A Safe Healing Place for Women

Annie's House is a specialized treatment center for women and administered by people who understand how a woman thinks and feels.

Why Should You Choose Us?

Why Annie’s House?

Annie’s House is a women-only residential addiction center in Draper, Utah. We are conveniently located in between Salt Lake County and Utah County to best meet the needs of as many local women as possible. We exist to provide the best care possible for women transitioning from a life of chemical and behavioral dependency to a life of emotional restoration and physiological well-being.

Annie’s house is a specialized treatment center created and administered by people who understand how a woman thinks and feels. Not only do we cater exclusively to female clients, we are staffed exclusively by women, as well. Female clinicians and female expert staff offer treatment for women with a unique insight that can be found in no other environment.

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The Four Key Aspects

We focus on the four key aspects of a woman’s intrinsic nature

Emotional

We help identify their feelings. Our clinicians help balance emotions and teach effective use of emotional power tools.

Physical

We identify a starting point to increase physical health. Our clinicians help detoxify the body and replace negative habits with positive ones.

Mental

We provide tools that help increase attention and comprehension. Our clinicians establish a lifelong platform for resilience. We teach women self-sustaining life-skills

Spiritual

We help women explore and express their core beliefs. We help identify issues relating to trust. We build on a belief in a higher power. We restore women’s confidence in their place in the world.

It's time you make yourself a priority... and LIVE again

Women Deserve the Right Care

at a price families can afford

All Levels of Care

We believe that successful recovery requires the right combination of physical treatment, professional therapy, and positive family support.

Our program is an evidence-based, sophisticated approach to drug and alcohol treatment that focuses on all of the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and family components of addiction recovery.

The challenges faced by yourself or your loved one is unique to the individual. We understand that intimately. We describe our approach to caring for each client as “Wraparound Care”. This means that the proscribed course of care includes a full catalog of services and resources that are given special emphasis case by case. The Annie’s House campus is unique in the levels of care that is delivered on-site. If our clients need it, we’ve got everything right here.

Annie’s House brings together a tailored mix of group therapy, individual counseling and family therapy to cater to each woman. These services include the following:

  • Residential
  • Treatment Services
  • Day Treatment Services
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Criminal Thinking Classes
  • Sober and Emotionally Stable Living

The Wraparound Care approach covers every aspect of recovery and helps place the focus on helping you or your loved one experience the life changes to start living a beautiful, joy-filled life again.

 

Family Treatment

We believe that Addictions are a family disease. It may be true that only one family member is actively involved, but the entire family is feeling a tremendous amount of pain and a host of other negative experiences right along with them. Annie’s House also understands that a family who has received counseling and support tools are key to a patient’s successful long-term recovery.

That is why we invite family members to come the campus and learn about the disease of addiction, understand co-dependency, enabling, shame and how to begin learning better communication skills. The training, under the supervision of therapists, brings the addict and the family to a place where they can mend the damage done through this most difficult time and learn to move forward together.

 

Substance Abuse is a Symptom

We believe that addictions do not just happen out of the blue. There’s something going on a little deeper that’s triggering the behavior. We follow a Dual-Diagnosis protocol in how we treat addiction. Dual-Diagnosis means we treat the symptoms AS WELL AS the underlying problems than may be causing them. We try to understand the core issues, which could include a psychological disorder or a psychiatric disease that compounds the affect on patients. When our patients complete their personally-tailored course of care by our highly-skilled medical team, they are better prepared to handle a clean and sober, addiction-free life for the rest of their life.

 

Access and Affordability

We believe that access to excellent care should be within the reach of as many families as possible; not for just the Hollywood elite. We offer financing options that will put you at ease and help you focus on the healing of your loved one. There should be no roadblocks in getting started on the path to recovery, and ability to pay no longer has to be one of them. The new federal Health Care Reform Act also covers addiction recovery services!

