What Makes New Haven Different?
New Haven was created in 1995 to provide a safe, comforting, home-like environment for adolescent girls who need a safe place to get better. From the beginning, New Haven has been first in establishing patterns of care that are now widely followed. As we have grown older, we have continued to improve while staying true to our founding principles that will always be instrumental in the process of healing families.
Family Centered Treatment
Family work is a central component to the overall success of our students. Parents are expected to be part of the therapeutic process and will work alongside their child during the course of treatment.
All therapy is relationship-based, not focused on behavioral modification. We want to build genuine relationships and model healthy behaviors so that our students can live more connected lives.
Families will participate in intensive family workshops every 8 weeks.
Family Healing Program
Our Family Healing program was uniquely created to invite each individual in the family to the healing process. Each phase of the program invites the system to learn and make changes that will help support long term success.
Our staff to student ratio is the highest in the nation. This allows us to keep our students safe while allowing them space to grow as they progress through the program.
Our treatment team consists of representatives from each department of our school (clinical, recreational therapy, academic, residential, and nursing) and they will talk about the progress of each student and family EVERY week. This helps us to stay on track with our therapeutic goals, and get your daughter back home as soon as possible.
Each student will have a residential staff mentor to work with outside of therapy to practice new skills such as asserting her needs, conflict resolution & personal responsibility. They will also work through the Family Healing program with them.
Exceptional Staff Involvement
We believe strongly that needing mental health support should not impede academic progress, but instead, that quality education coupled with appropriate emotional support is what allows our students to heal.
College Prep Enviornment
Our students are capable and have bright futures ahead of them. We will help them regain their confidence, enhance their executive functioning skills, and get back on track for college.
AP & Honors Courses
New Haven is the only RTC that has AP Courses taught in a live classroom setting. We have a variety of course options available and encourage our students to try them when appropriate.
Our students typically come to New Haven behind in credits or having lost motivation in the classroom. Teachers and staff help to re-engage students in the learning process by understanding their individual needs and style of learning.
Where Real Change
Each student will be able to choose a private lesson that they would like to try. Our hope is that our students can find something they are passionate about that they can carry with them when they return home.
We have LOTS of animals on campus to provide support and companionship. Whether it's bringing a cat to therapy, having the opportunity to adopt a cat, playing with the dogs outside, riding the horses, or carrying around the iguana at school, New Haven has a full house of animals to help!
New Haven offers aftercare services to help support the successful transition of each student back to their home environment. Families have the option to have their clinician do in-home coaching to help the family transition back to their home environment.
Welcome to New Haven
Meet Our Expert Therapeutic Team
Our experienced and compassionate clinical team is committed to pursuing ongoing education and training to help our families heal and grow.
We Empower Change
Melanie Robinson, CMHC Clinical Director Rosa Parks House
Lauren Disner, LMFT, AAMFT- AS Clinical Director Florence Nightingale House
Amy Adkins, LCSW Clinical Director Mother Teresa House
Carrie Hansen, CMHC Clinical Director Sacagawea House
Shailee Davis, LCSW Clinical Director Eleanor Roosevelt House
Kallee Wilson, LMFT Director of Family Services
Lindsey Spencer, TRS, CTRS, CMHC Therapist Mother Teresa House
Heather Smith, LCSW Therapist Susan B. Anthony House
Maloa Bridges, CMHC Therapist Eleanor Roosevelt House
Jacob Gibson, PhD, LMFT Therapist Florence Nightingale House
Brendan Ewell, LMFT Therapist Eleanor Roosevelt House
Rachel Nelson, CSW Therapist Rosa Parks House
Jeanae Oliverson, CSW Therapist Rosa Parks House
Jessi Frandsen, CSW Therapist Rosa Parks House
Shannon Bowden, LCSW Therapist Florence Nightingale House
Abigail Cobabe, CSW Therapist Susan B. AnthonyHouse
Madeline Thorne, CSW Therapist Mother Teresa House
Cory Dennis, PhD, LCSW Substance Abuse Counselor
Hailee Buras, A-CMHC Therapist Saratoga Springs Campus
In 1995, a group of dedicated and passionate professionals left their secure jobs and guaranteed paychecks to follow their friends Mark McGregor and Craig Lamont into their new venture – creating a therapeutic haven and school for adolescent girls. As New Haven’s primary founder, Mark and Kathy had a vision of a residential treatment center for young women that was different than anything else that existed at the time. There was a distinct focus on family healing, values, and helping students develop internal motivation. New Haven would feel like a home, a family, and a haven from all that had led these adolescents and their families to seek healing and refuge.
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New Haven is open year round, so feel free to contact us anytime with questions, requests, or to talk to one of our staff members. Just call, email, or fill out the form to let us know how we can help you.