Heather Hagen, MA, MFT: Director of Family Therapy Program at Newport Academy


Heather Hagen, MA, LMFT

Heather Hagen specializes in family therapy and addiction, and has worked extensively with teenagers facing behavioral issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. With 15 years of experience in the treatment field, Heather holds a master’s degree in Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as two bachelor’s degrees, in family studies and social work. Heather’s previous positions included family program director and direct care staff at the Center for Discovery, and direct care staff at Provo Canyon School.

Heather is passionate about working with adolescents and empowering them to become strong, independent young adults. She is also an accomplished photographer.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“My own family experienced the disease of addiction and did not have the tools or guidance we needed to heal. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back and to support families during times of crisis. We meet them where they are, and gently guide them through the process of reconnection and healing. On a daily basis, I get to see teens and families experience change and develop new strengths. That’s the best ‘payday’ I could ask for.”

Select Achievements

  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University, Orange, California
  • Undergraduate degrees in Family Studies from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and in social work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Equine Therapy Training
  • Training in Attachment-Based Family Therapy and Motivational Interviewing