All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Evangelhouse Christian Academy, in its endeavor to provide treatment excellence in a Christian environment for teen girls™, recently announced the addition of two professionals to its already amazing treatment team. Joining them are a nutritionist and an additional teen and family therapist.
Leila Irvan, MS, MDTR, CLT joined as the Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator. Leila is a Registered Nutritionist Diet Technician and a Certified Lifestyle Eating and Performance Therapist. Her background includes working in naturopathic nutrition and functional medicine. She has worked in private practice, neurodevelopment and weight loss clinics. Her specialty is in food sensitivities and behavior change coaching. Leila supports students with individual plans for managing a variety of emotional and behavioral food-related symptoms. She loves to use art in her instruction time and she frequently incorporates it into wellness activities for self-expression and stress management.
Allison McFatter, MS, PLMFT joined as the Teen and Family Therapist. Her background includes having traveled abroad to work in the field of trauma and human trafficking prevention. She worked in India, Japan and Cambodia before completing her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree at Valdosta State University. Allison has extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) therapy to treat traumatic memories. She also has extensive training in Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Using these skills, she worked with servicemen suffering with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) before transitioning to Evangelhouse in her new role. Allison’s engaging therapy style supports students in exploring past events and how they shape behavior choices.
The addition of Leila and Allison will greatly enrich the holistic treatment model Evangelhouse is known for. Their skills add to the clinical team’s ability to treat the underlying causes of high risk behaviors for teen girls.
About Evangelhouse® Christian Academy
Evangelhouse® Christian Academy is a boutique, fourteen-bed therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 12-18 in St. Martinville, LA. The academy offers a unique integration of licensed clinical therapy in a non-denominational Christian environment. To learn more, visit www.evangelhouse.com