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Kolob Canyon

Residential Treatment Center

Kolob Canyon Program Information

Gender: Girls Only
Ages: 14-17
Grades: 7-12
Estimated Enrollment: 12
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 2002
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Kolob Canyon Contact Information

1338 East 600 South, PO Box 531
New Harmony, UT 84757
Phone: (435) 865-1437
Fax: (435) 865-1439
School Contact: Tawny Davis, LCSW
Alternative Contact: Craig Rodabough, Tawny Davis, LCSW
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

The Kolob student: Treatment is designed exclusively for girls suffering from depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and difficulties in her relationships with herself and others. Kolob Canyon’s census is intentionally limited to 12 girls in order to maximize one-to-one interaction with peers, staff, teachers, and therapists. Student-to-staff ratios are low and therapists with small caseloads maintain a family-like environment.

Residential treatment at Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center is unique. Our clinically acclaimed residential treatment program is designed exclusively for girls ages 12-17 suffering from depression or low self-esteem. While behaviors vary, common issues treated at Kolob Canyon include oppositional defiance, self-mutilation, drug or alcohol abuse, eating disorders, parent/child conflict, suicide ideation, learning disabilities, adoption issues, or school failure. Our residential treatment program successfully helps many troubled teenage girls change behavior patterns and make better choices. This is done through a clinically intense blend of traditional and non-traditional therapy delivered in a safe and nurturing environment.

We believe there are numerous keys to our success. These include:

-Individual Attention. Kolob Canyon is intentionally kept small (12 beds) to maximize one-on-one interaction. Our student-to-staff ratios are excellent and our therapists have small caseloads.

-Single Gender. Kolob Canyon accepts only girls. This gives our program better focus and allows our girls to progress more rapidly.

-Clinical Intensity. Kolob Canyon is clinically intensive. Each week, girls receive 2-3 hours of individual therapy, family therapy (via the phone), equine or recreational therapy, outdoor therapy, and regular group therapy. This clinical intensity reduces the average length of stay - and the accompanying costs—to about eight months, or about half of the industry average.

-Clinical Diversity. Every girl is different. Kolob Canyon’s blend of therapies allows us to reach girls in different ways, greatly increasing the chances of a successful outcome.

-Qualified, Experienced Staff. All Kolob Canyon therapists have at least a Master’s Degree and many years of experience in working with female adolescent issues.

-Academics Designed to Boost Self Esteem. Every part of the program at Kolob Canyon is designed to change self-image. In school, for example, Drama is a required academic course because of our belief that girls need both applause and other people to rely on them. A foreign language and a course on Personal Leadership are similarly taught for therapeutic and not academic reasons.

-Natural Playground. Kolob Canyon’s program uses outdoor and recreation therapy to take advantage of our location on a horse ranch in Southern Utah’s canyon country.

As a parent, you play a crucial role in changing your daughter’s life. If we decide together that placement in our program is the next step, your commitment to parent weekends, family therapy, parent level work, and on-going aftercare will make a real difference in our success. We will also encourage you to be involved in our Parent Support Group with other families at Kolob Canyon. With all of us working together, we are confident we will make a lasting and positive change on your daughter, on your family, and on your future.

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