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Offering Community Mental Health Services Since 1987

When it comes to rates of serious mental illness across the United States, Utah ranks near the top. This can have severe consequences for not only the individuals impacted but also their families and communities. The SAMHSA found that while substance use in Utah is lower compared to the national average, rates of depression and other serious mental health conditions are significantly higher.

At Valley Behavioral Health, we work with thousands of individuals who seek mental health resources and treatment each year, helping them achieve a life they deserve — one that frees them from the grips of mental illness, addiction, and behavioral issues. If you or a loved one are seeking help, a therapist is sitting alongside to provide you treatment today.

The History Of Valley Behavioral Health Mental Health Clinics And Resources

Valley Behavioral Health was started in 1987 and was founded in order to meet the growing needs of the local community. There was a lack of behavioral health services despite strong evidence surrounding its effectiveness. Originally owned by Salt Lake County, Valley has since become a private non-profit and a leader in the greater Salt Lake community.

Initially, the founders saw a need for more outcome-based tools and services to help improve the lives of those living with mental health disorders. After becoming Valley Mental Health in 1987, our treatment facility was later rebranded to Valley Behavioral Health in 2013. Valley Behavioral Health also houses other brands including the Adult Autism Center and the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning in an effort to assist in the treatment of more niche mental health needs in the community.

Today, Valley is part of something greater than we could have ever imagined, and we have no plans on stopping anytime soon. We will continue to work with our partners, old and new, to offer the best possible care across a wide range of mental health, behavioral, and substance use disorders.

Who Are We?

Valley’s Vision
We are inspired by helping those we serve live more fulfilling lives, one person at a time.

Valley’s Mission
Valley is a responsive community partner empowering individuals and families to lead more fulfilling lives by providing appropriate, innovative, outcome-based programs, tools, services, and resources across the continuum of health and social needs.

Valley’s Values

  • Empathy & Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Team Focus
  • Resiliency
  • Integrity
  • Fun! 

To date, we are proud to offer 60+ programs and services across Utah and have 800+ employees in the United States. This has allowed us to serve over 18,000 individuals annually and provide over 850,000 services annually, creating an immense impact on our community

Our employees are thoroughly trained and hold certifications in many areas including SSW, CSW, LCSW, RN, ACMHC, and so much more. Our team is made up of psychologists, medical support specialists, victim advocate coordinators, speech-language pathologists, behavioral aide specialists, care workers, and the list goes on. We’re incredibly proud of our team and their consistent commitment to touch the lives of our patients and make a true difference.

Strategic Priorities

Valley Behavioral Health has launched a five-year Strategic Priorities plan, which is outline below:



The Valley Difference

When it comes to mental health clinics in Utah, Valley Behavioral Health is the largest in the Intermountain West region. This has allowed Valley to offer a significant span of services, ensuring that each client receives the customized care they require to heal and grow. Whether you’re living with anxiety and depression, have a loved one in need of autism support, or are in need of supportive housing, Valley Behavioral Health is all-encompassing, yet highly specialized.

Based on the wide spectrum of treatment and evidence-based care options, Valley Behavioral Health is able to address various conditions, ranging from depression to anxiety, PTSD to substance abuse disorders.

Regardless of why an individual comes to us, we take a strong person-centered focus. This means that each individual is treated as a unique being, based on their personal needs. At Valley Behavioral Health, we understand that no two people are identical — and their treatment plans should reflect that. We offer a wide selection of case management programs to help our patients achieve long-term success.

If you require local mental health resources and support, our Utah-based locations are waiting to hear from you. Contact a mental health specialist today!

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein

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