Residential Treatment for Teenage Girls – Kolob Canyon

Kolob Canyon is a unique, experientially-based 12-bed facility that helps troubled teenage girls ages 14-17. Our clinically sophisticated program is unlike any other in the country. Our dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-trained therapists have small caseloads so they can focus on your teenage daughter and her issues more closely. We believe that regular therapeutic adventures help teenage girls process information better than talk therapy alone.

Kolob Canyon is located in a beautiful, 23-acre horse ranch in Utah’s Canyon Country that provides the perfect “outdoor classroom” for our girls. Regular therapeutic excursions take our girl’s white water rafting, canyoneering, hiking and much, much more. Paired with what we believe is the finest Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (therapy with horses) and riding program for residential treatment in the United States!

Residential Treatment Programs at Kolob Canyon

The Kolob Canyon clinical program is highly structured and intensive, specially designed to treat self-destructive and defiant behaviors in teenagers. It is the result of many successful years of working with troubled teenage girls. By blending traditional and recreational therapies, we reduce the amount of time each girl has to stay in the program.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT, or dialectical behavior therapy, is a staple model of therapy at Kolob Canyon. Originally developed for treating borderline personality disorder, this treatment has been found to be extremely effective in treating depression, anxiety and other emotional disorders. DBT helps girls learn to balance logic and emotion in any situation.

Adventure Therapy

We believe having fun and participating in healthy outdoor activities is a part of healing. In fact, this is an integral part of our program here at Kolob Canyon. Our location is perfect for almost all types of recreations, as we are within driving distance of Zion National Park, The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park and other beautiful national monuments.

Equine Therapy

Equine, or horse therapy, has gained wide acceptance as a powerful way of teaching important life lessons. This kind of therapy can help girls develop courage, increase self-confidence and direction, improve communication skills, promote discipline, improve the ability to trust, enhance self-acceptance and increase respect for others.

Parent Seminars

Parents join us frequently for multi-day conferences that include recreational activities, intensive parental support groups, parent-teacher conferences and family therapy sessions. We believe that deep therapy mixed with fun and laughter is the best way to heal.

Contact Kolob Canyon Today

If you believe your daughter could benefit from our residential treatment program, contact us today for more information. We make sure every girl feels loved and cared about in a patient, home-like environment. This is an ideal environment for teen girls with depression, anxiety and other emotional problems.


Have more questions? Feel like transition may be the right move for you and your daughter? Reach out to us and we would love to help you and your family get started on the path to transition.


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Main Office 435-865-1437

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