Havenwood Academy

Healing For Teen Girls With Reactive Attachment Disorder

"This is an absolutely amazing program. I felt so safe and loved at all times. These people are my family!"

-Program Graduate

"Being a high school dropout, a former meth addict, a teen runaway.. etc. was all in my decision to make, but the day I voluntarily accepted help is one of the days I am most thankful for in my life. This place truly works miracles. I am now 2 1/2 years sober, living on my own, & sharing my story with hundreds locally."

-Program Graduate

"I had always had problems with reactive detachment disorder since I was 7 months old. I was at a lost getting into trouble not really obeying my parents being disrespectful. My parents were at a loss also. That is till they found Havenwood Academy. I went there against my will but little did I know that they were going to help me so much. They had staff that love, care and support you. Not only did they say it they showed it. Even though I was not very happy about going to Havenwood at first by the end I was thankful that I had gone. They have changed my life forever. They taught me how to deal with my emotional problems in the right way. So I would recommend Havenwood as a very good place to send your daughter if she is struggling."

-Program Graduate

Who We Are

Havenwood Academy is a long-term residential treatment center that specializes in treating young women and their families who are struggling with complex trauma and attachment related issues including Reactive Attachment Disorder. Our holistic approach to treatment includes specialized therapies, accredited education, life-skills programming and more. We help families and their struggling daughters get back on track to a healthy and rewarding life.

 

Here's what you need to know

  • We work with young women from age 12 to 18
  • We specialize in treating early complex childhood trauma and attachment related issues including Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • We often work with adoptive families
  • We offer a multi-faceted approach to therapy using every modality and technique that will be beneficial to our young women
  • We offer an accredited experiential education
  • We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • We accept Medicaid Insurance, California Adoption Assistance funding, regular medical insurance policies and private pay funding
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How To Get Started

The decision to put your child in treatment is one of the hardest things you can do, let us help make it easier.

Take Our Online Assessment

Our admissions team is eager to learn more about you. Fill out our short online assessment to see Havenwood is a right fit for you.

Get Clinically and Financially Approved

While our clinical team assesses your daughter's clinical fit, our admissions team will work with you to secure financial resources.

Begin the Healing Process

Once your daughter has been admitted, our team of therapists can begin to break down barriers and get your family back on track.

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Research Based Therapy

Havenwood utilizes a large number of research-based therapies and is always reviewing the emerging research to make sure that its methods are the most up to date at all times. Some of those therapies include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reporcessing (EMDR) and specialized equine therapy and other modalities as needed. These therapies, used in combination with individual and family sessions, group therapies including equine, DBT, Positive Peer Culture (PPC) and Smart Recover, provide daily opportunities to learn and put newly learned information and skills into practice.

Havenwood believes, however, that therapy is not confined to individual modalities or sessions, but instead therapy and treatment occur at all times in a properly structured environment.  For example, success in school is therapeutic and learning life-skills in program is therapeutic. All efforts are made to place our young women in constant daily situations and experiences that further their therapeutic objectives and healing.  Additionally, while Havenwood utilizes the best research-based therapies available, the reality is that there are as many individualized therapies and mixtures of therapies as there are young women in the program. Havenwood treats every young woman as a unique individual with her own individual struggles and needs and creates a treatment plan that is designed to specifically address that individuality and many levels.

Meet Our Team

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Executive Director

Eric Allred, MA, LMFT

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Clinical Director

Alex Baird, MA, LMFT

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Equine Director

LoraLynn Jones

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Education Director

Scott Sharp, M.Ed

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Program Director

Chase Morgan

Take Our Online Assessment

Havenwood is a specialized program that helps young women and their families who are struggling with complex early childhood trauma and attachment related issues including Reactive Attachment Disorder.  Take our online assessment survey to find out if we can help you and your daughter heal. 

Only takes 2 minutes to fill out.

Get a quick response from our admissions team.

Find out if our program is right for your family.

Our Philosphy

"We strongly believe in a set of core values and principles that guide everything that we do at Havenwood. At the forefront is being obsessed with the needs, safety, and well-being of our young women and families. Honesty, accountability, a passion for learning and an expectation of excellence make up much of our other core values. By living by our values and principles in all we do, we find success in helping our girls and their families heal from very difficult trauma and move on to productive and healthy lives."

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Eric Allred

Executive Director

Leah Sparkman, Havenwood Academy Graduate and Ph.D. Student

The inspiring story of Leah Sparkman is one example of what makes Havenwood Academy special. Leah, a Havenwood graduate, became a national debate champion as an undergraduate and was recently admitted to a Ph.D. program at the University of Houston. Read her inspiring story and her message to the young women we work with.

Leah Sparkman, Havenwood Academy Graduate and Ph.D. Student

The inspiring story of Leah Sparkman is one example of what makes Havenwood Academy special. Leah, a Havenwood graduate, became a national debate champion as an undergraduate and was recently accepted to the University of Houston Ph.D. program, a tier 1 research institution. Read her inspiring story and her message to the young women we work with.