Provo Explore

Helps with— Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Thinking Errors, Relapse Prevention, 12 step Program, Problem Solving, Communication Skills

  • Services Individualized as per client need
  • Outpatient, Individual, Family, & Group Therapy
  • Uses the Strengthening Families Program
  • Home-Based or Proctor (Foster) Care
  • Girls and Boys, 13-18

Provo ExploreProvo Explore Offers:

  • Life Skills Group
  • Relapse Prevention Class
  • Individual and/or Family Therapy
  • Mentoring (Tracking) Services
  • Substance Abuse Assessments
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Educational Evaluations
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • UA Testing

Explore is our outpatient program in Provo, serving clients in Utah County. Groups are held twice a week. Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 pm is our Life Skills Class, and Thursday is our Relapse Prevention Class from 4:00-5:30 pm. Both classes are PRS Groups.

Also offered are individual and/or Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Assessments, Psychological Evaluations, Educational Evaluations, Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management and UA testing.

The Strengthening Families Program is available including Home-Based or Proctor-Based services.Classes are offered weekly accompanied by In-Home Family Coaching sessions. Aftercare for clients who have participated in the Strengthening Families Program at other Journey Programs is offered at this site.

Clients are served while living at home or in one of our proctor homes. The Out-Patient clinic serves both males and females, ages 13 to 18. Length of time varies with the client.

We have contracts with DJJS/DCFS as well as accepting private pay.

Enrollment Information:

Enrollment: Chelsea Thomas – 801.885.7245
Provo Director: Amanda Baker – 801.404.1163
Office Phone: 801.375.4240
Office Fax: 801.375.4241


Amanda Baker – Program Director

AmandaBakerAmanda has been working for The Journey for 8 years, She started at the Ranch in Mona in 2008, she was a Assistant Director at The Homestead in Mt Pleasant for 3 1/2 years. While she was at the Homestead she lead many 6 day wilderness treks with the clients and found a passion for backpacking and spending time in the outdoors with the youth. She later transferred to the Administration Office when she moved to Provo with her family and has been the Medical Supervisor for the last 4 years. Now as the Explore Director she loves working with the youth again and being able to be a part of their positive life changes. She is compassionate, dedicated, and enjoys the opportunity to build positive human connections with those around her. Amanda lives in Provo with her husband and 4 children, all of which are boys! On her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family and spending as much time as they can in the great outdoors. They all love to go rock climbing, back packing, and finding new camping spots to visit.

Craig Rollo, M.S., LMFT  – Clinical Director

CraigCraig has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1993, and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1996, both from University of Nevada at Las Vegas. His primary work has been with adolescents and their families in Residential Treatment settings. He has also done independent work with individuals, couples and families. He has collaborated with Dr. Paul H. Jenkins, creating “Marital Magic Seminars and Retreats.” This included seminars and workshops; mutli-day, overnight retreats; and couples cruises. Craig and his wife Debbi, have been Foster or Proctor parents for a combined 27 years.


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.