A young woman in her late teens saddling a horse before her therapeutic horsemanship session at Rustic Way Ranch, an equine-assisted psychotherapy center for teens struggling with mental health.

Rebuild. Restore. Renew.

Rustic Way Ranch is an outdoor therapy program providing hope and healing to struggling teens and their families through therapeutic horsemanship, professional counseling, and nature-based experiences.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

- C.S. Lewis


Just 30 miles north of Dallas, TX, Rustic Way Ranch has opened it’s gates to invite teens to experience a renewed sense of purpose and hope as they experience life on the ranch. At RWR, “therapy” looks and feels different. But how did this come about?

It was born out of the founder’s personal struggles with anxiety and depression. Decades of pain - and a discovery of hope - led to passion and a purpose to share this hope with others - young people in particular.


At Rustic Way Ranch, our programs are specially crafted to offer a holistic path to healing for teens facing mental health challenges. We blend various therapeutic approaches within a nurturing environment, ensuring each teen receives the care and support they need.

For parents searching for a comprehensive solution, our range of programs provides an effective, compassionate way to help their teens thrive. Discover how our unique services can make a profound impact on your teen's journey to wellness.


Your Comprehensive Guide to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Dive into the world of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) with our comprehensive guide. This holistic, nature-based therapy offers a unique approach to mental wellness, harnessing the healing power of horses to support teens struggling with mental health issues. Discover how EAP can make a transformative difference in your teen's life.


In a world where the mental and emotional well-being of teens and pre-teens is increasingly at risk, Rustic Way Ranch stands as a beacon of holistic healing. Our work to nurture mental wellness is only possible with the support of compassionate volunteers like you.

By dedicating your time and skills, you become an integral part of a life-saving journey, helping to shape a brighter, more hopeful future for young lives. Join us in this vital effort to bring change and healing.


Every donation to Rustic Way Ranch is crucial to building a brighter future for teens facing mental health challenges. Your support not only helps sponsor enrollment fees for those in financial need, but also contributes to the development and upkeep of our facility, aiding in the care of our therapeutic animals and the maintenance of our property, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment.

As a new organization, your generosity fuels our mission to provide comprehensive, holistic services to struggling teens. Join us in creating a haven of healing and growth – your donation can be the turning point in a teen's journey to Rebuild, Restore, and Renew.