Annie Jensen

Co-Founder, Director

Annie Jensen - Co-Founder, Director

Annie has been with Steps Recovery Center from the beginning. Having the opportunity to open Annie’s House and work with women specifically has been such a rewarding experience for her. After her own drug addictions and trials, residential treatment and the 12-steps program is where she found her new way of life. She loves working in the residential industry and seeing people find hope and sobriety. She is passionate in helping addicts and their families find the help they need to live happy, healthy lifestyles free from addictions.

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Gina Hemma

Clinical Director, LCSW

Gina Hemma

Gina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Science. Gina has worked with women and families most of her career and has extensive experience and specialized training in the following areas: women’s health, medical social work, trauma, addiction and treatment, criminal justice, domestic violence prevention including sexual assault, victim advocacy, child welfare, crisis intervention, family systems, the effects of violence of children, offender intervention, women Veterans and military culture. Gina directed the program for women Veterans at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah as the Women Veterans Program Manager for over 7 years. She was the advocate and advisor for women veterans statewide and developed a holistic, trauma specific and nationally recognized program. Gina is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has worked in both public and private clinical settings. She taught at the University of Utah as an adjunct professor. She presents regularly at conferences and workshop and provides professional trainings nationally. Gina understands trauma is the underlying reason for substance abuse and primary trigger for relapse in women. She is passionate about providing a trauma-informed environment, staff and interventions that are also gender-specific to help women through recovery, the healing process and to reach their full potential.

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Dr. Mark Keep

Medical Director

Dr. Mark Keep

Dr. Keep has been in healthcare for 36 years. He was an advanced life support medic in central California for 5 years in the early 1980’s prior to attending medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Fellowship at he University of Utah followed by Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Arizona. He worked as a general and interventional cardiologist in Utah for 18 years. In 2008 his 7-year-old daughter Alissa died in a motor vehicle accident. Dr. Keep had to overcome grief induced medical issues as well as alcohol use while struggling to recover from the pain of his daughter’s death. Volunteer work as well as research, writing, and speaking on the medical ramifications of grief and loss, including adverse coping mechanisms such as substance abuse, were part of his recovery. He has spoken locally, nationally and soon internationally on the subject. It also led to working with alcoholics and addicts and becoming an Addiction Medicine specialist. He is board certified in Cardiology, a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and board eligible in Addiction Medicine. Sharing his experience, strength, and hope as well as training, medical knowledge, and research are part of his desire to “pay it forward” and help others to also recover from grief, loss, trauma and addiction.

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Pam Egelund

Recreational Therapist, CTRS, TRS

Pam Egelund

Pam is a certified Personal Trainer, with experience in metabolic VO2/RMR testing and nutrition and has eleven years of experience working in Residential Treatment Centers. She has created and developed a recreation therapy program for adults with addiction, co-wrote and developed a girls adolescent residential treatment program and has worked within the school system developing adventure leadership programs locally and abroad in Zimbabwe. Pam graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management with a Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Emphasis.

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Alison Martin

Therapist, CMHC

Alison Martin

Alison is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has been working in residential treatment for addiction since 2012. She graduated from University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, having also completed the Master’s program for Educational Counseling. Alison has specialized training in trauma, grief and loss, motivational interviewing, psychodrama and interventions. Alison also specializes in issues that impact the LGBTQ community. She believes that the key to addiction treatment, especially for women, is to develop a sense of self love, and learning to live life authentically. She also believes that trauma work is vital to the healing process. Alison utilizes many therapeutic techniques in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Relationship Trauma Repair. Alison enjoys traveling, spending time in the mountains, and photography.

