In Balance Ranch is located in Arizona. This testimony was found on Reddit. The author is a mother to a teenager who were confined to the ranch
DON'T take your teen to In Balance Ranch.
THERAPY IS BELOW AVERAGE! The Therapist never got to any important issues and the weekly family calls was her just talking with our teen about some minor issue at the Ranch with no engagement with the parents. We ended up running the conference calls instead!
TEENS ARE SET UP FOR FAILURE TO EXTEND THEIR STAY! All of these minor consequences end up not letting your teen graduate to the next level and it has a PTSD effect on the teens. My teen said the students fake it so they can get out of there!
The ACADEMIC CLASSES DON'T MAKE STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE! 10 months to a 1 year to complete a semester class. My teen is 1 1/2 years behind, easy. But the Ranch is super clean due to the teens consequences. 19 MONTHS at the Ranch, Therapy issues caused further distance with the parents, behind on academics, and possible PTSD. AT TL, my teen started Vaping, saw another student overdosing in the house where they stay, and the day before a home visit they told me he shouldn't go and wanted me to be the one to tell my teen! I had to stay strong and finally they let my teen come.