Director of Admissions
Russ Pryor
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
3746 South 4800 West
Wellsville, UT
uintaacademy.com
Uinta Academy is a therapeutically intensive residential treatment/academic program serving girls ages 13-17 and young adult women ages 18-21. Our comprehensive services include psychiatric care, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, recreational therapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, and an integrated transition program. Uinta Academy uses a cognitive-behavioral clinical approach in concert with an extremely effective milieu that focuses on building strengths, developing self-esteem, and teaching social, academic, and executive functioning skills. Treatment and support take place in a nurturing, positive, and family-style environment. Every girl participates in daily physical fitness activities, Yoga, weekly recreational activities, meal planning and cooking, school clubs, and monthly explorations activities which include trips and cultural arts outings. Each girl gets her own horse for which she is responsible and participates in weekly equine-assisted therapy, riding, and Parelli natural horsemanship. Uinta’s Cultural Arts Program enhances the girls’ lives and provides a medium for self-awareness and artistic creativity. All students participate in educational and recreational activities such as sports, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, the cultural arts, service projects, and gardening. Uinta’s academic program is an accredited, year-round educational experience, where each girl has an individualized educational program tailored to meet her needs. Specialized education programs can be provided, such as university level study and vocational training.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Jeff and Becky Simpson

Residential Treatment

No
13 - 18
Yes
Yes
14 Months
56
Rural
Doubles
Triples
Quads
Staff Secured
Yes
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
0%
90%
10%
0%

Insurance

< 50%
Contractor
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes
5 Hours
3
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
8 Clients
Yes

Therapy - Group

Yes
8 Hours
4 Hours
0 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
Pregnancy
Yes
Yes

Staff

1:4
Yes
Yes
College Degree
40 Hours

Academic

7 - 12
College
1:16
Teachers support blended learning
Individual instruction
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
Yes
Yes
Classes
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Additional Therapist To Work With Student Or Family As Transition
Transition House Associated With Program
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Individual Therapist Goes Home With Student To Facilitate
No
> 50%

Accreditation

State License
ATTAcH, American Horticulture Therapy Association

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
No
$7000 - $10,000 / month
Salt Lake City [SLC]
1.25 Hours
> 50%
Yes
Yes
Affiliated with Utah State University
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Pregnancy
0.5 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Jeff and Becky Simpson

Residential Treatment

No
18 - 21
14 Months
10
Rural
House

Program

Doubles
Triples
Quads
Students are Always in "Line-of-Sight" with staff
ADHD
Alcohol Addiction
Anxiety Disorder
Bipolar and related Disorders
Codependency
Depressive Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Eating and Feeding Disorders
Irregular Sleep-Wake Syndrome
Major Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Personality Disorders
Process Addictions
Schizoaffective Disorder
Somatic Symptoms Disorder
Substance Abuse
Substance Use Disorder
Substance/Medication-induced Psychosis
Trauma/PTSD
Unknown DX
RAD
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
100%
0%
Call for more information

Therapy - Individual

Yes
3 Hours
> 50%
8
Yes
Yes

Therapy - Group

8 Hours
6 Hours
0 Hours
Yes
Behavior Specialist
Medical Doctor
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Reading Specialist
Registered Dietician
Registered Nurse

Accredition / Affiliation

State License
Utah Health and Human Services

Nuts & Bolts

Call for more information
No
Call for more information
Private / Self Pay
Breakout Billing For Insurance
Call For More Information
Salt Lake City [SLC]
1.25 Hours
In Process (by independent party)
Mission Statement
The mission of the Uinta Academy is to help girls/young women achieve permanent change to promote emotional growth, academic excellence, and build strong families.