All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
Originally from Southern California, Jennifer came to Utah to attend both undergraduate and graduate school. She comes to RedCliff Ascent, after being an integral part of Moonridge Academy. Previously at Southern Utah University working in student development and academia for 18 years. She has received a significant amount of training in, and teaches, human development and group psychotherapy. Her experience has been diverse.
Jennifer started working with adolescents in 2008 and discovered her passion for helping young people gain confidence in the understanding and expression of personal emotion. The training she has obtained over the years has given her the opportunity to fulfill many passions that feel innate to her. Some of these include learning to integrate traumatic experiences into life and letting go of the associated pain with these experiences (trauma, recovery); learning to achieve a positive identity as a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender youth; gaining a positive body image and learning to have a healthy relationship with food and learning to navigate relationships with a definite sense of self and appropriate boundaries. Jennifer not only loves working with youth but believes that strong family work is an integral part of the change process. Jennifer is trained in EMDR and loves educating young people and their parents on how the nervous system impacts their responses to stressful situations.
Jennifer loves laughing, traveling, trying out new and exciting food, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and kids.
About RedCliff Ascent and RedCliff Recovery
RedCliff Ascent is a therapeutic wilderness program, nestled between two mountain ranges in the high desert of Enterprise, UT. They focus on adolescents ages 13-17 who are struggling with various challenges from anxiety and depression, to school abandonment and the need to reconnect with their family. With over 25 years of experience, RedCliff uses a relational model and narrative therapy to drive an outcome and evidence-based approach.
RedCliff Recovery is a women's specific, 12-step adventure based wilderness program. Designed by women, specifically for women.