Engage Young Adult Transitions Announces Director of Student Life
Engage Young Adult Transitions of Cedar City, Utah is excited to announce and welcome Breanna Bernarducci as Engage’s Director of Student Life. Brea’s extensive experience and enthusiasm for working with young people and directing teams, as well her outward mindset are just a few of her amazing talents. Brea’s attunement to young people and staff makes her a great addition to the Engage team in guiding young adults with attachment distress to reach their full potential.
Brea brings years of experience as an assistant field director, field instructor, and recruiter in the wilderness therapy world to Engage. She believes in the importance of teaching emotional education and empowering leadership skills to young people and their families. Brea leads from the heart and is passionate about creating a culture of security, consistency, and growth at Engage.
Brea finds purpose and connection through guiding herself and others to get outside their ‘comfort zone’ and into the ‘growth zone’ both physically and emotionally. Brea and her husband are raising a 3-year-old (which is its own journey outside the comfort zone). When she can, Brea loves to go rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and camping in the aspen trees. Brea also enjoys reading, making art, listening to music, cooking, and feasting with friends. She is excited to share these passions and skills with the life coaches and young adults at Engage.
Working alongside Executive Director Jack Hinman, Psy.d., Brea is instrumental in creating an engaging therapeutic environment for young adults with attachment and relational trauma to experience safety and the confidence to explore the world.
“I am honored to join the Engage Transitions team as the Director of Student Life. This role allows me to serve as a mentor to our Life Coach staff and spend time with our Young Adults on a daily basis. I am thrilled by the variety of experiences we get to offer our Young Adults weekly, knowing the huge impact that these types of offerings created in my own life. Having worked in the wilderness therapy world since 2013, I am looking forward to continuing to learn from all the mentors I have had in this industry of humans helping humans. The opportunity to work alongside Jack Hinman is an absolute privilege. I’m excited to collaboratively support his therapeutic vision and foundational values for this program. I am inspired by Jack’s desire to help each of our young adults find their own unique way to thrive in the world and proud to be part of their journey to Engage life now.”
About Engage Transitions
Engage Young Adult Transitions is a therapeutic environment located footsteps away from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and minutes away from the mountains. Engage’s purpose is to provide therapeutic support for young adults struggling with attachment distress, and relational trauma that is often creating emotional and relational challenges. These challenges may be depression, anxiety, loneliness, and lack of purpose. Engage’s therapist and certified life coaches are driven by principles of attachment while understanding the developmental needs of young adults. It is through Engage’s therapeutic guidance and life coaching one can better experience stronger emotional connections and develop new responses to familiar relationships challenges.