New Vision

Helps with— Substance Abuse, Dependency and Mental Health

  • Residential, 6-8 months long
  • Uses the Strengthening Families Program
  • Located in Provo, Utah
  • Girls ages 13-18


What makes us unique?

  • Participate in Narcotics Anonymous
  • Attend the gym and participate in 5k races
  • Outdoor activities including hiking and treks

Services Provided while at the Program:

  • Daily groups (both PRS and Group Therapy)
  • Participate in individual and family therapy
  • Work through Stages of Change
  • Clients go to school on site (credit recovery offered if needed)
  • Transports to Home Visits in later stages
  • Earned privilege of off-site visits with family and eventually overnight home visits
  • Phone calls with family three times a week
  • Each client is assigned a Guide to help them through their treatment
  • Weekly service projects

New Vision is our Substance Dependent female program located in Provo, Utah. It is a 16 bed facility and contracts with DJJS clients, ages 13 to 18. The program is designed to be a 6-8 month program, during which clients have daily groups (both PRS and group therapy) and participate it individual and family therapy. They attend school on-site through the Provo School District and are offered credit recovery if needed.

While in the program the clients work their way through the Stages of Change. Starting on the second stage, Contemplation, clients earn the privilege to start off-site visits with their families. For the last three months of the Program, clients and their familes participate in the Strengthening Families Program, including in-home Family Coaching and visits are overnight. Family support is very important, therefore clients have phone calls with their families three times a week and can write letters to approved contacts. Each client is assigned a guide that will help them throughout their treatment. Each client is staffed weekly by the in-house team to individualize their goals.

Clients also participate in Narcotics Anonymous, do weekly service projects, attend the gym, hike and participate in 5k races and other various activities that teach valuable life skills.

Enrollment Information:

Enrollment: Chelsea Thomas – 801.885.7245
Program Director: Hilary O’Neil – 626.733.1733
Office Phone Provo: 801.375.4240


Hilary O’Neil – Program Director

hilaryHilary O’Neil grew up in sunny Southern California and moved to Utah to study at Brigham Young University. She has a passion for travel and people that has lead her all over the world. After graduating from BYU, she lived in Thailand and has enjoyed visiting and traveling to many other parts of the world. Since returning to Utah, she started working at the Journey: New Vision Program. Throughout her life and travels, she gained a greater understanding of how important human connections are to success in life. She loves working with youth, their families and people in general to improve their lives! Hilary is dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic in her endeavors to help clients explore and discover their true potential.

Brett Elder – Assistant Director

Brett Elder grew up in Los Angeles, California. He has an older brother, two older sisters and loves being the baby of the family. In high school, Brett was the Senior Class President. He loved working with other students to organize and conduct school assemblies. Brett studied at Brigham Young University and got his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Soccer and baseball are his favorite sports, but enjoys playing anything. He is an avid rock climber also. Brett has worked with the Journey for four years and has a passion for changing lives. Brett hopes to go back to school and get his Master’s Degree in Counseling and eventually start a family of his own.


Chelsea Thomas, ACMHC

ChelseaThomasChelsea has a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) and a Bachelor of Art in Social Work from Utah Valley University. Chelsea has certifications in the following areas; Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), Prime for Life Instructor, WFR, First Aid/ CPR certifications and is Certified in Positive Control. Chelsea is currently a therapist for The Journey and is also the Admissions Director and Executive Clinical Coordinator for Outpatient Services for The Journey. Chelsea started as a supervisor at the Journey, Impact Ranch nine years ago. She became the Program Director of Impact Ranch Developed and later developed the New Vision (substance dependence) and True Path (behavioral and substance abuse) group homes for teenage girls. Chelsea became the Program Director for each of these programs and later served as the Gender Specific Administrator for the Journey. Chelsea started the Salt Lake Outpatient Clinic for the Journey and then became a therapist for the New Vision girls group home.

Nicole Nelson, CMHC, LSUDC

Nicole NelsonNicole has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor. Her credentials are Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC); Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LSUDC). She is currently working as the Executive Clinical Director over Training at The Journey. She has worked in the field of substance dependency for over 8 years and with adolescents for over 13 years. She started with The Journey 10 years ago as an Administrative Assistant and became a line staff, supervisor and Program Director before becoming a therapist. Nicole is passionate and dedicated and believes enthusiasm and love will help heal addictions and strengthen relationships affected by it.

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