Aspire Academy

About Aspire Academy

Sitting on Hill

Aspire Academy is a "High Needs Mental Health Program" for adolescent females ages 12-17. Most of our clients are in DHS/DCFS/JJS custody of the State of Utah who require intensive psychiatric, behavioral, medical, and other structured rehabilitative interventions as well as continuous monitoring.

Typical problem areas addressed include: family disruption, self-harm, suicidal behaviors, running away, multiple placements, substance abuse, and a history of trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence).

Admission Information & Process

  1. Contact the Program Manager: Initial staffing call with Amanda Stansfield at (801) 852 - 2138 or via email at
  2. Submit Client Information: Send client information (psychological evaluations, mental health assessments, clinical documents, etc.) to Amanda for review by the Aspire Academy management team
  3. Schedule Interview: A virtual interview with the potential client will be scheduled
  4. Acceptance: If accepted, complete and return WBH/Aspire Academy intake paperwork to Justin
  5. Admit to Aspire Academy: Bring the client to Aspire Academy on the admission date

The Program

  • Level 6 Residential Program
  • Intermediate Secure Care
  • On-site school (Alpine School District)
  • Trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive
  • Substance abuse, secondary to mental health diagnosis
  • 16 individual bedrooms (for safety)
  • Intense Weekly Program
    • Individual Therapy (at least 2 times/week)
    • Family contact/therapy
    • Group therapy (5 times/week)
  • Life Skills focus and Skills Groups
    • Anger Management
    • Healthy Relationships (including healthy sexuality)
    • DBT and TF-CBT
    • Why try?
    • Oh shift! Life Skills Group
    • Voices
    • Seeking Safety