Recreation Therapy

Description: Programs that help individuals with mental, physical or developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, chronic health conditions or other problems develop new interests, sharpen their social skills and gain a sense of self-achievement through a structured series of leisure-time activities which may include arts and crafts, dance, drama, music, sports, games, social gatherings and community outings. Therapy goals may differ for different populations, e.g., improved hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills may be desired outcomes for people with physical disabilities. (AIRS RP-8000.7400)

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Alpine, UT

55 Merchant Street
Alpine, UT 84004
Phone: 801-709-3339
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Address: 55 Merchant Street
Alpine, UT 84004
Phone: 801-709-3339
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Eligibility: Young women between the ages of 12-25 who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other similar mental or emotional challenges.
Services Provided: Provides equestrian training to assist young women in building confidence. Qualified girls can apply for a sponsorship to participate in their 13-week program by filling out an application at www.bridleuphope.org.
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Last Updated: 4/4/2018

Fairview, UT

RR1 Box 121
Fairview, UT 84629
Phone: 801-367-2709
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Address: RR1 Box 121
Fairview, UT 84629
Phone: 801-367-2709
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Services Provided: 1) Interaction with animals and the natural world. 2) Interaction with professional staff and adult staff living with disabilities. 3) Games and activites aimed at increasing self-worth and independence.
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Last Updated: 6/6/2018

Highland, UT

5870 West 10400 North
Highland, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-8900
Address: 5870 West 10400 North
Highland, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-8900
Fax: 888-580-4353
Eligibility: Anyone is eligible, but preference is given to those with special needs. Participant must be at least three years of age and must have a medical release. Doctor's referral is not required.
Services Provided: Courage Reins provides therapy designed to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, by providing an environment where physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth could occur through therapeutic riding and other equine based activities. Some of the office staff are also trainers.
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Last Updated: 4/11/2018

Hooper, UT

4611 West 4800 South
Hooper, UT 84315
Phone: 801-985-7074
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Address: 4611 West 4800 South
Hooper, UT 84315
Phone: 801-985-7074
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Eligibility: Age requirement for students is 3-18 years. Age requirement for volunteers is 20 years. Students must have physical disability such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida, etc.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: 1. Meet each week during the summer months (May - August) for riding lessons. Lessons are given at the Golden Spike Events Center in Ogden.
2. A children's program is given to family and friends at the end of the season where the children show what they have learned. A trophy is given to each child.
3. A volunteer appreciation picnic is given each year during the summer.
4. A family picnic for the families of all children and all volunteers is given at the end of the season.
5. Board of Directors meetings are held 4 times a year.
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Last Updated: 6/6/2018

Layton, UT

897 South Angel Street
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-593-1934
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Address: 897 South Angel Street
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-593-1934
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Eligibility: Individuals 5 years or older who may benefit from equine therapy
Services Provided: Provides equestrian therapy for children and adults.
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Last Updated: 4/13/2017
Organization Name: Solstice RTC
Address: 1904 W Gordon Avenue
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-0794
Fax: 801-444-0793
Eligibility: Ages 14-18 Self-pay
Services Provided: Residential services
Provide Residential Mental Health Services for Female Adolescents

Issues Treated:
Fear, worry & anxiety; obsession/compulsions
Sadness, hopelessness, & depression
Inattention & hyperactivity
Rule breaking, defiance, & "acting out"
Severe mood swings & bursts of rage
Drug & alcohol use
Eating & body image problems
Chronic pain management
Mental health problems with co-existing chronic medical conditions
Somatoform and conversion disorders
Provider Profiles: MFT

Approaches Used:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Equine Therapy, Experiential Therapy
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Last Updated: 6/28/2017
897 South Angel Street
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-266-2485
Organization Name: Summit Community Counseling - Taylorsville
Address: 897 South Angel Street
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-266-2485
Fax: 866-644-9206
Email: admin@summitcom.org
Eligibility: Children age 4-6, and school age children in grades 1-5
Services Provided: A full service mental health practice, serving all ages, that provides individual, couples, and family therapy as well as mental health and psychological testing and assessments for a wide variety of purposes and needs. Summit Community Counseling has partnered with Arrowhead Stables to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Provider Profiles: Dr. Karen Malm, PhD
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Last Updated: 5/3/2018

