Welcome to Wasatch Mental Health

Wasatch Mental Health is a comprehensive community mental health center providing services to all residents of Utah and Wasatch County.

We want to be your one stop source to address any behavioral health issues you may seek information and help for.

Founded in 1967, Wasatch Mental Health is the second largest community mental health center in Utah. We provide services to over 9,000 residents on an annual basis and our comprehensive behavioral health services include:

  • Assessments
  • 24/7 crisis services (telephone: 801-373-7393)
  • Children and Youth programs
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • School based services
  • Day treatment services
  • Residential treatment services
  • Housing
  • Specialty Programs for Children, Youth, and Adults
  • Autism Services (Pre-school and youth)

We work with multiple funding sources (Medicaid, insurances, services for those who are under or uninsured, and specialty programs).

Wasatch Mental Health is a Special Services District, and the County Commissioners serve as the agency’s Authority Board. We pride ourselves in our strong partnership with county government and our partnership with many allied agencies throughout the community.

We hope that our website will provide you with the resources you need to obtain information about or assistance with any behavioral health related condition issue that you or a family member or friend may face.

 

Juergen Korbanka, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Our Executive Team 

Juergen Korbanka, Ph.D.
Executive Director


Juergen Korbanka, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist who has been working at Wasatch Mental Health for most of his professional career.  He started as a Psychology Intern 23 years ago and has worked his way up to Executive Director.  He is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Designated Examiner, and is a member of the Utah State Crisis Team.  He enjoys working with adults with a range of issues, such as:  depression and mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and more severe psychopathologies.  He has worked with domestic violence perpetrators and individuals with personality disorders.  His research interests include: evidence-based and outcome oriented, time-limited treatment programs, program effectiveness, and treatment efficiency.  He has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences.  He has published in Psychological Reports (1997 & 2003) and the Journal for Interpersonal Violence (2000).  He co-authored “Research and Statistics for Social Sciences (2004) and a workbook on treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse Issues.  Recognitions include an Outstanding Practitioner Award (2003), a Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), a Distinguished Teaching Award (2002), an Employee of the Year Award (2000), an Excellence of Teaching Award (1999), and an Outstanding Service Award (1998).

Juergen enjoys reading, long distance running, triathlons, motorcycle riding (road and dirt), and traveling.

Doran Williams, LCSW
Associate Director
Care Management Services


Doran Williams, LCSW has over 27 years of experience and has worked throughout the center in many programs and capacities.  He is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Doran enjoys working with all age groups and has worked with children, youth, and adults during his career.  He specifically enjoys working with clients on Adoption issues, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, and Intellectual Disabilities/Mental Health.  Some of the highlights of his career include:

  • Working with children, youth, and adult programs. Developing and expanding programs and building projects.
  • Working with folks in crisis situations and watching them improve.
  • Consulting on difficult situations.
  • Helping create change statewide with DSAMH and Medicaid with the other clinical directors.
  • Being part of the DOPL Social Work Board.
  • Working at decreasing the stigma of mental illness.

Doran enjoys his family, sports, golf, and life.

Todd Phillips, CPA
Associate Director
Fiscal and Administrative Services


Todd Phillips, CPA has 31 years of experience:  8 years with a national CPA firm, 23 years in industry, and 14 of those years working in mental health.

Todd enjoys skiing, movies, and photography.

Tim McGaughy, MD
Medical Director


Tim McGaughy, MD earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  He then went on to graduate school in Chemistry and earned a Ph.D. from Tufts University in the Boston area.  Following that, Tim did post-doctoral research in chemistry for a few years at the University of Oklahoma.  During those years there was also experience teaching chemistry and math at both the high school and college levels.

Interest then shifted to medicine first at a Naturopathic Medical College in California, then back to the University of Oklahoma for a degree in medicine.  That was followed by a residency in psychiatry in Norman, Oklahoma.  Work experience has included over 25 years of psychiatric work in mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals and Gould Farm, a residential psychiatric center in Massachusetts.  Tim enjoys working with a wide range of adult psychiatric issues with an emphasis on chronic mental illness.  He helps encourage others to make positive changes in their lives from a more holistic perspective including nutritional and life style changes as well as psychiatric.  Tim is married with two children.  He enjoys taking advantage of the local mountains with hiking and winter sports. Tim is Board Certified in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with recertification February, 2011 until December 31, 2021.

Ralf Barnes, SPHR
Human Resources Director

Ralf Barnes, SPHR is  certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with over 15 years experience in various industries as a human resources leader. He has a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources and an MBA from Utah State University.  Ralf’s expertise includes compensation and benefits, performance management, labor law, employee engagement, and strategic HR.

Catherine Johnson, LCSW
Division Director

Child and Family Services

Catherine Johnson, LCSW is currently the Division Director for Children and Youth Services.  She has been working in the field of social work and mental health for over 30 years.  Some of her specialties are:  birth-to-three year olds, preschool age, and latency age children.  She has a lot of knowledge and experience working with both autism and anxiety.

Randy Huntington, LCSW
Division Director

Adult Services


Randy Huntington, LCSW, has been working in both Outpatient and Inpatient Mental Health settings for 20 years and is currently the Division Director of Adult Services.  He has experience with  Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, is a Designated Examiner, and a Certified Persogenics Trainer (Personality Assessment Instrument).  While working in the field, he has extensive experience in working with depression, suicide and crisis intervention, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, child abuse and neglect, trauma issues, male and female identity issues, crime, bereavement, domestic violence, medical social work, and personality disorders.

Randy loves the outdoors, relationships, family, and enjoying the unique moments of what life has to offer.  He is married and has four children.