1. Exclusionary Factors for Kaizen Residential Treatment

    Do you have a teenage son at home who you simply don’t know how to help anymore? If he struggles with severe addictions, behavioral problems (sexual or otherwise), lack of self-care, and other concerning red flags, it’s no wonder why you’re here on our website, reading our blog posts, and looking through our program. Your teenager needs help, and you’re eager to find a solution. In our las…Read More

  2. 6 Signs Your Teen Is A Good Fit For Our Residential Treatment Center

    If you’re here on our website, browsing our blog, it’s probably already pretty clear what our mission here is at Kaizen Academy. We are a residential treatment center located near Spanish Fork, dedicated to the wellbeing of troubled teenage boys. Indeed, if you’re here, it’s likely no coincidence. There’s a good chance you have a teenager at home, with whom you’ve reached your wits’ …Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. How Hobbies Help Prevent Destructive Behavior

    “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop” -Common Idiom Consider the quote above. It’s one that you’ve no doubt heard before, even if the wording was slightly different. Regardless of where it came from or the exact phrasing, the point is clear — boredom and idleness can lead to destructive behavior. Not every person will default to bad habits when they’re bored, but it’s a strong temp…Read More

  10. The Sexual Issues That Teenagers Face Today

    At Kaizen Academy, our residential treatment center is home to countless troubled teenage boys who have struggled with sexual behavior problems. While these issues are as old as the human race itself, they tend to change according to the times. Today’s teenagers, growing up in the digital age, face problems that are unprecedented in previous generations. They are constantly bombarded by informat…Read More