Logan, UT

Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 1400 North 500 East
Logan, UT 84341
Phone: 435-716-6440
Fax: 435-716-6441
Eligibility: Children ages 0 - 21 years
Services Provided: Cache Kids Pediatric Rehabilitation Services include: occupational therapy, speech and hearing therapy, and physical therapy.
Provider Profiles: M - F 8 - 6
Therapy appointments are usually 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Appointment slots are the same every week or bi-weekly for therapy, so that there is consistency in visits.
Bracing and Torticollis will be scheduled on a per needed basis.
Steven R. Jensen, Audiology, Spanish services
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Last Updated: 5/23/2017

Morgan, UT

5859 North Cottonwood Canyon Road
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone: 801-836-4325
Organization Name: The Straighter Way Foundation
Address: 5859 North Cottonwood Canyon Road
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone: 801-836-4325
Eligibility: Has programs for individuals with disabilities 6 months to over 85 years. Wide range of disabilities are served; from those in wheelchairs to those who are independent.
Services Provided: Provides therapeutic horseback riding in Utah for people with disabilities.
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Last Updated: 3/28/2018

North Ogden, UT

North Ogden, UT 84414
Phone: 435-494-1214
Organization Name: Recreate Therapy
Address: North Ogden, UT 84414
Phone: 435-494-1214
Email: ava@recreatetherapy.com
Eligibility: Families and teens
Services Provided: Specializing in relational therapy with families and teens.
Provider Profiles: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
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Last Updated: 11/6/2017

Orem, UT

983 North State Street
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-224-4400
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Address: 983 North State Street
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-224-4400
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Eligibility: Children (of all ages) with special needs, no cost
Services Provided: Provides free, open enrollment classes for people of all ages with special needs.
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Last Updated: 5/9/2017

Park City, UT

1000 Ability Way
Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-649-3991
Organization Name: Disabled Sports USA
Address: 1000 Ability Way
Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-649-3991
Fax: 435-658-3992
Eligibility: Individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities (friends and family members are also encouraged to participate).
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Offers a wide variety of year-round activities for people of different ability levels, at multiple locations in and around Park City, including alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, swimming, cycling, water skiing, horseback riding, outdoor adventure trips, challenge course activities, leadership development training and more.
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Last Updated: 3/29/2018

Provo, UT

5600 North Heritage School Drive (450 W)
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-226-4600
Address: 5600 North Heritage School Drive (450 W)
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-226-4600
Eligibility: Troubled Youth 12-18 years old
Services Provided: Recreational therapy, individual therapy for troubled youth, a residential treatment center
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Last Updated: 12/11/2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Address: Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-808-8947
Eligibility: Children ages 8 to 12 struggling with ADHD, oppositional disorders, aggression, learning problems, or children with mixed behavior and learning problems are eligible to participate. Enrollment is limited, and participants are selected based on an evaluation conducted by program staff.
Services Provided: Salt Lake City-based camp implements Dr. William Pelham's highly acclaimed, evidence-based Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children Camp Takoda, besides being a lot of fun, offers an intensive therapy program.
Parent Trainings are an integral part of the Camp Takoda experience. Every Wednesday night during the Summer Treatment Program, parents will be trained in evidence based practice in a fun and inviting way!
Provider Profiles: Psychological tests required for admission are performed by program staff, but recent testing from other sources may be acceptable in some cases. Referrals can be made by school personnel, mental health professionals, physicians, or parents.
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Last Updated: 7/3/2018
100 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-3701
Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 100 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-3701
Services Provided: A variety of classes at a variety of locations, with calendar posting on web page. Fitness, dietary, support group.
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Last Updated: 7/3/2014
1721 Campus Center Drive Rm 1121
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-7374
Organization Name: Tanner Dance, University of Utah
Address: 1721 Campus Center Drive Rm 1121
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-7374
Fax: 801-581-4091
Email: joni.wilson@utah.edu
Eligibility: Children and adults, ages 3 and older
Services Provided: Dancers with Disabilities Classes offer creative movement classes for children with disabilities, including wheelchair-bound children, to promote creative self-expression and therapeutic benefits of dance.

