All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
Novitas Academy is delighted to announce that Amee Hardy, LCPC, has joined our team as the new Clinical Director, as of June, 2017.
Amee returns to Idaho with her family after serving as Clinical Director for a young adult transitional program in Costa Rica. We are thrilled by her return to Idaho and the wealth of experience, knowledge, and compassion that she brings to us and our young men.
Amee comes from a family of educators so it was natural for her to pursue her undergraduate degree in education and to begin her professional career as a teacher. With this in mind, Amee went on to pursue her advanced degree and received her Master’s in Counseling from Boise State University. She has received training in the Trauma Resiliency Model, Social Thinking model, the Arbinger Institute Leadership model and the Ruler Approach for emotional literacy and Equine Therapy.
Amee's professional experience is vast. She has worked as a therapist in a wide variety of clinical settings including an inpatient psychiatric unit, community agency, and a regional hospital. She specializes in a wide-range of diagnoses and clinical modalities including, but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, NLD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, acute mental illness, transition planning and parent coaching. Prior to her time spent in Costa Rica, she served first as a therapist, then as the Clinical Director at Cherry Gulch Therapeutic Boarding School for 6 years.
When she is not working, Amee will certainly be spending her free time back in the beautiful Idaho outdoors enjoying running, rafting, and skiing through our mountains and valleys with her husband and two young sons. Amee is excited about joining Novitas and welcoming new students into our relationship-based program that strives to help our students build their self-esteem and self-confidence through discovering and nurturing their strengths, passions, and dreams. Novitas administration welcomes Amee and her many strengths to Novitas Academy.
About Novitas Academy
Located on 30 acres of majestic river front property, Novitas Academy is a unique fully accredited and SEVIS certified therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 14-18. The program is designed to meet the needs of young men struggling with life skills, learning differences, lack of academic motivation, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) and mild to moderate behavioral and emotional problems. Novitas is a relationship-based treatment program that strives to help our students build their self-esteem and self-confidence through discovering and nurturing their strengths, passions and dreams. Our goal is to help our boys reach their goals.