Utah (UT) > Rehab Centers in Mapleton, UT
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2.0
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1308 South 1600 West
Mapleton, Utah 84664

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Facility Highlights

Therapy Services

A student’s treatment team includes clinicians, teachers and residential staff. Formal therapy is more traditional in scope but not in venue. Counseling sessions may occur in the therapist’s office or out walking or working on the ranch. Therapy includes weekly individual, family and group sessions which take roughly 20 hours each week.

Psychiatric Services

A licensed psychiatrist is on staff and meets with students weekly. He assesses and adjusts medications as needed. Our psychiatrist is also available to discuss with students any other areas of concern.

Single Gender Hybrid

Discovery Ranch’s single gender hybrid model has a very simple definition but is much more complex to operate than either the single gender or pure coed programs.

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Meet The Staff

Leslie Giles
RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR

Leslie has worked in a Residential setting for over twenty four years. Just when she thinks she has “Seen it all” she sees and learns something new. Working in an Experiential setting has been one of the greatest experiences of her life. She loves the personal growth she has seen in herself and in the people that she works with. Leslie is married to a wonderful man and has three kids and three grandkids. She likes to go to work, golf, camp, ride 4 wheelers and hang out with her family. Leslie loves people that make her laugh and watching the kids achieve and grow.

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Craig Smith
CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Memories, traditions and experiences shape our lives. All of the experiences in Craig’s life have influenced him including the twenty nine years working with adolescents in treatment, as well as all the wonderful experiences with his wife, four children and five grandchildren. Other wonderful experiences include playing and coaching sports, fly fishing, spelunking, golfing, jumping off a thirty foot ropes course, hiking, camping, struggling, failing and eventually succeeding in school. Craig has a BS in Sociology, a Masters in Social Work and has a LCSW. Craig loves the Ranch and the opportunity to teach skills and participate in experiences with all the students.

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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
Absolutely amazing! the best place for troubled teens .
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Jack
1.0
The food and facilities are not bad for a rehab. The program and therapy are complete garbage, the staff are conservative Mormons that are extremely close minded and old fashioned, and the cost is absurd. All around a terrible place to go that offers very little in therapy. After leaving, most other clients and myself spiraled down hill and needed up worse than when we got there. Do not spend money on an "educational consultant", they will take massive amounts of your money and offer very little. Never send somebody to treatment that does not want to be there. Never, if you do, it could seriously harm that person and your relationship. Avoid places in Utah, and treatment centers for minors in general. Find a place that offers decent food because on a day to day quality-of-life basis, it can make a major difference in the experience. Less restrictive rehabs are usually the best, places that focus on the actual benefit of the client and not just money or teaching discipline.
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PD
1.0
this place is horrible. it needs to get reviewed immediately, as students are treated so poorly.
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Anonymous
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Great staff with terrible coordinators. Staff rarely last more than a year and when they do they are still making what they started at. Definitely not getting paid enough to continue to do what they do. Turnover is ridiculous because they can't keep the people good at the job.
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Mollie
1.0
I was a student at Discovery Ranch from 2012 to 2013. There are a lot of messed up things about the place, so I'll start with school. The independent study idea sounds great, It really does! But it's no way to learn. They basically give your child a chapter of a textbook for each class they're taking and they expect the kid to study it and pass multiple test on within 4 days. Depending on your level, you have to do more. If you don't pass a certain amount of tests, you will be put on a "protocol" called A-POH. (academic privileges on hold) A-POH lasts a whole week and you lose all your privileges. Its humiliating and beyond unfair for someone who really struggles in school. I never struggled with self-harm, but I can't imagine how scary it must be to feel urges to hurt your own body. As a punishment for cutting/hurting yourself, the staff put you in a red jumpsuit no matter how hot it is outside. Punishing someone for being in pain is beyond cruel. If you kiss someone or do anything "wrong" they will make you sit in a conference room and isolate you for around 5 days staring at a wall in a school desk. You don't get to eat with the rest of the kids or even go to school with the rest of the kids. The program is very anti gay because of their religious views. Not only did we have go by their religious dress code, but we were taught that sex is bad and to literally hate yourself if you've had sex. The calf program is disgusting. It sounds cute and sweet when you first hear about it. It's for the "adoption program". It's supposed to teach the kids that were adopted to accept separation and pain being a mother having to give your child up. Of course, they're cows, and when they reach a certain age, DR sends them to an auction to get slaughtered. My birth mom had no intentions of me being slaughtered. The program just gets money from the cows when they're auctioned off. Parent phone calls were always supervised by therapists. They never let us talk about the real problems with our relationships and with what was going on at home. A 30 minute phone call once a week for a year will do nothing, I promise. Some of the staff were great people, but some were extremely mean. You'd have to get on the staffs good side. I can't even count the amount of times staff complained about their pay. I also doubt that the program does any background checks on some of these people. The food is absolutely disgusting. I gained a huge amount of weight at Discovery Ranch. It was all processed food. They tell the parents they teach the kids to love themselves and their bodies and then they give the kids the most unhealthy foods. I'd continue, but I hope that you guys get the point. If you're searching for help, please do lots of research before sending your child somewhere. If your child sends you a letter telling you how messed up the place is, LISTEN to them. I have nightmares about Discovery Ranch almost every night. I am currently going to therapy because of the damage they have done. I wish you and your child luck and I promise things will get better.
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