About me

Hey there! My name is Salina Mecham. I attended the University of Utah and received a master's degree in social work and a certification in substance use treatment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), and Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment Counselor (DVP). I am fully licensed in the states of Utah, Washington, and New Jersey. I have worked with adults and adolescents, and enjoy all ages. I got my start in group homes for troubled youth. I can truly say that I have never felt more fulfillment in my life than when I was getting chairs thrown at my head, and called names that I can never repeat, because in those moments, I was present and doing what I could to help a person in pain.

I eventually moved on to work in a behavioral health hospital where people came when they hit their limit and could no longer cope with living, or their mental health was affecting their ability to function in their lives. I am currently the CEO of Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness, a community behavioral health agency. I continue to offer treatment at the agency for mental health, substance use disorders, domestic violence intervention treatment, and couples counseling. I also serve clients on BetterHelp because I love providing therapy and don't get to do it nearly enough as a CEO. I am working on getting trained in the Gottman method (couples counseling). There is something very beautiful about two people coming together in a partnership to take on the world together, and I love doing work that helps preserve that partnership.

My preference is to utilize video sessions so that I can read the situation more clearly. I can, and do, use the phone, but will not use the live chat option because I have found that concepts and meanings tend to get lost because so many nonverbal queues are not seen. I also utilize the email option often, and return all emails sent to me within 48 hours. When time permits, I can open up special times for sessions if there is an emergency. I feel it is important for my clients to spend their week being aware of the things that happen around them, and how those things affect them, and to be prepared with those and other things they would like to address in their session. I also value honest feed back said to me in the moment. I can make adjustments in my approach if I know it isn't hitting where you need it to. Honesty and openness is so important in therapy and can add so much to the quality of your experience.

I tend to take an eclectic approach to counseling because one size does not fit all. I pull from CBT, ACT, DBT, REBT, and I am trained in, and use EMDR for trauma treatment. It is very important to me that I create a safe place for all my clients. Judgement has no place in my practice. I believe strongly in the golden rule and kindness, curiosity, validation, comfort, and safety are very important to me. No matter the issue, I am open and ready to help you navigate it in a way that can help keep your relationship intact and moving forward.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 6

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


WA LICSW LW61049548

UT LCSW 5006607-3501

NJ LCSW 44SC06195200


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Salina Mecham. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Salina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We’ve worked with Salina a few times and she’s been incredible! She offers great advise, and helps find what works for us. She’s very validating and makes us very comfortable. She’s amazing!

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Salina for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Salina is smart, extremely empathetic, tactful, and kind. She knows when to listen and when to interject, and has always made us feel safe, heard, and never once judged. She has truly helped us turn our marriage around to a better path when I thought it was impossible. She is so good at what she does and we could not be more grateful for her.

Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Salina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Salina listens intently and really goes the extra mile to help us grow as a couple and grow in areas of our life we are struggling in. Recently she helped us in a huge way but helping to facilitate a difficult conversations with other family members who we have been having a difficult time with. As a couple, we highly recommend Salina. We just start started working with her and have only good things to say so far.

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