Classes for ages 3 - 7, 8 - 14, 15 years and up
Summer: full and half-day week-long summer camps in dance, music, visual art and theater and weekly studio classes ages 18 months to adult.
Provider Profiles: Joni Wilson, Dancers with Disabilities Classes (with live accompaniment)
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Last Updated: 4/2/2018
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Organization Name: Primary Children's Hospital
Address: 100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Eligibility: Inpatient children and teens
Services Provided: Hospital Forever Young Zones are recreational therapy rooms created to provide tools for exercising the imagination of seriously ill children who face emotional and physical challenges. There are many activities including art and crafts, games, books, toys, dress-up, medical play, and BINGO Wednesdays.

The playroom features specific areas for teens, infants and patients with sensory needs. The playroom provides a calming yet energetic space.

Sophie's Place provides music therapy to children at Primary Children's.
Provider Profiles: The Forever Young Zone is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with occasional closures for special events and holidays.

Treehouse Children's Museum, Ogden is also a Forever Young Zone.

The Forever Young Foundation serves children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing them with academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities currently unavailable to them. Forever Young Foundation primarily focuses our efforts in Northern California, Arizona, Utah, and Ghana, Africa.
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Last Updated: 10/11/2017
PO Box 58337
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
Phone: 801-913-5584
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Address: PO Box 58337
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
Phone: 801-913-5584
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Email: shelley@girlsontherunutah.org
Eligibility: Girls in 3rd trough 8th grade
Services Provided: Girls on the Run promotes physical, emotional, social and intellectual development in 3rd through 8th grade girls. The girls complete the 12-week program with a stronger sense of identity, greater self-confidence, a healthier body image and a better knowledge of what it means to be a member of a team and a community.
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Last Updated: 6/1/2017
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-572-4237
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Address: Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-572-4237
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Eligibility: Kids with special needs, and adult caregivers, Salt Lake valley
Services Provided: Green Tree Yoga programs are for kids with special needs, educators, health care providers, and yoga teachers.
- Art and Yoga classes for kids with special needs - check the online calendar
- Classroom Yoga Programs with public Title I schools
- Curriculum kits and DVDs for use in school and after school programs
- Trauma-informed Yoga at the VA for veterans
- ongoing workshops at Cole Holland College in Salt Lake. We also can design a workshop for your workplace. A menu of ways for managers and individuals to help people address compassion fatigue can be found on the website.
- free short audio yoga breaks (on the Free Stuff page of the site)
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Last Updated: 11/9/2016
985 W. Atherton Drive #270 (4530 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-693-1192
Address: 985 W. Atherton Drive #270 (4530 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-693-1192
Email: info@jmcrecovery.com
Eligibility: Adolescents ages 12-17; works with most insurances, offers a sliding scale and scholarship assistance program
Services Provided: Adolescent treatment program serving youth that struggle with a wide range of mental and behavioral issues. Specializing in comprehensive day treatment (35 to 40 hours a week) and intensive outpatient services (10 to 12 hours a week). Recreation and play therapies, strong peer support and social integration, evidence-based curriculum, medication management, accredited schooling. Utilizes the Strengthening Families Program.
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Last Updated: 7/21/2016
4180 East Emigration Canyon Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-582-0700
Address: 4180 East Emigration Canyon Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-582-0700
Fax: 801-583-5176
Eligibility: Day camp ages 7 - 22 for disabilities. All abilities welcome. No sexual or violent offenses; no offenses to children or animals. Some English necessary.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: 5-day residential and day camps. Enjoy activities that include riding horses, swimming in a heated pool, fishing in a trout pond, low/high ropes course, climbing wall, arts and crafts, nature, sports, and games. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities through recreation, education, and growth experiences. Partner camps residential: Children's Tumor Foundation, National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho, Muscular Dystrophy Association. Partner day camps: Tracey Aviary, Natural History Museum of Utah, Bad Dogs Arts, Ultimate Camp Experience, U of U - Youth Education, Red Butte Gardens.

