What is Enmeshment and How To Know if You Need Help

Jul 27, 2021

Author: Dr. Ken Huey, Ph.D. Definition of Enmeshment An enmeshed relationship is one where individual boundaries are unclear and permeable. These porous boundaries manifest in one person’s over-concern for an individual, which becomes stifling to the relationship. Seen with a parent and child, the parent is over-protective and over-emotional and the child’s development as an…

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Employee Highlight – Seryna Carpenter

Feb 5, 2021

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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Employee Highlight – Camio Holman

Feb 5, 2021

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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The 5 R’s of Healing Trauma

Jan 22, 2021

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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Employee Highlight – Shauna Clark

Jan 12, 2021

“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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Employee Highlight – Brandon Payne

Jan 12, 2021

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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Employee Highlight – Teresa Berger

Dec 10, 2020

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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Employee Highlight – Jared Kidman

Nov 6, 2020

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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Employee Highlight – Diana Baldwin

Oct 5, 2020

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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