All Kinds of News for June 06, 2018
Moonridge Academy is excited to announce Lacey Heinzelman, LPC, LMFT as their new Clinical Director. Lacey received her master’s degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. Lacey comes to Moonridge Academy with a variety of experiences working in both residential and wilderness settings. Most recently Lacey was a lead clinician and trainer at New Visions Wilderness (NVW) in Wisconsin. Prior to working at New Visions Wilderness, Lacey was a therapist at Explorations in Montana, a therapeutic boarding school.
Lacey has advanced training in Brainspotting, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and HeartMath strategies. She is a trained family therapist, working with the entire family system to create long lasting change. Lacey has unique experiences working with young women in adventurous settings. This is essential at Moonridge Academy where the students are middle school age and are involved in weekly Adventure Therapy. Lacey is also a creative therapist including art projects, play therapy and music in therapy sessions. She is a calming, steady presence as a therapist when working with younger girls in a fun and empowering way. For families, Lacey is a consistent support providing real solutions for families in need. Lacey knows the treatment industry inside and out, but even more importantly, she knows teenagers and how to help create incredible change.
“We're so excited about Lacey coming to Moonridge”, comments Executive Director Tawny Thomas, LCSW. “She's walking into an already amazing team of clinicians and there's no doubt she'll help make it even better!”
In her off time, Lacey enjoys exploring and playing in the outdoors, reading, Packer football, and spending time with her family.
About Moonridge Academy
Moonridge Academy is a premier residential treatment center for younger girl ages 11-15 years located in Cedar City, UT. Moonridge Academy specializes in healing trauma and addressing mental and emotional challenges using different therapeutic modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, Equine Therapy and Adventure Therapy. As a small program of only 16 students, Moonridge Academy allows for a high degree of individualization in both clinical and academic services. By combining a nurturing home-like environment with a sophisticated clinical approach, Moonridge Academy is tailored to meet specific needs and to assist students to develop coping skills and identity.