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Second Nature (Wilderness Program)

2.6 N/A (9 Reviews) |
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382 W Main St
Duchesne, Utah 84021

Services

  • Mountains

Facility Highlights

Academic Curriculum

Adolescent Services

Adult Services

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Leah Halverson
Admissions Director

Leah is a graduate of Sterling College, where her passion for outdoor education and wilderness therapy truly began. She has spent the last fourteen years working in outdoor programming, and started her career at Aspen Achievement Academy in Southern Utah. Leah worked at AAA for five years in varying capacities including Senior Field Instructor and Admissions Counselor prior to being promoted to the position of Admissions Director. In the fall of 2002, Leah accepted the position of Admissions Director at SUWS of the Carolinas, in Western North Carolina where she worked until joining the Second Nature Admissions team in the spring of 2004. At Second Nature, Leah has truly found her home in the industry. She is passionate about working for a company that is exhaustively committed to helping students and families achieve success and well-being. Leah believes strongly in the individualized clinical model at Second Nature, and is thrilled to be surrounded and supported by a team that shares her enthusiasm for serving families with a strong focus on customer service and professionalism. In the spring of 2008, she was promoted to the role of Admissions Director. This progression has allowed her to continue her work with families while also providing support and development opportunities to her team and each of our program locations at an even higher level. While she has lived in many beautiful regions of the country, Leah grew up in Western Massachusetts and still remains a New Englander at heart both in sporting arenas and driving practices. During her free time, Leah enjoys spending time with her friends and dog Fremont. In addition, she loves watching most sports, eating most foods, playing mediocre golf, wakeboarding, snowboarding and racing triathlons.

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Brad Reedy, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Founder

Brad began his studies at Brigham Young University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Family Science. Next, he attended Loma Linda University where he received an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. He returned to B.Y.U. and completed his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Brad's clinical experience includes working with sexually abused children, domestically violent offenders, adults/adolescents with substance abuse and children suffering with grief and loss. Research and clinical interests include treatment with sexual abuse victims, family trauma and associated processes, chemical dependence, personality disorders, sexual perpetrators, and developmental psychology. Brad works with a variety of populations that often include students with dual diagnoses and gifted intelligence. In the public sector, Brad worked with young victims of physical and sexual abuse at Loma Linda University Hospital, domestic violence victims and perpetrators at Riverside Family Service Agency, and sexual perpetrators at Center for Family Development. In private practice, Brad has also worked with individuals and families with eating disorders and other addictions. Brad worked as a field therapist and Clinical Director with Aspen Achievement Academy and Aspen Ranch. Born and raised in Orange County, California, the middle of three boys, Brad was raised by his mother. He grew up surfing, listening to Bob Dylan, and causing his mom a great deal of grief. Brad is married and has four children. He enjoys golf, wakeboarding, and is a passionate triathlete. He is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Angels and can be easily engaged in a debate on any sports-related topic.

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4.3
Great
Changed my life in a good way. They work for the clients to get the best results possible and don't let struggles get in their way of that goal. I found that the food could have been better.
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4.0
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It was good.
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1.0
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Don\'t. Send your kid somewhere local. Don\'t ruin your relationship with them or have them come back with worse problems than they did before you sent them.
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1.0
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Please do research before considering this as a treatment plan for a loved one.
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If you are a troubled teen or young adult find something else besides this. I urge you to do so. This is abuse not therapy. I was sent here after experiencing a traumatic event in my life and it made it worse. So bad I am now homeless and still recovering from the humiliation and shame this place brought me. ... This isn\'t therapy. Save your money and send your loved ones to someone more hands on. This is pathetic. ... Only if it\'s your last resort. I will have scars from this place that will take even more therapy and money to solve. The hardest part of this is not the therapy and stay itself. It\'s assimilating back to society once you\'ve been torn apart by Second Nature.
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5.0
Excellent
This place saved my life. Was it hard? Yes. The staff there care so much about us. I feel very bad for the experiences that other people describe, but there are two sides to stories and different perspectives. I never felt uncared for or neglected by any means. Yes, they did take our shoes and we did have to call our names. It was for our safety and supervision. We always had at least thick wool socks in the summer and down booties in the winter that were never taken away (unless our booties got wet and staff would hike them to the fire to dry and warm them in the middle of the night). Like RB said, take your time and do the research. When my parents were looking at this place, they actually got to talk to former students. Staff always said, wilderness is not for everyone and that is ok. We were NEVER forced to do anything. Just like no one is forced into drugs or prostitution. These are choices, sad ones. It is sad that it did't help these couple people like it did for me, but I know it saved my life and the lives of the other girls in my group all who I have stayed in touch with. Thank you Second Nature.
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I'm a survivor of this place. ...Thank god for the amazing people I found that showed me how to live differently and my life is slowly changing. ... Give your child affection and love, and if they need more help there are plenty of amazing programs that can change your child's life for the better. Stay away from wilderness with a three hundred foot pole.
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5.0
Excellent
One of the BEST outdoor wilderness programs if you do the work
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More of a prison than anything else. Despite what a professional may tell you there are other less awful ways to get your child the help they need...
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