Residential Treatment Center Alternative

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alternative to wilderness therapyNot sure if a Wilderness Therapy Program is right for your teen or young adult?

Looking for options other than Wilderness or Residential treatment programs, which are pricey and most individuals cannot afford?

Even families who can afford it, often are hesitant because they know help is needed but not necessarily out of the home.

Your child needs more intensive care because of their suffering from deep addiction, depression, suicidal tendencies, school failures, defiance, anger, isolation, lack of motivation, not launching from home.

Options are limited….UNTIL NOW!

Intensive Outpatient Network Therapy in Utah County (IOP) is a fifth the cost of residential and wilderness treatment options

What exactly is Intensive Therapy Program?

Intensive Therapy is a home and community-based treatment designed to meet the needs of families who are having a difficult time managing the behavior of a child with mental health needs.

Intensive Therapy program provides concentrated treatment to address a current crisis and/or to decrease the risk of a youth being removed from their home. In some cases, a child may have already been removed from their home and Utah Family Therapy can assist with successful reunification with their family and the family system.

Network Therapy Utah CountyHow does Network Therapy Help?

  • Assists youth and family/caregivers in identifying and managing triggers, cues, and symptoms for problem behaviors.
  • Help reduce problem behaviors by involving key family members in the treatment process.
  • Improves the family’s ability to parent a child with behavioral or emotional problems.
  • Further develops the family’s communication skills.
  • Improves youth’s functioning at home, in school and community settings.

Intensive Therapy is provided by a team of professionals consisting of a Licensed Clinician, Mentor, Family Systems and Community Involvement. Daily touch points are made by Team members, providing individual and family therapy, direct interventions for behavioral modification, skill building, and referral/linkage to community resources.

We engage with the client in the family system, without uprooting them. The length of treatment is based on the need, minimum of 6 months and, with more service provided in the first months to stabilize the home environment

Our Intensive Therapy is Located in Utah County and is an effective treatment method for youth ages 12-21 with serious emotional and behavioral problems including:

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Acting out, disruptive and/or aggressive behaviors
  • Serious defiant and/or noncompliant behaviors
  • Significant behavioral problems in the home or school
  • Depression and other severe mood issues
  • Runaway behaviors


What is Utah Family Therapy Intensive Treatment Approach?

We develop individualized Person Centered Plans for youth and young adults based on results from a clinical assessment along with the youth and family’s input.

The services primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based practice that operates on the basic assumption that thoughts strongly influence feelings and behavior.

The Utah Family Therapy team works with the youth and family to identify negative or distorted thoughts contributing to behavioral issues, then employs interventions to change these thoughts into more productive thoughts, resulting in more desirable behaviors.

While CBT is our primary treatment modality, we also employ principles from the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™ (NMT). NMT is a research-based approach that helps staff determine the strengths and vulnerabilities of a child based on their individual past.

The therapist then creates individualized sets of therapeutic activities that match the child’s needs in various domains of functioning (i.e., social, emotional, cognitive and physical). This approach treats the underlying issues which allow a child’s functioning to improve.

Wilderness or Residential Treatment

We are not suggesting that Wilderness or Residential Treatment should be taken off the list of options.

Often families and individuals can benefit from a time of reset, especially when an individual continues to run, refuses treatment, life is in danger, or cannot stay sober with Outpatient Network Therapy options.

Afterwards, we suggest Utah Family Therapy Intensive Therapy as a way to assimilate back into the family system and life.

We work with you.

Research is showing that the success of In-Home and Network Therapy Programs are just as and often, more effective than Residential Treatment.

“In the 28 years I have been entrusted with caring for other people’s children, some of whom come from dire circumstances; I have learned firsthand there is no substitute for a child’s birth family. I used to think we could do a better job of raising these children. We know better now. The best way to help a child is to help his or her family. …” – Patrick Lawler

Contact us today to learn more about our Intensive Therapy Program as an alternative to Residential Treatment in Utah County for teens and young adults.

801-901-0279 or Contact us via our website.

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