Mara Haight


Mara joined the violence treatment and prevention community as a victim advocate in 2006, and since this time she has worked in various capacities serving those affected by violence and abuse. Mara graduated from the University of Utah in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in both Economics and Communication, and then returned to school in 2010 to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College. Mara is currently the Executive Director of the Rape Recovery Center, a position she began in early 2016. Mara has been with the center since 2012, and during her time with the center she has also served as a volunteer, Intern Mental Health Therapist, Hospital Response Team Advocate, and Advocacy Coordinator. Mara is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and specializes in healing the impact of traumatic experiences, including difficulties with early childhood. Mara became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing through EMDR HAP and has been practicing EMDR since early 2013. Mara continues to practice therapy part-time at Healing Pathways Therapy Center. Additionally, she is currently the Co-Coordinator of the Utah Association for Women in Psychology and practices therapy from a trauma-informed, intersectional feminist perspective. Mara believes every individual has the ability to heal if given the right combination of empowerment, information, and support.

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