Ashcreek Academy is a residential treatment center for boys ages 13-17 who struggle with anxiety, depression or the lasting effects of trauma.
Ashcreek Academy is where boys become young men. Our unique outdoor adventure, experiential therapy, and home-like environment teach the value of hard work, respect, and accountability, while our residential setting feels like home – warm, friendly, and inviting. Every part of our program and environment is designed specifically for young men. From our approach in therapy to the classroom to the daily schedule – everything we do was developed to meet the emotional and behavioral needs of struggling teenage boys.
Ashcreek has given our son his life back. These people are all dedicated to helping your child, and they do it with LOVE. Their therapists are top notch. The entire staff is like a family, and will help your child reach his goals. I am not sure I could have done a better job myself. Thank you Ashcreek for EVERYTHING you are doing!
Our son was at Ashcreek Academy for almost 12 months and the change and growth he achieved while there was remarkable. We were fortunate that the staff there were caring, consistent, and professional. The decision to place a young man in a therapeutic program is difficult. However, Ashcreek Academy is extremely safe, caring, and a nurturing environment for a young man to grow.
Ashcreek Academy was a truly wonderful experience for my son and our family. My son was there almost a year. He was committed to the program, and received all that he needed and more to complete the program and therapy. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my son’s life. That year was so healing for the whole family.
We’ve created a clean, modern, home-like environment designed specifically to make boys feel welcome and at home.
Here young men learn the value of doing difficult things and find confidence as they learn to trust others and trust themselves through residential living.
We’re located in the heart of Southern Utah’s color country – the gateway to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and The Grand Canyon. We use our unique environment to engage the body and the mind with experiential therapy & purposeful outdoor adventure.
Many residential treatment centers for teens are designed for both adolescent boys and girls. We find this design problematic. There is a vast difference between the emotional and physical needs of young men when compared to those of young women.
An important thing to note is that most young men do better when learning in a hands on way. A couple of things that set us apart are: our individualized approach to young men and their unique treatment goals, utilizing the outdoor environment through experiential therapy, relationally based trauma-informed care, and our accredited academic program. These things offer better outcomes, and the boys in our care return healthier, happier, and ready to thrive and succeed.
At Ashcreek Academy we know how to make a difference in the lives of struggling young men. Our approach starts with the understanding that the reversal of destructive lifestyle choices is possible with the right tools and knowledge.
We believe that each student can learn to make new choices and find a happy, healthy and meaningful life.
At Ashcreek we want each individual and family that comes into our care to receive the best treatment possible. Because of this, we have designed a therapeutic model that is Trauma-Informed, Relationally Based, Family Focused, and Individualized.
Trauma-informed in order to see the root of behavioral issues for what they really are and avoid further trauma. Relationally based in order to help the individual learn principles that will help them build and maintain healthy relationships. Family focused in order to help the family system change and grow as a unit. And individualized in order to ensure that each individual receives the care that they need.
The students of Ashcreek Academy are presented with a college prep academic experience which prepares them to succeed when they return home.
Small classroom sizes and an individual customized approach to maximize each student’s ability to learn. Classroom learning environment is designed to maximize learning especially for students with ADD/ADHD.
Some of life’s most important lessons can’t be learned solely through talk-therapy, or in an office setting. That’s why we engage the boys in experiential therapy, which is simply purposeful outdoor activities and adventure.
Exciting activities such as mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, rock climbing, boating, horseback trail rides, and even fishing are used to teach valuable life lessons in a way that connect with the boys and translate to insights which help them overcome personal issues and improve family relationships.
Our goal is to provide our young men the opportunity to grow in all aspects—strengthen values, improve motivation, enhance academic performance, and build healthier, happier relationships.
We have built a Day at Ashcreek Academy that provides structure while balancing the needs of our students for variety. Some of our students are more tactile, many require more experiential, and all need movement to keep the mind and body fresh and engaged.
Our typical students are boys 13-18 who are unable to function in the home environment and have issues with one or more of the following:
ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anger Management, Light Substance Use, Academic Problems, Parent/Child Conflicts, Low Self-Esteem, School Failure, Stealing, Lying, Avoidance Behavior, or Addictive Issues – Drugs, alcohol, pornography, virtual social networking, gaming, and other self-destructive behavior.
Ashcreek offers a comprehensive set of activities that meet the specific needs of our students. Our individualized attention doesn’t end with therapy… we continually seek to add and improve our activity offerings based on the interest of our students.
Our activity are built to help students advance athletically, get in shape, compete against themselves, and build confidence. Plus, it’s fun and often a great way to get off-campus and enjoy the surrounding area.