West Ridge Academy

West Ridge Academy


Located in West Jordan, Utah and founded in 1964, West Ridge Academy is a private nonprofit, which make up about 26 percent of all treatment facilities in Utah. It offers outpatient programs, medication management, day treatment, and residential treatment to teens who are struggling with mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders.


According to West Ridge Academy’s website, treatment typically starts with a comprehensive mental health assessment. The center’s state licensed mental health professionals complete all the assessments.

The treatment team has experience helping individuals struggling with problems surrounding adoption, addiction, depression, anxiety, family problems, and other mental health disorders. The outpatient program is designed to help clients between eight and 18.

Programming includes therapy, group therapy, and medication management. The treatment center’s treatment groups include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups for girls, sexual and pornography addiction group for boys, and support groups for teens struggling with self-esteem, mood disorders, and grief.

During day treatment, clients may participate in mental health therapy, recreational therapy, and substance abuse therapy. Individuals typically stay in day treatment between four and eight weeks.

The center’s residential program was created to model a healthy home environment. Clients participate in an accredited school, sports, and engage in recreational therapy. Programming also includes individual, family, and group counseling.


West Ridge Academy’s website indicates the treatment team includes mental health professionals, therapists, psychiatrists, and medication managers. To date, the loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave four out of five stars for the staff’s experience.


West Ridge Academy’s website notes residential treatment is for teens between nine and 18. Boys and girls live in separately on 76 acres. The treatment center has a gymnasium, a baseball field, and soccer field. The loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave five out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.


The loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date provided mostly positive feedback and five out of five stars for counseling options, family participation, and indicated they would recommend the center. “Program related to preteens/teen in addiction. Probably would have worked better if we could have maintained our son in for a longer period of time than 8 months,” the loved one wrote.

To date, the 68 people who left reviews on its Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 3.9 out of five stars. Most of the feedback was positive, and individuals praised the center, treatment effectiveness, and its staff. “This place did amazing things for my son. They have exceptional staff from there teachers, to counselors, group home and administration,” a loved one wrote in a representative review.


According to West Ridge Academy’s website, it accepts the majority of out-of-network insurance plans, but it doesn’t accept Medicaid. In-home assessments are $300, in-office assessments are $200, and outpatient sessions are $85.

Services provided by West Ridge Academy

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • West Ridge Academy Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Program related to preteens/teen in addiction. Probably would have worked better if we could have maintained our son in for a longer period of time than 8 months. Strengths:Faith based Weakness:Cost