RedCliff Ascent was founded over 20 years ago with the determination to provide the best wilderness therapy experience in the United States. We are licensed and regulated by the State of Utah Department of Human Services.

Our program has been featured in the New York Times, A&E, CNN, British TV, and other newspapers and magazines. The success of our wilderness therapy program is documented and supported by at least two independent, scientific studies.

Unlike any other wilderness therapy program, we recognize that regardless of a student’s diagnosis there is an underlying developmental stall. RedCliff helps troubled teens with a expansive treatment modality that addresses both issues.

RedCliff Ascent has two therapeutic goals. First, we disrupt a struggling teen’s current behavioral patterns, or the developmental hiatus. Second, we help reintegrate the teen into the appropriate developmental level. For wilderness therapy to be most effective, the first goal must be accomplished before the second can be initiated.

Unlike most other wilderness programs, our treatment protocols are not exciting or glamorous. Most of the time they’re not even convenient for us to administer. But everything we do has a therapeutic value – which is exactly why we do it.

Our clinical team explains this philosophy on our video page in The Heart of Healing.

Please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at 801-921-8488 for additional information about how RedCliff Ascent can help your family.

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RedCliff Ascent is a proud member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

RedCliff Ascent is authorized under Federal law to enroll International students.
SEVIS I-20 approved
RedCliff Ascent is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education - AEE.