About Us

Mission Statement:

The mission of Havenwood Academy School is to develop respectful and responsible citizens by reigniting the desire to learn with self-confidence and success.

Belief Statements:
1. WE BELIEVE that in order for learning to take place, students must feel safe, secure and valued.
2. WE BELIEVE that meaningful learning can only take place when students are personally invested in their education.
3. WE BELIEVE all students will prepare for their future college and career readiness opportunities in a global and technical society.
4. WE BELIEVE education is a shared responsibility involving students, parents, staff, and community.

Havenwood Academy

Havenwood Academy is a premier residential treatment program located in beautiful Southern Utah. We offer real and meaningful hope and healing to troubled teen girls and their loved ones.

Havenwood Academy serves teenage girls between 12 and 17 years of age. Our students are typically experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulties that have not been satisfactorily treated or resolved by normal out-patient treatment approaches such as therapy and medication. Families from all over the country select Havenwood Academy for our unique therapeutic approach for long-term treatment.

The Academy’s program is built around the latest and most effective clinical and therapeutic approaches, which are complemented with innovative, student-centered experiential programs.

Two things set Havenwood apart: our focus on the quality of relationships that are built while students attend the Academy and our belief that experience empowers students to take an active role in their own recoveries.

Strong Relationships, Safe Environment: The Foundation for Growth

Havenwood Academy is centered on the belief that hope and healing can only occur in an environment where strong relationships are built based on unconditional love. Our staff and students work together to create a safe environment that is filled with trust, openness and accountability. These relationships – when properly guided and supervised by experienced clinicians – can effect real and lasting change for students.

The Power of Experience to Empower

Experience is one of the greatest methods for facilitating sustainable therapeutic change in even the toughest of cases. Unlike traditional “talk therapy””, experiential therapy in a setting of peers requires each student to be an active participant in the therapeutic process through her actions, movements and activities. That is why parents and guardians from all over the country are selecting Havenwood Academy to help them with the challenges the teen years can bring, along with any exacerbating situations such as addictions, childhood trauma, early bonding and adoption issues, eating disorders and much more.

Alternative therapeutic activities are combined with individual and group therapies, and can include:

  • equine therapy
  • recreation therapy
  • outdoor therapy.

In reality, experiences provide an opportunity to overcome difficulties, grow and develop, and are an important part of each student’s individualized treatment program.

The Challenges We Treat

Havenwood Academy’s experiential-based, positive peer culture program gives students and families the opportunity to develop life skills in areas such as:

  • relationships
  • communication
  • teamwork
  • self-esteem
  • self-awareness
  • discipline
  • accountability, and
  • responsibility.

Experiential therapy is a powerful method of helping students and families think about and resolve old problems in new and healthy ways, while building a strong foundation for the future.

Havenwood Academy designs an individualized treatment plan for each student. While all treatment plans may have similar treatment goals, Havenwood Academy has the ability and expertise to tailor a treatment program to the personalized needs of every student.

Our professionals and staff are experts in treating the following conditions, among others:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adoption Related Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Suicide Related Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Behaviors
  • Promiscuity
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Parent-Child Conflicts
  • Family Discord
  • Negative Peer Influence
  • Runaway Related Issues

If your daughter or a girl in your care is struggling with these issues, contact us today. Havenwood Academy’s experienced staff can arrange for a confidential consultation to discuss your situation and help you determine if our program is the right fit to help get your teen back on a path to a bright and healthy future.