In recent years, the State of Utah has made a name for itself as a leader in the mental health treatment industry.

Many dozens of successful centers comprising a wide variety of treatment styles continually make Utah their home. A select few of them are nationally known for their incredible results and solid reputation.

One of these well-known centers is our very own New Roads Behavioral Health Center where we specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

This quick article answers a few basic questions about DBT and about us – New Roads Treatment Center located in Cottonwood Heights, UT.

We’ve helped hundreds of people with mental health disorders find understanding, control,  and peace.

Learn more about us and our unique approach to giving you your life back.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Behavioral therapy is a term used to describe various types of psychotherapy treatments. These treatments involve assisting mental health clients by identifying negative behaviors and destructive thought patterns.

Specifically, those shaped by the environment and other external factors. Once identified, they become easier to understand and then favorably rewired. Dialectical is one of many behavioral therapy types.

The word dialectic means “the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions.” It also means “inquiry into metaphysical contradictions and their solutions.”

Those who practice DBT help clients calm the storm within their mind, so to speak. And this involves promoting balance by integrating (or synthesizing, as it’s often called) opposites.

Opposite points of view, opposing perspectives – freeing extreme positions into manageable ones by helping counterparts coexist.

DBT is a sought-after option for those suffering from mental health disorders because of its tremendous results. Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Utah, in particular, is highly regarded.

A much more in-depth explanation of DBT will be presented in a future article.

What Mental Health Conditions Are Treated With DBT?

Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Schizophrenia are the most common conditions treated with DBT.

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Also referred to as comorbidity or co-occurring disorders, the definition of a dual diagnosis is simple. It refers to a person who is diagnosed with a mental illness and substance abuse simultaneously.

A 2014 study estimates that close to 8 million people in the US suffer from comorbidity. Causes included low self-esteem, prenatal exposure to drugs, genetics, and gender (more men than women are diagnosed).

Common treatment for a dual diagnosis is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Here at New Roads, many of our clients suffer from dual diagnosis.

Why Choose New Roads DBT Therapy?

Our programs are not just the result of the latest developments in addiction science and psychotherapy.

We also take our own research seriously and incorporate those findings into what we do. In addition, our cultivated community atmosphere is the sum of the efforts of countless people.

They’re all dedicated to offering the absolute best that a dialectical behavior therapy treatment center in Utah is capable of.

Our approach to treating mental health issues lies in the truth that you are your own person. There is no one else like you. You are complex and unique, not flawed and unworthy.

Your treatment at New Roads is based on compassion, value, and community. We don’t customize you to our program. Our programs are customized to you.

This is why New Roads DBT therapy is divided into three highly-differentiated programs. One is designed specifically for women, one for adult men, and one for young men.

Our organization operates with the recognition that every person deserves to receive not only personalized attention but personalized treatment as well.

The Three Programs That Make-up New Road DBT Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Utah has never been more mindful, purposeful, and efficient as it is here.

The three programs that make up the New Roads DBT therapy are Woman’s Road to Healing (WoRTH), New Roads to Healing (NoRTH), and Pathways To Healing For Men (PaTH).

Some of the treatment programs described below are administered at our residential facility in Provo, UT. This center offers different levels of care including PHP, residential, and social detoxification in addition to program-specific elements.

Treatment 1 – Woman’s Road to Healing (WoRTH)

WoRTH is created to serve women with mental health issues. Though the program specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder, women showing any number of mental health symptoms are encouraged to enroll.

If you’re struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), suicidal ideation, BPD, or similar concerns, we will help you.

This extraordinary female-centric program uses dialectical behavior therapy but in a way that is fully unique to our treatment center. DBT is almost always enacted by way of in-office or in-home consultations with the patient.

However, as a result of our research, New Roads deviates from convention and brings the patient out of the home.

We provide an environmental intervention which typically does not happen with DBT.

If you or someone you love has reached a point where home is not an option, reach out to us.

Through the year-long process of the program, we provide an environment of healing. The experience and results that we provide for struggling women are unlike any other dialectical behavior therapy in Utah.

You’ll learn coping strategies, essential life skills, and many other forms of support. We’ll help you gain control of your recovery.

Treatment 2 – New Roads to Healing (NoRTH)

This program is designed specifically for adult male clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.

These include Bi-Polar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, and others. Our clients enrolled in NoRTH experience a wonderfully successfully therapy called Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). With it, you’ll receive multi-disciplinary treatment.

With this approach, we surround you with carefully selected case managers, clinicians, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, etc.

These individuals will help you build your life, getting you as close to independence as possible. The ACT method is also beneficial for another reason. It’s covered by most regular insurances.

We often treat people who desperately need care but don’t meet the qualifications for disability.

This means they don’t have access to Medicaid, Medicare, or other state-run services. So it’s an opportunity for you to receive care that you may not otherwise get.

Treatment 3 – Pathways To Healing For Men (PaTH)

It’s common for those living with a mental health issue to also struggle with addiction. This is called a dual-diagnosis. The PaTH program was created to help young men who have found themselves in these situations.

In particular, those young men who’s addiction is substance-based. In the PaTH program, treatment revolves around the concept of putting the client at the helm of their own recovery.

The treatment encourages the growth of many skills. These include self-reliance and coping strategies, among others.

All aspects of the PaTH program are based on clinical evidence. Clients reach sobriety and mental peace using streamlined and developmentally-specific principles.

A Bit More About Our Facility

At New Roads, we bring Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Utah to an elevated level. Our organization maintains very close relationships with our community.

This includes businesses, drug courts, jails, law enforcement, emergency rooms, psychiatric hospitals, and payers. This allows for superior client-community collaboration, including job placement for clients and many other benefits.

We are certified with the JRI (Justice Reinvestment Initiative)

We accept clients every single day of the year. Though were are open 7 days a week, we prefer that new admissions take place Mon-Fri.

Weekdays are more conducive to timely and adequate assistance. But we understand that, for some patrons, weekends are the only available time.

For new residential care and partial hospitalization admissions, plan on a length of stay between 3 and 4 weeks. Also note that at our secondary facility in Provo, medical services are available only one day a week.

At New Roads Treatment Center, We Incorporate:

  • 2-Step Group Meetings
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Medical Management
  • 24/7 Staff Availability
  • Group Sessions
  • Individual Sessions
  • Family Sessions
  • Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Residential Facility
  • Recreation
  • Transitional Program


We couldn’t be more pleased that so many of you have trusted us to help enhance your quality of life. Mental illness can be debilitating in so many ways, but there is hope.

As Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Utah has grown, hundreds of people have found peace and control despite their mental illnesses.

We are so proud to be at the forefront of helping people reignite their lives through breakthrough treatment.

Here are some helpful links to learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Utah as well as the unique programs that constitute New Roads DBT Therapy.

Woman’s Road to Healing (WoRTH)


New Roads to Healing (NoRTH)


Pathways To Healing For Men (PaTH)


Outpatient and Aftercare


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