About

The Journey Counseling Center

We hold contracts with The State of Utah in working with children in foster care, the Uintah and Daggett Counties Children's Justice Center to work with children and their families who have experienced abuse and trauma, the Utah State Department of Human Services for domestic violence court ordered treatment and domestic violence counseling for survivors and their dependent children, the Rural Utah Child Development Centers to provide guidance, consultation, and training for all of Eastern Utah in working with early childhood education. We are a vetted provider for LDS Family Services, work with adoption issues, and are paneled with many insurance providers and EAPs.

Our Team

A Team of Professionals

Joslin Batty
LCSW, RPT-S
Joslin Batty, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), graduated from Utah State University with a master’s degree in Social Work. She received her bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis on Psychology.
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Michelle Smith
ACMHC
Michelle Smith, Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Utah State University and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and is a Nationally Board-Certified Clinician. Michelle works as the Clinical Consultant
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Rylee Lester
LCSW
Rylee Lester, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), graduated from the University of Utah and obtained a master's degree in social work with a concentration in mental health. Rylee is a certified clinician in Mind-Body Bridging, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement
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Candace Sam
LCSW
Candace Sam, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and then completed a Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California (Fight On!). She has been a licensed therapist since 2015 and loves working
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Jessica J. Tibbitts
LCSW
Jessica Tibbitts, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University with a focus on family and human development. Jessica gained her passion for mental health while working in a residential treatment center where she
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Adrianna Potts
AMFT
Adrianna Potts, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT), received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and has continued her education with courses from Caltech, Emory, and Duke Universities. She is a client-centered therapist, helping couples and families
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Alisha Gowen
CSW
Alisha Gowen, Clinical Social Worker (CSW), received a bachelor’s degree in Family, Consumer & Human Development and a Master of Social Work degree from Utah State university. She specializes in working with populations impacted by trauma, specifically intimate partner violence and child abuse.
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Gayla Perkins
ACMHC
Gayla Perkins, Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and is a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor. She has experience working with kids, teens, and adults in a wide variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, DMDD,
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Ashley Tuft
AMFT
Ashley Tuft, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT), received a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Degree from Utah State University. She is passionate about working with couples and families and helping relationships thrive. She is licensed to work clinically with domestic violence issues.
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Chet Stevens
CSW
Chet Stevens, Clinical Social Worker (CSW), received his Master of Social Work degree from Utah State University. He has spent most of his professional career focused on child welfare and helping families heal from abuse and neglect. Chet works with individuals, couples, families, and children.
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Deena Miller
Deena Miller is the backbone of The Journey Counseling Center. Deena works remotely and manages and coordinates contracts, billing accounts payables and receivables, and manages liability and licensing issues. She has worked previously on county mental health boards and has a genuine desire at
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Gentry Jensen
Gentry Jensen is the quality assurance one-man team. Although she does not work directly with the public she is responsible for keeping all of the clinical and direct service staff functioning at the highest level of professional accountability.
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Avery Stevens
Avery Stevens is an administrative assistance at The Journey Counseling Center. She ensures everything operates as is should and ensures the care and receptiveness at the office is the best in the basin. She is adept at taking care of the behind the scenes tasks, like washing barbie hair, and taking
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Rebecca Webster
YTT
Becky Webster is a Yoga Teacher Trained practitioner. Becky passionately believes in the healing power of yoga. At The Journey Counseling Center she incorporates trauma informed language into practice with children allowing them a safe space to learn to regulate and master their emotional and body
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