Discovery Ranch South provides individualized treatment for teenage depression, including:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Anxious distress
- Agitated Depression
- Persistent Depressive Disorder
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- 'Situational' Depression
- Treatment-Resistant Depression
- Depression & Co-occurring disorders, including:
Benefits of Depression Treatment for Teens
We understand how heartbreaking it is to watch your teen experience sadness, hopelessness, and lack of motivation. At Discovery Ranch South, our evidence-based depression treatment can help your teen make positive changes that can help them turn their life around and move toward healing.
With our personalized care approach, our licensed therapists and mental health professionals work with your teen to develop healthy coping mechanisms, empowering them to effectively manage their depressive symptoms.
Depression treatment brings many benefits to both teens and their families. These benefits include:
Don't let your teen’s prolonged and intense depression hold them back from enjoying the simple pleasures of life, participating in daily routines, and forming meaningful relationships. Enroll them in our depression treatment program today and give them the tools to take control of their future and live their best, most fulfilling life.
Choosing the Right Depression Treatment for Your Teen
Navigating through the different options for depression treatment can be overwhelming, but finding a treatment center that offers the right care for your teenager is crucial. At Discovery Ranch South's Residential Treatment Center, we recognize that every family has a unique set of experiences, strengths, and treatment goals. That's why we offer a personalized program that's tailored to meet your specific needs.
Our residential program offers round-the-clock care in scenic lodges that provide a comfortable and home-like environment. Our individualized approach is trauma-informed and incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities to provide the best care possible for your depression treatment.
Our residential program provides a safe and comfortable environment for your teen to work on developing coping and processing skills through personalized treatment plans and therapeutic interventions led by our experienced staff. Our ultimate goal is to empower them to overcome their depression and live a life that is full of joy and meaning.
You Are Not Alone
Discovery Ranch South is there for you and your family.
How We Treat Teenage Depression
At Discovery Ranch South, we recognize that your teen’s struggle with depression can be a difficult experience, and that's why we offer a top-tier treatment program that provides holistic care. Our team of skilled therapists is committed to providing the best possible care that is customized to meet your teenager's individual needs.
We prioritize developing close therapeutic relationships with our clients to ensure that meaningful and lasting change takes place. With low caseloads, our team can provide your teen with the attention and care they require to overcome depression and thrive.
Our therapeutic environment is designed to be flexible and responsive to your teen’s clinical requirements. We believe that creating a comprehensive therapeutic environment that is always accessible to address clinical issues in the moment is the key to achieving long-lasting change. Our treatment team includes clinical, residential, academic, experiential, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle services team members who are fully integrated into your teenager's daily life, ensuring that they receive the highest level of care possible.
By choosing Discovery Ranch South, you can be confident that your teenager will receive the comprehensive care they need to overcome depression and lead a fulfilling life.
Some of the unique therapies & therapeutic activities we offer include:
- Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Trauma-focused Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Experiential Therapy
- Equine Therapy
- Cow Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Adventure & Outdoor Recreation
- Art Therapy
- Therapeutic & Coping Skills Groups
- Mindfulness & Meditation Groups
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
Why Choose Discovery Ranch South?
When depression rules our lives, we feel our choices are limited and out of reach
Teenage depression can be overwhelming, eroding their ability to make healthy choices and leaving them feeling trapped and disconnected from their loved ones. Like all teenagers, your child deserves the chance to explore their own interests and make choices that align with their unique identity, free from the limitations of depression.
Rediscover your teen’s boundless potential and empower your family to take back control of its future, free from depression. Take charge of your teen's depression treatment by focusing on what you can control and finding a treatment approach that blends clinical sophistication with time-tested values and practices.
Through Nurturing Relationships...
Relationships are the foundation of our most meaningful experiences. Whether it's a family member, friend, or mentor, the people we care about shape our lives in profound ways.
At Discovery Ranch South we view relationships—with us, with you, with other family members and with peers—as the most fundamental agents of change in your teen’s life. We know that no other aspect of their care is as powerful in shaping their future success as the connections they make while recovering from depression.
...And Challenging Experiences...