Year-round programs are evidence-based, and designed by recreational therapists to foster independence by increasing self-esteem, confidence, physical fitness, communication skills, relationships, and other life and social skills.
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Last Updated: 6/6/2018
Address: 1275 East Fairfax Road (330 N)
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-536-3500
Fax: 801-536-3782
Eligibility: Birth to 18 years with orthopedic or reconstructive plastic surgery needs, regardless of ability to pay. A referral expedites services. May self-refer and be seen in ouptatient clinic.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Shriners provides state of the art pediatric orthopaedic care for a wide range of diseases and disorders of the bones, muscles, and joints. Services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, custom wheelchairs, prosthetics and orthotics for patients as prescribed by their Shriner's doctor, outpatient clinics, movement analysis.

Specialty clinics: Neuromuscular Clinic monthly; Clubfoot Clinic twice a week in two locations; Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic quarterly; Hand Clinic monthly; Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic three times a year; Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Clinic two times a year; Infantile scoliosis/EDF casting Clinic; Plastics Clinic monthly; Spine Clinic twice a week; car seat clinic twice a month.
Play groups combine physical therapy and recreation therapy; summer and winter camps provide fun customized recreation and physical therapy activities; a SNAP camp for healthy eating and fun ways to move their bodies.
Provider Profiles: Deborah Watkins, RN, MSN, Director of Care Management, Orthopedics 801 536-3777
Toll free referral line - 800.314.4283
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Last Updated: 7/19/2018
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: 801-587-3422
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Organization Name: University of Utah Health Care Rehabilitation Center
Address: 50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: 801-587-3422
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Eligibility: Youth and adults with disabilities.
Services Provided: TRAILS is a comprehensive outreach program that includes: spinal cord injury forum and wellness programs; adaptive recreation opportunities; virtual outreach; interactive websites; advocacy; peer support; and social activitiese. A member of the Paralympic Sport Club network.
Sport programs: cross country skiing, downhill skiing, equipment loaner program, handcycling, kayaking, sailing, swimming, wellness, wheelchair tennis.
Provider Profiles: Volunteering and equipment loaner program: Casey Fenger casey.fenger@hsc.utah.edu
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Last Updated: 10/6/2015
1327 Penn Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Phone: 385-528-7594
Organization Name: Madeleine Rose Wellness, LLC
Address: 1327 Penn Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Phone: 385-528-7594
Email: Madeleinerosewellness@gmail.com
Eligibility: Children with special needs age 2 and up. Provides individual, small groups, and large groups.
Services Provided: Yoga classes for autism and other special needs. Workshops and training are offered for teachers, parents and caregivers who would like to bring the practice of yoga into their homes, classrooms, and communities. Home based services available around the Salt Lake Valley.
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Last Updated: 5/10/2017

Sandy, UT

9854 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 404-760-2806
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Organization Name: Scariff School of Irish Dance
Address: 9854 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 404-760-2806
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Eligibility: For special needs dancers ages 5 - 18 years
Services Provided: Six-week Ability Dance Camp Saturday's at 10 am May 7 thru June 11, 2016. We would encourage parents of the participants to watch the class each week. The dance camp participants will learn basic Irish dance steps to fun Irish music. We will have championship dancers on hand each week to help teach the kids, along with our instructor Alan Scariff. All Ability Dancers can dance at the Utah State Feis (Irish Dance Competition) on June 18th. Cost $75 payable at first class.
Provider Profiles: See website to register and note new dancers receive 20% off tuition.
Email questions to: scariffschoolut@gmail.com
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Last Updated: 5/10/2017

