Our residential treatment center is licensed as a residential treatment center by the state of Utah. We can provide help for students with a variety of issues including:
How We Heal
Adoption and attachment issues
Impulse control disorders such as gaming addictions
Mood disorders such as depression and anxiety
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
How We Work
White River Academy’s staff draws on a wide range of skills to provide treatment and care for students. We understand our students’ fears, insecurities and emotional and behavioral needs and employ a variety of therapeutic interventions to teach teenage boys how to better understand their own thoughts and make better decisions. We also use techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy as part of our therapeutic efforts.
Our program has a low student-to-staff ratio, so every student can have the individual guidance he requires to discover his true self. Finally, our positive peer culture approach encourages students to work with and be accountable to each other, increasing their self-esteem and self-worth.
Our program helps each youth acquire the competencies, knowledge and coping skills necessary to replace bad behavior with insight and personal responsibility. Individual and group therapy help students learn to understand and manage their specific feelings and behaviors.
How We Teach
White River Academy puts a strong emphasis on academic development. Our faculty develops customized educational plans for each student, whether they need academic rehabilitation or college prep. We are known for helping students raise their grades and many of our students go on to college, often with scholarships.
How We Stay Healthy
White River Academy encourages a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle, which includes healthy foods and exercise. Students have the opportunity to participate in nutrition classes, meal planning and preparation. For exercise, each student engages in a personal fitness routine that often includes exercises and activities like lifting, hiking, biking and running.
Our program also includes additional activities that provide an opportunity for our students to take on and overcome wilderness challenges, including outdoor adventures like bouldering, fishing, canyoneering, rock climbing and whitewater rafting.