Copper Canyon Academy Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls Recommended by Dr. Phil

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On a show that aired on September 27, 2010, Dr. Phil recommended Copper Canyon Academy therapeutic boarding school for a troubled teenage girl.

Dr. Phil highly recommended Copper Canyon Academy all-girls therapeutic boarding school, saying, “[This is a] wonderful facilit[y]. [It has] full social calendars, athletics – just unbelievable opportunities for these girls.”

On a show titled “Troubled Teens: Update,” Dr. Phil McGraw shared the story of two troubled teen girls. The girls were rebelling against their parents, getting into trouble with the law, and experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

As Dr. Phil reviewed, their family was in a “crisis situation” before he recommended that the girls enroll at Turn-About Ranch, a residential treatment center in Utah. He then invited the girls’ parents back to the Dr. Phil show to explore what should be done when the girls completed treatment at the ranch.

After spending three months at Turn-About Ranch, one of the girls had made substantial progress – but it was clear to her therapist and Dr. Phil that she would benefit from continued support and structure. This would offer the girls’ parents more time to learn new skills and create a healthy, structured environment at home.

To continue and build upon the teenage girl’s accomplishments, Dr. Phil highly recommended Copper Canyon Academy all-girls therapeutic boarding school, saying, “(This is a) wonderful facilit(y). (It has) full social calendars, athletics – just unbelievable opportunities for these girls.”

Offering equine therapy, canine therapy and a wide selection of activities such as choir, dance and yoga, Dr. Phil described the therapeutic boarding school as an “incredible opportunity for these girls.”

Under the supervision of caring, highly trained professionals, girls at Copper Canyon Academy work to achieve emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and social growth through a fully accredited, college-prep academic program, individual, group, and family therapy, and an extensive list of complementary programs.

Although it’s never easy for a parent to enroll their child in a therapeutic boarding school, Dr. Phil noted that Copper Canyon Academy has a strong family component and the girl’s parents would be very involved throughout her stay.

Because he wants the girls to be happy, healthy contributing members of society with good family relationships, Dr. Phil strongly recommended that the family accept his offer of help. He said, “I think this is such a wonderful alternative for these two girls.”


Copper Canyon Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 14 to 17. Nestled in a scenic Central Arizona valley, Copper Canyon Academy features a wide range of educational and therapeutic initiatives that are designed to meet the specific needs of girls who are struggling to achieve their potential. Copper Canyon’s structured environment combines a rigorous academic curriculum with innovative opportunities such as animal-assisted therapy and an extensive leadership development program.

Copper Canyon Academy is a program of Aspen Education Group, the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. Aspen’s services range from short-term intervention programs to residential treatment, and include a variety of therapeutic settings such as boarding schools, outdoor behavioral health programs and special needs summer camps, allowing professionals and families the opportunity to choose the best setting to meet a student’s unique academic and emotional needs.

Aspen Education Group is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. For over two decades, CRC Health has been achieving successful outcomes for individuals and families.

For more information, please call (866) 515-5202 or visit Copper Canyon Academy.


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