Victoria Delheimer, LMFT, LCMHC, CDWF
Victoria has more than two decades of experience treating individuals with Substance Use and Mental Health disorders. Victoria came to Journey from Valley Behavioral Health where she was the Regional Director overseeing the full continuum of treatment services for two counties. Victoria is an experienced clinician, administrator and trainer. She is Lead Faculty for the University of Phoenix, teaching graduate students in the Counseling Program. Victoria has maintained a private practice for over 20 and has performed disaster relief work aiding victims of 911 and Katrina. She joined Journey Healing Centers in July of 2014.
Debbie Coleman, LCMHC, CDWF
Debbie Coleman is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and has been at Journey Healing Centers since 2010. Debbie received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Central Florida. Her background includes work with children in foster care, assisting them as they reunite with their families. Debbie has also worked with children recovering from sexual abuse. Relocating to Utah in 1999, Debbie provided therapy to domestic violence survivors and their children at the YWCA for 7 years. Additionally, Debbie has worked in insurance and has maintained a private practice since 2000.
Debbie utilizes a variety of theories and methods to assist clients in their change process. She believes in the holistic model and enjoys helping folks become aware of their mental, physical, and spiritual selves as they create a deeper connection to each. Debbie is currently working toward a certification as a Daring Way facilitator, using the work of Brene Brown. Helping clients confront their shame and develop resilience, increase their ability to engage with their vulnerability, and show up and live brave is her newest passion.
Zoe Roberts, LCMHC, CDWF
IOP/Day TX Manager
Zoe completed her Sociology degree at the University of Utah, and obtained a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has advanced training in PTSD, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focusing on victims of trauma, and domestic violence. She facilitates groups based off of the work of Dr. Brene Brown that assist clients in developing shame resilience skills. Zoe combines a holistic approach to the Family Systems Therapy model. She joined Journey Healing Centers in 2010.
John Walters, LCSW
Sober Living Manager, Primary Therapist
John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who began his work helping others in 1993 as a Counselor for the Division of Juvenile Justice Services in the State of Utah. John worked for DJJS for 13 years. He obtained his Master of Social Work from the University of Utah in 2006 where he was a recipient of the University of Utah Faculty Choice Award For Outstanding Scholarship And Promise In Social Work. John has served as a primary therapist for individuals, families and groups. His areas of specialty include treatment of substance abuse addiction, depression and anxiety, autism spectrum disorders and behavioral disorders.
Joseph Dennis, ACMHC
Joe completed a degree in clinical psychology from Westminster College and a master’s degree from Argosy University in Mental Health Counseling. He has provided individual and group counseling in addiction and mental health disorders, worked directly with courts in developing appropriate mandates and treatment for substance use cases, and taught on emerging elicit substances and substance use trends. Joe has undertaken years of study in meditation, relaxation, and mindfulness-based techniques, and has received specialty training in EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Brain-spotting. In his work with Journey, Joe facilitates mindfulness and psychoeducational groups, and provides individual therapy while incorporating therapeutic assignments. By emphasizing balance and personal growth, Joe believes he can assist his clients in regaining control of their lives.
Jennifer Schlader, CSW
Jen began working at Journey Healing Centers as an Associate Counselor in October of 2014. She completed her studies at the University of Utah Social Work program and is a Certified Social Worker working towards her license. Jen has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and working with individuals suffering from substance abuse involved in the criminal justice system and seeking reunification with their children. She provided counseling services at a therapeutic daycare center to children with attachment and trauma injuries, and helped parents learn skills to improve their relationship with their children. Jen has done PRN work at an Inpatient Hospital treating individuals seeking treatment for mental health and substance abuse. At Journey, Jen provides guidance to clients on therapeutic assignments and facilitates Psychoeducational and Relapse Prevention groups.
Operations Manager/Alumni Coordinator
As Journey’s Operations Manager, Matt addresses the functioning of Journey’s facilities. He works directly with client relations (CR) and clinical, as well as all culinary and maintenance staff to preserve the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment and housing. Matt also leads psychoeducation groups for current residents on 12-step material and aftercare.
As Alumni Coordinator, Matt provides ongoing long-term support and aftercare for all alumni of the Journey program. He leads weekly alumni meetings, gatherings, parties, and outreach. He also incorporates alumni into the treatment of current Journey residents through 12-step meetings and group discussions. Matt states, “I love to watch miracles happen. That is what happened to me when I was a guest here at Journey.”
Sober Living Supervisor
Courtney Soffel is the Sober Living Supervisor for Journey Healing Centers. Her duties include staff scheduling and program development. Courtney oversees the safety and security of the Sober Living facility and ensures that guests’ needs are met as they work to continue their recovery in a sober living setting.
Courtney is currently certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a Utah Peace Officer Standard Training (POST) instructor, an Incident Commander through the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and an American Heart Association First Aid and CPR instructor. Courtney also received the Meritorious Service Award by the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch on September 13, 2014.
Michael Desjardins, APRN PMHNP-BC
Michael has a strong commitment to implementation of evidenced-based care in substance abuse and mental health treatment. Michael’s background in care includes almost a decade at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, administration of psychiatric inpatient hospitals, specialization in design of detoxification protocols, a variety of research projects focusing on the neuroscience of addiction, utilization of advanced MRI techniques to studying effects of drugs on the brain, and exploring treatments aiding in neural repair. Michael has a long history of work with treatment centers, and has embraced the shifts of treatment services from the direct confrontational approaches to the supportive and motivational strategies utilized by the best treatment centers today. Michael believes in partnership with clients and their families, and that everyone has the ability to recover with the right tools and support.