10 Reasons to go to Legacy

Top Ten Reasons to go to Legacy 

By Derek Daley 

This top 10 list presents an overview of some of the key aspects and advantages of Legacy Treatment Center, a facility that is dedicated to providing specialized treatment for mental health disorders through a combination of innovative and scientifically-proven methods. As a fully licensed Residential Treatment Center and accredited by Joint Commission, Legacy Treatment Center also holds the distinction of NATSAP Research Gold Seal program, which is a recognition of our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care. Legacy is the premier Wilderness Therapy program for adults in the United States. 

  1. Immersive, nature-based setting: Being surrounded by natural beauty has been shown to have a positive effect on mental and emotional well-being. The serene, calming environment of Legacy Treatment Center allows for a greater focus on healing and self-discovery.
  2. Adventure-based Therapy: Research has shown that adventure-based therapy can be an effective tool for treating mental health disorders. Legacy Treatment Center offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing that provide opportunities for individuals to challenge themselves, build self-esteem and improve their overall well-being.
  3. Evidence-based treatment: The treatment program at Legacy Treatment Center is grounded in evidence-based practices and therapies. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) , both well-established and proven treatment methods to address different disorders.
  4. An interdisciplinary team of experts: The staff at Legacy Treatment Center consists of experienced, compassionate professionals from a variety of disciplines, including therapists, doctors, and outdoor adventure guides, who work together to provide personalized, comprehensive care.
  5. Individualized treatment plans: Each patient at Legacy Treatment Center is assessed and evaluated to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.
  6. Holistic approach: Legacy Treatment Center takes a holistic approach to treatment, addressing not only the patient’s mental health concerns but also their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
  7. Family involvement: Families play an important role in the recovery process and are encouraged to be involved in their loved one’s treatment at Legacy Treatment Center. Family therapy sessions and onsite workshops for families are included as well.
  8. Experiential learning: Legacy Treatment Center emphasizes experiential learning, which allows patients to apply what they learn in therapy to real-life situations and experiences. This helps patients to better understand and cope with their emotions and behaviors.
  9. Small, intimate setting: Legacy Treatment Center offers a small, intimate setting that allows for a greater sense of community and connection among patients and staff. This can foster a greater sense of trust and support, which can be beneficial in the healing process.
  10. Aftercare planning and aftercare support: Legacy Treatment Center provides every patient prior to graduation time at Summit house, designed to support clients in having more access to all the things they need to complete their long-term aftercare plans and maintain their progress and continue their recovery before graduating from the program. Aftercare support also includes ongoing therapy sessions, alumni events, and other resources to ensure that patients continue to receive the support they need

In conclusion, Legacy Treatment Center is a facility that specializes in providing comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for mental health disorders through outdoor adventure therapy and other proven methods. The immersive, nature-based setting, adventure-based therapy, and holistic approach to treatment make Legacy Treatment Center a unique and effective option for those seeking to improve their mental and emotional well-being. The experienced and compassionate staff, along with the small, intimate setting, and a family-inclusive treatment, allows for personalized and comprehensive care. With aftercare planning and support, Legacy Outdoor Adventures is committed to ensuring that patients continue to receive the support they need as they progress through the recovery journey. If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health disorder and you’re looking for a unique and effective treatment option, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Author: Derek Daley is a co-founder of Legacy Treatment Center and Juniper Canyon Treatment Center for Women, with decades of experience in the outdoor behavioral healthcare industry. He is currently serving on the board of The National Association Of Therapeutic Programs and the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council. Derek received the 2017 Utah Community Service award for his nonprofit work, and is a passionate advocate for wilderness therapy, presenting nationally at universities and conferences to raise awareness about how nature experiences can change lives. On the weekends, Derek enjoys adventuring with his family in Utah and around the globe.