Helping a teen in trouble recover through the right program and approach includes:
At Discovery Ranch, we don’t rescue students from difficult life experiences. We teach them how to deal with them. We model, mentor and motivate, giving our students the tools they need to recognize and regulate their emotions and behaviors.
Our treatment model is built on a foundation of experiential therapy to create strong relationships. Therapists, mentors, teachers and staff work side by side with our students every day. This experiential approach makes students more open to the therapeutic process. Because therapy takes place in so many different ways, most students hardly realize they’re engaged in therapeutic learning virtually all day long.
We understand the difficulty for some programs to combine the intensive therapy with powerfully effective experiential activities. Our location and facilities put us in a unique position to provide the perfect combination of experience and therapy. With over 20+ acres, indoor and outdoor facilities for equine and ranch therapy, sports facilities, our location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, proximity to Moab and Zions National Parks and so much more, our highly trained staff has had much success helping boys develop and grow in the perfect environment.
Our mission statement expresses our goal:
“Through relationships and experiences we help students develop identity, discover success and thrive”.
Students do not just fill time at Discovery Ranch. Everything we do has a therapeutic purpose. Therapy occurs in the moment, not just in the office. Students discover their strengths and feel success as they care for feeder calves, work with horses, and participate in residential activities and community service projects. Students develop their identity, improve self-esteem and ultimately build self-confidence to overcome life’s challenges and experience success.
Students come to understand and appreciate the meaning of our motto,
The Strength is in the Struggle™