The Usefulness of Sand Tray Therapy

How do you put into words about the abuse that you experienced yourself? What would you say to someone that you had sexually abused? How would you tell someone else what you had done?? The young men who come to Oxbow Academy have to confront these questions. Sand tray therapy is one therapeutic technique that…

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My Equine Therapy Experience

Indoor riding arena equine therapy

It had been years since the last time that I was on a horse. The last time I was on a horse was also the first time–and I wasn’t very good at riding horses back then. Being several years older and several pounds heavier did not make me any better at dealing with a horse.…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Theresa Limberg

Oxbow Academy welcomes Theresa Limberg to our clinical staff. Theresa is an accomplished therapist with experience in both residential and outpatient settings. A New Home Theresa and her husband recently moved to Spring City, Sanpete County. They are building a new home on their 75-acre property. Theresa loves her new property because she has enough…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Jennifer Wilkins

Jennifer Jill Wilkins is the Food Services Director at Oxbow Academy (OA). She manages three separate kitchens. She starts her days early in the morning and only returns home after everything is ready for dinner in the evening. Jennifer is well-prepared for the challenge of preparing meals for a school full of growing teen boys…

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Oxbow Academy Leads the Way in the Treatment Community

The Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction is a handbook for professionals who treat sexual addictions. Oxbow Academy clinicians Todd Spaulding and former Research Director and therapist, Maria Watters contributed to a chapter to this handbook. The chapter helps other clinicians learn the best practices for treating adolescents with sexual addictions, such as pornography addiction.…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Kara Adams

Medical coordinator Kara Adams always finds a reason to laugh at life. Even when something bad happens, such as when her car breaks down, Kara tries to find the adventure in adversity. Kara’s sunny disposition is one of the many assets that she brings to Oxbow Academy. Oxbow Academy helps troubled teens with sexual addictions…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Michael Tilden

Employee Spotlight Michael Tilden is a new counselor at Oxbow Academy. He brings a genuine love of helping others and outdoor experience which he uses during therapy. Michael has a relaxed demeanor that makes him easy to talk to, which is indispensable to his work as a therapist. Michael has a message of hope for…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Zakary Hosking, Residential Staff

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Oxbow Academy Honors Zakary Hosking, West Campus Lead Mentor When it comes to integrity, kindness, and sincere care for the students at Oxbow, Zakary Hosking is one who really stands out.  In the short time, he’s been at Oxbow, Zak has shown that he sincerely loves and cares for each one of the boys; he…

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