Sorenson's Ranch

3.3 (28 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
410 North 100 East
Koosharem, UT 84744
8888304802 Visit Website
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Sorenson’s Ranch School is a residential treatment facility for teens combining therapy, experiential learning, behavior modification and education to address behavioral health issues, including drug and alcohol abuse. Treatment includes individual, group and family therapy, and a specialized equine therapy program. Additional services include life skills, relapse prevention, and anger management classes.

Sorenson's Ranch 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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I got my diploma there best time of my life honestly


This pace honestly made me a lot tougher and more better in life if it weren’t for srs I wouldn’t be as successful it helped me a lot and made me a better person if it weren’t for the principal ...


I went to Sorenson's Ranch a little over a year ago. I can honestly say that they did a great job on giving me the road to change myself. Students often make comments like, "they don't care" or "they ...


I loved sornsons even if i had trouble there but imma come by and visit soon and tell everybody i said hi and i miss u guys and all the treatment u gave me btw my name is Eric Bradley😰😰😰 text...


I attended Sorenson’s for 4 months and have been home for 4 months now and I urge parent’s that are reading this to NOT send your child here. The way Sorenson’s portrays themselves online is com...


We sent our son to Sorenson and will always be grateful for the work they did with him. I know that it was tough, but, not as tough as jail. This is NOT a resort. We knew that. If students don't stay ...


We were at the end of the line with our daughter. I needed to find a place for her and I was out of options. Our situation was particularly difficult because she is a type 1 diabetic and we could not ...


Of course previous students who did not work the program will find dissatisfaction. Sorensons is not a Club Med. it is a real life cause and effect classroom in every way. The staff are rough, believe...


My son was making poor choices and needed fewer opportunities for poor choices. Sorrenson's helped him find a better path. He says that we made the right choice sending him..... he said it after six m...


Thinking back to my experience at Sorensons now that I'm an adult, I can't believe this facility is still in operation. They speak of child care professionals and medical professionals making up their...


My son entered Sorenson's Ranch School an angry, troubled teen. He left a thoughtful, responsible young man. Yes, it can be rough when the student isn't willing to try. My son was no exception. But th...


Great school, very helpful




My son has been attending Sorenson's Ranch for the past 7 months. The staff is great! As with any treatment program, progress only happens as quickly as the participant chooses too, but you can create...


Please don\'t make the choice for your children to come to Sorenson ranch they cover up a lot of what they don\'t want you to know...


I have visited the campus a few times, meeting many of the students and staff. Everyone was pleasant, The kids chatted with me nicely and none complained. I know many of the kids attending may not ...


PLEASE.....don\'t ever send your children here!!! I was there almost 10 years ago and it still haunts me. I am successful and don\'t attribute any of it to Sorenson\'s Ranch


This place is a nightmare!!! Please don't send your kids to this place!!!


This was a working horse ranch - my daughter rode horses in Western Horse Shows here at home so they assigned her a horse to care for. They would make the kids hike up a mountain once a week I think ...

Areas of Focus
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Key Staff Members
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    Shane Sorenson - Director/ MA Psychology

    Shane Sorenson grew-up on the ranch that is now Sorenson's Ranch School. Much of Shane's early years were spent shoeless and carefree, throwing rock at birds, riding horses bareback, swimming in the canal, and catching fish by hand. Shane began working on the ranch doing chores associated with both animals and farming. Farm chores consumed the majority of Shane's time, but still he was able to enjoy the many outdoor activities that abound. Shane had several forays into Latin America, once as a foreign exchange student, a second time as a missionary, and a third time on sabbatical traveling through most of Mexico. This experience exposed him to different cultures. Later, it inspired Shane to study at Brigham Young University. During this time he settled on psychology, while learning how little he really knew of the sciences. This piqued an interest to pursue a master's degree while earning a minor in Spanish. Shane now lives in Koosharem, Utah, with his wife, Jill, and their two younger sons. The oldest is away at college. Today, Shane is the President and Director of Sorenson's Ranch School and a farmer during the summer months.

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    Jody Brand - Clinicle Director/ M.PC. / LPC

    Jody Brand is a Certified Professional Counselor LPC. She grew up in Koosharem, Utah, on a farm where she raised sheep and changed sprinklers on her family's field. As an adult she moved to Ely, Nevada, for 15 years. During that time Jody worked as a teacher at a Head Start program for preschoolers with disabilities and those from low-income families. While working at Head Start Jody learned about the importance of family support systems. While pursuing a master's degree Jody worked at Sorenson's Ranch School as a case manager and group facilitator for three years, and she worked as a college student intern for one year. Jody graduated from the University of Phoenix in January 2008 with a 4.0 GPA. After graduating Jody received Certified Professional Counselor Certification and also received the National Certified Counselor certification. Jody facilitates the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group, which provides students with skills to assist in interpersonal relationships and regulating their emotions and impulses. Students learn skills to become more self-aware. Jody also facilitates Support Therapy group, which is a psychotherapy group for victims of sexual abuse. Jody works with students and their families and treats a variety of mental health and family issues. Jody is married and is the mother of two teenage children. Jody and her family have built a house in the Koosharem area and are enjoying the peaceful environment of living in a rural area. Jody enjoys outdoor activities including camping, photographing wildlife, and assisting her daughter in raising a few farm animals as a hobby