1. COVID-19 Update – What Kaizen Academy Is Doing

    With every day that passes, it’s impossible to ignore the impact that COVID-19 is having on our daily lives. Even if nobody you know has been infected, the entire country is experiencing unprecedented levels of lockdown as the virus continues to spread. Many non-essential businesses are shutting down, movie premiers are getting delayed, parks are closing — the list could go on. In this time of…Read More

  2. Kaizen Academy and COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

    Here at Kaizen Academy, we help troubled teenage boys to heal and recover from a variety of serious problems, mostly related to sexual behavioral issues. What we do here is very important, and we wouldn’t trade it for the world. But there’s something else that’s very important, something that’s sweeping through the news and public consciousness relentlessly — COVID 19, otherwise known as…Read More

  3. The Unique Advantages of Residential Treatment

    If you’ve arrived here on our blog, then it’s reasonably likely that you might have a struggling teenager at home. Kaizen Academy is, after all, a treatment center for teenage boys who struggle with problems such as sexual addiction. While we offer therapy for teenagers, recreational activities, and promote personal growth, there’s one component of our program that’s more important than an…Read More

  4. The Mental Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

    If you’ve arrived here at our blog, you’ve likely already seen that our website is decorated all over with pictures of beautiful Utah nature. This isn’t just a superficial choice — at Kaizen Academy, we spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, along with the teenagers who are enrolled with our program. It’s not just because the surrounding scenery is beautiful, but because there are…Read More

  5. The Power of Behavioral Therapy through Hobbies

    Exploration. Innovation. Socialization. Kids are naturally drawn to these ways of discovering their community and interests. From the youngest days toddling around, boys are known to be a curious type who are often captivated by anything and everything that crosses their path. For some, this can lead to a destructive pattern of behavior if they become curious about negative topics. However, Kaizen…Read More

  6. Warming Up Your Teenage Son to Therapy

    Life can be a complicated mess of difficult challenges and unexpected setbacks. As we wade through the many obstacles that are thrown our way, it’s easy to feel confused and unsure about a great many things. But as a parent, there’s one thing that you’re always 100% sure of, no matter the situation: you love your child, and you want the very best for them. Unfortunately, this is a fact that…Read More

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    5 Signs a Teen Might Need Therapy

    Nobody truly understands how hard it can be to raise a teenager until they’re actually doing it themselves. It’s an experience unlike any other. In the best of times, it’s rewarding to a degree that transcends description, and in the worst of times, it can be a deeply painful and maddening experience. One of the biggest challenges is diagnosing your teenager’s problems, along with the appr…Read More

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    Counseling for Teenagers: What to Look for In a Therapist

    Are you having troubles with one of your teens? While it often feels like a problem that you’re enduring by yourself as you observe the “golden children” of other families, it’s important to know that you’re far from being alone. Countless teenagers struggle with a myriad of issues, even despite their parents’ very best efforts. If your child is struggling, sometimes it’s necessary t…Read More

  9. How Adventures Help Your Mental Health

    Have you ever gone on an adventurous activity outdoors and felt mentally energized afterward? There’s a reason for this — doing fun things outdoors actually has a lot of physical and mental benefits. The satisfaction you feel isn’t just a feeling of “Hey, this is cool,” there are actual things happening in your brain and body that make you feel good. That’s why adventure activities and…Read More

  10. How to Outwit “The Other Guy” Inside

    “I understand there’s a guy inside me who wants to lay in bed, smoke weed all day, and watch cartoons and old movies. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid and outwit that guy.” -Anthony Bourdain Motivational quotes speak to everyone in different ways, but we were particularly moved by this one by the late Anthony Bourdain, because there’s an inherent truth in it which applies t…Read More