Some questions you may have for us:
We focus more on positive outcomes and less on time frames, while still remaining sensitive to the financial and emotional sacrifices being made by the family. A student and her family are finished with treatment when they have been on the Interdependence Phase for at least two weeks. Average completion time for attaining Interdependence Phase is between 10 and 12 months, although it can take longer.
Your first step is to contact us by calling 888.317.3958. We can then send you an application to complete. Our administrative team then approves your daughter to come. We have found it helpful for parents to come to our facility to tour and meet our staff. We realize this may not be possible due to the urgency to place immediately. The last step would be to make financial arrangements and schedule the admission date for your daughter.
We have a highly trained and experienced medical and clinical staff. Our Board Certified Psychiatrist, who specializes in adolescent psychiatry, is on call 24-hours a day. Each of our campuses’ nursing departments are headed by registered nurses. We have clinicians with a wide variety of expertise and experience. All family and individual therapists are masters or PhD-level therapists. Our recreation therapists hold bachelor degrees and are certified in their field. All therapists have expertise in family therapy but come from a variety of fields: marriage and family therapy, psychology, social work, and recreation therapy. We have a team of professionals who not only carry the needed credentials, but are capable of building therapeutic relationships, are effective, and share a true passion for working with adolescents and families.
Students may not contact anyone whom you do not permit them to contact. As a parent, you provide us with an approved mailing list and an approved calling list of the people that your daughter may contact.
The answer to this question depends on the student’s progress in therapy. Your daughter will be able to communicate more with her family as she progresses. A minimum of one phone call per week to parents is allowed for each student. During the first two weeks there are no phone privileges outside of family therapy. Students may always send mail to and receive mail from approved persons.
Any and all information about your daughter and your family is completely confidential.
The average age of our students is approximately 16. Our range of ages is from 13 to 18 years old.
Yes! We encourage face-to-face family therapy whenever possible. Parents must commit to being on campus for family weekends every eight weeks. On higher levels, we require frequent home passes.
Absolutely. We encourage you to speak with those who have been through our program. Many parents are excited to share their experience with you. Contact admissions for a list of parents in your area or who have had similar experiences with their daughter.
Our goal is for the students to return home and live with their families. Our most recent outcome study shows that 90% of students return home! Others may choose to go to boarding school, to college, or other treatment, if necessary.
Right away you may contact your daughter by e-mail or letters. She may also write you as soon as she arrives. We encourage frequent written contact during the first two weeks. Your initial family therapy session will be the first time you speak with your daughter by phone after admission. That session will be held within the first two weeks after your daughter’s admission. After the first two weeks, your daughter will call you at least once a week in addition to family therapy.
You will fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport. Both of our campuses are located within one hour of driving distance.