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Why Engage

Engage is a therapeutic environment located footsteps away from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and minutes away from the mountains. Engage’s purpose is to provide therapeutic support for young adults struggling with attachment distress, and relational trauma that is often creating emotional and relational challenges. These challenges may be depression, anxiety, loneliness, and lack of purpose. Engage’s therapist and certified life coaches are driven by principles of attachment while understanding the developmental needs of young adults. It is through Engage’s therapeutic guidance and life coaching one can better experience stronger emotional connections and develop new responses to familiar relationships challenges.

Why Engage

Engage is a therapeutic environment located footsteps away from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and minutes away from the mountains. Engage’s purpose is to provide therapeutic support for young adults struggling with attachment distress, and relational trauma that is often creating emotional and relational challenges. These challenges may be depression, anxiety, loneliness, and lack of purpose. Engage’s therapist and certified life coaches are driven by principles of attachment while understanding the developmental needs of young adults. It is through Engage’s therapeutic guidance and life coaching one can better experience stronger emotional connections and develop new responses to familiar relationships challenges.

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Attachment Driven

Attachment affects everyone. At Engage, our goal is to create therapeutic opportunities to better understand one’s attachment history and how it is currently shaping one’s internal working model.

Location Matters

Cedar City, Utah provides the optimal setting for the young adult to find a sense of security and ample opportunities to explore.

Our Model

Our smaller social and clinical settings directed by the participants' primary therapists better allows for deeper connections and sustained relational corrective experiences. Engage therapists oversee and guide their team of 6 to 8 participants and their Engage certified WholeFITT life coaches.

Therapist Directed Life Coaches

Coaching and mentoring is the focus of our staff, not to supervise. Our therapists and life coaches are here to honor the young adult's need to gain independence and freely move to a more secure sense of self and their relationships

Living Space Matters

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Located in the heart of Cedar City, UT just footsteps away from Southern Utah University and minutes away from the mountains of Cedar City. Engage clients may choose to attend SUU; however, it is not a requirement. Engage is designed to motivate and encourage the young adult to participate in 30 plus hours of weekly activities. Along with weekly therapeutic services and life coaching students may attend college, work, volunteer and engage in recreational activities, fitness and hobbies.

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Attachment Driven

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Attachment driven means cultivating a therapeutic environment that supports security, exploration and connection. It is creating therapeutic opportunities to better understand one’s attachment history and how it is currently shaping one’s internal working model. 

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Therapist Directed Life Coaches

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Our direct care staff and clinicians are trained by WholeFit, an integrative life coaching model. It is vital that everyone at Engage is equipped with the tools and knowledge to effectively support, guide, and intervene with our clients. It's not about supervision, but about knowing when and how to coach in who they want to be versus what we think they should be.

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The Model

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Our residential and clinical staffing model is intentionally designed to support young adults experiencing attachment and relational distress. Creating a small therapeutic milieu directed by the client’s primary therapist better allows for deeper connections and sustained relational corrective experiences. The therapist as team leads promotes an effective navigation of close and meaningful relationships. Through Engage’s therapeutic guidance one can better experience stronger emotional connections and develop new responses to familiar relationships challenges.

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Life at Engage Transitions

Young adults at Engage live independently in their own apartments. Our office is directly connected to three apartment units. Engage participants needing more direct support will reside here while others will live down the block in their downtown Cedar City apartment.

Listen to Dr. Jack Hinman discuss Young Adult Attachment

Young adulthood provides a unique opportunity to heal from attachment related issues. Attachment theory is a major influence in how treat our young adults at Engage. Dr. Jack Hinman, Engage's Executive Director and Founder, recently had the opportunity to talk about this unique window on the podcast Regulated & Relational.

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