Mt Pleasant, UT

(801) 349-2740

Josh Watson, Admissions Director


Boys and Girls

Call admissions department for current tuition.

average length of stay is 54 days

Welcome to Aspiro! Aspiro is an alternative to "tough love" programs. As an adventure therapy program, we provide healing, direction, and personal empowerment through the use of an innovative clinical approach intertwined with daily adventure activities. Our program is strength-based, solution-oriented, and it works!

Interwoven with an array of traditional clinical services, Aspiro uses a "solution-focused therapy" model combined with "adventure therapy" to build self-efficacy and discover new coping strategies for dealing with old issues. When appropriate, the family is integrated into the process at an early stage of the treatment process, in order to ensure a successful integration back home.

Aspiro operates year-round and application for admission may take place at any time. Acceptance is based on a review of the student's current and past history of behavior, consultation with parents and professionals and psycho-educational testing when appropriate

Adolescents that participate in Aspiro programs are ages 13 to 17 and are good kids (soft to medium) that have gotten off track, and need guidance and structure to help them make better choices. Although their manifestations can be different, most often the underlying issues are quite similar:

Beyond parental control
Choosing the wrong friends
Experiencing low self-esteem
Rebellious, angry, defiant
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Experimenting or Abusing alcohol and drugs
Suspended or expelled from school
Suffering from ADD/ADHD
Bright but not achieving
Recovering from sexual abuse
Struggling with attachment disorders
Impulsive or hyperactive
Poor academic achievement
Depressed or emotionally troubled
If you have any question regarding the appropriateness of our programs for your child, please give us a call at 801-349-2740. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and to discuss your specific situation.

Exclusionary Criteria

Aspiro was designed to work with students exhibiting soft to moderate behavioral and/or emotional challenges. As such, our preference is to refer students further along the spectrum to more appropriate placements. We will carefully evaluate each student in order to ensure that Aspiro is the right fit to meet your family’s needs. The following conditions may prevent us from accepting a student:

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Extreme Suicide Risk

History of or tendency toward violence

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Personality Disorders


Severe Chronic Depression

Severe, active eating disorders

Severe self-mutilation

This list is not all-inclusive

Activities may include whitewater river trips in rafts or canoes, skiing, snowboarding, top-rope rock climbing, caving, mountain-biking, horseback riding, primitive living skills, hiking/backpacking, arts and crafts, etc. Each activity is designed to help students climb to a higher level of self-efficacy, and help them draw the metaphors to real life. The goal is to give them tools for success with their family and friends.

Aspiro adventure therapy is designed to foster the beginnings of significant, positive change in a short period of time. The therapeutically-rich nature of our program helps to reduce your child's resistance to treatment and enables them to clearly understand the need for change. Further, it gives them the skills and motivation necessary to make positive choices which lead to future success. Aspiro students participate in an expedition-style adventure where nature has a way of healing. With direction form a dedicated and caring staff, the students are led along a path where hope and healing begin. While continued therapy remains the primary focus of Aspiro, students are also taught various adventure-based activities.

Utah Wilderness

When a new student is admitted into Aspiro, they are treated with respect similar to a transfer from one high school to another. Aspiro does not operate on level systems and makes no attempt to "break down" students.
Contact: randy oakley, ceo Phone: 435 5038600
Mail: 695 w wakara way
mt. pleasant, UT 84647 County: sanpete
License: Type: RENEWAL Begins: 11/1/2009 Ends: 10/31/2010
Service: Outdoor Youth Treatment Specific:
Capacity: 75 Gender: Ages: 13-17 years old

Licensor: Lisa Carter Pierce


Wilderness Programs

(801) 349-2740

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