About Our Program

We believe that only in an environment based on unconditional love can young women suffering from attachment-related issues truly find healing.  In such an environment, young women can find the trust and relationships that they need to assist them along the pathway towards healing.  To achieve this environment of healing, we operate what is known as Positive Peer Culture. It allows young women to not only take accountability for their own healing but to help others do the same.

It is within this environment of unconditional love that we utilize a number of evidence-based therapeutic methods that have been adapted to specifically address issues involving Reactive Attachment Disorder and related issues.  These therapies include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Experiential Therapy and Equine Therapy. Our therapists also run drug and alcohol groups, suicide prevention groups and other appropriate groups to assist with overall healing.


We Treat Disorders, Not Symptoms

Learn how Havenwood focuses on treating the core traumas and issues

instead of masking the symptoms of their behavior temporarily.


Positive Peer Culture

Positive Peer Culture is an environment/language we teach that allows staff and young women to communicate with each other using care and concern.  It requires that young women take accountability for their own healing and help others do the same.  Parents and families also learn this language and have found it very effective when their daughter returns home.

Long Term Program

Havenwood is one of the few residential treatment centers that takes the time necessary to help your daughter truly heal from her trauma. Our treatment durations can last up to 18 months or more depending on the severity of the trauma and openness to change. Real healing takes time.

Our Complete Program

The issues your daughter is dealing with are complex.  She will require a whole range of treatments in order to help her heal.  We work hard to have a comprehensive and individualized program which includes: Positive Peer Culture, fully-accredited education, experiential opportunities, evidence-based therapies, cultural and service opportunities, and much more.

Conditions We Treat

Trauma and Reactive Attachment Disorder are often accompanied, or even masked by, other issues, including behavioral issues, that must be treated and managed. Although Havenwood specializes in trauma and attachment-related issues, we also treat conditions your daughter is likely struggling with. Some of these conditions that your daughter may be experiencing may include everything found below.

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive attachment disorder (“RAD”) and other attachment problems occur in children who have been unable to consistently connect with a parent or primary caregiver especially during the period between birth and five (5) years of age.

Warning Signs of Suicide

Suicide can occur without warning signs when, for example, a person finds themselves in an unbearable and overwhelming situation and decides to act on impulse. However, if you are aware of some general suicide warning signs you may be able to help.

Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety is very common in teenagers and its occurrence is increasing rapidly. In fact, of all the mental disorders suffered by teenagers, anxiety is the most common. Anxiety can manifest itself in different ways which makes it rather difficult to clearly define.

Teenage Drug and Alcohol Abuse

If you believe that your teenager has ingested a harmful substance call 911 immediately.   Havenwood specializes in helping teenagers who have drug and alcohol problems.  We would be happy to consult with you to determine how we can help.

Abnormal Teenage Anger

Most teenagers will experience certain levels of anger and aggression as they grow and mature.  Anger and aggression, often rooted in frustration, can be fairly common in the early adolescence and can be confrontational as these youngsters try to establish their independence.

Depression in Teenagers

Depression is very common in teenagers and its occurrence is rapidly increasing. Adolescents is a difficult time with many major changes occurring physically, mentally and emotionally. It is common for teenagers to experience mood changes from time to time.

Eating Disorders and Warning Signs

Warning signs of an eating disorder can generally be divided into two categories: (I) those that can be a sign of any eating disorder; and (ii) those that are specifically related to a particular type of eating disorder.

Common Addictions For Troubled Teen Girls

When you hear about addiction in teenagers, many often think immediately of teen boys getting involved with underage drinking or drug abuse. It is important to remember that teen girls are incredibly susceptible to addictive behaviors.