Willow Creek School is an accredited, year-round, private residential treatment center, located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah. They focus on the mental, emotional and physical health and well-being of young men and women, ages 14-18, who need the life skills, education and emotional growth necessary to become responsible and self-sufficient adults. Appropriate candidates include young men and women that have the capability to function normally but are manifesting difficulties in behavior, learning, emotional or physical attachment and have been unresponsive to previous in-or out-patient counseling or substance abuse programs.
With more than 40 years combined experience in adolescent residential treatment care, healthcare facility operations and education, Steve Nielsen, Admissions Director, says the staff strives to help students refocus their misdirected lives, find meaning in the future and prepare to become responsible adults. He added that Willow Creek is "led by an exceptional group of professional educators, licensed therapists, counselors and staff members who have devoted their lives to helping young people grow intellectually and emotionally. Our staff is specially trained to work with troubled young men and women, and our faculty sets healthy boundaries, builds relationships, teaches by example and holds students accountable for their actions. This is the essential ingredient behind the success of Willow Creek School."
Willow Creek School explains its philosophy as one of specialized and customized treatment modalities via clinical assistance and structured care to assist each young man and woman to achieve a higher level of personal accomplishment, understanding, healing and acceptance in life. In parallel, focus is placed in preparing students to provide for themselves and contribute as a productive member of their family and the community with focused academic preparation for entrance into a college or university setting, or vocational skill acquisition, to become self-sufficient and responsible adults.