Is your teen daughter struggling with behavioral health, mental health or substance use issues?

Programs for teen girls 12-17.

Potomac Programs at Hobble Creek

Potomac at Hobble Creek is a family immersive therapeutic program that actively connects a struggling girl and her community and family systems each day. We encourage family interactions to happen “live” within our milieu as well as in family sessions–unlike other programs, our “parent weekends” happen every day.


Treatment Provided at Hobble Creek


Our newest behavioral healthcare campus is opening in Springville outside of Salt Lake City, and will offer short-term residential treatment to families, which includes:

  • Multi-modal approaches that utilize ACT, CBT, DBT, MI, Family Systems, Social Learning Theory approaches and more
  • Family immersion where parents involve themselves in everyday activities at the program in addition to individual, family and multifamily therapy, which amplifies and solidifies change
  • Fully-accredited, course-rich academics with instant registration and complimentary 30 days of paid courses following a discharge, with live support on-site
  • "Progress marker” feedback that highlights a student’s challenges, process and strengths twice daily, to assess openness and reactivity in each area of treatment
  • Three consecutive 12-hour shifts with our Life Coaches who help create less segmented and more integrated, powerful relationships"

We connect with and then leverage existing positive support systems in the home community while your daughter is enrolled to ensure she has healthy relationships when she returns home

We Are Experiential

We know that therapy is much more than talking. Our highly trained life coaches will engage in experiential activities designed to challenge your daughter’s physical and emotional capacities. Your daughter will be introduced to a variety of different robust activities, team challenges, mindfulness exercises, and creative arts that leverage our scenic mountain setting.

We’ll Help You Afford Treatment

We are experts in insurance reimbursement and utilize the combined knowledge of national leaders coupled with in-depth training of local staff. We advocate for care through strong assessments and treatment planning, as well as ongoing progress monitoring and robust aftercare planning.

Meet The Hobble Creek Team

Our Potomac at Hobble Creek Team has been carefully assembled to ensure that we have a blend of talents and the right experience and training to fit the challenges of providing effective, shorter-term residential treatment.

Our team has served families for a combined five decades at several nationally recognized treatment programs and looks forward to providing your daughter with the specific support and treatment she needs.

Brent Esplin

Brent Esplin

Position: Executive Director
Credentials: LMFT
Brent has spent his career of almost 20 years working with teens and their families in a variety of settings including residential treatment, acute care, intensive outpatient and home based services. He has served in various leadership capacities over the years including clinical director, admissions/business development director, intake director and director of utilization review. Brent relates comfortably and professionally with families and clients alike. Although Brent has a wide range of clinical knowledge, his true passion and skill set lie in working with people. He finds great joy in guiding families out of a crisis situation and into peaceful solutions. Brent’s experience working within the field of mental health in admissions allows him to have the breadth of knowledge when assessing the needs of clients in acute situations, as well as less critical circumstances. Brent played an integral part in creating an operational psychiatric facility within a community unfamiliar with such practice. Brent is an active member of his community and finds the most joy spending time with his family. His wife, Julie, and their three teenagers thoroughly enjoy hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. Julie is an elite marathon runner and Brent rides his bike along side her to keep up. Brent and Julie love attending their kids sporting events including high school football, soccer and cheerleading.
Brent Esplin

Brent has spent his career of almost 20 years working...

Brent Esplin

Executive Director
Noel Miller

Noel Miller

Position: Associate Executive Director

Noel started her journey with Embark Behavioral Health in 2012 as a Mentor at Sunrise RTC. There she was able to build deep relationships with the students and staff; she had a passion for working closely with families and for helping to heal the entire family system. Noel went on to serve as Residential Director for over three years. She then left Sunrise for a year and worked as the Executive Director of New Haven Residential Treatment Center. She returned to Sunrise as the Director of Operations for a short time before becoming the Associate Executive Director Potomac at Hobble Creek.

