New Perspectives

Areas of Focus

Our overall arching goal to continue developing sustainable self-reliance and improved quality of life is achieved through 5 areas of focus

Emotional Wellness:

  • Many of our students struggle with feeling overwhelmed whether from ridged perfectionistic thinking, social related anxiety, academic anxiety, sensory overload
  • Others experience high levels of frustration. This might be expressed through internalizing their emotions through isolation and giving up while others express the frustration through lashing out. At times our students may have offended others by things they do and say when angry; verbally lashing out, quick to give up; have not learned healthy outlets for frustration and anger

Developing Careers

  • Our participants may have lost confidence as they have not been able to establish momentum (lack of motivation) in their adult lives. While some lack a clear vision of where they want to take their lives while others have the goal in mind but others have an end goal but doubt their ability (have not experienced success) to find and then stay on the path to reach that goal.

Supporting Education

  • Having a clear direction helps many of our students to have more motivation with education and training. Others need support learning to navigate the university system and setting up academic supports.

Building Healthy Relationships

  • Some find that they benefit from support to build or maintain healthy relationships. It is not uncommon for our students to find that in social situations they may feel awkward, unsure how to begin or enter a conversation, struggle with feelings of loneliness. Out of a desire for friends our students may have engaged in emotionally intense relationships or may have had poor judgement in making friends in the past.
  • Many find that the transition from a parent-child relationship to a parent-young adult has been difficult to navigate

Increased Independence

  • It is important that participants do not feel they need to complete a process/program as a hurtle before they can have all the freedoms they desire; we work hard to create an environment where we are the vehicle that can speed up the process to sustainable self-reliance through developing healthy habits in areas such as finance, recreation, nutrition, and organization.

We expect that you may not need support in all areas. When that is the case those areas are not a focus when developing your goals. If a few of these sound familiar you are potentially a good match for our model.

About Park City/Heber City

Tucked in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, Park City, along with its neighbor Heber City, offers just about every imaginable type of outdoor recreation that the heart could possibly desire including world-class skiing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, and horseback riding. Along with all the benefits of beautiful small town living, this location also allows easy access to the conveniences and opportunities that can only be provided by a major metropolis.

New Perspectives strives to build an environment that empowers and supports young adults with diverse learning needs to earn a college degree. Our New Perspective young adults have numerous educational opportunities available to them in the surrounding areas. Nearby colleges include Utah Valley University (UVU) Wasatch Campus (located between Park City and Heber City), UVU Orem, BEAU (Broadview University), as well as the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College and LDS Business College.

While learning at local colleges, living in a supported and integrated environment, enjoying outdoor pursuits, we believe young adults coming from our Clinical Informed Life Coaching Model will be better prepared and more successful in today’s world.

While our team is always available and accessible for students, we do not provide around the clock supervision. If your young adult needs to be ‘supervised,’ then they are not yet ready for our program.

Our New Perspectives Team

We are a team of specialists who are passionate about providing life coaching support to young adults with learning differences in ways that value their individuality, strengths, interests, and dreams. Most of our students seek support for one or more of the following:

  • Managing stress and anxiety

  • Rigid thinking that interferes with starting or completing tasks

  • Organization and executive functioning

  • Building and maintaining relationships

  • Academic and vocational advancement

  • Developing healthy life skills from financial management to positive recreation

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