About Us

Our Motto

We provide an intimate, homelike environment

Kolob Canyon, a premier Residential Treatment Center, provides an intimate, homelike environment with warmth and individual attention for emotionally struggling teens ages 14-17. We are purposely small in size.

Our primary goals are personal healing through intensive therapy, adventure, equine therapy, and support academics. Experienced therapists provide our students with individual, family, and group therapy sessions.

Clinical modalities include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, equine therapy, adventure therapy, and other creative therapies. In addition, our therapists have trained in trauma-focused therapies, including Brainspotting.

Academics include a traditional school day with certified teachers and small class sizes. Our year-round schedule allows students to easily make up for missing school credits. Individualized academics can help a student prepare for college or provide the extra support needed to accommodate IEP or 504 recommendations.

We are experienced, educated, and well-trained

At Kolob Canyon, our directors, clinical, and residential team are experienced, educated, and well-trained in helping teens make positive changes. In addition, we specialize in individualized treatment for your child.

We believe that every teen is capable of growth and change. We take a holistic approach to therapy, teaching social skills and interpersonal development alongside traditional therapies like counseling and medication.

We believe that a healthy sense of self-value is essential for effective behavior, so we focus on building up our students' self-esteem. Our team of skilled therapists and well trained mentors has helped many teens overcome depression, low self-esteem, and behavioral challenges. Kolob Canyon is the right choice if you're looking for a program to help your child grow into their best self.

Kolob uses a busy but fun schedule of experiences and adventure to help our students find a "Life Worth Living." Students and parents participate in regular outdoor adventures that provide connection, skills-building, insight, and mastery.

We believe that a soft, patient approach where adolescents are cared about and loved while still being held accountable for their decisions and conduct is the ideal treatment for teens struggling with complex emotional challenges. Our small intimate setting of just 16 students is the ideal place for a struggling teenager who needs a relationship model of care.

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and how is it used at Kolob Canyon?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), first developed by Marsha Linehan, is a staple therapy modality provided at Kolob Canyon. DBT was originally developed to help with and treat Borderline Personality Disorder but has since been found to be extremely effective in skill-building for a variety of clinical issues.

Students struggling with emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety, and many other challenges can quickly learn and develop life skills to help balance logic and emotion in any situation. Because of the effectiveness of DBT, Kolob Canyon is a DBT-infused program.

As a student progresses through the levels at Kolob Canyon, they will first learn DBT skills and how to apply them to their everyday life. Parents will also learn DBT skills while their child is learning them. DBT skills are taught in group therapy sessions and practiced in individual and family therapy. In addition, each monthly Adventure Therapy 3-day trip has a DBT skill as its theme. This skill is then learned and practiced throughout the trip.

Kolob Canyon's Core Values are:

Health and Safety




Choice and Accountability




Clinical Services

The Kolob Canyon clinical program is intentionally highly structured and intensive. It results from many years of successfully working with adolescents through a comprehensive program that mixes traditional and adventure therapy.

We believe this blend of therapies decreases the amount of time a student has to stay in the program while increasing overall success rates. We are a DBT-based program, but we also use different therapy modalities to meet our students' individualized needs.

Our therapists are highly trained with a Master's Degree or higher in therapy and/or counseling. Moreover, Kolob Canyon regularly exchanges ideas with leading adolescent therapists to ensure that your teen benefits from the finest treatment practices in the world. This is why we are confident in our ability to produce lasting, positive change in our students.

With a small group of only 16 students, it is difficult for a student to fly under the radar at Kolob Canyon or to go unnoticed in one aspect or another in the program. Therefore, our treatment team meets weekly to review each student's progress in the program. With this overview, our team can individualize treatment for each student.

While enrolled at Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center, you and your teen can expect to receive the following therapeutic services:

Intensive individual therapy weekly
Group therapy sessions four times per week
Family therapy (via screen) weekly
Equine Therapy
Family Coaching
Mentoring staff assistance 24 hours a day
Daily goal-setting group with Program staff
Weekly Adventure Therapy

At Kolob Canyon, we understand the importance of relationships. Our intimate student population size allows students to forge close relationships with each other, our clinical team, our academic team, and our mentors. This helps students improve their family relationships. These relationships also help in the support that our students give to one another during group therapy sessions.

In addition, we provide social coaching and conflict resolution skills to help students build strong relationship skills. Kolob Canyon is a perfect choice if you're looking for a program that focuses on the importance of relationships. 


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