Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Youth Care Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Youth Care Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Our Staff

Kayla Denter, ACMHC

Kayla Denter, ACMHC worked in healthcare for many years before graduate school. Her healthcare experience greatly influences how she works as a clinician. She enjoys working with teens who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma as well as those on the autism spectrum.

“I have wanted to be a therapist since I was 10 years old. I’ve always enjoyed talking to people, and quickly realized after starting school that humans in general and the way we deal with emotions and hardship are fascinating and worth studying. I believe all adolescents want to get better, but lack the insight and skills to make this happen at times. It’s an honor to be a part of their journey as they grow with their family.”

Kayla received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah, and a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Westminster College. She describes herself as a relational therapist, and focuses on how interpersonal process can be used to help clients. She has also been trained to use DBT, CBT, EMDR, and ACT, and is currently expanding her knowledge in these areas any time she gets the chance!

While not at work, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid reader, loves to go camping, and has travelled to various places around the world. “I love to connect with other cultures to expand my knowledge of the human experience. Doing this with my family brings me great joy, and teaches me how important relationships are to living one’s best life.”

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Marks of Quality Care
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I'm very thankful for the staff at Youth Care. Our son's therapist and his other counselors were fantastic. Everyone we dealt with was caring and very professional. They challenged our son just enough and knew when and how to encourage him and to push him just the right amount. If it wasn't for Youth Care, the chances are great that our son would have overdosed or be in jail by now.

– Melissa H.