Life Balance Recovery

Life Balance Recovery is here to help support and change the lives of those affected by substance use and mental health disorders. Substance abuse and mental health have some very serious negative impacts and our team is here to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to live a fulfilling abundant life. Life Balance Recovery uses evidence based practices and individualized treatment plans to meet each individuals needs.

Our team is passionate and devoted to helping those who struggle with this disease and their families. We believe in empowering each individual to create their own future by walking beside each individual and meeting them where they are at. One of our goals at Life Balance Recovery is to create a safe, empathetic, and encouraging structure to help motivate change.

At Life Balance Recovery we incorporate holistic treatment concepts that provide healing of mind, body, and spirit. We offer 12 step practices as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and more.


We are here to help clients find their meaning and purpose and achieve a balanced healthy life. We meet each client where they are at and with their core beliefs. Our clinical team which has over 45 years of experience are here to help those suffering with substance abuse and or mental health learn the skills to live an abundant and successful life.

Chelsie Durden

Chelsie Durden, SUDC

Business Development/Counselor

Chelsie was born and raised in Utah County and loves it here. Chelsie studied at Utah Valley University and received her license as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor. She has worked in the field for 5 years and loves working to help others find change through recovery. During this time she has worked through all capacities of substance abuse from residential to outpatient. She has four kids and loves being a mom and raising a family. Chelsie is passionate about helping others find their voice and working through their personal struggles. She believes drugs are not the problem but the solution people have chosen to get through their problems. She believes in the disease model of addiction and that with treatment there is hope. She is very compassionate for others and loves sharing her story to help others in theirs. Chelsie loves to spend time with her family, running, hiking, and engaging in new adventures.


Kristen Brown, DNP

Medical Director

Kristen Brown has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Utah specializing in psychiatric Mental Health. She has been working in the addiction field since 2009 as a substance abuse counselor, detox nurse, and prescriber. Over the past decade, Dr. Brown has developed a passion for working with addicts to help them find hope and recovery. As a person in recovery for over 11 years, she understands the difficulty of overcoming addiction and learning to live in recovery long-term.

Dr. Brown’s continued work in recovery is the foundation of her prescribing practice. Her desire is to offer the best addiction medicine practice to every individual under her care. In her spare time, she enjoys the beautiful Utah mountains skiing, fishing, and spending time with her family.

Jessica Kennedy, Certified Recovery Coach

Program Director

Jessica has lived in Utah since the age of 9. She has two children and loves being a mother. Jessica has a unique experience in being a family member to someone who struggles with substance abuse and mental health.  Jessica is very passionate about being involved in this field and helping others achieve their goal of sobriety. She enjoys all summer activities with her family and friends.


Logan Roberts, ACMHC

Clinical Director

Logan has a continuous seven and a half years in the mental health field. Logan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science, Psychology from Utah Valley University in 2014 and then went on to receiving a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2017. Since August of 2011 Logan has worked full time in therapeutic boarding schools working with troubled youth and young adults. During this time Logan has been a mentor, program coordinator, admissions representative, residential director and after completing his Master’s degree, Logan has been practicing therapy since May 2017. 

Logan believes that one of the most critical components of a successful therapy intervention is the relationship between the client and his or her therapist. During Logan’s time in the mental health field and practicing as a clinician Logan has worked with a variety of mental health issues such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, substance use, parent-child conflicts, borderline personality disorder, sexual issues, and oppositional defiant disorder. Logan operates out of a humanistic approach, focusing on the client’s reported issues while showing a genuine and sincere concern and interest for the client. Logan also uses motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, exposure therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, experiential interventions and is trained in EMDR. 

Outside of working, Logan loves to spend time outdoors and with his family. Logan grew up very active in sports. He played football, rugby and soccer through his adolescence and high school years. Logan is an avid camper, hiker, snowboarder and an all-around adventurist. Logan loves to adventure to new places and can often times be found riding his Harley to new places up the canyon. Logan got married in 2013 and has two young boys who keep him plenty busy and on his toes.  


Peter Jensen

Office Manager

Peter was born and raised in Springville, Utah. He graduated from Springville High School, and has been studying nursing at Salt Lake Community College. He has worked his entire career in health care. He worked for five years at the Utah State Hospital, learning a lot about the treatment and understanding of mental health and mental illness.Peter plays three instruments, and is very funny. He is very empathetic and enjoys getting to know people and seeing them succeed. He also has the experience of seeing some of his family members and some close friends go through addictions to substances, learning a lot through their experiences, and has a love for and desire to help those who struggle with the same experiences.   


Kevin Owen, CSUDC


Kevin has been working in the mental health field as for the last 11 years. He has worked as a direct care staff as well as a manager and administrator. His passion for helping others is born out of his own recovery and opportunity at a second chance. Compassion for those that are suffering is the driving force behind Kevin and his interactions with clients. He emphasizes mindfulness practices in his education groups and helps his client understand behavioral tools to help with their addictions. His experiences with outdoor recreation acts as a tool to encourage others to explore themselves through nature. He has recently completed his SUDC certification through Utah Valley University.


Halli Johnson

Business Development/Admissions

Halli was born and raised and has lived in Utah her whole life.  She was a high honor student at Springville High School and earned an academic scholarship to the University of Utah, where she continues to excel.   Halli believes in a holistic approach to healing and health, focusing on the importance of genuine relationships and human connection. 

While at Life Balance, Halli has seen just how unique everyone's life story and experience is and is excited to be a meaningful part of others' journey to joy. She loves spending her time outdoors, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with her family and friends. Halli genuinely loves and cares for people, she's passionate, hard working and excited to be a facilitator of change.


Meagan Jones


Meagan has been working in substance abuse and the addiction field as a licensed substance abuse counselor for the past six years.  Meagan obtained her degree from the University of Utah in 2015. She is clinically trained and utilizes therapeutic techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her groups and individual sessions. 

Meagan  has gained a great passion for helping those who struggle with addiction.  She believes in the power of building integrity, self love, humor and living authentically to create a beautiful life. Meagan creates a safe space  for clients to challenge their negative belief systems and create new positive beliefs that will assist them to create a happy and sober lifestyle.

Outside of work Meagan enjoys being a mother to her son and going on fun adventures with him. She loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling.


Shellee Allred


Shellee (Rachel) has a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Utah State University. She has been working in the Human Resource field for the past 7 years and practicing under her CSW license for the past year. She has worked with very diverse populations with varying mental health diagnosis. Shellee is passionate about making a difference and watching people reach their full potential.

Shellee was born and raised in Emery County where she still resides. She loves the small town life because she gets to help those that she knows in the community. Shellee has 3 adult children that are her every joy in life and she looks forward to becoming a grandmother. She loves to garden and spend time in her yard. She enjoys harvest time and bottles all of her crops to enjoy year round. She loves to swim and do anything outdoors in the summer.