Utah Mental Health Counselors Association

5442 South 900 East #305
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
(385) 240-1813

We are UMHCA!

The Utah Mental Health Counselor’s Association is the local chapter of the American Mental Health Counselor's Association. In the Utah Chapter, we are attempting to unite with ALL other Mental Health Providers in the state of Utah. Although UMHCA endeavors to bring recognition and acknowledgements to Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, specifically,  we also desire to declare our alliance with ALL other noble professionals within the helping association.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors have unique and distinguished skills, which UMHCA wishes to have recognized throughout the general populace and professional communities. The Clinical Mental Health Counselor is a viable equivalent, with full parity, to other Mental Health Providers. The Clinical Mental Health Counselor seeks to educate and promote the future of Clinical Mental Health Counselors in the state of Utah, in accordance with its chapter's mandate.

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

Governing Body & Executive Committee


 Julie Tucker, CMHC



Past President

Paul Callister, CMHC 



Vice President:

Uma Dorn, Phd.


President Elect


Until March 2019


Dennis Tucker, LCSW



Presidential Advisor:

Gray Otis, PhD 



 Jason Wagner, CMHC 


UMHCA Committee Chairs

Legislative & Public Policy Committee (LPPC)

Scott Carter, CMHC 



General Board & Advisory Board (GBAB) 

Berta Rodriguez


Public Relations, Marketing & Membership (PRMM)

 Julie Tucker, CMHC



Professional Partnership & Associations Committee (PPAC)

Committee Chairs 
submitting Names

Education, Conference & Graduate Student (ECGS) Chair

Ellen Behrens, PhD (co-chair)




Kristin Erskine, 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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