Provide Hope, Rebuild Trust, And Begin The Healing Process

Specifically Designed to Offer Treatment for Sexual Behavioral Problems, Sexual Abuse, Pornography Abuse, Sexual Reactivity, and Other Compulsive Behavior Issues.

Top Program to Help Teen Boys (10-17) Struggling With Problematic Sexual Behaviors Located In Utah.

With decades of experience, Oxbow Academy is the nation's leading treatment program for teens with sex specific issues.

Oxbow Academy specializes in sex specific treatment for boys between the ages of 10–17. The school is one of only a handful of programs specifically designed to offer treatment for sexual behavioral problems, sexual abuse, pornography abuse, sexual reactivity, and other compulsive behavior issues.

Young men have come to the program from across the country and the world. At Oxbow Academy, parents who are overwhelmed and struggling to help their teens can find support, understanding, and hope.

Many families hesitate to look for help when they suspect that their son is struggling with sex specific issues. They fear that their son will be negatively labeled or that people will not understand their struggles, due to the social stigma around sexual issues.

Shame prevents families from reaching out to get the help they need. Unfortunately, staying in a place of shame does not allow families or teens to get the help and healing that they need.

Receiving treatment early on can transform lives. The need for specialized treatment is more common than most families realize.

Treatment provides hope and helps families who have sons struggling with sexual issues. Families who come to Oxbow Academy realize that they are not alone in this difficult journey.

Oxbow Academy provides trained, experienced professionals who will offer your son and your family the support they need to recover. You do not need to face this struggle alone. Oxbow Academy can help.


Specifically Designed to Offer Treatment for Sexual Behavioral Problems, Sexual Abuse, Pornography Abuse, Sexual Reactivity, and Other Compulsive Behavior Issues.

Your Family Can Be Whole Again

Many families who come to Oxbow Academy have a sense their son is struggling. However, most parents, no matter how devoted or caring, do not know the extent of their son's issues.

The treatment process at Oxbow Academy often brings to light more issues than parents were previously aware of. This process can be a painful adjustment for many families.

However, once families are fully aware of the issues, then the healing process can begin.

Not only does their son learn about healthy sexual consent and sexual education, but parents also learn how to support their son through all kinds of challenges.

Most importantly, parents learn that they are not alone. They can make connections with other parents—good parents—whose sons are struggling with similar issues.

Oxbow Academy can help parents and teens develop healthier relationships all around. Families have the opportunity to become whole families again.

Oxbow Academy provides families with hope, assists them in rebuilding trust, and guides them through the healing process.

Your teen can recover from sexual behavioral problems. Contact one of our trained representatives for a free, private consultation at 855-676-4272.

Accreditation and Memberships


Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) are available to guide and support your son through his recovery process.

As a nationally recognized teen sexual-specific treatment center, Oxbow Academy focuses entirely on helping teens recover from problematic sexual behavior (PSB) issues.

The therapists at Oxbow Academy are highly trained in addressing problematic sexual behaviors in teens. All our therapists are Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) or are in the process of getting certified. This provides the therapist with a special skill set to ask difficult questions with confidence.

Training and specialization also allow Oxbow Academy therapists to create a safe therapeutic relationship. This relationship makes it possible for students to feel comfortable discussing sexual issues so students can move out of shame and start the process of healing.

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Beginning the Healing Process

The first step in the treatment process is a 90-Day Sexual Risk Assessment. The evaluation will help to determine whether or not your son needs sex specific treatment.

Having a better understanding of your son's issues will make it possible to give your son the help he needs. As part of the evaluation, students will take a clinical polygraph evaluation.

The clinical polygraph evaluation is often the best way of determining the issues that your son is struggling to overcome. For many families, it is also the first step in rebuilding their trust.

During the evaluation process, your son will live separately from the main population. Your son will receive a thorough psychosexual evaluation and sexual risk assessment. After the evaluation is complete, you and your son's treatment team will have a much clearer understanding of your son's issues. You will have an individualized roadmap to his treatment and recovery.

Your son’s evaluation period will help to determine whether or not continuing sex specific treatment is right for your son. If sex specific treatment is appropriate, then your son may continue attending Oxbow Academy. If your son does not need sex specific treatment, then Oxbow Academy can refer you to other trusted professionals who can guide you in finding appropriate treatment.

