Rehab Recovery Resort Austin, TX

Windmill Wellness Ranch is more than a treatment center—it's a sanctuary for individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders, trauma, and mental health issues. Our integrated healing system, powered by cutting-edge technology and research, aims to enhance the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of every individual and their family. Our results, validated by third-party firm Trac9, consistently rank as the nation's best outcomes.

Here's how we stand apart:

Exceptional Quality and Results

Innovative Therapies and Techniques

Personalized Care and Support

  • Every client is assigned a Master’s Level Diagnostic Therapist
  • Three individual counseling sessions per week, surpassing the typical one session at other centers
  • Every client has access to a person recovery coach, for their recovery journey (even after you leave!)
  • Length of stay determined by client needs, not arbitrary timelines
  • Extensive family support: weekly workshops and SMART Recovery Family and Friends meetings
  • Full-time medical provider on-site 5 days a week for consistent medical and psychiatric care

Specialized Programs and Groups

  • Tailored treatment for military veterans and first responders (The Guardian Initiative)
  • Thematic therapy groups focusing on complex trauma, self-image, mental health solutions, sex and love addiction, and family patterns of addiction
  • Recovery fellowships, including both 12 Step and SMART Recovery
  • Comprehensive Family Program, including family counseling and regular meetings

Education and Skill-Building

  • Educational groups addressing various topics: biology of addiction, positive psychology, healthy relationships, shame resilience, anger management, and more
  • Stress management and life skills development
  • Daily meditation and relapse prevention planning
  • Regularly scheduled social gatherings and outings

Physical Health and Wellness

Continuing Care

  • Carefully planned discharge and aftercare determined by a recovery coach to ensure seamless support
  • Ongoing aftercare, including meetings and lifetime access to recovery coach

At Windmill Wellness Ranch, we go beyond conventional treatment methods. We use validated evaluation instruments at admission, enabling us to identify the most effective treatment plan for each individual. This unique strategy sets us apart and lets us deliver unrivaled care in the field of mental health and addiction recovery.

The tools we administer are:

  • Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale
  • Hamilton Anxiety Index
  • Hamilton Depression Index
  • HIT-6 Headache Impact Test-DH
  • Neurological Function Scale
  • PSQI- Sleep quality index
  • PCL-5, PTSD Assessment
  • TBI Checklist
  • The Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire - DH
  • CESD (Center for Epidemiologic Studies – Depression
  • Tinnitus
  • Menopause checklist
  • Autism Assessment tool
  • ACES – Trauma Tool
  • DES- Dissociate Scale
  • Mood Disorder Questionnaire
  • OCD Assessment
  • Borderline Personality test
  • Bi-Polar Index
  • Menopause Assessment tool
  • Penn State Worry Questionnaire – Anxiety

Regular Assessments:

On a weekly basis you or your loved one will be taking the following assessments; it has been proven that these items must be monitored to achieve long-term wellness. It is very easy to take these assessments on an ipad, but interpreting the results is where WWR is way ahead,  our staff is trained on how look at each of these scales below compared to one another. This way they know exactly what needs to be worked on.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Commitment to recovery
    (or, if you're here for mental health, commitment to your Mental Health Journey)
  • Optimism
  • Quality of Life
  • Verbal Craving
  • Visual Craving
  • Spirituality
    (this is a person choice: you choose your own path!)
  • Stress

Windmill Wellness Ranch is a  clinician owned groundbreaking initiative by Shannon Malish, conceived out of the compelling need for a comprehensive treatment based on research. Her vision aimed to integrate established treatment modalities with revolutionary therapeutic technologies. She identified a distinct void within the U.S. healthcare system, where no holistic wellness center was addressing co-occurring disorders in a manner that offered a lasting restoration of mental and physical health.

In addition to focusing on co-occurring disorders, Windmill Wellness Ranch extends a complete medical detoxification wing for individuals requiring stabilization or reclamation. Many are concerned about detoxification; this will not be a painful experience, with 24/7 nurses and providers we are with you through this.

We are proud American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) members and Joint Commission Accredited.

Our approach, grounded in research and clinical expertise, underscores the importance of understanding the root cause of disorders. We rely on a team of master-level clinical staff who collaborate with psychiatrists to diagnose and treat underlying problems. Rather than merely prescribing medication for anxiety or depression, we examine the disorder's origin in-depth. This method enables us to devise a personalized treatment program using evidence-based practices.

We are conscious that alcohol and substance abuse, such as the misuse of prescription pills or illicit drugs, are symptoms of more comprehensive issues.

Addiction and Mental Health treatment can be a daunting journey. To alleviate some of this difficulty, Windmill Wellness Ranch is a dog-friendly facility. We have found having a canine companion during treatment significantly enhances patient wellness and improves success rates.

Windmill Wellness Ranch boasts a success rate of approximately 86%, vastly surpassing the national average of 4-10%. We diligently monitor our performance metrics through an independent third party, Trac9. The data consistently indicates that the outcomes achieved at Windmill Wellness Ranch greatly exceed any other centers.


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