A teenage girls smiles at the camera while attending ThreePeaks Ascent, a nature-based short-term residential treatment center for teens located in southern Utah.

Short-term Residential Treatment for Teens & Their Families

Supporting Teens on the Path to Healing and Success

Personalized Care: Tailored treatment plans for each student's unique struggles and needs.

Holistic Approach: Integrating physical, emotional, and mental well-being for comprehensive healing.

Family Involvement: Inclusion of the whole family in the healing process for lasting change.

Who We Help

Embarking on the journey of adolescence can be both exhilarating and challenging for teenagers. However, for some teens facing mental, emotional, or behavioral health issues, the path can become overwhelming. That's where ThreePeaks Ascent steps in, offering a remarkable residential treatment program designed to provide transformative support and guidance. Nestled amidst nature's embrace, ThreePeaks Ascent offers a serene haven where teenagers can discover their inner strength, heal from past wounds, and embrace a brighter future. With a team of highly qualified therapists and a unique nature-based therapy approach, ThreePeaks Ascent is dedicated to helping teens thrive and reclaim their lives.

At ThreePeaks Ascent, our highly skilled team of therapists is well-equipped to address a diverse range of concerns with clinical sophistication and expertise. We understand that every teenager's journey is unique, which is why we provide tailored support for a wide range of challenges. Our comprehensive approach encompasses various areas, including (but not limited to):

Our compassionate and experienced team is committed to providing individualized care to address the unique needs of each teenager. By combining evidence-based therapies and a supportive environment, we empower teens to overcome their challenges and embark on a path toward growth, healing, and a brighter future.

Does My Teen Need a Residential Treatment Program?

Is your teenager going through a challenging phase, or could they benefit from professional help? As a parent, it's natural to wonder and worry about your child's well-being. If you've noticed sudden changes in their mood or behavior, or if you have any concerns, it's crucial to consult a therapist. Even common struggles can be better understood and addressed with the guidance of a mental health professional. Don't wait for problems to resolve themselves because they often escalate without intervention.

Recognizing the warning signs is vital in determining if your struggling teen could benefit from a short-term residential treatment program. These signs include:

  • Significant changes in mood or behavior
  • Isolating from peers or family
  • Unhealthy relationships and negative peer influence
  • Difficulties with school, such as failing grades, refusal to attend, or severe anxiety
  • Strained relationships with parents or siblings
  • Inappropriate or explosive anger outbursts
  • Increasing defiance and oppositional behavior
  • Overuse of technology or excessive social media consumption
  • Engaging in risky sexual behaviors
  • Being a victim of bullying or experiencing traumatic events
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm, such as cutting
  • Running away from home
  • Lack of progress with outpatient therapy
  • Recommendation from a mental health professional for a treatment program

We understand that it can be overwhelming to navigate these challenges alone. At ThreePeaks Ascent, our compassionate team is here to support both you and your teenager. Our residential treatment program provides a safe and transformative environment where your child can receive the professional help they need to overcome their struggles and build a brighter future. Together, we can guide your family toward healing, growth, and lasting positive change.

Exclusionary criteria for ThreePeaks Ascent include:

  • Teens younger than 12 and older than 17.5
  • Teens with a physical limitation, i.e. wheelchair, crutches, etc.
  • Teens with conditions that need intensive medical care or monitoring, i.e. eating disorders, diabetes, etc.
  • Teens with a history of violence or who have engaged in serious sexual assault
  • Teens with current psychosis or who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia

ThreePeaks Ascent does not take Medicare or Medicaid.

The ThreePeaks Ascent Difference: Transforming Lives through Nature-Based Residential Treatment

At ThreePeaks Ascent, we understand the unique challenges families face when their teenager is struggling with mental, emotional, or behavioral health issues. We believe in providing a transformative experience that goes beyond traditional treatment approaches. Our nature-based residential treatment program sets us apart and offers a fresh perspective on healing and growth.

  • Nature as a Healing Force: Nestled in a remote location surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, our campus serves as a sanctuary away from the distractions and pressures of everyday life. Here, teens can immerse themselves in the serenity of nature, allowing it to become a powerful catalyst for change. Therapeutic activities, adventure experiences, and outdoor adventures take place in this nurturing environment, fostering introspection, personal growth, and resilience.
  • Short-Term, Intensive Treatment: Our short-term residential treatment program is designed to provide effective and efficient care. Unlike longer-term programs that require a significant time commitment, our focused approach spans 8-12 weeks, allowing teens to make significant progress within a shorter timeframe. We understand the urgency of addressing the immediate challenges while equipping teens with the necessary skills for long-term success.
  • Holistic and Integrated Care: We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Our dedicated team of master-level therapists, licensed professionals, doctors, nurses, academic directors, and nutritionists work collaboratively to provide comprehensive and integrated care. By addressing emotional, physical, social, and academic needs simultaneously, we empower teens to develop a strong foundation for sustainable growth.
  • Evidence-Based Therapeutic Modalities: We utilize a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). These approaches, combined with our primary modality of Narrative Therapy, provide a powerful framework for exploring personal narratives, reshaping perspectives, and fostering healing.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We recognize that each teen is unique, with their own set of struggles, strengths, and preferences. That's why we personalize treatment plans to meet their specific needs. Our experienced professionals conduct thorough assessments to understand the underlying causes and tailor interventions accordingly. By addressing the root issues while building on their existing strengths, we empower teens to achieve meaningful and sustainable change.
  • Family Involvement and Support: We firmly believe that family involvement is integral to the healing process. Our program actively engages families through regular communication, parent support calls, and family therapy sessions. We provide a safe space for open dialogue, guidance, and resources, ensuring that parents and siblings feel supported and equipped to navigate the challenges alongside their teen.
  • Skill Mastery and Competence: Our program goes beyond traditional therapy sessions. Through experiential learning and primitive living skills, teens gain confidence, self-reliance, and a sense of achievement. By learning to survive and thrive in nature, they develop essential life skills that transfer to their everyday lives, including improved self-esteem, problem-solving abilities, and healthier coping mechanisms.

