The 5 Peaks of Elevations RTC
Elevations RTC is the leading residential treatment center for teens age 13-18 who exhibit one or more of the following: Poor Choice of Friends, Depression, Anger, Low Self-Esteem, Peer Conflict, Poor Impulse Control, Lying, Cheating, Family Discord, Not Respecting Rules, Anxiety, Poor Communication Skills, Lack of Boundaries, Manipulative Behavior, Self-Centered Behavior, High Risk Behavior, and/or Underachieving.
Families who enroll in Elevations RTC recognize the value in choosing the best available care for their child. If your teen is acting out and exhibiting problematic behaviors, the time to act is now. Consider the expense of going with lesser care. What if your child is not able to complete high school, attend college, has future legal consequences, or lacks the skills to be independent at age 18?
An investment in your child’s mental health now can pay dividends for years to come, and may also be one of the last opportunities you have to do something truly impactful for your child.
Top-notch Clinical & Medical Program
Full Medical Team for Improved Results.
Elevations provides an intensive, highly professional, therapeutic program utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. We have an on-staff board certified psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and licensed counselors.
On-Site Psychiatrists for Better Care.
Our psychiatrists are on campus, not contractors who show up periodically. Our psychiatrists observe students in academic, residential, and other clinical settings for a better diagnoses and treatment plan. Elevations psychiatrists make calls to families, sit in on family sessions, and offer a level of support that is unrivaled at other residential programs.
Easing Concern with 24/7 Nursing Staff.
With available 24/7 nursing care we have a better sense of every student’s medical needs and can offer the highest quality care, safety, and comfort.
Low Staff Ratio offering Personal Approach.
Residential staff to student ratio is 1:5.
Full Service Clinical offerings.
Our diverse expertise enables us to help students with a variety of needs to improve outcomes. Highlights of our clinical program include 25+ hours of weekly clinical and therapeutic services, expertise in ADHD, executive functioning and trauma work utilizing Trauma-Focused CBT, Substance Use, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Art Therapy. Elevations offers 6-8 on-site Parent Seminars per year.
Evidence Based Practices for Better Outcomes.
The clinical care provided relies on Evidence Based Practices which are well-documented, effective approaches to treatment. Individual, group, and family therapy are provided by masters or doctoral level clinicians.
College Preparatory Academics
Licensed, accredited, fully trained teachers.
Our curriculum is fully accredited, ensuring credits transfer after a student’s stay at Elevations. All teachers are licensed. Plus, every teacher is clinically trained with intensive sessions on ADHD, depression, and so on to ensure greater understanding and ability to help every child find success.
Individualized support and instruction offering greater success.
Elevations classrooms are typically 6 – 8 students for every teacher. We have a college placement person that helps with applications, and our English teacher provides one-on-one assistance with common application admissions essays. We do SAT prep and testing on-sight as a certified SAT test center. We can provide to 1:1 SAT tutoring as well.
Results-driven College Prep.
In just the past few months, we’ve had graduates go to Penn State, NY Institute for Art, and the University of Colorado. With a focus on real world, college preparatory academics and study skills, graduating students are able to smoothly transition to academic life at a university or college.
A Real School Setting for better focus.
Our modern building offers a traditional school setting that is separate from the dorm and community areas. This provides students with a normalized school environment that offers minimal distractions to their academic growth and progress. Elevations offers an academic setting similar to what you’d find at leading traditional boarding schools.
Challenging and Encouraging Academic environment.
The school setting is one of the times our students interact with the opposite gender. These interactions in this selective all gender environment are one of the strengths of Elevations. Studies and experience show that mixed gender in the classroom can improve achievement while still teaching about building positive relationships with the opposite gender.
Exciting Adventure Based Activities
Experience the splendor of Utah.
For those unfamiliar with our location outside Salt Lake City, Utah offers a wonderful array of activities including hiking, biking, climbing, camping, and skiing. This beautiful area is right outside our front door and we take advantage of it.
Activities to build confidence.
Elevations students go to Bryce Canyon, Moab, Zion, and Snow Basin. Camping trips are provided every other month for 3-5 days. We go to national forests and parks on our camping trips and adventure based excursions. Our goal is to get outside, get away from campus, and challenge our students to find new activities they love and new outlets for their energy.
Activities for fun, relationship-building, and to improve moods.
Although we have a great campus with separate classroom building, offices, and residences, all students look forward to the opportunity to explore the area and get off campus. We enjoy all sorts of local activities and even have longer off-campus trips every other month. It’s a great way for us to see the progress students are making outside the normal day-to-day setting.
Physical, emotional, and mental outlets.
Through structured physical fitness, outdoor education, experiential education, community service learning and leisure education opportunities, we support treatment goals set forth by each student’s treatment team. Regular consultations with the clinical team and medical staff ensure that the student’s needs are being met along with a high standard for safety in all activities.
Planning for the Future
College planning for a brighter future.
Our academic staff will work with your child to navigate the process of searching for the right college as well as help with completion of the application.
Finding the right next step.
From day one, we are preparing our students and families for discharge, regardless of next placement – home, step-down, or traditional boarding school. The treatment plan includes goals that set up the student for success in the next setting.
Aftercare for successful transitions.
After leaving Elevations, students are able to maintain communication with their primary therapist for up to 12 weeks.
Preparing for better academic future.
Elevations offers career planning, credit recovery, cumulative transcript preparation, and a skill-based advisory period where students learn skills such as note-taking, researching, media literacy, reading comprehension, organizational strategies, and self-advocacy.
Elevations is accredited through the Joint Commission (JCAHO), AdvancED/NWAC and the Utah Department of Human Services which help ensure our policies and procedures remain at the highest standards.
With psychiatrists and medical professionals on staff and a part of the team, with masters and doctoral level clinicians and leadership, licensed teachers, and experienced and passionate staff Elevations offers a mix of know-how and experience you won’t find elsewhere.
Co-Ed Environment for real-life experience and improved outcomes and relationships.
While we recognize one of the challenges our students face can be with the opposite sex, life outside of a therapeutic environment involves the opposite sex, which is why the all gender environment at Elevations is so critical to our students’ long-term success. We build up our student’s ability to have strong, healthy, and meaningful relationships with the opposite sex including appropriate body language and interactions. It is our belief that working on these things “in program” makes the transition outside Elevations easier and helps create better long-term results than single gender programs.
Safe, secure, and successful.
The all gender environment is staff secure, and the staff provide modeling and coaching with the opposite gender. Elevations offers 24 hour supervision, a low staff to student ratio, and an environment where students are an integral part of the culture and their success.
All-inclusive, no hidden fees.
Student interaction with the psychiatrists and medical staff are much greater than other programs which helps create better outcomes. All of these services are included with tuition. In addition, our engaging activities such as camping and skiing are included as well. When comparing Elevations to other programs, be aware most programs will charge additional fees for psychiatric appointments above and beyond the monthly tuition. Elevations is truly all-inclusive.