Havenwood Academy

Residential Treatment For Teen Girls With Trauma & Attachment Issues

Who We Are

Havenwood Academy is a long-term residential treatment center that specializes in treating young women who are struggling with complex trauma and attachment related issues. Our holistic approach to treatment includes specialized individual therapies (talk therapy, EMDR, Neurofeedback, Brainspotting), experiential group therapy, family therapy, accredited education, animal-assisted therapy, and life-skills programming. We work to pair our cutting-edge trauma treatment with creative funding sources to help young women who might not otherwise receive help.

Here's what you need to know

  • We work with young women from age 13 to 18
  • We specialize in treating early complex trauma and attachment related issues
  • We often work with adoptive families
  • We offer a multi-faceted approach to treatment utilizing every therapeutic modality and technique that is beneficial to our young women and their families
  • We offer accredited education with experiential opportunities
  • We are licensed by the Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Licensing
  • We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
  • We accept Medicaid Insurance, California Adoption Assistance funding, regular medical insurance policies and private pay funding

How To Get Started

The decision to place 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 if Havenwood is the 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.

Two Girls Rock Climbing

Research Based Therapy

Havenwood Academy uses evidence-based therapies to deal with complex trauma. We regularly use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback, Brainspotting, and to some extent Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT); all of which are well researched and proven trauma-specific therapeutic interventions. We often pull information and methodology from leading and pioneering researchers including Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Gabor Mate, and Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk to ensure that we stay on the cutting edge of the best practices in our specialty.

Each of our homes has a hedgehog that the girls are in charge of nurturing. Hedgehogs are used in our program to provide real time feedback to the girls related to their emotional regulation. Hedgehogs will not interact properly with an emotionally dysregulated girl. Our girls learn to keep themselves regulated in order to interact with our hedgehogs. In this way our hedgehogs are part of the therapeutic team, teaching our girls to self-soothe and how to be safe.

All of our therapeutic methods, systems and interactions are trauma-informed and carried out with connection, attunement and care. Every treatment plan is specifically and carefully designed to best respond to and treat each young woman’s struggles and address her needs. Every treatment plan is carefully supervised by our Treatment Team--which consists of our Clinical Director, Therapists, Program Director and Academi Director. This Team meets weekly to review each young woman’s progress in the program and the effectiveness of her therapy.

We utilize a multi-therapeutic approach under the supervision of the Treatment Team that includes individual, family, group and recreational therapy on a weekly basis. We believe that “treatment” is an integrated approach combining therapy with academics and life skills designed to promote future success and personal empowerment. The combination of all of Havenwood Academy’s therapeutic methods has been shown to create positive, long-term results.

"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

Meet Our Team


Executive Director

Ken Huey, Ph.D., LMFT


Clinical Director

Diana Baldwin, LCSW


Education Director

Scott Sharp, M.Ed


Assistant Executive Director

Albert Behling

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 to find out if we can help you and your daughter heal.

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Find out if our program is right for your family.

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.