Santaquin, UT

270 E Main Street
Santaquin, UT 84655
Phone: 801-754-0400
Organization Name: Equine-Assisted Growth & Learning Association (EAGALA )
Address: 270 E Main Street
Santaquin, UT 84655
Phone: 801-754-0400
Toll Free Phone: 877-858-4600
Fax: 801-754-0401
Eligibility: Children Ages 13-18 Self-pay Only
Services Provided: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Chemical Dependence, Attachment, Oppositional Defiant/Conduct Disorder, and ADHD.
Provider Profiles: LCSW
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Last Updated: 10/7/2015

Saratoga Springs, UT

1218 North 800 West
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-836-4325
Address: 1218 North 800 West
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-836-4325
Eligibility: Therapeutic horse back riding for individuals with disabilities ages 6 months to 85 years. Wide range of disabilities are served; from those in wheelchairs to those who are independent.
Services Provided: There is also a site located in Bountiful, 1450 West 400 North (Universal Equestrian Center), with the same contact phone number.

Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding in Utah for people with disabilities.
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Last Updated: 3/27/2018

South Jordan, UT

10300 South Redwood Road
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-253-4404
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Organization Name: Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation
Address: 10300 South Redwood Road
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-253-4404
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Last Updated: 1/22/2015

St. George, UT

Address: 166 North 300 West
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-862-8273
Fax: 435-275-4256
Languages Spoken: Spanish Services Available
Eligibility: All Ages, varies per provider Self-pay Self-pay sliding scale Health Insurance Managed behavioral care Blue Cross, Cigna, Aetna, Altius, United Health Care, Medicaid, Tri-Care
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Diagnostic Evaluation - Learning Disorders
Diagnostic Evaluation - Developmental Delays
Neuropsychological evaluation
Outpatient individual mental health therapy
Outpatient family therapy
Outpatient group therapy
Day treatment/partial hospitalization
Residential services Intensive out-patient substance use disorder, Intensive out-patient compulsive sexual behavior treatment, Intensive wilderness treatment for compulsive sexual behaviors, Specialized parent/family experiential therapy, Equine-assisted therapy, Seminars/workshops

Issues Treated (Varies per provider):
Fear, worry & anxiety; obsession/compulsions
Sadness, hopelessness, & depression
Inattention & hyperactivity
Rule breaking, defiance, & "acting out"
Severe mood swings & bursts of rage
Autism & related disorders
Drug & alcohol use
Mental health problems with co-existing chronic medical conditions
Somatoform and conversion disorders
Traumatic brain injury
Compulsive sexual behaviors, Conduct disorder, alienated families, dysfunctional family systems
Provider Profiles: Daniel M. Sanderson, Ph.D.

Approaches Used:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Hypnotherapy Integrative/strategic therapy


Matt Bulkley, LCSW
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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Last Updated: 10/19/2017

Taylor, UT

Address: Taylor, UT 84401
Services Provided: A nonprofit therapeutic riding organization utilizing the services of four occupational therapists and two physical therapists. Equine assisted therapy, hippotherapy.
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Last Updated: 6/28/2017

Wellsville, UT

3746 South 4800 West
PO Box 387
Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-2600
Address: 3746 South 4800 West
PO Box 387
Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-2600
Eligibility: girls ages 12-17, transition ages 18-21
Services Provided: Uinta Academy is the nation’s leading multi-dimensional residential treatment center for adolescent girls. We specialize with girls who struggle with relationships or attachment or who have experienced trauma. Equine assisted psychotherapy, and college prep.
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Last Updated: 2/8/2017

West Valley City, UT

2877 Cassell St
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-860-3906
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Address: 2877 Cassell St
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-860-3906
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Services Provided: The Stable Place is a equine facility that offers services in natural horsemanship, natural care boarding, and nonprofit rehabilitation programs for equines and humans.
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Last Updated: 6/13/2017