Decades of Experience Helping Troubled Teens
Over 25 years ago, a small group of therapists saw a need among teens in our community. They noted teenagers who were developing negative and destructive behavior. Sometimes this behavior was compounded by problems such as ADHD, or Reactive Attachment Disorder and would escalate into school failure, lying, depression, theft, drug/alcohol abuse, sexual promiscuity, or attempted suicide.
Together they set out to create a solution to give teenagers and families the help they needed to change direction in their lives. Rather than take a punitive demeaning approach, they sought to create an empowering program that gave teens a chance to take a big step back, away from the crazy lives that they were creating and to encourage a change of heart to help them want to give up that crazy life for something better. This desire gave birth to what has become Stillwater Academy.
We know that even more of today's teenagers and their families are struggling and that many of the challenges faced by today's teens and their families are much more complicated than they were 25 years ago. The hundreds of teens we have worked with the last two and a half decades show that teens can overcome and move beyond these challenges to truly succeed and that families can find peace. We believe in families, and we believe that families can grow, change, and find success, no matter the challenges. We also know that in order for real lasting change to occur - it has to come from the heart. Our whole treatment program and school is designed around this concept.
Stillwater Academy gives teens the chance to step out of their destructive patterns, make a choice to change for the better, make good decisions, experience real success, develop healthy relationships, and then move back into a new & better life that many of them and their parents may have not dreamed possible.
Stillwater Academy's model has been tested, tried and proven for over two decades and has helped literally hundreds of teens dealing with a wide array of issues from across the country.
If you are here because your teen is struggling we invite you to find out if Stillwater Academy is right for your son or daughter and if it is,(because it's not right for everyone) or if you're not sure - please give us a call. We'd like to understand your unique situation and we'd love to put you in touch with other parents who have been in your shoes, we are eager to provide the help your teen needs to turn his/her life around to a path of happiness and success.
Stillwater Academy was founded in 1988 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah and is situated in and near some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country.
Students benefit from this great environment through occasional cattle drives, hikes, regular outdoor therapy at Stillwater Academy's Clementine Farms Ranch, as well as various other recreational activities. View photos on Flickr of the Salt Lake Valley where we are located or other nearby Utah locations.
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