Seryna Carpenter is from Cedar City, Utah and graduated from Cedar High School in 2018. Her peers would likely describe her as a “wild child,” which she holds pride in being called. “It exemplifies my child-like personality, which is why I enjoy working with youth” says Seryna. Seryna plans to continue her education and continue…

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Camio is from Sandy, Utah and moved to Cedar City to attend Southern Utah University and attain a degree in Elementry Education. Camio says “I love living down here and getting out into nature to enjoy the scenery and doing some photography.” She credits her dance coaches who taught her to be a leader and…

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One of the things we have come to understand today, is that trauma is and should be treated very differently than most therapeutic environments provide. It is traditional to offer a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which relies on the thinking part of the brain. What we know today is that trauma is not stored in…

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“Shauna truly encapsulates the ideal residential treatment staff. As a mother herself, Shauna has a very firm, yet relationship style with the kids she works with. Shauna really gets to the point, and has built very firm relationships due to the fact that she is so trustworthy and reliable. Shauna is the type of employee…

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Brandon got his start in residential treatment when he first starting interning for Havenwood Academy back in March of 2019. He finished his bachelor’s degree in marketing and management at Southern Utah University and started full time as Havenwood’s Marketing Analyst and Customer Experience Manager. Brandon spends his time working on projects to help bring…

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Teresa grew up in a small town in Southern Utah called Parowan. Teresa says she is the person she is today because of the town she grew up in and the many coaches she had throughout high school. Teresa has two daughters and spends her free time outside of work with her family. Teresa previously…

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Jared Kidman is originally from Southern California. He moved to Cedar City in 2014 with his wife and two children to make a better life for his family. Jared went to ITT Tech, where he received his degree in Multi-Media. He has had a knack for design but always felt that the job was not fulfilling…

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Diana is one of Havenwood Academy’s newest therapists, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t already had a great impact on the young women we work with. Diana completed her social work degree at the University of Utah, where she was also lucky enough to participate in a rigorous Feminist Multicultural internship and training program. She has…

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Dr. Ken Huey joins Havenwood Academy as Executive Director. Ken has a long history of working in behavioral health and founded one of the most established residential treatment centers in the nation. We’re incredibly excited to have him on board to help guide Havenwood Academy in creating the perfect healing place for teen girls with…

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Cydney is from Heber City, UT and is a senior at Southern Utah University studying nutrition. Cydney says “[Working at Havenwood] has taught me so much about communication, the population we work with, and even about myself. Outside of work I love to hike with my German Shepard, Moose; and cook. While in the houses…

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