All Kinds of News for October 07, 2020
Journey Home Young Adult, a step-down, transitional program for young women ages 18-23, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, excited to announce the addition of Toni Mazzaglia to the clinical team. Mazzaglia began working with, Journey Home West, the sister program, earlier this year. She will provide clinical support to both teens and young adults at both traditional living programs.
Toni has worked in both wilderness and residential treatment settings for the past 20 years. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as trauma work. The transitional nature of the Journey Home programs will allow her to utilize the skills she’s gained across the variety of treatment settings she’s worked in.
Journey Home Young Adult uses a combination of individual, group, and family therapy to help students address their issues and prepare for the next steps in their life. When asked what advice she’d give to parents with children in treatment, Toni says it’s important to not get discouraged. “Trust the process and focus on what you can do,” she said. “Look at what you can adjust in order to be better support for your child.”
Journey Home Young Adult helps residents gain the skills needed to be successful through one-on-one mentoring and life coaching. Toni believes it’s important to help students gain life skills that are transferable to life after treatment. “I don’t want residents to feel like life is just happening to them,” she said. “I want them to feel like they can actively take control of it.” Toni and the Journey Home Young Adult team will continue to help residents move forward and launch into the next phase of their lives with hope and the tools they need to succeed.
About Journey Home Young Adult
Journey Home Young Adult is a transition program for young women 18-23 years old. Our home-like setting provides a place for these young women to develop independence while still receiving therapeutic support. Residents are transitioning from a previous therapeutic placement into young adulthood. Therapists help them with individual and family issues while residents attend school or work in the community. For more information, visit journeyhomeyoungadult.com or call (855) 918-0032.