At ThreePeaks Ascent, we are dedicated to helping families navigate the complexities of adolescent struggles and providing a path toward lasting positive change. With our nature-based approach, personalized care, and holistic support, we empower teens to rewrite their narratives, discover their inner resilience, and embrace a brighter future. Let us be your partner on this transformative journey of healing and growth.

Tailored Support for Teenagers: Nurturing Growth and Empowering Teens at ThreePeaks Ascent

At ThreePeaks Ascent, we recognize that every teenager is unique, with their own set of strengths, challenges, and aspirations. Our program is designed to provide tailored support that meets the individual needs of each teen, fostering personal growth, resilience, and empowerment.

  • Individualized Treatment Planning: We begin by conducting comprehensive assessments to gain a deep understanding of each teen's struggles, strengths, and goals. This information forms the foundation of their personalized treatment plan. Our team of experienced professionals collaborates to develop a tailored approach that addresses their specific mental, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.
  • Therapeutic Modalities: Our team utilizes a diverse range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to support teens on their journey to healing. These include Narrative Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). By employing a combination of modalities, we can effectively address a wide range of mental health issues and equip teens with essential coping skills and strategies.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Our highly trained mentors play a crucial role in the therapeutic process. They serve as trusted guides and role models for the teens, providing support, encouragement, and guidance throughout their journey. Our mentors form meaningful connections, fostering a safe and supportive environment where teens can explore their emotions, navigate challenges, and develop healthy relationships.
  • Life Skills Development: We believe in equipping teens with practical life skills that empower them to navigate adulthood successfully. Through experiential learning and hands-on activities, we focus on developing skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, communication, time management, and self-care. These essential life skills help teens build confidence, independence, and resilience as they prepare for the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood.

At ThreePeaks Ascent, we are committed to providing tailored support that addresses the unique needs of each teenager. Through individualized treatment planning, evidence-based modalities, mentorship, academic support, life skills development, and comprehensive aftercare, we create a nurturing and empowering environment where teens can thrive. Our goal is to support their growth, unlock their potential, and inspire them to embrace a fulfilling and resilient future.


Creating Healthy Relationships: Building Connections and Support at ThreePeaks Ascent

At ThreePeaks Ascent, we recognize the pivotal role that healthy relationships play in the healing and growth of teenagers. Our program is designed to foster the development of meaningful connections and provide a supportive environment where teens can build and nurture positive relationships.

  • Small Group Setting: Our program features a small group living environment where teens can engage with their peers and mentors on a daily basis. This close-knit community allows for social influence, feedback, and support to be given and received in a safe and supportive manner. Teens have the opportunity to develop and practice essential social skills, learn conflict resolution strategies, and build lasting friendships.
  • Mentors and Therapeutic Support: Our highly trained mentors and master-level therapists provide consistent guidance and support to teens throughout their journey. They serve as trusted mentors, offering a listening ear, empathetic understanding, and guidance in developing healthy relationship dynamics. Through individual and group therapy sessions, teens explore their emotions, learn effective communication skills, and develop strategies to build and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Family Involvement: We believe that family involvement is essential to the healing process. Our program includes family therapy sessions, parent support resources, and regular communication between our team and the families. By actively involving families, we aim to strengthen family relationships, improve communication, and provide support and education for parents in understanding and supporting their teen's emotional well-being.
  • Experiential Activities: Nature-based adventure therapy and experiential therapy form an integral part of our program. Engaging in outdoor challenges and team-building exercises allows teens to develop trust, cooperation, and effective communication skills. These activities provide opportunities for teens to practice problem-solving, leadership, and conflict resolution in a supportive and controlled environment, fostering healthy relationship dynamics.
  • Peer Support: Connecting with peers who share similar experiences can be a powerful source of support for teenagers. Our program encourages and facilitates peer interactions through group therapy sessions, recreational activities, and shared experiences. Teens have the opportunity to learn from one another, provide support, and develop a sense of belonging within the group.

At ThreePeaks Ascent, we are dedicated to creating an environment that promotes healthy relationships for teenagers. Through small group settings, mentorship, therapeutic support, family involvement, experiential activities, peer support, and ongoing aftercare, we empower teens to develop the skills and tools needed to cultivate positive connections with others. Our aim is to create a foundation of healthy relationships that will support their emotional well-being and success long after they complete our program.

Transforming Lives: Embracing Hope and Empowering Teens at ThreePeaks Ascent

At ThreePeaks Ascent, we understand the challenges and concerns parents face when their teenager is struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Our nature-based short-term residential treatment program offers a unique and immersive experience that goes beyond traditional therapy. With our personalized approach, evidence-based modalities, and the healing power of nature, we create a holistic and nurturing environment where teens can truly flourish.

Through individual and group therapy, experiential activities, skill-building exercises, and academic support, we equip teens with the tools they need to navigate life's challenges and build a solid foundation for their future success. But our program doesn't stop there. We emphasize family therapy, parental support, and ongoing communication to strengthen family bonds and provide the necessary tools for sustained growth.

Join us on this transformative journey, where hope is renewed and positive change is embraced. Together, we can create a brighter future for your teenager, filled with healthy relationships, emotional resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose.

Contact us today to learn more about how ThreePeaks Ascent can help your teen embark on a journey of healing, growth, and transformation. Let us be your partner in this process, guiding and supporting you every step of the way toward a brighter and more promising future for your teen.

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