WinGate Wilderness Therapy
6746 East U.S. 89, Kanab, Utah, 84741
At WinGate, our philosophy in the effective treatment of troubled teens is to create an enviornment of responsiveness while reducing the resistance the troubled teen has toward change, authority, and himself or herself. At WayPoints our philosophy is that every young adult is capable of dramatic internal change. When clinical issues are effectively addressed, real change occurs. Part of real change is also a returning to, or a re-discovering of oneself, revealing a unique, talented and gifted person.
- Separate wilderness programs for teens and adults
- Academic Program
- Wilderness Program
Look to understand the whole personIts not about "performance", about "responsiveness" and the internal desire to make life changes. We fundamentally believe in treating young people as "able and capable people of value.
NATSAP AccreditationNATSAP is the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, this accreditation is given to established schools and treatment programs.
Meet the Staff
- Brad Matheson, MBADirector of AdmissionsHaving worked for Wilderness, Residential, and Transition programs, Brad understands the full continuum of care available to families. Helping families understand this full process has been one of Brad's greatest strengths. In fact, parents often compliment Brad for his caring manner in a very difficult decision process.
- John Cohen MS, LPCClinical DirectorJohn worked 18 years in the juvenile justice system providing assessment and counseling services to adolescents and their families. He has also worked in a psychiatric hospital setting and began working as a primary therapist in wilderness in 2007. John obtained a BA in Psychology from Ohio State University and an MS in Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 1997 and has been doing therapy with a variety of populations for over 2 decades.