Noel is committed to the highest standards of quality and knows how to create a culture of empowerment for her colleagues, clients, and their families. She is a proven leader who inspires others with a compassionate heart and determination to provide the best quality of services. Her ability to build and lift others is what makes her a great leader. She has been responsible for building leaders who continue to provide for students, families, and employees and will carry on the great legacy she has created. Noel grew up in northern Utah and has a degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University. Noel’s experience and training include comprehensive training in DBT and experience in implementing trauma work with adolescent females. She has had extensive leadership roles and responsibilities throughout her academic and professional careers. Noel’s passions include hiking, camping, and traveling.

Noel Miller

Noel started her journey with Embark Behavioral Health in 2012...

Noel Miller

Associate Executive Director

Lauren Disner

Position: Clinical Director
Lauren Disner: LMFT, CADC-l

Lauren Disner brings her extensive background as a therapist, clinical leader, entrepreneur, educator and treatment innovator to Potomac at Hobble Creek. From her early work in direct care responsibilities in an adolescent treatment program to her more recent leadership of a successful group practice and an adult recovery center, Lauren is at home working with families with challenges. Lauren’s work and interest areas, both personal and professional, have allowed her to connect powerfully with clients while utilizing a rich set of clinical skills, including DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family systems approaches, addiction recovery strategies and focused trauma work. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Lauren’s life outside of work encompasses a wonderful multi-cultural family, musicianship, a regular mindfulness practice and a variety of other interests.

Lauren and her husband Carlos are parents to four kids. She and her family enjoy learning new skills in handicrafts and homesteading, engaging in a variety of sports such as baseball and soccer, practicing dance, reading popular fantasy series books aloud, and watching historical fiction dramas.

Lauren Disner brings her extensive background as a therapist, clinical...

Lauren Disner

Clinical Director

Jennifer Jones

Position: Director of Nursing

Jennifer Jones, R.N., MHS

Director of Nursing

Jennifer Jones began her career in mental health as a psych tech in the Utah State Hospital system serving a wide array of patients who are some of those with the most enduring and difficult challenges encountered in the treatment world.  During college, Jennifer’s commitment to her patients and to the hospital continued as she maintained work ethic while completing her nursing degrees.  This led to leadership positions where she has overseen the development of improved services for patients, developed incentives that improved staff morale and increased efficiency of treatment teams, reductions in repeat admissions and encouraged the integration of mental health and medical services. Jennifer is known for her ability to connect powerfully with those she serves while ensuring a high degree of professionalism from entry level personnel to the psychiatric team. With over twenty years of experience, Jennifer provides Potomac at Hobble Creek a unique ability to serve our clients.   “There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing someone rediscover themselves and look toward the future with a newfound hope and passion for life.”

Away from work Jennifer is closely involved with her family.  She and her husband enjoy the outdoors and spending quality time with their 3 children, watching and supporting them as they grow into unique individuals, with big personalities.  Although work/life balance can be complicated, her family supports her career choice and look up to her efforts in helping others.  They are excited for this new chapter in her career, and share in her hope to make a difference for those that she will have the opportunity to cross paths with.

Jennifer Jones, R.N., MHS Director of Nursing Jennifer Jones began...

Jennifer Jones

Director of Nursing

Steve White

Position: Chef

Steve White is a prime example of someone who has followed his passion. Throughout a highly successful career managing several regional departments of a national diesel manufacturing company followed by oversight of marine operations and repairs of large, ocean-going vessels Steve could not get away from his true calling as a chef. So, he went back to school, completed a culinary four year degree and began refining his natural talents into a career where he is noted for his versatility, professional knowledge, and for his unique ability create delicious and nutritious meals that range from mouth watering American fare to several variations on international cuisine favorites. Working with our dietician, Steve is able to address unique dietary needs of our some of our clients while appealing to all of our staff and clients with his rotating menu. Steve is also a great teacher who hopes to light the passions in our clients when it comes to becoming more versatile, less fast food dependent, and more competent as they move into adulthood.

Steve White is a prime example of someone who has...

Steve White


Where We Are Located

Behavioral Healthcare in the Utah Valley

Potomac Programs at Hobble Creek

266 Left Fork Hobble Creek Canyon Road
Springville, UT 84663

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Phone: 866-534-7057

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