At Hobble Creek we have the same level of clinical intensity as our other campuses with 18-20 hours of therapies a week. A specialized and unique approach that includes:

  • All experiential activities are led by a Masters level therapist
  • Students have 1-2 animal engaged therapies per week and/or experientially focused groups such as: outdoor recreation, service, hiking group, horticulture, etc.
  • Students have 2 general processing groups per week
  • Students participate in daily specialty groups in mindfulness, meditation, and therapies customized to the needs of the girls. For example: trauma, life skills, relationship skills, sexual boundaries, and body image. These specialty groups rotate every 6 – 12 weeks, depending on the needs and progress of the girls
  • Students have an additional option of several riding groups a week, either advanced or beginner, with a trained equine therapist/instructor trained in both Western and English styles of riding
  • Fully dedicated nurse will be on staff at Hobble Creek and works closely with the psychiatrist

Academics follow the same model as on the other campuses, with teachers fully dedicated to Hobble Creek:

  • Classes are led by certified teachers, with individualized academic support to engage learning. The school is accredited with AdvancEd.
  • Individualized and small classes of 6 students or less that are grade level specific
  • Classes focus on the core curriculum, as well as PE and art; no packets are used
  • Unique art modules include photography, painting, sculpture, etc.

Residential follows the same model as our other campuses, with the addition of:

  • Maximum of 16 girls in our home like environment
  • All food is organic, locally picked and prepared by the house chef
  • Unparalleled relational focus with a staff to student ratio of 1:4
  • Family focus with an intensive family weekend every 8 weeks, and weekly treatment team meetings addressing each student.
  • Staff are trained in mindfulness and meditation
  • To start the day, students have a meditative or yoga experience followed by a community meeting. The evening ends with an inspirational thought, or a mindfulness exercise, followed by a closing community meeting

Hobble Creek Staff

Jason Calder, LMFT, CMHC

Clinical Director – Hobble Creek Campus

Jason is an award-winning psychotherapist who has been in the industry since 1999, working as a front-line staff, therapist or clinician. He has experience in both a residential and wilderness environment that makes it easy to relate to the students at New Haven.  Jason chose to work at New Haven due to the program’s long-standing […]

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Andrew Rigdon, LMFT


Andrew began working at New Haven as a residential staff in 2007 while completing his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Brigham Young University. After working in the residential department of New Haven for a few years, he left to earn a graduate degree at Colorado State University in Marriage & Family Therapy. Since then, Andrew […]

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Kelsey Haymond, MSW


Kelsey comes to New Haven with a deep-rooted passion for working with teenage girls and helping them discover their worth as a person. She first discovered this passion during the two summers she worked as a youth camp counselor, and her desire to help others further increased after she took a position at a wilderness […]

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Flavia Lima, CTRS

Recreation Therapist

Flavia is originally from Curitiba, Brazil. In 1999 her family moved to Utah, where she was raised to love adventure and the outdoors. Flavia became passionate about helping kids and adolescents after her brother was diagnosed with Hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder, as a teenager. She volunteered as a camp counselor for years at a […]

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Janis Taylor

Hobble Creek Residential Director

Janis was born in Provo, UT. She is the third of four children. After high school she became a licensed cosmetologist. Through life experiences she found her true passion was working with youth. This brought her to New Haven in 2009. Janis enjoys building relationships, attending groups, and engaging in activities with the girls and […]

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