Corner Canyon Health Centers is an inpatient mental health treatment center specializing in Recreational Therapy inpatient treatment. Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that uses recreation and other activity-based interventions to help treat the needs of individuals with mental health struggles and other disabling conditions. As a result, therapeutic recreation complements the inpatient mental health treatment process and provides the individual with overall recovery and well-being.

Here at Corner Canyon Health Centers, our mission is to provide individuals with evidence-based treatment along with compassion-driven care during the recovery process.

Corner Canyon Health Centers is located in Draper, Utah, at the base of the magnificent Wasatch Mountains. Clients at Corner Canyon are able to experience all that Utah has to offer and during recreational therapy, have the opportunity to explore the mountains, rivers, and deserts in the area. Corner Canyon also is just a short drive to the ski resort, Sundance, and clients are able to ski/snowboard/snowshoe in the winter months.

Some other recreational therapy activities include:

-Hiking, paddle boarding, bowling, fly fishing, escape rooms, team building, river rafting, and much more!


We provide experiential therapy activities that are recreationally oriented, like hiking, sober softball, ropes courses, swimming together in the PHP/transitional living house pool, team-building exercises, music therapy, yoga, service projects, and massage therapy. These recreational therapy experiences help clients learn new ways of experiencing and working with their emotions. They learn how to behave more mindfully and develop better communication skills through the insights they see reflected during each experience. They learn to work together with others to accomplish tasks and goals, and they gain self-esteem through accomplishment.


Adventure therapy combines nature, community, and exercises during the recovery process. This type of therapy is intended to improve an individual’s physical, social, spiritual, and psychological well-being through the power of the outdoors combined with evidence-based treatment. This recreational therapy is targeted at individuals that may struggle with substance abuse, behavioral issues, and/or various mental health concerns.

Corner Canyon offers “Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention”, (MBRP), a research-validated meditation practice that includes learning and practicing many kinds of meditation. This recreational therapy can help the individual learn skills that aid in relaxation, thoughtfulness in decision making, slowing down your breathing, and many other valuable skills.

Somatic Breathwork, a transformative course designed to nurture self-empowerment and emotional well-being. Rooted in our commitment to compassionate care, Somatic Breathwork empowers individuals on their journey to reclaim emotional balance and self-possession.

Somatic Breathwork serves as a healing pathway, guiding individuals as they navigate the depths of their emotions, often concealed by negative relationships and unresolved feelings. Through this gentle yet powerful practice, we help individuals unearth and address these suppressed emotions, fostering a sense of emotional liberation.

Moreover, Somatic Breathwork equips participants with invaluable tools to skillfully manage stress and emotions. By doing so, it facilitates a return to a place of self-mastery, enabling you to regain control over your actions and emotions in a constructive manner.

Our dedicated team of professionals is here to support you every step of the way on your healing journey. Together, we create a nurturing space where you can explore, heal, and grow.


As mentioned above, recreational therapy provides a great outlet for each patient to grow in experiences, ways of communication, and to be more mindful of the world around them. This is an integral part of a patient’s treatment. Some other benefits of therapeutic recreation are:

  • It enhances an individual’s body image perceptions
  • Prevents social isolation
  • Helps develop and maintain social skills
  • Reduces social anxiety, pain, blood pressure, tension, and sleep disturbances
  • It helps increase an individual’s immune system, attention span, mental alertness, and communication skills
  • Improves motor skills, cooperation skills, life satisfaction, mobility, and development

In the end, recreational therapy looks different from person to person. Some enjoy solitary experiences like hiking while others use the time to interact with others in enjoyable ways. Either can provide a change and release from the usual mindset, which can be negative or anxious depending on what is going on for the individual. Interacting with others or nature can improve mood, release endorphins, and generally provide an uplift. Developing competence in recreational activities can build self-esteem. In combination with talk therapy, learning can be increased and complemented.

If you have any questions about our recreational therapy or any of our other inpatient mental health treatments, contact us today to learn more.


We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

We are a private pay program, and are out of network with most insurance companies. We have success securing single case agreements with many companies, however, the rate of payment on those varies with the insurance company and we cannot guarantee what they might pay. We will run a Verification of Benefits (VOB) when we receive your insurance information so you have a general idea of what your insurance policy may reimburse, however, that is an estimate based on what all people insured by your company have received from your insurance, not a guarantee of what they will pay in your case.

On average, Corner Canyon’s clients receive a portion of insurance reimbursement 85-90% of the time, but the amount varies from minimal repayment to full reimbursement. We have a team of insurance advocates who are invested in helping families secure as much reimbursement as possible.

Fill out our Online Application here or call us at 877-226-0317 and you will receive a return call, text, or email quickly, depending on what you specify. We want you to have the best experience possible with us from start to finish, and responsive communication is part of that.

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Liz Lund, MPA

Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
When Liz is not busy working she love being outdoors, eating ice cream, taking naps, and spending time with her precious baby girl and sweet husband.