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Amanda McNab

Therapist, LCSW

Amanda McNab

Amanda graduated with her Master of Social Work from Widener University in Chester, PA in 2006. She worked for a community mental health agency in New Jersey providing intensive in-home services to families involved with the Division of Youth and Family Services, as well as providing services to adolescents on probation in an intensive outpatient substance abuse program. Following this, she functioned as a case manager for a county SSI/SSD Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) initiative, helping individuals with co-occurring disorders apply for Social Security benefits. Amanda came to Utah in 2011 and began working as a mental health provider in a primary care setting for female Veterans at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Two years later, she moved to a position as a youth inpatient social worker at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. In March 2016, she began her role as a therapist at Annie’s House. Amanda is also a licensed as a designated examiner for the state of Utah and a volunteer with the Utah Crisis Counseling Program.

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Denia-Marie "Dema" Ollerton

Therapist, ACMHC

Denia-Marie

Denia-Marie “Dema” Ollerton received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. She has treated addictions, chronic mental illness, and behavior disorders. Using a social justice lens, Dema takes a particular interest in clients’ varied identities: i.e. race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, etc. For example, she was a member of the Institute for the Study and Promotion for Race & Culture (ISPRC) at Boston College 2010-2011 and has integrated the research findings from ISPRC with her current practice. In addition, Dema is learning Spanish and French and plans to provide counseling to native speakers in these languages. Dema also teaches in the Behavioral Science Department at Utah Valley University, where her practical experience and love of psychology come alive in the classroom.

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Chalyn Dye

Marketing & Admissions Coordinator

Chalyn Dye

Chalyn received her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion and Education with an emphasis in Body Image as well as a Minor in Nutrition from the University of Utah. Chalyn grew up dancing in jazz, ballet, and hip hop since the age of 3 and has been teaching dance to kids ages 5-18 years old for the last 8 years. Chalyn uses her education as well as her own personal experience to be a positive role model to those around her. Chalyn has a burning passion for helping girls- young and old- see what beauty from within is all about.

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Jason Webb

Clinical Director, LCSW

Jason Webb

Jason Webb, a self-proclaimed addict of addicts, brings years of experience and training to Annie’s House as our Clinical Director. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jason received his Master’s degree from the University of Utah after completing his undergraduate Family Science program at Brigham Young University. He is a Licensed Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor and is certified in Egala, a professional equestrian psychotherapy program, and in a powerful ropes course training designed to help addicts build self-confidence and decision making skills. He is also a certified mediator.

Jason has been helping addicts transform their lives since he graduated, serving as a counselor in the Utah State Prison Conquest program, as the Clinical Director of the Ark, another addiction recovery house, and eventually as the founder of his own Sober Living home in Midvale, Utah. He currently hosts numerous presentations in the counseling field and has also published a book, “The Reality of Perception,” that addresses how the perceptions we have impact many areas of our life.

Since joining the Steps Recovery Centers family, Jason has overseen four residential programs and multiple outpatient programs before helping our many clients at our addiction recovery house exclusively for women in Draper, Utah, Annie’s House.

Originally from California and Arizona, Jason lived for two years in Santiago, Chile as a missionary for his church. He and his wife have been married since 1996 and together they have seven children, five boys and two girls.

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Tracey Williams

Counselor, ASUDC

Tracey Williams

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Tera Ettinger

Case Manager, SUDC

Tera Ettinger

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Kim Day

Case Manager

Kim Day

Kimberly (Kim) Day has a passion for helping people. She is currently going to school at Weber State University for a Bachelors of Science in Social Work with a Minor in Criminal Justice. She loves music and plays many instruments. She served a mission for her church to Milan, Italy for 18 months. Kim loves others and loves helping women in addiction to find their voice and learn to love themselves.

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Madison Lund

House Manager

Madison Lund

Madison is the House Manager and Medical Assistant at Annie’s House. She is currently working on her Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work at Utah Valley University and plans to continue in her education to earn her Masters’ Degree as well. After losing her older brother and her father to their addictions, she has set her mind and heart on being an advocate and support of those suffering in addiction, as well as the loved ones that surround them. Madison loves spending time with her family and her young baby girl, as well as traveling and taking photos wherever she goes. Madison loves being a part of the change, growth and recovery that happens here at Annie’s House and seeing the strength and independence that women find here.

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