WayPoint Academy is a specialized residential treatment center of 36 students. We provide clinical treatment and academic support to young men ages 13-18 who struggle with the debilitating effects of anxiety.
Our Mindful Completion Model is a unique and innovative approach designed to address anxiety, mood, executive functioning, learning, and healthy identity development. WayPoint’s holistic model increases students’ distress tolerance and resiliency by identifying and addressing factors that fuel anxiety. We provide the necessary skills, tools, and practice for lifestyles no longer driven by fear and avoidance.
WayPoint’s multi-disciplinary team understands that the entire family is affected by a suffering child. Thus, strategic family involvement is paramount in returning students to healthy and productive lives.
Our students benefit from a fully-accredited high school curriculum, and our certified teachers are specifically trained to motivate each student in completing tasks and in reaching academic potential. The campus is located in one of Utah’s most picturesque settings and offers skiing, snowboarding, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and additional recreational opportunities.
Life is profoundly difficult for youth afflicted with severe anxiety, such as panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, phobias, or post-traumatic stress disorder. A primary problem for virtually all individuals affected with severe anxiety is that they increasingly cling to avoidance as a sole means of coping. This pervasive pattern contributes to a chronic inability to complete tasks and goals. Tasks perceived as too challenging,” boring” or not immediately gratifying are avoided, as are long term goals that require multiple steps to achieve. Ultimately, this avoidant pattern becomes the predominant way of dealing with problems, emotions, relationships, and addressing difficulties associated with one’s specific form of anxiety.
Habitual avoidance results in limited emotional resiliency and fosters a distorted view of one’s abilities and self-worth.
Admissions Contact Name: Emily Deeter