Adventure-Based Experiential Therapy

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Wasatch Crest's Recreational Therapy Program


Adventure Therapy at Wasatch Crest

Transcend Talk Therapy

Led by a certified recreational therapist, our evidence-based adventure therapy program helps clients establish resilience, discover their passions, and ultimately develop meaningful lives in sobriety.


Choose Your Adventure

Individual Recreational Therapy Treatment Plans

Wasatch Crest’s recreational therapist creates recreational therapy treatment plans for each client. Treatment goals might include: identifying new leisure interests, increasing self-esteem, developing new coping skills, establishing community leisure resources, and implementing new spiritual practices.


Transcend Talk Therapy

Adventure Therapy Experiences

In addition to adventure therapy outings like rock climbing, fly fishing, ice skating, and snowshoeing, clients participate in equine therapy, a Lakota purification ritual, and service work on our adopted trail.


Heal With Horses

Equine Therapy

Wasatch Crest partners with an Eagala-certified equine therapist to offer ground-based equine therapy. Horses’ intuitive and social natures provide insightful, real-time feedback where talk therapy may fall short. Learn more.


Purify & Connect

Lakota Sweat Lodge Ritual

Led by a Lakota elder, the Lakota sweat lodge experience allows clients to develop a deeper connection with themselves, each other, and a Higher Power. Before the experience, clients participate in preparation sessions to understand the significance of the sweat lodge ritual.


Give Back

Our Adopted Trail

By helping to maintain our adopted trail, clients and alumni work towards a common goal and form a connection with the community. Learn more.


Advance Your Adventure

Recreational Aftercare Resources

Clients graduate treatment with renewed interests and fresh hobbies to inspire their lives in recovery. To advance their new passions and interests, clients leave with an extensive list of community leisure resources and a calendar to schedule their leisure activities.


Recreational Therapy Groups

Recreational Therapy Groups at Wasatch Crest Include:

  • Yoga and meditation
  • Experiential recreation therapy outings
  • Community service projects
  • Spirituality groups
  • Gym time
  • Sports games
  • Camping trips
  • Art and music therapy

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Recreational Therapy at Wasatch Crest

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- Dag Hammarskjold

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