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Discovery Ranch

1308 South 1600 West, Mapleton, Utah, 84664
Discovery Ranch combines the power of traditional therapy and experiential therapy to create a clinically sophisticated, relationship based residential treatment program for boys and girls ages 13-18. Troubled teens with emotional and behavioral issues receive the help they need through relationships and experiences in a strength based environment.

Facility Highlights

  • Therapy Services
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Single Gender Hybrid

Specialization

  • Special Ed

    Serving students with special learning challenges is an integral part of our fully accredited academic program. Discovery Ranch has successfully guided many students through high school completion and assisted in the transition to college, vocational training, and employment. We offer comprehensive academic services for students who qualify for individualized instruction due to mild/moderate learning disabilities, ADHD, Emotional Disturbances, behavioral disorders, processing disorders, executive functioning disorders, and others.
  • Recreation Therapy

    Students share and discuss each experience with their therapists. They examine how the obstacles they encountered recreationally are similar to those they face in daily living. They may also discover new recreational interests and abilities to enjoy when they return home.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Victoria Fielding
    Victoria Fielding ACADEMIC DIRECTOR
    Victoria Fielding comes to Discovery Ranch with thirty plus years in education-related fields. She has a Bachelors of Arts and a Secondary teaching certificate from Brigham Young University. Victoria has taught junior high, high school and junior college and feels comfortable in the classroom, teaching all ages of youth, as well as the adult learner. She has also been a professional trainer for software training companies. Victoria has created academic departments for proprietary schools, resulting in record enrollments and career placement. She has received an award for outstanding marketing ideas from Kaplan Educational Testing, while the Director in Utah, which resulted in growth in enrollments and revenue for the Utah Kaplan Centers. Ms. Fielding has raised five sons and one daughter and claims to have the perfect grandchild. She enjoys reading, playing the cello, hiking, and traveling.
  • Clinton Dorny
    Clinton DornyEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    At a very young age Clinton realized that he could have an impact on others lives through service and being involved. He is happiest when he is making a difference in others lives. Clinton is married and has four children. He loves spending time with them doing just about anything. They are his life. Clinton uses the same principles that they teach at the Ranch at home with his kids. It works. Clinton fell into this industry because his brothers have worked in other Residential Treatment Centers. He started out his career in admissions. He loves his work and feels blessed to have found something that he loves to do and get paid to do it. Discovery Ranch has been a passion for him in that he gets to help create experiences for others the way his parents did for him when he was young.

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Great program, great people, great location!
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The food and facilities are not bad for a rehab. The program and therapy are complete garbage, the staff are conservative Mormons that are extremely close minded and old fashioned, and the cost is absurd. All around a terrible place to go that offers very little in therapy. After leaving, most other clients and myself spiraled down hill and needed up worse than when we got there. Do not spend money on an "educational consultant", they will take massive amounts of your money and offer very little. Never send somebody to treatment that does not want to be there. Never, if you do, it could seriously harm that person and your relationship. Avoid places in Utah, and treatment centers for minors in general. Find a place that offers decent food because on a day to day quality-of-life basis, it can make a major difference in the experience. Less restrictive rehabs are usually the best, places that focus on the actual benefit of the client and not just money or teaching discipline.
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this place is horrible. it needs to get reviewed immediately, as students are treated so poorly.
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    Great staff with terrible coordinators. Staff rarely last more than a year and when they do they are still making what they started at. Definitely not getting paid enough to continue to do what they do. Turnover is ridiculous because they can't keep the people good at the job.
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    I was a student at Discovery Ranch from 2012 to 2013. There are a lot of messed up things about the place, so I'll start with school. The independent study idea sounds great, It really does! But it's no way to learn. They basically give your child a chapter of a textbook for each class they're taking and they expect the kid to study it and pass multiple test on within 4 days. Depending on your level, you have to do more. If you don't pass a certain amount of tests, you will be put on a "protocol" called A-POH. (academic privileges on hold) A-POH lasts a whole week and you lose all your privileges. Its humiliating and beyond unfair for someone who really struggles in school. I never struggled with self-harm, but I can't imagine how scary it must be to feel urges to hurt your own body. As a punishment for cutting/hurting yourself, the staff put you in a red jumpsuit no matter how hot it is outside. Punishing someone for being in pain is beyond cruel. If you kiss someone or do anything "wrong" they will make you sit in a conference room and isolate you for around 5 days staring at a wall in a school desk. You don't get to eat with the rest of the kids or even go to school with the rest of the kids. The program is very anti gay because of their religious views. Not only did we have go by their religious dress code, but we were taught that sex is bad and to literally hate yourself if you've had sex. The calf program is disgusting. It sounds cute and sweet when you first hear about it. It's for the "adoption program". It's supposed to teach the kids that were adopted to accept separation and pain being a mother having to give your child up. Of course, they're cows, and when they reach a certain age, DR sends them to an auction to get slaughtered. My birth mom had no intentions of me being slaughtered. The program just gets money from the cows when they're auctioned off. Parent phone calls were always supervised by therapists. They never let us talk about the real problems with our relationships and with what was going on at home. A 30 minute phone call once a week for a year will do nothing, I promise. Some of the staff were great people, but some were extremely mean. You'd have to get on the staffs good side. I can't even count the amount of times staff complained about their pay. I also doubt that the program does any background checks on some of these people. The food is absolutely disgusting. I gained a huge amount of weight at Discovery Ranch. It was all processed food. They tell the parents they teach the kids to love themselves and their bodies and then they give the kids the most unhealthy foods. I'd continue, but I hope that you guys get the point. If you're searching for help, please do lots of research before sending your child somewhere. If your child sends you a letter telling you how messed up the place is, LISTEN to them. I have nightmares about Discovery Ranch almost every night. I am currently going to therapy because of the damage they have done. I wish you and your child luck and I promise things will get better.