The Utah chapter of AMHCA and the Clinical Mental Health Counselor of Utah recognizes and appreciates the unique qualities and perspectives of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professionals in the helping profession. UMHCA recognizes our greatest strength is in creating a unified voice in the state of Utah in order to advocate for our clients, our communities, our profession, and our professionals in our State. 

UMCHA aspires to help alleviate both our clients and our professionals from abuse, bullying, neglect, misunderstanding and all other impediments to care for client and care of the professional. We hope to accomplish this destination through education, legislature, and all methods legally bestowed upon our non-profit organization. Furthermore, UMHCA wishes to provide support to ALL Mental Health Professionals in the state of Utah; to allow the professional to ethically practice, without unnecessary impediments, bullying or threats to licensure from those who do not understand the profession.

UMHCA declares its desire to add our professional strength and uniqueness to ALL counterparts in the Mental Health Profession.  Whether you are a Licensed PsychologistLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, or a graduate student in one of the helping professions we encourage you to JOIN to ADD your voice to ours as we strive to  advocate for client care and OUR Profession and Professional Integrity. 


To enhance the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development in the state of Utah.

Guiding Principles

UMHCA is the Utah chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) with members who uphold the professional standards of practice and code of ethics for mental health counselors

Committee Structure

Executive Committee Chairs


 Julie Tucker, CMHC


Vice President: 

OPEN -Taking Applications

Past President

Paul Callister, CMHC 




 Jason Wagner, CMHC 

President Elect

OPEN -Taking Applications


Berta Rodriguez, ACMHC 


Presidential Advisor:

Gray Otis, PhD 



UMHCA Committee Chairs

Legislative & Public Policy Committee (LPPC)

Scott Carter, CMHC 



General Board & Advisory Board (GBAB) 

OPEN Taking Applications

Public Relations, Marketing & Membership (PRMM)

 Julie Tucker, CMHC

Professional Association & Professional Partnership (PAPP)

OPEN Taking Applications

Education, Conference (EC) Chair

Ellen Behrens, PhD (co-chair)


Kristin Erskine, PhD (co-chair)

Graduate Student Committe (GS) Chair

Ellen Behrens, PhD (co-chair)


Utah Mental Health Counselors Association is Utah's hub for enhancing the profession of mental health counselors.
UMHCA is a 501(c)6 organization.
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