Parent Testimonial

We are seeing a completely new boy emerge at Oxbow Academy and it is amazing. We can tell that he is transforming from the inside out. So many of us never knew if this day would arrive and to see it begin after only a few months is exciting. We are very grateful for Oxbow Academy's compassionate and outstanding staff. They deserve an award for the way they care for and reach out to these boys. Oxbow is the helping hand that our son so desperately needed and that no one else offered. They teach their students self-respect, self-esteem, and empathy and they model it so well for them. In addition, they are open and transparent and do a great job facilitating regular contact between the students and their families. We highly recommend this school.

Oxbow Academy offers specialized treatment for unique needs.

Oxbow Academy program offers specialized forms of treatment to meet the needs of the diverse students who attend the school.

For example, a part of the campus is dedicated to providing help and support for younger students ages 10–13 years old. This house is known as the Oxbow Jr. house.

If they are recommended for long-term treatment, older students may attend either the East or West houses after the evaluation period.

The East House specializes in serving neurodiverse students.

The West House specializes in serving students who are neurotypical and may better understand social interactions.

Each house and its staff members are trained to address the mental, behavioral and social needs of the students there. This allows Oxbow Academy to be further specialized and meet the needs of students on an individual level.

Campus Tour of all the deferent populations at Oxbow Academy, Evaluation House, Oxbow Jr. House, Neurotypical House, Neurodiverse House, and the Independence House.

Trauma and Experiential Focused Therapy Will Help Your Son

Oxbow Academy encourages the therapist to “think outside” the office. Therapists at Oxbow Academy create various therapeutic experiences, to help students further apply what they are learning, and gain greater insight into their healing.

Experiential therapy is tied to memorable experiences and strong relationships. Experiential Therapy has a deeper, longer-lasting impact on youth when compared to traditional talk therapy. It also allows students to process and work through traumatic events in their lives in ways talk therapy cannot touch on.

Trauma is unique based on each person’s experiences and resiliency. Therapists at Oxbow Academy understand that each student needs an individual treatment approach to their unique traumas. That is why therapists have access and are encouraged to use various therapy modalities such as Equine Therapy, Expressive Arts, EMDR, High Adventure, Sandtray (as a form of Play Therapy), and more, to help address each teen’s unique trauma.

Take a risk-free, no-cost, no-commitment, confidential evaluation to determine if Oxbow Academy is suitable for your son.

The Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ) is an assessment that measures teen's levels of function in six different areas. Completing the questionnaire will give you an idea of your teen's strengths and areas where he is struggling.

When you complete the questionnaire, one of our trained representatives will contact you. They will help you understand the result of the questionnaire and determine what type of treatment might be right for your family.

Take the first step in healing your family. The free, no-risk questionnaire will give you a deeper understanding of your family’s unique challenges. Complete the Y-OQ questionnaire today.

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Oxbow Academy brings families together.

Former Student

I’m a former student of Oxbow and it’s been 10 years since I graduated and I want to say thank you. I recently started reflecting on my life and I’m grateful for the accomplishments I’ve been able to achieve and I owe a lot to Oxbow. I went there as a porn addict and had boundary issues as well as other things. I went to Oxbow with a very selfish and oppositional defiant attitude. I later graduated with all the knowledge and help I needed to change. The biggest thing was learning about empathy. Oxbow turned my life around and gave me back a second chance. I recently completed my MBA as well as my master's in leadership. I have an amazing job as an administrator for a university and I am happily married to my wife. We have a young daughter and we recently bought our first house. Together we created an amazing life and I owe the start of all that to Oxbow. For helping me and giving me a second chance. Todd was the perfect therapist for me and was phenomenal in his job. Their equine therapy are invaluable, as well as the amazing staff I interacted with daily. My wife is a CMHC and I see how hard and thankless a job in mental health can be. So I just want you to know that you guys changed my life around and I’m so thankful. Thank you so much. I’m glad to see how much it has grown since I’ve been there and hope it grows more. Thank you.

Oxbow Academy bases our practices on research. That is the key to success.

At Oxbow Academy, therapists, teachers, and highly trained staff members will provide your son with the best quality of service. The high quality of treatment is made possible by research.

Research allows the program to grow and develop continuously. The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) helps Oxbow Academy maintain the highest possible research standards.