Welcome to Wasatch Behavioral Health
Juergen Korbanka, Ph.D.
Wasatch Behavioral Health is a comprehensive community behavioral health center providing both mental health and substance use treatment services to 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 Behavioral Health is the second largest community behavioral health center in Utah. We provide services to over 13,000 residents on an annual basis and our comprehensive behavioral health services include:
- Crisis services
- Children and Youth programs
- Outpatient Therapy
- Psychiatric Services
- School based services
- Day treatment services
- Residential treatment services
- 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 Behavioral Health is a Special Service 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.
Our Executive Team
Juergen Korbanka, Ph.D.
Juergen Korbanka, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist who has been working at Wasatch Behavioral Health for most of his professional career. He started as a Psychology Intern in 1993 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. Juergen speaks German and 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 and has been teaching at the graduate level for 20 years. Dr. Korbanka 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
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
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
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, 2022.
Evan Morris, MBA, PHR
Human Resources Director
Evan Morris, MBA, PHR. Evan Morris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He then pursued graduate school at Utah Valley University and earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Following grad school, Evan became certified with the Human Resource Certification Institute earning his Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification. Evan has prior experience working in the public health and health insurance industries. Evan is passionate about leveraging technology to manage the modern workforce (HRIS).
Evan enjoys the outdoors (hiking and/or visiting National and State Parks), singing, playing music (piano, drums, and concertina), Frisbee golf, Board games, reading, and spending time with his family.
Scott Taylor, LCSW
Crisis and Intensive Services
Scott Taylor, LCSW is currently the Division Director for Crisis and Intensive Services. Scott graduated from BYU with his Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1996 and has worked at Wasatch Behavioral Health since that time. During his career in the mental health field Scott has worked closely with DCFS and JJS in clinical and administrative capacities, giving him a broad understanding of youth and families involved in these systems and how the systems function. Scott has specialized training and experience working with youth/family crisis, foster children, post-adoption issues, and latency /adolescent age behavioral and emotional concerns.
Scott is married and has 4 children. His favorite past times are being with family, and playing basketball, and golf.
Brian Butler, LCSW
Clinical and Community Services
Brian Butler, LCSW is the Division Director of Clinical and Community Services. . He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked at Wasatch Behavioral Health since 2001 in the capacities of Therapist, Crisis Worker,Staff Supervisor and Program Manager in various programs throughout the agency. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Family and Human Development from Utah State University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Utah. His specialties include: DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, sexual addictions, is EMDR trained, working with adults, the homeless and mentally ill population, clinical supervision, and individual/group therapy.
Brian enjoys music (especially singing and playing the piano with occasional stints in musical theater), smoking (meats), traveling- usually with a trailer, visiting National and State Parks, going to the movies, and watching his 5 teenage children play soccer, football, and baseball.
Randy Huntington, LCSW
Substance Use Division
Randy Huntington, LCSW, has been working in both Outpatient and Inpatient Mental Health settings for 20 years and is currently the Division Director of the Substance Use Division. 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.
Bret Linton, LCSW
Bret Linton, LCSW is the Division Director for Corporate Compliance. Bret earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University in Psychology in 2000. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Social Work from BYU in April of 2002, and his Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University in May of 2011. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the Adult Outpatient Department at Wasatch Behavioral Health since 2002. He has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Constructive Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy, and enjoys working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, and relational problems; especially focusing on assisting his clients to develop skills to be able to cope effectively with the stressors in their lives.
In his spare time, Bret enjoys a variety of hobbies including cooking, yard work, exercise, reading and spending time with his family.