What is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)?

Could Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) Help Your Daughter? Your daughter is a perfectionist. A planner. People who do not know her well think she is aloof but together.  People may see that she works hard to stay in control. They probably don’t know the strain that staying in control puts on her. …

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

At Discovery Ranch for girls, we use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which treats a wide variety of disorders, including substance dependence, depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and eating disorders. The goal of DBT is to help patients build a life that they feel is worth living. In DBT, patients receive help through individual therapy, a…

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Advanced Recreation Program take to the slopes of Brian Head ski resort

Ski/Snowboard Winter Advanced Rec By Dave Mosse From red rocks to snow-covered peaks, students at Discovery Ranch for Girls take on an adventure during any season. In the winter months, students involved in the Advanced Recreation (Adv. Rec.) program take to the slopes of Brian Head ski resort to ski or snowboard Utah’s legendary powder.…

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Encouraging Troubled Youth To Accept Help

When teens arrive at Discovery Ranch for Girls, they often bring with them a lack of motivation. They also bring a low opinion of themselves, and resistance to change. Discovery Ranch for Girls gives them something different. At Discovery Ranch for Girls, they learn to identify and build on their strengths. That is why Discovery…

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Developing Executive Functioning Skills

Executive functioning skills help teens with remembering useful information, practicing self-control, and managing their time. Discovery Ranch for Girls is a residential treatment center that helps teen girls with a variety of problems, including executive functioning deficits. Discovery Ranch for Girls is not a teen boot camp. It is a residential care program that helps…

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Finding the Right Help for Teens in Trouble

While there are a variety of resources for troubled teens, finding the right ones can be a challenge. It can be especially hard when parents are not sure exactly what problem a teen is facing. Many teens come to Discovery Ranch for Girls with multiple diagnoses. For example, a young woman may have a diagnosis…

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Phases of Change

At Discovery Ranch for Girls, we believe in different tactics when it comes to program advancement. Our main goal is to provide our girls with the tools to succeed beyond the therapy sphere. The system that we use, our Phases of Change mirror the levels of development in a healthy maturing young adult. These real-life…

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How to Teach a Kid to Play Guitar in Nine Months or Less

By Trenna Ahlstrom Discovery Ranch for Girls not only provides help for troubled teen girls, but Discovery Ranch for Girls also helps young women to become the best possible versions of themselves. This process often includes discovering new hobbies or interests. Students typically leave Discovery Ranch for Girls having found new talents and skills. For…

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Shakespearience

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” — Ophelia, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare By Alex Allred Most people focus on the ranch part of Discovery Ranch for Girls. The word ranch conjures images of dust, boots, and horses. Dust, boots, and horses are a part of life on the…

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Self-Care for Parents

  Self-care is care that is provided by yourself, for yourself. When your teen is out of control, taking any time for yourself can feel selfish. It isn’t. It is necessary, and probably one of the best things that you can do to help support your teen. By practicing self-care, you will show your teen…

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Have You Talked with Your Daughter About Porn?

By Maia Christopherson   Society and stereotypes would tell us that porn is only a guy problem. Because of this, parents are careful to talk with their sons about porn but aren’t as keen on talking to their daughters about the subject. This divide is problematic, because despite what many think, porn is an issue…

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The Battle of the Bands Triumph

Months in advance, students from our Discovery Ranch for Girls, Oxbow, Discovery Ranch for Boys, and Discovery Academy programs practice their musical talents in preparation for our yearly Battle of the Bands. With five rounds to woo the judges, each program put together five different band performances.  (For a glimpse of previous Battles go here: https://discoveryranchforgirls.com/battle-of-the-bands/)…

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