Aspire Academy

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.  When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.  The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”
-Fred Rogers

Sitting on Hill

Aspire Academy is a “High Needs Mental Health Program” for adolescent females ages 12-17. Our girls are in DHS/DCFS/JJS custody of the State of Utah who require intensive psychiatric, behavioral, medical, and other structured rehabilitative interventions as well as continuous monitoring.

Typical problem areas addressed include: family disruption, self harm, suicidal behaviors, running away, multiple placements, substance abuse, and a history of trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence).

Admission Information
  • Initial staffing call with Justin at (801) 960-1680
  • Receive, complete, and return initial screening packet
  • Once accepted by the Aspire Treatment Team, you will receive an admit date and schedule
  • Complete and return the Acceptance paperwork as instructed
  • Come to Aspire on the designated admission date and time.
The Program
  • Level 6 Residential Program
  • Intermediate Secure Care
  • On-site school (Alpine School District)
  • Trauma informed and trauma sensitive
  • Substance abuse, secondary to mental health diagnosis
  • 14 individual bedrooms (for safety)
  • Intense Weekly Program
    • Individual Therapy (at least 2 times/week)
    • Family contact/therapy
    • Group therapy (5 times/week)
  • Life Skills focus and Skills Groups
    • Casey Life Skills
    • Anger Management
    • Healthy Relationships (including healthy sexuality)
    • DBT and TF-CBT
    • Why try?
    • Oh shift! Life Skills Group
    • Voices
    • Seeking Safety