The Advantages of Experiential Therapy in Residential Treatment: When Traditional Talk Therapy is Ineffective for Teenagers Facing a Mental Health Crisis

The Advantages of Experiential Therapy in Residential Treatment: When Traditional Talk Therapy is Ineffective for Teenagers Facing a Mental Health Crisis Are you struggling to determine if it’s time to move from outpatient therapy to a more immersive experience? In our latest episode, we address this challenge and explore key questions that can provide clarity.…

Read More

Drama Therapy: A Lifeline for Teens Struggling With Mental Health Problems

Drama Therapy: A Lifeline for Teens Struggling With Mental Health Problems Discover the incredible benefits of expressive arts therapy in our latest podcast. This form of drama therapy provides a unique way for young people to explore and express their emotions, challenge defense mechanisms, and improve their understanding of body language and relationships. Through creativity…

Read More

Peak Potential: Harnessing Adventure to Empower Teens in Crisis

Peak Potential: Harnessing Adventure to Empower Teens in Crisis Central to our approach is integrating adventure and outdoor recreation activities into the healing process. This has been proven to be highly effective in conjunction with traditional therapies. This innovative method provides valuable insights and plays a significant role in empowering teens to overcome difficult situations.…

Read More

The Transformative Power of Equine Therapy for Teens in Crisis

The Transformative Power of Equine Therapy for Teens in Crisis Looking for a transformative therapy experience? Consider equine therapy. Unlike other therapies, this approach uses horses to connect individuals to their physical, cognitive, emotional, and social selves. Equine therapy is an effective solution for a range of disorders, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and autism. It…

Read More

How to Help a Teenager With Body Image Issues

How To Help A Teenager With Body Image Issues Discovery Ranch South is not primarily an eating disorder treatment facility, but many of our students arrive with disordered eating and a history of eating disorders. We will help your child manage their unhealthy body image, address their eating disorder, and choose the right treatment moving…

Read More

Recognizing & Recovering from Enmeshed Family Relationships

Healing Enmeshed Family Relationships | Discovery Ranch South - A residential treatment center for teenage girls and adolescents assigned female at birth

Family closeness and togetherness are vitally important. However, there is such a thing as too much togetherness. If two or more people are so close that they cannot tell where they end and the other begins, that can be a problem. Enmeshed family relationships with blurry boundaries between an individual’s self and others can inhibit…

Read More

Co-Parenting Troubled Teens

Co-parenting troubled teens | Discovery Ranch South, A Residential Treatment Center for Girls and Teens Assigned Female at Birth

Parenting troubled teens are difficult at the best of times. When families are going through a divorce, everything becomes more challenging. Developing and following a co-parenting plan can help you and your Ex to be better parents to your teen. You and your Ex both have the same goal–raising your teen to be a responsible,…

Read More

Empowering Your Teen: The Benefits of Exposure Therapy for Anxiety

A teenage girl developes grit while rock climbing as part of her adventure therapy program at Discovery Ranch South, a teen treatment center for girls and adolescents assigned female at birth

When teens struggle with anxiety, can a little exposure therapy help? A student, a store, and the most embarrassing things she could think to ask for… I walked towards my student and said, “Okay, let’s go!” She had no idea where we were going or what we were going to do, but she trusted me.…

Read More

Advanced Recreation Program take to the slopes of Brian Head ski resort

Ski/Snowboard Winter Advanced Rec By Dave Mosse From red rocks to snow-covered peaks, students at Discovery Ranch for Girls take on an adventure during any season. In the winter months, students involved in the Advanced Recreation (Adv. Rec.) program take to the slopes of Brian Head ski resort to ski or snowboard Utah’s legendary powder.…

Read More

Getting Help for Troubled Youth

"It's not easy for parents to find help for troubled youth" - Photo illustration of troubled youth who have accepted help and are on a path of healing at Discovery Ranch South, a Residential Treatment Center for Girls and Teens Assigned Female at Birth

It’s not easy for parents to find help for troubled youth, and getting resistant teens to accept support can be even more demanding. When teens arrive at Discovery Ranch South’s residential treatment center, they often lack the motivation or desire to change. They also bring a low opinion of themselves, and resistance to change. Discovery…

Read More