Elevations RTC

Elevations RTC  is a leading provider of residential treatment. We provide intensive, highly professional, therapeutic programming which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach. Our program includes: college preparatory academics, therapeutic recreation activities, and individual, family and group psychotherapy.

In a co-educational environment, teens are provided with a setting similar to what they would find in a traditional “real world” high school.

Our clinical philosophy is based upon Systemic, Relational and Social Learning theories. Within the integrated framework of these three theories, the treatment team at Elevations RTC individualizes treatment based on the family’s needs.

Master’s or doctoral level clinicians provide individual, group, and family therapy. Highlights of our clinical program include; 25+ hours of weekly clinical and therapeutic services, expertise in ADHD, Executive functioning, Trauma work utilizing EMDR, and Trauma-Focused CBT, Substance Use, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Art Therapy.

Our Therapeutic Recreation Services address the adolescent’s need for physical, emotional and mental outlets through structured physical fitness, outdoor education, experiential education, community service learning and leisure education opportunities. These programs are available to all students and are intended to support treatment goals set forth by each participant’s treatment team.


Everyone at Elevations RTC wants you to succeed. Because of them, I now have a good relationship with my family.

Cody, aged 17
CodyAge 17


Phone: 855.290.9681

Email: admissions@elevationsrtc.com


City: Syracuse, Utah

Closest Airport: Salt Lake City International


Average Duration:  8 -12 months.

Who we Help: All genders ages 13-18

Student Profile:

  • Defiance
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Family Discord
  • Unhealthy Addictions
  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem

Learn More About Elevations RTC

A Residential Treatment Center for Teens Ages 13-18
  • Judith Jacques
    Judith Jacques
    Executive Director - Elevations RTC, ViewPoint Center
  • Jennifer Wilde
    Jennifer Wilde
    Executive Clinical Director - Elevations RTC, ViewPoint Center
  • Laura Burt
    Laura Burt
    Business Development Director - Elevations RTC
Judith Jacques
Executive Director - Elevations RTC, ViewPoint Center

Feeling frustrated by the systemic constraints to affect real change in the lives of adolescents in the public school system, she was on the verge of leaving education altogether. Fortunately, Judith was offered a role as a teacher in a residential treatment center and found a renewed interest in working with students in an environment where students and their needs are a priority.  Judith spent the next 2 years as a teacher, then 10 years as an academic director before moving into operations of a residential treatment center as a program director. She was one of the original founders of Elevations RTC and ViewPoint Center.

Judith loves to spend her time with her family, practicing yoga, and continuing to explore her passion for history.  She combines her passions of travel and history into trips to explore historical sites and examination of the past and how we learn from one another. Judith’s passions have helped shape her personal philosophy and approach in working within a residential treatment setting.

Education – BS in Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania , MEd in Special Education from Westminister College.

Learning is a social and emotional activity.  If students are not socially and emotionally available little change can be expected in the classroom or at home.  We have to meet them where they are and start with helping them to be open to change.
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Jennifer Wilde
Executive Clinical Director - Elevations RTC, ViewPoint Center

Jennifer has 25 years of experience treating adolescents in a wide variety of settings.  Trained as a therapist, Jennifer is certified in DBT by the Linehan Institute, she also relies on the empirically based modalities of CBT, Family Systems and Motivational Interviewing.  After experiences in inpatient, residential, and wilderness settings, Jennifer believes the continuum of care is essential to long term success.  Acting as a part of the Executive team at both Elevations RTC and ViewPoint Center,  Jennifer ensures the highest quality of therapeutic intervention for our students.  Developing and managing a highly skilled team of Clinicians and program staff, Jennifer enjoys the energy and optimism of teenagers.

As a parent of two teenage boys, Jennifer knows enrolling a child in treatment is one of the hardest decisions a parent will make.  Respecting this decision, she is always driven to honor each student and families individualized treatment needs.  Always drawn to the outdoors, Jennifer enjoys spending time hiking with her family and two dogs in the mountains and deserts of Utah.

Master of Social Work,  University of Utah:  Bachelor of Science, Sociology and Psychology, Brigham Young University

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional,” -Ghandi
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Laura Burt
Business Development Director - Elevations RTC

Laura started working in this industry in 1996. She has been a force of both compassion and understanding for the 1000+ families with whom she has worked.  She currently is the Admissions & Marketing Director for both Elevations and ViewPoint Center.  Laura has worked with adolescents in a number of different capacities starting years ago as an administrative assistant, coordinating and organizing records, working direct care on the milieu, she was also an academic assistant and school registrar for 9 years and has been part of the admissions team as the Admissions Director since the start of Elevations RTC.  Her experience as a small business owner has prepared her for this role as well.

Outside of Elevations Laura loves to travel, read, and adventure with her family.  She is married and has two amazing kids.   She and her husband are getting the hang of being empty nesters.

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

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