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Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center

741 W. Woodbury Rd, Altadena, California, 91001
Ridgeview Ranch believes that addiction touches every aspect of a person’s life and therefore effective drug and alcohol rehab treatment must address the Whole Person. Whole Person treatment is Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual. At Ridgeview Ranch, we have combined a wide array of activities and therapies that have proven to promote healthy living by decreasing stress and improving physical conditioning in addition to practices that quiet the mind for deep personal reflection. We believe we offer strategies that help our clients find “balance”. We are pleased to offer these activities as a regular part of the weekly program for our clients. We are able to create “individual” sessions tailored to address specific issues and needs as they arise from the rehab treatment experience. Our Holistic Therapy Practitioners are either Certified and/or Licensed and come to us with many years of experience.

Facility Highlights

  • A+ BBB Rated
  • CARF Accredited
  • Equine Therapy


  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Facility Settings

  • Mountains

Meet the Staff

  • Heshan Wijegunaratn
    Heshan WijegunaratnProgram Director MHS
    I have always been passionate about helping people live their lives successfully and to the fullest. I completed medical school, and I also have a Master’s in Science specializing in healthcare administration and management. My passion for helping those seeking recovery from drugs and alcohol started while completing an internship at an inpatient dual diagnosis unit in Maryland. I have a strong understanding of the 12 Step program and addiction medicine. Furthermore, I have worked in the residential treatment field for addiction and mental health for over 3 years as a program director and as a director of compliance as well.
  • Denise Maupin
    Denise MaupinProgram Manager ACSW
    My name is Denise Maupin. I work as a primary counselor, therapist and Program Supervisor at Ridgeview Ranch. I am a graduate from University of Southern California where I obtained Masters Degree in Social Work. I have worked in the field for 17 years in the Los Angeles area with several diverse populations including homelessness, formerly incarcerated, gang intervention, trauma, eating disorders, family/couples and alcohol and drug addiction. I am currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker soon to be an LCSW. I am very passionate about working with others and being a part of change.

Financial Details

  • Financing available

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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 is able to provide the treatment for those struggling with PTSD, 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. There is a co-ed 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 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.[1]

Similarly, seven Yelp reviewers rated Ridgeview 4.5 stars.[2] 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."


The sole loved one to submit a survey to 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

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