We <3 Telos!
“The mission of Telos is to create inspiring interpersonal relationships that invite and assist all people to move toward their ultimate potential.”
We help teens and young adults dealing with depression, anxiety, social problems, executive function and learning differences, get back to a productive life. Life comes at you fast and Telos helps sort it all out, one step at a time. We have a lot of fun at Telos, it also is a lot of work. With an “arm around the shoulder” culture, students feel included almost immediately. Our goal for students is to learn tools and a healthy lifestyle that is fun and fulfilling that help new changes last a lifetime.
We are a treatment center for teens and young adults ages 13-26. See both campuses based on age and gender.
Programs like Telos come in all shapes and sizes. There are positives to both large and small. It is proven that program size is an important factor in treatment effectiveness.
For example, smaller programs (10-12 students) are intimate and individualized, while larger programs (50+ students) allow students to apply new skills in a setting that mirrors real life. After much research and experimentation, Telos has achieved the benefits of both small and larger settings.
Your child will be a member of a small apartment (8-12 students-depending on the campus). This team functions like a “program within a program.” They will receive intimate, highly individualized care. As she/he progresses, portions of their day will be spent mingling with the larger population, allowing them to “road-test” their skills in a setting that more fully prepares them for life outside treatment.
The larger campus provides areas where testing skills are encouraged like the fitness center, full-sized gym, common areas and even having neighboring apartments to visit. This real world setting gives powerful opportunities to learn and expand social skills in a safe environment.
A loving and engaged culture at Telos includes the “arm around the shoulder” attitude toward growth and healing. Telos is a clinically-sophisticated, relationship-based treatment center for teen boys and co-ed young adult women and men.
For 15 years Telos has walked side-by-side with these students and have seen over 900 families complete the process with incredible outcomes and life changing opportunities for both the student and the family.
There is nothing more important to us than success that is sustainable longterm.
Telos staff take great care of your child and are key to the success of our program. We believe in being transparent and kind, trusting and patient, friendly and watchful. All of this adds up to loving and kind interactions with our students and is how inspiring relationships begin creating a willingness to change.
“Our staff love what they do and it shows in the trust your children show in them.”
The staff willingly take copious training to stay certified and clinically sound. This culture of excellence keeps us sharp. We won’t give up on your child, as long as they work to improve. Our goal is to help get them to a productive and sustainable future.
There are four learning options at Telos. Telos High features all grade levels 8-12, Traditional College, Vocational Training and IT Track (campus driven).
Telos High is on both campuses and builds robust learning experiences with a full teaching staff and maintains a certified 1A school with 10 varsity sports for a normalized school experience. Learn more about Telos High School
Telos works closely with Utah Valley University and MTECH to help connect students to the right college or vocational programs and resources. Telos U sits just 3 blocks from the largest university in Utah. Utah Valley University in partnership with Telos, helps students who may have struggled in other settings find success as they pursue educational goals.
The goal is for every student at Telos U to emerge from the program with a marketable skill that supports greater independence. The Telos IT Track is a “maker space” new to Telos U for programmers and technically minded students. Our “Weakness into Strengths” approach is a powerful option to help students find successes. The IT Track helps explore these amazing options.
What familes had to say about Telos
Our experience at Telos was phenomenal! From the day we took the parent tour until the day our son was discharged. We were impressed by the team and staff’s skill, experience, professionalism and positive attitude.
I have been to 4 treatment centers. Wilderness, then Telos (I left early from) then a third and finally a fourth (I graduated from). By far, Telos is the program that has gone above and beyond. Not only has Telos stuck by me when I refused to progress, Telos completely turned my life around.
Telos saved my son’s life! They customized his treatment to fit his needs and adapted it as he grew. They also treated our family along side him, ensuring the most successful transition home. We are eternally grateful.
It has been almost 7 years now since I was at Telos but the skills I learned there have help me through my life. I will always remember the great people who helped me along the way!
Our son spent 17 months at Telos and to say his time was transformative is an understatement. Their focus on helping kids and their families grow and heal is a caring and supportive environment and is truly exceptional.
I was at Telos 5 years ago. Even though I didn’t buy-in like I should have, I still love this place. Before Telos my life was awful.
Our son just completed Telos. I can say Telos is a godsend. The therapeutic resources at every level are excellent. It takes a lot of courage and trust to hand over your child to an institution 2,000 miles away. Our son is finally able to move forward.
There really are not words to describe how amazing Telos is. From the owners and staff to the therapists and teachers. All are special people with caring hearts and amazing training. Though it took longer than expected, our family is soooooooo much better now. We are forever grateful.
There really is a special feeling and atmosphere at Telos, I recommend Telos to anyone!
I was a student at Telos for over a year. There have never been better experiences in my life than the ones that I had there. The Telos tools have improved my life immeasurably.
Great school for struggling teens. Intense therapy for the child and family. Fabulous resource, strong academics. They won’t give up on your child!
I’ve spent my career certifying private schools and I would put Telos High in the top 5 nationally, even compared to the most prestigious private schools available.
OMG! Having our son at Telos was an amazing experience. Their program is very well thought out and covers all the many aspects of a struggling teen. I am proud to say that now he is a confident, capable and most important, HAPPY young man, ready to take all that he has learned in to the real world.
Thank you to all of the amazing people at Telos for changing our family forever.
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