Ashcreek Ranch Academy

3.6 (19 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
652 N Shady Ln
Toquerville, UT 84774
4352150500 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Ashcreek Ranch Academy is an equine assisted treatment program for adolescent boys between the ages of 14 and 18 suffering from academic, behavioral, or substance abuse issues. Boasting over 100 horses and 75 acres, Ashcreek Ranch Academy’s unique experience allows participants to harness a powerful work ethic through a remarkable horsemanship program designed specifically for young men. The hands-on approach of experiential equine therapy promotes personal accountability in boys, while also emphasizing the importance of mutual trust and respect as a part of all healthy relationships. During their stay on the ranch, participants receive a world class academic education and are assisted in credit recovery if needed. Participants also receive individual, group, and family counseling, as well as substance use groups and meetings.

Ashcreek Ranch Academy Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Im writing this review not to bash the owners or program but to just give adequate warning to anyone considering sending their son here, please keep that in mind. I attended ashcreek from winter 2018 ...


I am so very grateful for treatment facilities such as ARA. The staff truly care and go out of their way to make an impact on each child. The different activities provided lots of valuable lessons for...


I love Ashcreek Academy. I have seen a lot of growth in the residents and major changes for the families. It has been fulfilling to work here and see what they do.


This program not only helped our son, it helped our entire family. Wonderful Counselors, staff and approach to treatment. I highly recommend it.


my son has been at Ash creek for 5 months. I have seen improvement and healing in my son and it progressing each time I visit. The program is amazing and they stand behind what they say and represent....


My only comments would be how Ash Creek has affected our family. I can't speak for anyone else. We were at a complete loss with our son who just turned 13 years old. He was totally out of control and ...


My son attended ARA for 12 months. During that time, he learned many coping skills for his challenges in life, made new friends (adult & peer group), worked hard at improving himself and had lots of f...


I was attracted to the outdoor adventure therapy more than anything knowing boys need to get away from peers, technology, and the noise of the world. I loved how activities like climbing aren\'t just ...


My son attended Ashcreek for 11 months following more than a year in private therapy at home. Everything we tried at home didn\'t work and all of the work and progress we made in therapy was undone at...


I was sent there for 11 months. I didnt like that my parents sent me away from my friends but I understand why they did once i got done. I have to be honest and say that i didnt like it most of the ti...


Ashcreek Ranch has been a life saver for our son. Before he went there he was participating in self-destructive behaviors that could have led him to prison or even death. After graduating from the pro...


Outstanding treatment, exactly what we needed for our son. The outdoor adventure therapy was able to get through to him and get him to think about his relationships and decisions. the amenities and fo...


I was recently a student at ashcreek ranch academy. I dont have much to say. What i saw from two of the staff memebers was minipulation and lying to make money. I could go on for hours...


This company is nothing that it claims to be, i attended this treatment facility for a year and recently left. The workers are very unprofessional. I could go on and on ... If you are reading this and...


We have had the chance to work with Ashcreek Ranch Academy and always been impressed with how professional and respectful staff are.  We have only had positive interactions with other families that h...


I was at ashcreek ranch academy for 10 months. When I first got there straight out of wilderness I was welcomed by other students first thing in the morning I had fellow students walking up to me and ...


My son witnessed many issues while at Ashceek. We would urge any parent to reconsider sending their son to Ashcreek.

Areas of Focus
Horsemanship Program

Natural Horsemanship for Therapeutic Intervention represents a fundamental part of our experiential therapy program at Ashcreek Ranch Academy. The central aim of equine therapy is to help our students create healthy relationships based on mutual trust and respect. Many times, the lack of understanding of the importance of “trust” and “respect” is the teen’s core issue. Therefore, “trust” and “respect” becomes the focal point of the therapeutic goal.

Community Service Focus

Ashcreek Ranch Academy is also very committed to participation in community service projects. Community service provides an atmosphere in which boys learn to enrich the lives of others by getting outside of themselves. Ashcreek Ranch Academy students participate in community and neighborhood service projects to promote self-esteem and a sense of purpose. Service projects consist of work projects, as well as visiting those who are in need of friendship and companionship at local nursing homes, senior citizens centers or assisted living homes.

Key Staff Members
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    Tammy Prince Behrmann - Executive Director

    Tammy began working in her first Adolescent Residential Treatment Center in 1989, while working her way through college. She worked in nearly all departments, learning all aspects of Residential care. Eventually, she was promoted to Admissions Director, a position she held for five years. In 1996, Tammy moved to Arizona, where she was an integral team member in founding and opening a successful Therapeutic Boarding School (her first ownership endeavor). Then in 1998, she realized her own dream by founding a nationally recognized Girls Therapeutic Boarding School in Lake Montezuma, Arizona, Sedona Sky Academy, which is still very successful today. Tammy received her Associate of Science degree from Dixie College and proceeded to complete undergraduate work at Southern Utah University and Brigham Young University in Business Administration and Marketing.

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    Garth Lasater - Associate Director

    Garth has over eighteen years of experience working in residential treatment programs. His past experience has included being the Outpatient Director of the Utah Alcoholism Foundation’s Central Utah Treatment Center, where he also worked with alcoholic/drug abusive clients in a sixty-day inpatient program. He has worked for the Division of Family Services within the State of Utah, assisting families and adolescents in crisis. Garth received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social work from Brigham Young University, and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV).