The Premier RAD Residential Treatment Center in Southern Utah

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Customized Treatment Helps Adopted Adolescents & Their Families Heal from Emotional Trauma

"Being a high school dropout, a former meth addict, a teen runaway.. etc. was all in my decision to make, but the day I voluntarily accepted help is one of the days I am most thankful for in my life. This place truly works miracles. I am now 2 1/2 years sober, living on my own, & sharing my story with hundreds locally."
-Program Graduate
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"...I can say with 100% confidence that this program works if you allow it to. It changes lives and brings family back together. The genuine love and compassion everyone has for those peers and each other is unbelievable. If you don't believe me, go visit, see for yourself."
Program Graduate



Zion Hills Academy is a Residential Treatment Center for Adolescent Girls and Their Families, Struggling with Trauma and Attachment Related Issues.

If your daughter is struggling from trauma and attachment related issues (also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder) you have come to the right place. Zion Hills Academy can provide you and your daughter with a safe harbor while you work together to overcome the storm that often accompanies trauma and attachment disorders.


Positive Peer Culture program run in a residential setting helps girls learn to bond with their parents, overcome self-sabotage, and allows a smooth transition to home upon program completion.


Research based therapy including:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Equine Therapy​

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • EMDR 

  • Art Therapy

  • Music Therapy

  • Outdoor Therapy


Ideally located in Cedar City, Utah near some of the nation's most beautiful national parks.   


AdvancED accredited school ensures that your daughter's education will continue during treatment. Any credits earned during her stay at Zion Hills Academy will transfer to any U.S. high school or college.

Research Indicates

that issues related to trauma and attachment disorder do not respond to traditional therapies and methodologies employed in most residential treatment centers. In fact, such therapies are actually harmful in these circumstances. Zion Hills Academy employs a pure Positive Peer Culture program where all decisions are based on genuine care, and concern and unconditional love. 

Within this culture, Zion Hills utilizes therapies that are research based and specifically designed to treat trauma and attachment relates disorders including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition, Zion Hills incorporates a proprietary Equine Therapy program, Experiential Therapy, Outdoor Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Community Service.


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