Relational Healing In a Residential Treatment Center

    By: Nevin G. Alderman, M.A., CMHC – Executive Clinical Director – New Haven RTC   AWAKEN Relational therapy has always been a cornerstone of our delivery model at New Haven. At New Haven, one of our mottos for healing is, “a thousand moments”. What is the goal of those thousand moments? To awaken […]

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My Core Meaning

MY CORE MEANING My 9 year old self: innocent,free,beautiful Lion: courageous,strong,brave “I picked my 9 year old self because part of my treatment I have been working on is forgiving myself right now, in the present, from past things last year and in the past with my 9 year old self. The traumatic experience that […]

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Celebrating 20 Years

One snowy, blustery day in February of 2000, I had the privilege of touring the Spanish Fork campus with Mark McGregor, one of the original owners of New Haven RTC.  As I listened to Mark, his passion and commitment to the well-being and healing of adolescent females and their families was evident.  I caught his […]

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Experiential Therapy in a Residential Treatment Center

I have been at New Haven for over 5 months now. My journey here has taught me so much about myself and my family. A lot of my family’s progress has happened through Experiential Therapy. My family and I began our treatment with challenging family dynamics that were getting in the way of our relationships […]

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Looking at ADHD Differently

  Looking at ADHD differently  By, Megan Slater       As a parent of children with AD/HD, I found comfort in researching what the diagnosis really meant for our family.  I felt validated as I read the classic symptoms described by my children’s doctor and on informational websites.  Yes!  My children struggle with these things, and […]

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What Are the Symptoms of ADHD?

What Are the Symptoms of ADHD? By, Laurie Laird  Reference: mentalhealth.about.com/cs/familyresources/l/bladd.htm ADHD is not like a broken arm, or strep throat, it does not have clear physical signs that can be seen in an x-ray or a lab test. ADHD can only be identified by looking for certain characteristic behaviors and these behaviors vary from person […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To my past self, If someone had told me a year ago that I would now be at my third treatment center, I would have told them to get lost. If someone had told me that I would be sober, I would have laughed at them. There’s so many things I wish I would have […]

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30 Days of Recovery

“Here is what I wish I knew about Recovery” Having struggled with addiction and having the opportunity to work in addictions myself, there are so many things I wish I knew about recovery. I wish I could answer the question that so many who suffer have, “Why me?”. “Why my child?”. I don’t know if […]

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The Effect of OCD on Academic Performance

OCD and School Work A student who has untreated OCD is likely to struggle with concentration in the classroom. Students will often have a hard time concentrating because they will experience extreme anxiety and urges which can become overwhelming. Traditionally, these are smart, bright, kind, and likable students who are unable to excel and work […]

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Back to Basics: Supporting Teens and Loved Ones with Depression

As a supporter of a family member suffering from depression, I know how difficult it can be. The worry, exhaustion, frustrations, concerns, and pain can become overwhelming.  Supporting loved ones with depression can be confusing. Why are they so sad? Why don’t they enjoy things they used to? Why don’t they have energy or motivation? […]

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