One of the cornerstones of Discovery Ranch For Girls is our supportive and safe environment. Through this environment, girls can heal. We believe that same-gender treatment is vital in creating an environment for girls to effectively address their therapeutic needs without the distractions of the opposite sex.
Girls and Boys Have Different Needs
Our clinical experience and research has shown us that teenage girls experience mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues differently than boys. Girls often have different reasons for engaging in maladaptive coping strategies. Boys and girls also have different developmental needs. Girls usually mature cognitively and emotionally faster than boys. Girls also have a different level of interpersonal drive and need than boys. In a girls-only treatment setting, we can focus and address the specific needs of our girls.
Our relational approach best meets the clinical needs of our girls. We use relational techniques and interventions that will help your daughter make the necessary changes needed to be successful. Since girls are usually more motivated by relationships, we facilitate healthy relationship with peers, professionals, and family during our treatment.
A same-gender treatment setting gives girls their best chance at recovery. Most of our girls struggle with maintaining healthy and supportive relationships with other girls. The ability to form healthy attachments to other girls is key to their success. Having the opportunity to develop these close relationships allows our girls to forge caring bonds of accountability and support. Girls often lack the skills to forge long lasting relationships with other girls. At Discovery Ranch For Girls, we provide an environment where your daughter can safely learn to hold boundaries and effectively be assertive with her female peers. Our Peer Leadership Program is one of the ways in which we create opportunities for our girls to develop and apply leadership skills among her peers.
Our Boys Only Program
In addition to our girls only program, we have a thriving boys program in Mapleton, UT. Our boys program has had much success and continues to grow. For the girls and boys whom their parents and therapists deem appropriate and ready, there are co-ed-hybrid activities and events that can build social and relational strength. These events are monitored under safe conditions and are organized with a therapeutic outcome as a result.