Embracing Authenticity

A Transformative Healing Journey with Our Empathetic and Diverse Team at Corner Canyon Health Centers

At Corner Canyon Health Centers, we believe that true healing goes beyond addressing physical symptoms. Our approach to wellness revolves around authenticity—a transformative path of self-discovery, emotional healing, and genuine empowerment. In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll delve into how our team at Corner Canyon Health Centers guides clients on this transformative journey, the therapies we employ, and the profound impact it has on overall well-being. What sets us apart is the personal touch that our diverse and empathetic team brings to the healing process, as many of them have been through their own journeys of finding authenticity. One remarkable story is that of our very first client, whose life took a transformative turn during his time with us. Struggling with personal challenges and seeking authenticity, he embarked on a healing journey with dedication and commitment. With the guidance and support of our compassionate staff, he found the strength to confront his inner struggles and begin a profound journey of self-discovery and healing.

The Corner Canyon Approach to Authenticity

At Corner Canyon Health Centers, we understand that authentic living is vital for lasting wellness. Our experienced therapists and caring staff prioritize creating a safe and nurturing environment where clients can explore their inner selves without judgment. The journey to authenticity involves a unique blend of evidence-based therapies, mindfulness practices, and personalized support to foster a profound transformation.

A Team Rooted in Diversity

Diversity is celebrated at Corner Canyon Health Centers. Our staff comes from various cultural backgrounds, bringing a wealth of perspectives and experiences to the healing process. This rich tapestry of understanding and empathy allows us to connect with clients from all walks of life, creating a safe and inclusive space where individuals feel welcomed and supported on their unique healing journey. Our team’s diverse backgrounds foster cultural sensitivity, ensuring that clients’ values, beliefs, and backgrounds are honored and respected throughout their therapeutic experience.

Personal Transformation: From Client to Program Director

Today, the same individual who underwent this remarkable transformation plays a pivotal role as the current Program Director at Corner Canyon Health Centers. His journey from client to leader exemplifies the profound impact of our programs and the potential for growth and development that lies within each individual who seeks help and support. As the Program Director, he continues to inspire and guide others on their own paths of healing and self-discovery, exemplifying the dedication and commitment that have become a hallmark of our center’s approach to care.

A Journey of Commitment and Determination

During his time at Corner Canyon Health Centers, our first client demonstrated unwavering commitment and determination to confront his inner struggles. He actively engaged in evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as mindfulness practices to foster self-awareness and emotional regulation. Additionally, the well-rounded nature of Corner Canyon’s program, which includes yoga, exercise, breathwork, and meaningful connections with other clients, played a significant role in contributing to his transformative growth. With consistent effort and the guidance of our skilled therapists, he gained insights into his self-limiting beliefs, past traumas, and core values, setting the stage for a remarkable journey of personal development.

Thriving as the Current Program Director: A Catalyst for Positive Change

Having undergone remarkable personal growth and discovering his authentic self through treatment, our first client’s journey extended far beyond mere recovery. Realizing the profound impact of living authentically on overall well-being, he embraced the opportunity to contribute uniquely and powerfully to Corner Canyon Health Centers’ mission. With great enthusiasm, he became a mentor, paying forward the support and enthusiasm he received during his own treatment. Eventually, he moved on from Corner Canyon Health Centers to become the Recovery Residence Coordinator at another treatment center.

Having grasped the importance of living authentically, he took the initiative to establish his own Life Coaching practice, where he flourished as a successful life coach, generously imparting his insights and wisdom to assist others on their healing journeys. His commitment and loyalty to Corner Canyon Health Centers were evident as he eventually returned to the organization, taking on the role of Program Director. Since his return, his mere presence has sparked positive change within our organization, serving as a remarkable source of inspiration for both clients and colleagues alike. His journey from being a client to attaining the esteemed position of a leader vividly demonstrates the lasting potential for growth and empowerment that our center strives to nurture in every individual we are privileged to serve.

Implementing Proper Mentor Training

Drawing from his own transformative experience as a client, our Program Director understood the significance of mentorship in the healing journey. He recognized the value of having mentors who genuinely understand the struggles and challenges clients face. In this light, he played a critical role in implementing a comprehensive mentor training program for our staff. This program equips mentors with the necessary tools, knowledge, and empathy to guide clients with compassion, wisdom, and understanding.

Fostering Effective Team Building

Knowing the power of a cohesive and supportive team, our Program Director actively fosters effective team building among the staff. He believes that a unified team is better equipped to provide empathetic and comprehensive care to our clients. Through team-building workshops, group exercises, and regular communication, he encourages an atmosphere of camaraderie, trust, and collaboration, ensuring that each staff member feels valued and supported.

Inspiring a Culture of Authenticity and Growth

The evolution of our Program Director from a client to a leader has ignited a profound culture of authenticity and growth within our organization. His remarkable personal transformation has left an indelible impact on the entire team, inspiring them to embrace vulnerability, openness, and a steadfast commitment to their own journeys of growth and healing. This transformative influence extends to our clients, who now experience genuine empathy and understanding, guided by a staff that leads by example. Witnessing the power of authenticity and self-discovery, our team embodies the belief that healing is attainable, fostering an environment where clients feel truly supported and encouraged on their paths to wellness.


The healing journey at Corner Canyon Health Centers is guided by a diverse and empathetic team that deeply understands the significance of authenticity. Our Program Director’s personal experiences and leadership have been a driving force behind positive changes within our organization. Through his commitment to proper mentor training, team building, and promoting work-life balance for the staff, he has created an environment that empowers clients to embrace their authentic selves and fosters lasting well-being. Begin your transformative journey at Corner Canyon Health Centers and experience the profound healing power of authenticity, guided by a team that values diversity, empathy, and personal transformation, all under the leadership of our inspiring Program Director.

About the Author

Brandi Barefoot is the swing shift supervisor in the Residential Treatment Program at Corner Canyon Health Centers, and she has extensive experience working in mental health and addiction treatment centers. Her experience and education have led her to a comprehensive understanding of holistic care, and her personal experiences have given her an unwavering passion and commitment to the field. Through her writing she strives to break down barriers, foster understanding, and promote a brighter future for individuals and communities affected by mental health and addiction concerns. She has a comprehensive understanding of the work Corner Canyon does and shares some of it in her blogs.

Liz Lund, MPA

Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
When Liz is not busy working she love being outdoors, eating ice cream, taking naps, and spending time with her precious baby girl and sweet husband.