At Turn-About Ranch, we realize that a once-a-week treatment session with a counselor is not always the most effective means of therapy. Therefore, we employ a team approach providing our students with daily therapy through our ranch environment.

Turnabout Ranch provides an excellent environment for at-risk youth to get back on the right foot. This place is nestled in the majestic Utah countryside and provides a perfect backdrop to foster and cultivate relationships, form self-awareness, and empower teens with the discipline of what it takes to run a working farm. – Joann S. (Google Reviews)

To help facilitate this therapy, our clinical team is made up of Master’s level (and higher) therapists who are either licensed or in the process of becoming licensed in the areas of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling. Our experienced and dedicated team members are responsible for conducting individual, group, and family therapy sessions in addition to planning the treatment and charting the progress of each student. Throughout the students’ stay at Turn-About, the clinical team will also maintain contact with parents on a weekly basis and conduct mid-term and graduation visits with families.

To help support the work of our clinical team, all of our additional staff members are trained and experienced in therapeutic techniques as well as the art of effective communication to help provide our students with the optimum environment for their positive development.

One of the many therapeutic vessels we utilize on a regular basis to achieve these crucial changes in our students is equine therapy. To learn more about how equine therapy can help troubled teens, click here.


My son was struggling and TAR helped him and gave him life skills. He is home now and doing amazing! Not to say there are always bumps in the road, but this facility is one that works.

- Sandra Baker, August 2021

At TAR, doing real work, solving real problems daily was the game-changer... My son has learned how to express his feelings more frequently. He listens more carefully and expects to be listened to. He has come to understand the benefits and value of hard work... We have a long way to go. But we have more positives and more potential to move forward on a positive trajectory than we have had in many years... I firmly believe none of his would have happened without TAR.

- Robi Robichaud, August 2021

We sent our son to Turn-About and I can't say enough good things about this program. The first time I spoke with them they actually gave me some things that they thought I could do at home to possibly work through our issues and not have to use the program! I was immediately impressed that they were concerned with my son and not just selling an enrollment. My son learned so much there and loved all of the staff members. They put their hearts and souls into helping the kids that are there... They gave us a ton of resources to make sure we keep the momentum and have a smooth transition back to home life... It was life changing for everyone of my family members that were involved.

- Anthony Detrick, July 2021

This place has made all the difference, and saved our 16 year old daughter’s life. Previous counseling, hospitalization, and medications did not work, and we were about to give up on her. She’s come out of this program strong, honest, and positive with herself, and future. The people employed at the ranch are caring, genuine, and simply put, one of a kind. Thank you, for giving us our daughter back.

- P. Bell, July 2021

My 14 year old daughter graduated from Turn-About Ranch about 2 months ago and is the best she has ever been... I am beyond grateful that her journey led her to the people who are so gracious, patient, and brutally honest... This is where the most effective therapy took place for her… where she learned to turn suggested tools/ideas/concepts into action and have her eyes opened to new better ways of shaping her perspective, relationships, communication, and living life by higher morals and values...  this [program] does it right!  ...My daughter loves them, misses them and wants to visit on her one year anniversary… but she doesn’t want to return as a resident either… it’s really brilliant!

- AJ Trainer, July 2021

Turn-About Ranch

280 N 300 E.
Escalante, UT 84726
(800) 842-1165