“Experiential” can have a variety of meanings in the world of depression treatment. At Discovery Ranch South, experiential treatment is not just an activity we go and do; it’s who we are. It is the bedrock of our approach.
Learning comes from doing. Therapy can be a powerful tool for developing insights and building coping skills, but by itself is not enough. Our experiential program challenges teens struggling with depression to practice what they've learned in a supportive, real-world setting.
Every part of the “Discovery Ranch Experience”—whether feeding a calf, traveling to the local theater and arts festival, or rappelling with staff and peers—is selected and designed to enhance your teen’s therapeutic progress and “turn experience into understanding.”
...In a Healing Environment
Surrounded by the beautiful sandstone cliffs of southern Utah, we offer a healing environment that mirrors our surroundings, both expansive and embracing. The Discovery Ranch South nestles comfortably into the surrounding desert and mountains, drawing on its quiet beauty, inherent strength, and enduring ability to inspire.
What Makes Discovery Ranch South Different?
We believe that families play a vital role in their teen's therapeutic journey. At Discovery Ranch South, we offer various opportunities for family participation, including weekly family therapy sessions, on-campus visits, and Parent Seminars. We prioritize the development of healthy, happy family relationships through fundamental communication, life, and social & emotional learning skills.
At Discovery Ranch South, your child will have the opportunity to thrive in a small, supportive community immersed in the beauty and adventure of southern Utah. From outdoor activities like hiking and horseback riding to attending the famous Utah Shakespeare Festival, there are countless opportunities for growth and exploration. With caring staff members and a focus on lasting change, Discovery Ranch South is the perfect place for your child to heal and flourish.
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Our research & outcomes show teens can live a life free from mental health issues
75% of students report they are more comfortable sharing feelings with their parents.
75% of students & parents report significantly better family functioning
90% of parents report teen is much better compared to the beginning of treatment
96% of both parents and students showed consistent improvement on problem behavior (Y-OQ) and emotional problems tests (BPFS-C)
100% of students report their problems are much better than when they began
Six months after graduation, 100% of parents and students say that their problems are much better than when they began
Don't Take Our Word For it
(all testimonials were taken from reviews left by alumni families on our google profile)
Have Questions? Ready to Get Started?
Our Trusted Admissions Specialists Are Here to Serve You
We understand that reaching out for help can be incredibly difficult, especially when your family is in crisis. It takes immense strength and courage to take that first step towards seeking professional help for your teenager struggling with depression. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where your teenager can heal and grow. We believe that every teenager has the potential to thrive, and we are honored to be a part of their healing journey.
We recognize the challenges and fears that families face when navigating the world of mental health treatment. That's why we're here to provide support and guidance through every step of the process. Our compassionate and experienced team is dedicated to helping families find the right treatment option that meets their unique needs.
Here is a brief overview of what to expect when starting your depression treatment journey with us:
- Speak with one of our friendly admissions team members who'll conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify your teen’s unique treatment needs.
- During the admissions process, your teen and family will have the opportunity to tour our facility and meet our compassionate staff.
- We'll then create a personalized depression treatment plan tailored to your teen’s individual needs.
Let us help you begin transforming your life through our evidence-based depression treatment program. Remember, all calls are always confidential, and we are here to listen and provide guidance. Don't hesitate to reach out to us - we're here to help you and your family through this difficult time.
Meet One of Our Admissions Specialists Answering Your Call
You don’t need to provide anything if you hit have some questions about how to help your teenager. If you decide Discovery Ranch South is right for your family, we’ll send you a student profile sheet in order to get more detailed information about your family’s situation.
It's common to feel overwhelmed by the various depression treatment options available. That's why it's vital to consult a treatment professional who can guide you through the process and ensure that you make the best decision for your teen and family.
We’re happy to spend as much or as little time as you need to answer your questions. If you wish to complete your initial enrollment, typically we can do that in just under 60 minutes.
Marks of Quality Care
Backed by The Joint Commission which ensures programs adhere to the highest quality of clinical and medical practices.
Designated as a NATSAP Research Program, showing our commitment to well-researched practices in our program.
Full member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), which ensure regulation of programs that serve children and adolescents.
Discovery Ranch South is fully licensed in the state of Utah.