NBI Ranch is for adults suffering from Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Conditions who would benefit from a residential program in addition to their intensive treatment at NBI.
NBI Ranch is in Southwest Ranches, Florida, a serene and beautiful rural town just west of Fort Lauderdale and north of Miami. It's a great setting to start changing your life.
ABOUT NBI RANCH
Together, NBI Ranch founders Drs. Katia Moritz and Jonathan Hoffman have over 50 years of experience and dedication to patients and families impacted by severe Anxiety, OCD and Related Conditions. Overseeing the Ranch Team, they are actively engaged in each resident's care plan.
NBI Ranch is a supportive living experience that provides residents with the chance to practice and generalize what they are learning each day in treatment while going about their lives in an enriching and normalized environment.
NBI Ranch serves individuals and families locally and from around the world. English, Spanish, Portuguese and Afrikaans are spoken.
Reasons Why People Come to NBI Ranch:
Have social or emotional issues to address in addition to their primary symptoms
Require a higher level of structure and support
Would benefit from social skills training
Can't make gains in home environment
Need extra help bringing clinical progress into “real life”
Are “stepping down” gradually from more restrictive setting
NBI Ranch Overview
Average length of stay is 30 - 90 days
Provides support in activities of daily living
Shorter-term "booster" and "step-down" stays are available
Observations and data from the Ranch and treatment are shared daily creating a synergy for progress
Anxiety & OCD Management skills are practiced and reinforced
Learn to live and enjoy life again!
Healthy Lifestyles Begin at NBI Ranch
One of NBI Ranch’s goals is for residents to have a sense of independence, capability and adventure. Residents are offered nature-based and wellness-enhancing activities, including equine therapy, cultivating the vegetable garden and CBT yoga. Together, residents prepare meals and take care of common living spaces. NBI Ranch is the perfect place to start making your life enjoyable again.
Residents are adults with a primary diagnosis of Anxiety, OCD and/or related condition. They must be non-violent nor at imminent risk to self; not acutely psychotic; no history of fire-setting or similar endangerment; able to manage medication(s) independently; can “come and go” without undue risk and have a sufficient “readiness for change.”
Is NBI Ranch The Right Fit?
For NBI Ranch residents, even the most effective clinical treatment alone would be insufficient. There’s a bigger picture. Many have been impacted by extended periods of social isolation. Some, after years of their symptoms being overly accommodated, are difficult to engage, have not learned to properly care for themselves, take initiative, or adhere to a healthy dietary or sleep schedule. Others have lost the joy of life and literally need to learn how to have fun.
NBI Ranch is a place where young adults who have been “beaten down” by Anxiety and OCD Related Conditions can experience mutual support and understanding from peers “who can relate to what they are going through” and start their path toward being an adult not just in name, but in actuality.
Meet Your In-House Team
At the frontline of NBI Ranch, Residential Counselors ensure safety and security as well as troubleshoot and communicate any issues that may arise. Always on-premises and awake 24/7, RCs have degrees in related fields and foster teamwork, social communication and problem-solving skills.
The in-house team provides each resident's clinical team at NBI with meaningful data collected daily as designated by a Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst. The integration of this information creates the synergy between treatment at NBI and life at NBI Ranch, thereby improving the prognosis for residents to successfully return home or move on to a “next steps” program.
Associate Director at NBI Ranch
Jean-Paul Vangsgaard, B.A.
Head Residential Counselor
Claudia Rodriguez, M.S.
Juan Vicente, RMHCI
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Ranch Clinical Care Coordinator
Nohely Lopez, B.S.
Mary Elizabeth Shoaff
Samantha Janvier, M.S.
Meet Your NBI Clinical Team
The Relationship Between NBI Ranch and NBI
NBI Ranch and NBI are different settings that share a mission of hope - helping sufferers of Anxiety and OCD Related Conditions function and live life to its greatest potential. For over twenty years NBI has been internationally recognized as a treatment and training center. NBI Ranch was created out of the understanding that treatment will not work for many individuals unless their challenges in living are also addressed.
The comprehensive intensive treatment program at NBI emphasizes proven and leading-edge evidence-supported techniques. The program includes assessments and diagnostics, individual therapy, therapeutic groups, nutritional services as well as a strong parent/family component.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children, Adolescents and Adults
OCD Related Disorders - BDD, Trichotillomania, Skin-Picking, Hoarding
Anxiety Disorders - Social Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, PTSD
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Tourette Syndrome and Tics
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders
Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
PANDAS and PANS
Young Adult Failure to Launch
A Day In The Life Of NBI Ranch
The RCs also guide excursions and activities in the community, such as indoor skydiving, go-cart racing, art classes, or a day at the beach. We recognize putting your “regular life” on hold to seek treatment can be a brave and emotional choice. Our RCs understand that as well and are happily available anytime to listen to any struggles you may be having outside of treatment hours.
NBI Ranch is a trusted provider for patients, families, doctors and therapeutic placement consultants around the world.
The excellent care I received at the hands of NBI’s skilled and experienced practitioners made a real difference.
There are absolutely no words to describe how grateful I am to NBI for literally saving my life.
The therapists went above and beyond and I was challenged in new ways. My life changed for the better, plain and simple.
NBI has changed my life and i am so grateful to Dr. Moritz, Dr. Bechor, and the entire NBI team.