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About Benchmark Behavioral Health

Benchmark Behavioral Health’s primary concern is helping young males overcome obstacles to living happy, healthy lives. By providing cognitive behavioral therapy with trauma-informed care, psychoeducational interventions and a wide array of therapeutic services, we offer our residents a program that can be effective on the path to better manage life’s adversities. Benchmark Behavioral Health is committed to developing youth who can return to their communities more prepared to lead prosocial and productive lives.

Located on the Wasatch Front near the Rocky Mountains, we serve a diverse population of adolescent males. Our facility is just 15 minutes away from the Salt Lake International Airport and only 10 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.

Benchmark Behavioral Health provides services to meet the needs of residents, families and referral sources throughout the United States. Strategic goals are developed annually and provide the foundation for patient care and program administration.

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist individuals to better manage life’s adversities, thereby improving their quality of life and benefiting society as a whole through development of accountability, responsibility and reparation to the community.

Welcome from Our CEO

Welcome to Benchmark Behavioral Health, Inc. and thank you for taking the time to learn about our residential treatment program and the staff who have made this program one of the leading providers in psychiatric treatment for adolescents. As the Chief Executive Officer I am honored to represent this organization, which since 1986, has treated individuals who suffer with various forms of mental illness and provided support to their loved ones.

I began my career at Benchmark in 2001 as a licensed clinician working directly with our clients. As a therapist I have made a strong commitment that our program stands firmly on its clinical foundation. I am privileged to serve alongside a dedicated team of professionals who share this same vision and whom I can genuinely say help to change lives.

The strength and success of our facility rests firmly on this foundation and the philosophy that each individual who is admitted to our facility is unique and that subsequently their treatment requires a customized and multi-pronged approach. From our talented team of therapists to our seasoned medical staff, we offer evidence-based psychiatric treatment that can be effective in reaching the most difficult of youth.

Benchmark’s in-house education program is accredited and comprised of a dedicated teaching staff, many with Special Education Certification, and effectively teaches students with special educational needs. Our diverse Recreational Therapy program compliments the concepts that are being worked on in individual therapy and reinforces skill acquisition as well as providing experiences ranging from snowboarding in the Utah Mountains, ROPES course work, service projects and everything in between! Finally, the living units, which are operated by a team of dedicated and professional direct-care staff, are the heart of the facility. Our direct-care staff has the highest level of integrity and we pride ourselves on respecting all clients, their diverse backgrounds and their experiences.

If you have any questions, or would like a more comprehensive overview of our program, please know that we are available to provide answers to these questions – do not hesitate to call. Thank you for taking the time to learn about Benchmark Behavioral Health.

Craig Scholnick, CEO

We Change Lives

Call 801-299-5383 to learn about admissions to Benchmark Behavioral Health. Our referral staff is available to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.