Mother Teresa House
Mother Teresa – Servant
A Servant is one who puts aside all thought and concern for herself in order to focus on the needs of others. Mother Teresa left personal comfort and security behind to search out those whom the world had forgotten – those who have nothing. Mother Teresa’s life of service is a bright beacon of hope in a society darkened by selfishness – she is an inspiration to us all.
Mother Teresa House Staff
Jessica Jenkins, LCMHC, EAGALA Certified
Clinical Director – Teresa House
Jessica's work in residential treatment began many years ago when she worked as a residential staff at a co-ed treatment facility while completing her BS in Behavioral Science, with an emphasis in Psychology, at Utah Valley University. After earning her Bachelor's Degree, Jessica went on to complete a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling, during which time she worked as the residential director of a treatment facility for adolescent sex offenders with co-occurring disorders. Jessica is a fully licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of Utah, and has enjoyed many years of experience working with court-appointed and privately placed at-risk youth and their families in the RTC setting, as well as with young adults preparing to transition from proctor care into adult living home and community settings. Early in her clinical experience, Jessica spent a year working in a clinical outpatient setting with the general population. While every clinical venue she has worked in has a place in her heart, Jessica has found that her true passion is in working with youth and their families, and she brings this passion to New Haven coupled with her motto of "home and healthy." She believes in helping each of her clients identify and embrace their individual worth and within that process make peace with their past, look forward to their future and live mindfully in the present.
Jessica has experience working with anxiety, mood disorders, executive functioning deficits and spectrum disorders, trauma, attachment, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, sexual misconduct, eating disorders and various co-morbid issues. Jessica is also certified in equine assisted psychotherapy and has several years of experience working with youth in therapeutic equine settings, both as a therapist and a co-facilitator. Jessica has a passion for working with youth in experiential settings, and a strong belief in using a relationship-based approach to facilitate hope and healing within individuals and families. Jessica also has experience facilitating parent and family workshops and multi-family group work. She firmly believes that the healthy relationships and proactive support systems developed through these experiences are an essential component to the individual and familial healing process.
Jezelle Cutia, TRS, CTRS
Jezelle is from San Jose, CA; but her parents are originally from the Philippines. Jezelle moved to Utah to continue her education at Brigham Young University where she earned a degree in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, and a minor in Family Life. Jezelle interned with New Haven in Recreation Therapy while also working as a member of residential staff. Although her schedule was busy during this time, she developed a passion for learning about family systems and helping families improve their quality of life.
Jezelle enjoys doing anything outdoors such as rock climbing and hiking. She also loves to play basketball and learn different musical instruments.
Sarah Schaub, ACMHC
Sarah Schaub received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. Post graduation, Sarah moved to San Francisco and worked with tech startups and corporations focusing on relational intelligence. Consulting with C-level executives to identify and hire the appropriate personnel to curate desired cultures, increase retention, overall team cohesion and company success, she excels. Sarah is also a professional figure skater and coach who has been teaching individuals with mental health issues and learning and physical disabilities how to skate both 1:1 and in group lessons for over 15 years. Drawn to relational dynamics and with a passion for the outdoors, she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.
Her experience includes Gestalt Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families who want to deepen connection or resolve conflict with loved ones, overcome depression, heal past traumas, understand the depth of one's anger, let go of addictive behaviors, grieve a great loss or need support during major life transitions. Additionally, Sarah has experience working with young adults transitioning from earlier patterns of destructive behavior to a supportive, successful balanced life. She's provided individual therapy, family counseling, crisis management, life skills training, vocational and educational counseling, social skills training and substance abuse counseling using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. Previous to coming to New Haven, Sarah worked with Veterans with PTSD, TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries), Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and physical disabilities, and their Supporters (partners, family members, friends, etc.) at non-profit, Higher Ground USA. Utilizing recreation and nature-based therapy, she provided individual, family, couples and group counseling, helping individuals use non-violent communication, work through vicarious and experienced trauma and the addictive behaviors adopted to cope, heal psychological wounds, grieve, transition post active duty and discover what is still possible, despite the prevalence of depression and hardships faced. Sarah has a passion for working with trauma and, as a certified yoga instructor, uses trauma-informed yoga therapy to help heal trauma stored in the mind and body.
Though Sarah’s work touches so many seemingly disparate spaces, her work revolves around the art of relationships. Whether it’s personal connections, collaborating with companies and managers, coaching ice skating or working with clients inside or outdoors, Sarah believes it is through relationships and with the help of supportive networks, that we heal.
Residential Director - Roosevelt House, Teresa House
Joanne was born in Medford, Oregon. She moved to Utah when she was 16 years old and is the oldest of three children. Joanne has four children of her own and really enjoys her role as a mother. She has also volunteered many hours at a youth organization, both as a leader and organizer for young children and adolescent youth. Through her work with adolescents, she discovered a passion for mentoring young women. In 2014, she found her way to New Haven with the help of a close friend. Joanne has a genuine desire to help families and truly believes in the healing approach at New Haven. Joanne's favorite part of her job is working with the girls and helping them to see their potential.
Joanne has several hobbies which include playing softball and volleyball, quilting, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.