counseling to LGBT clients. Additionally, a few staff members are in recovery themselves.


The three residential treatment homes and two sober living houses support a combined 40 clients. Photos on the center’s website show comfortable living spaces with full, modern kitchens and landscaped yards. Some clients have access to private rooms. The women’s facility has a heated pool and spa. Residents also have access to yoga, hypnotherapy, drumming, spirituality therapy, meditation, and equine therapy, a fitness center and meals prepared by a gourmet chef.


The six the alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would recommend Ridgeview Ranch to others; each provided a rating of five out of five stars for the effectiveness of treatment. Those who submitted reviews also praised the staff highly.

The main issues raised by alums were inconsistencies between the website’s presentation and the alumni’s actual experience, particularly where accommodations were concerned. Still, metrics measuring meals, nutrition, and the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep all received four and five star ratings. Alums also felt that treatment at Ridgeview was worth the cost.

At the time of this writing, secondary review sites also yielded overwhelmingly positive feedback. In a single CiteHealth review, an anonymous alum characterized the program as life-saving.

Similarly, seven Yelp reviewers rated Ridgeview 4.5 stars. A majority of reviewers mentioned the staff’s care and dedication to their success in recovery, and about one-third referenced the facility’s beauty or comfortability. In a representative review, T.W. wrote: “Ridgeview offers top treatment for men and women…Staffs are very friendly , the facility is beautiful, spacious, and clean! I highly recommend to everyone.”

One critical reviewer on Yelp echoed the perceived disparity between the marketing materials and the actual experience, going on to describe the facility as “unsanitary.” Another negative reviewer voiced concern about the program’s expense, strictness, and over-reliance on 12-step programming.


The sole loved one to submit a survey to Best-rehabs.com wrote a glowing review of the facility, saying this facility saved his friend. “My friend was heavily addicted to painkillers which he started using after an injury. He was in a bad place and asked me to help him. Luckily, I found Ridgeview Ranch. THis place changed his life. I highly recommend,” he wrote.

Additionally, one loved one wrote on Yelp: “My niece spent about 20 days at Ridgeview Ranch and the results were amazing. The staff was wonderful and the facility was beautiful.”


According to information provided on the facility’s website, treatment costs can ranged from a low $10,000 up to $45,000, depending on the intensity and amount of care needed. Ridgeview Ranch accepts most PPO or out-of-network insurance plans, and financing is available through a partnership with Prosper Healthcare Lending.

[1] CiteHealthReviews
[2] YelpReviews
[3] YelpUnrecommendedReviews

Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center Reviews

Hi had a severe meth and alcohol addiction and relapsed many times over the years. I finally found Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center and gave it a shot. I loved the facility. It is on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. THey have a pool and a jacuzzi so I used both to relieve some stress and anxiety I had. The staff were very caring and Dr. provided EMDR THerapy which really helped with my PTSD issues which I suffered from a traumatic event in the military. They accept my TriWest Care VA insurance which was convenient and I didnt have to be in a VA hospital. I am now 3 months sober and back to work. I have to credit the excellent staff.
I just completed Detox and Residential treatment at Ridgeview and I am so grateful. I initially tried detoxing in a hospital setting and I was very uncomfortable. Ridgeview offers medical support and Dr. is amazing. I made it through and I am continuing with their IOP program. I highly recommend .
Great caring people who have excellent programs to combat addiction and they also help with the withdrawal symptoms of detox. I highly reccomend
My friend was heavily addicted to painkillers which he started using after an injury. He was in a bad place and asked me to help him. Luckily, I found Ridgeview Ranch. They provided a customized treatment program and supported him through the entire process. He is now 1year sober and is still involved in the after treatment program. THis place changed his life. I highly recommend.
This is a very small facility which allows for a small, intimate setting. Their website shows a lot of horses, but very little equine therapy is incorporated. The food is excellent. Overall, a very nice facility with good staff.