At The Crossroads Announces Dr. Vaughn Heath as Clinical Director

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At The Crossroads (ATC) is proud to announce our new Clinical Director, Dr. Vaughn Heath. Dr. Heath will be helping evolve and guide the program from an outpatient therapy model to providing more clinical oversight for the client’s process and staff needs.

Dr. Heath will provide leadership and vision and maintain a caseload of male and female young adults. When speaking about At The Crossroads, “ it is already a successful program. I am bringing the therapist into the day-to-day with the client. The therapist then becomes the crucible between the client and their parents and the client and participants and staff,” said Dr. Heath of the change he is bringing. He was clear to state, “The success and failure of ATC is not about how well we can control young adults while they are in the program, but how well they implement the changes they learn here, into their future.”

Dr. Heath comes to ATC with 17 years of experience in the private pay residential treatment, wilderness therapy, and private practice. Dr. Heath has worked in a variety of settings with various clients ranging from women who were sexually abused as children, to sexual perpetrators. He also co-founded and was Clinical Director at Second Nature Therapeutic Wilderness Programs. Dr. Heath has published articles in Contemporary Family Therapy Journal, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, American, and the Journal of Family Therapy. All of these experiences have lead him to being a strong clinical director for ATC and perfect to work with female clients who have trauma histories and male clients that are on the spectrum. Dr. Heath received his doctorate at Brigham Young University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Where he focused his research on, “How the effects of childhood sexual trauma differed in women from current negative life experiences.” He received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Brigham Young University, with a minor in Statistics. His undergraduate studies were at the University of Alberta in Canada with a Bachelor’s Art and Specialty in Psychology.

At The Crossroads (ATC) in Saint George, Utah is the leading transitional co-educational young adult program is designed to assist clients in finding their balanced life. Founded in 2005, the ATC model is focused on behaviors as assessment through their clients’ experiences learning, working, or attending college in the city of St. George. ATC has clinical oversight, professionally trained mentors, and individualized treatment plans, combine with structured homes and apartments that aid each client in finding their path to success. To find out more information about ATC, please call 435.627.1788 or visit http://www.guidingyouth.com/

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