Kolob Canyon and it's warm environment and clinical sophistication is an industry leader in treating adolescent girl's emotional and/or behavioral issues.  We are uniquely equipped to individualize treatment to the needs of each student, while they progresses in a loving community.  We know that advances are deeper and more lasting when treatment happens in a single gender program, as well a smaller sized program, where the interactions and connections mirror that of a family, not a large, sterile institution.

The following are characteristics of common problems Kolob Canyon treats. This is not an exhaustive list, but is a brief sample of common issues:

  • Eating disorders
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Family adjustment difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Victims of abuse and neglect
  • Parent/child conflict
  • Manipulation
  • Low motivation
  • Oppositional-defiance
  • Habitual lying
  • Use of substances
  • School failure
  • Self-harm/cutting
  • Adoption issues  ADHD
  • NLD
  • Attachment disorders
  • Adoption issues
  • Anger management
  • Peer problems
  • Social Media addiction
  • Conduct disorders
  • Other anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Sexual addictions
  • Suicidal Ideation 
  • Bereavement
  • Abandonment issues
  • Relationship problems  

Our admissions criteria will not allow for:

  • Medically unstable
  • Pregnancy
  • Fire Starters
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Sexual perpetrator
  • Extreme violence toward others
  • Severe Autism

How to Apply

To begin the application process, please contact our Admissions Director to learn more:  

Wendy Penrod


Each student accepted for admission to Kolob Canyon needs to be clinically and academically approved.  Our Admission Director will also ask for information such as testing and background information so that we can better understand the needs of your student.  Because Kolob Canyon is intentionally kept small (12 beds), please be aware that sometimes parents will have a short wait prior to a bed becoming available.   Wendy can also assist you in setting up a tour of Kolob prior to making a decision about admission. Some parents find touring helpful because it allows them to meet members of the treatment team and see the campus.

For parents interested in talking with other parents who have gone through the treatment process at Kolob Canyon, we are also pleased to provide contact information for parent-references.   If you have other questions or concerns related to the admissions process, please don't hesitate to contact us at the number provided above.

Kolob Canyon is a professional organization, licensed as a residential treatment center. Kolob Canyon accepts payment in a variety of ways. Parents and referral sources are welcome to counsel with a representative from Kolob Canyon about private pay and insurance reimbursement. Please call us to see if Kolob Canyon is an appropriate place for your daughter.