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.

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Our Staff

Ty McTurk, LCSW

Ty McTurk, LCSW, is a dedicated therapist with over 17 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings. She has extensive experience in acute care and working with adolescents/youth with autism spectrum disorders. Ty is also experienced in working with depressed/anxious clients, those struggling with addiction, self-harm, psychosis, and maladaptive relationships.“I do what I do because I have a passion for working with kids and their families. I enjoy watching kids and their families grow, learn from each other, and move in positive directions. Understanding that kids are the future; I want them to be able to transition into a healthy and balanced adult. I love to have fun, joke around, but be serious when I need to be. I try and be light and caring in my approach with others.”

Ty takes a “multi-system approach” to her work. She incorporates CBT to identify and challenge cognitive distortions that are supporting the dysfunction, positive psychology to help them recognize their strengths while also helping them better understand their vulnerabilities, and behavior shaping interventions to break unhealthy patterns. She is skilled at helping clients develop executive functioning skills, using solution focused therapy, DBT and humor -“remembering to laugh and enjoy life even during difficult circumstances.”  Ty’s colleagues describe her as “passionate about her work, always advocating for her clients” and “having a great sense of humor.”

Ty graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree and went on to earn her master’s degree at Portland State in clinical social work. She has been trained in CBT, DBT, solution focused therapy, crisis interventions and many more. In 2017 she was awarded ‘Therapist of the Year’ at Valley Mental Health.

When not at work, Ty is often seeking some adventure with her family. She is a bit of a daredevil with hobbies such as canyoneering, skiing, mountain biking, hang-gliding, camping, and traveling. Ty has also participated in an archeological dig wherein she discovered human bones. She and her two children are often outside and take full advantage of the Utah landscape.

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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.