Family Counseling Center

Family Healing Process

Family With Teenage Daughters Laying Table For Meal In Kitchen

Family Assessment – Corner Canyon believes that families are an integral part of a client’s process and progress. Appropriate family members, generally the family of origin, will be contacted by the client’s therapist within the first 3-4 days of a client admitting into Corner Canyon. Our family counseling center will then assess the family dynamics and obtain information that the family has to offer. Due to federal regulations and the right to confidentiality, Corner Canyon is only able to contact family members that the client permits us to contact. Our goal is to aid the client and family in creating a blueprint for improved relationships and assistance with recovery for all members.

Family Therapy – Family Therapy sessions generally occur during family weekends and family calls with the therapist that take place in between family weekends. Both family sessions and family calls can be arranged outside of family weekends through the client’s primary therapist. These sessions and calls must also be authorized by the client through a signed release of information. Without a signed release of information from the client, Corner Canyon will not be able to facilitate either family sessions or family calls. Family sessions and family calls are designed to facilitate resolution of past issues, look at family systems and problems, and establish new healthy interaction patterns in order to support the client in recovery and relapse prevention.

Communication – Phone passes are given after clients have settled in, generally one week after admission, but this may vary from client to client. These passes can be used to call family and other appropriate contacts.  Phone passes are contingent upon each client’s personal work, which is reflective of their own internal motivation and desire to change.  Families are taught Assertive Communication skills, which they practice while at Corner Canyon, this helps them to listen to each other, express their needs assertively, and improve their relationships.


Family weekends occur every other week at Corner Canyon’s family counseling center and are designed to facilitate psychoeducation, family therapy, and reconnection with family members. Topics may include but are not limited to, neurochemistry to understand the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain and the process of addiction, family systems work, art therapy, psychodrama, communication skills, and other psychoeducational topics.

The schedule is 9-5 Friday and 9-12 Saturday, with Saturday afternoon passes for family visits available from 12-5. Passes for family visits are available on Saturday and are available depending on what phase the client has achieved and their personal achievement of treatment assignments and clinical recommendations.

Get a Discount on Hotels

Please ask a Corner Canyon Staff member for the discount code for booking at our corporate rate at the following hotels, including:

Hyatt House, Sandy, UT
Springhill Suites, Draper, UT
Fairfield Inn, Draper,  UT

Directions to Corner Canyon from I-15

Take the 12300 S exit and turn east, towards the mountains. Stay on 12300 until you reach 1300 E and turn right at the light.
Stay in left lane and at roundabout take the third exit, going towards the mountain again. One and a half blocks and the home is on the right, turn in at the second gate opening after the long fence.


Corner Canyon Recovery recommends that in addition to our family counseling center, loved ones attend Al-anon to gain an understanding of how to interact most appropriately with their loved one and how to take care of themselves while in a relationship with a person who struggles with addiction.  There are Al-anon meetings in every city and most towns and they can be an invaluable source of support.

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