Young Adult Home

At Uinta Academy, our young adult program is not a step-down or transition program, but a sophisticated residential treatment program for young adults. We recognize that though we have a strong and comprehensive young adult program—which recently expanded to 14 beds— we historically have not shared much about it! Apart from our adolescent programming, Uinta…

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Understanding Horsenality: A Unique Approach in Equine Therapy

Understanding Horsenality: A Unique Approach in Equine Therapy

In equine therapy, one fascinating concept vital in achieving successful outcomes is “horsenality.” This innovative approach focuses on understanding and harnessing the unique personalities of horses to create transformative experiences for children and young adults undergoing equine-facilitated therapeutic sessions. By recognizing each horse’s diverse traits and behaviors, therapists at Uinta can skillfully pair them with…

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5 Ways to Communicate Respectfully Through Hard Times

5 Ways to Communicate Respectfully Through Hard Times

During hardship, effective communication becomes even more crucial in maintaining healthy relationships and fostering mutual understanding. Respectful communication is the key to navigating challenging situations, whether within a family or friendship circle or in a therapeutic setting like Uinta Academy. We can build stronger connections and support one another through the most challenging times by…

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Attachment Disorders: What They Are and How They Affect Relationships

Attachment disorders significantly impact emotional and relational patterns, particularly during the teenage years. By understanding these complex conditions, we can better support our teens in developing healthy relationships. Understanding Attachment Disorders: Attachment disorders emerge in early childhood due to disrupted or inconsistent caregiving experiences. These experiences hinder the development of secure attachments, leading to difficulties…

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Celebrating 20 Years with Uinta Academy

Celebrating Uinta Academy Anniversary - Equine Therapy

Uinta proudly marks a significant milestone as it celebrates 20 years of providing transformative support to teens and their families. Uinta Academy has evolved into a leading residential treatment center from humble beginnings with a single home, dedicated staff members, a handful of horses, and a shared mission of helping adolescent girls. With five homes,…

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How Social Media is Destroying Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

social media influence - Portrait of a serious girl thinking outdoors - Uinta Academy

Social media has been an incredible asset to society, improving the way we communicate, connect, and share our lives with others. While it has its benefits, it also negatively impacts our lives, especially those of young teens. Teenagers’ brains are still developing, making these years crucial to establish healthy boundaries with technology and social media.…

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